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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

phizi0n Re:Southwest Boarding Policies (253 comments)

ie. their boarding system is utter shit to begin with.

2 hours ago

VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

phizi0n Highly Skilled? (214 comments)

Biden said he also learned from his talks with tech's top CEOs that 200,000 of the jobs that companies provide each year to highly-skilled H-1B visa holders could in fact be done by Americans with no more than a two-year community college degree.

How are they highly skilled if they could be replaced by 2 year community college degree holders? If any this just shows how much companies are abusing H1B's to get cheap foreign workers when they could be encouraging high school students to get these mythical 2 year community college degrees that are in such high demand.


Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

phizi0n Life Lottery (508 comments)

Tell her to do what she enjoys for as long as she can because life is a lottery and you can't predict how it will turn out.

about two weeks ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

phizi0n Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

You don't know how he uses it or what his income is or if he's even paying for it (work might reimburse it) so how could you possibly know if it's a waste of money. Maybe he needs to download gigs of data for work... Also download speed isn't the only aspect of a connection, perhaps they wanted higher upstream bandwidth or lower latency.

about two weeks ago

How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators

phizi0n Re:It's a joke article (128 comments)

Come on.
The article is a joke.
" A chess facilitator brain implant would be wired between perception and cognition. You would just look at the board and know if it is checkmate." Did the original poster not realize this?

It's more along the lines of astroturfing than a joke. The linked article is a blog post on a data analysis company's website. The author is basically dreaming up ways for his company to profit off a minor/nonexistent problem.

about two weeks ago

Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

phizi0n Re:Hmm... (265 comments)

I'm missing the part where something in Dubai is waiting to be a dystopia...

What do you mean "waiting to be".

For most of the Indian and Filipino "guest workers" it already is.

That is kind of the point. The article is titled "Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen" and Shoten is saying that everything about Dubai already is one.

about two weeks ago

All Web Developers Should Have Access to a Device Lab (Video)

phizi0n Re:Responsive Design Mode (60 comments)

The idea isn't that every Web designer in the world should have his or her own wall of screens, but that you and other people who make sites and games and such might collaborate on setting up a group of displays that includes some of the most popular OSes, browsers, and device form factors.

I did not even imply anything about it being a personal collection. My point was that most of the layout specific problems can be easily seen without ever touching a device beyond your work PC. Mobile app devs need device labs way more than web devs do but this article is targeted at web devs not app devs.

about two weeks ago

All Web Developers Should Have Access to a Device Lab (Video)

phizi0n Responsive Design Mode (60 comments)

Every modern desktop browser has a way to view responsive design easily so you don't need a wall full of screens of different sizes and orientations, all you really need is a few mobile devices running various OS versions and a PC full of VM's so that you can catch platform specific bugs.

about two weeks ago

Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

phizi0n News Flash! (116 comments)

This just in, video cameras can record you entering passwords, more at 11.

about two weeks ago

A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

phizi0n Re:Solar Freakin' Walls! (501 comments)

To play Pong of course.

about a month ago

Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

phizi0n Re:iPhone announcement (636 comments)

Actually Cisco was actively using the brand at the time that Apple released their's and Cisco sued but settled out of court without releasing any of the details other than both companies would use the brand.

about 2 months ago

Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

phizi0n Re:Obsolete Article (131 comments)

This article was submitted through the crashed LADEE so it took a while for it to align with Earth perfectly for us to finally receive it.

about a month ago

Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

phizi0n Re:enforce existing laws? (490 comments)

Around here cyclists have a sense of entitlement. You can be sitting in your car, at a red light and watch cars and cyclists cross in front of you. When their light turns red and your light turns green, the cars will stop but the cyclists will keep crossing in spite of the red... So you and 100 other cars are sitting at a green light waiting for the stream of cyclists to stop... I've been at the front and started to creep through the green in hopes of signalling that maybe their turn is over... The result is a nice finger gesture...

In California at least, entering the intersection without room to clear it is illegal. AFAIK it's a pretty universal law so although they likely violated the law, you probably did as well. By entering the intersection you are blocking traffic in another direction and compounding the problem.

about 2 months ago

In SF: an App For Auctioning Off Your Public Parking Spot

phizi0n Re:Perfect for every kind of cunt (427 comments)

As an LA resident, I can confirm that parking isn't any fucking easier here than in SFO. We might have wider streets, but everyone still insists on having a car. Seriously, people *move* just so they can have a better chance of parking. I live in K-Town, and it's all street parking in my neighborhood and on some nights, my gf has to park a quarter-mile/half-mile away, especially if a club is having an event.

SFO is an airport not a city.

about 3 months ago

This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

phizi0n QWERTY Keyboard (276 comments)

Anyone with half a brain could realize that watches would never have keyboards so tiny that the only button you could press using your fingers (more-so your nails) would be the space-bar. The rest of the image is plausible and not far removed from what we have now.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?

phizi0n Don't block it, QoS it. (159 comments)

There's no reason to avoid using your bandwidth when you can use QoS to deprioritize it so that they can still update any time the bandwidth is available. Most any linux router can do this with tc and iptables, or sometimes with less configurability through their GUI's.

At home you have control over the devices and can just disable them from automatically updating.

about 7 months ago

GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

phizi0n Re:No PC yet (396 comments)

You can have a refined, bug-free, well-performing PC release after the console versions are done, or you can have a crappy, poorly optimised version day-and-date with the console release, but you can't have both. Rockstar North favour the former.

How do you explain GTA4? It was delayed a year and performed like shit on PC when it was released. GTA was originally a PC game and they have been treating PC as a second class citizen lately.

about 10 months ago

GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

phizi0n No PC yet (396 comments)

Those numbers would be even higher if they stopped shunning their roots by delaying PC releases and turning PC into a shitty port from consoles.

about 10 months ago


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