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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

radarskiy The asnwer is obvuous (342 comments)

Communication and research skills are a requirement for both jobs. Computer science is a requirement for neither job.

8 hours ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

radarskiy Re:And KDevelope is what exactly? (45 comments)

If the description of an IDE fails include "IDE", then potential users or contributers are better off not wasting time figuring out what the code fails to include.

2 days ago
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After Weeks of Delay, SpaceX Falcon Launches Communications Satellite Payload

radarskiy Re:Hooray for Space-X (32 comments)

"SpaceX did the development themselves"

SpaceX has 56 years of NASA basic research and a pool of trained employees from NASA, the military, and contractors that worked on NASA an military projects to draw from.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Agrees To Contempt Order So It Can Appeal Email Privacy Case

radarskiy Re:Microsoft has to fight this ... (122 comments)

Your arguement against the PARTIOT Act might be better received if reserved for a case that had anything to do with the PATRIOT Act.

This is just an ordinary, everyday order for an entity to turn over information that it is known to possess, the only exceptional point is "because the Internet" and the various entities that multi-national corporations split themselves up into to have their cake and eat it too.

Microsoft USA has acces to mail relevant ot the case. It have been moved to storage owned by a different Microsoft entity in Ireland. Since Microsoft USA has access to it it should be reasonable for a US court-order that correctly follows due process to require that Microsoft USA provide the mail to the court. Otherwise, multi-nationals could just play a shell game with all their data and never have to comply with any nation's court orders ever while single-nation corporations could never enjoy the same freedom.

An alternative method could very well be for the US to file a request in a Irish court to get the Irish authorities to obtain the mail if the US can show that it is within Irish and EU law, etc. It is correct to say that the former method should not be preferred merely because it is more convenient, but if the for method is more convenient and also follows due process and is legal then objections need to be a little more thorough. On the other hand, since there is now an appeal it may no longer be more convenient that opening a request in an Irish court.

It may be in the latter case that it is against Irish or EU law to provide the mail, though there is every any discussion about why this case would run afoul of any EU privacy protections, etc.. Note that this would not absolve Microsoft USA from any obligations to the US court. It may very well be possible that Microsoft in its structuring of its multi-national divisions has created a scenario where either one division is in violation of the law in one jurisdiction or another division is in violations of the law in another division and sine this would be a structuring that Microsoft deliberately created I do no see where I would feel sympathetic towards them.

about a week ago
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After Weeks of Delay, SpaceX Falcon Launches Communications Satellite Payload

radarskiy Re:Hooray for Space-X (32 comments)

"The rigtht way to do capitalism,"

Privatize the profits, socialize the risk. What's not to like?

about a week ago
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Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

radarskiy Re:Turn off Facebook video autoplay (108 comments)

-1, anti-informative
That setting affects auto-play in browsers, not in phone apps which is what the original articles explicitly refer to.

about a week ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

radarskiy Re:A little scary (188 comments)

No, the suggestion is that there is a difference between asking questions and "telling" questions.

about a week ago
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Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids

radarskiy Re:No deaths? (174 comments)

Why do you hate Original Intent?

about a week ago
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Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids

radarskiy Re:No deaths? (174 comments)

-1, crack-addled

Regulation is explicitly the job that the executive branch is for. Knowing the difference between regulation an law seem to me an important prerequisite to discussing regulation and law.

about a week ago
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Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids

radarskiy Re:Where it came from (174 comments)

"What happened this summer in huge numbers?"

What happened differently at the time and location of each outbreak than the previous year in huge numbers?

Correlation may not prove causation, but lack of correlation sure has hell proves lack of causation.

about a week ago
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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

radarskiy Re:"some storage" (260 comments)

"you are counting on a huge amount of storage"

Remember, this is a battery manufacturing plant. They may have an idea or two about huge amounts of storage.

about a week ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

radarskiy Re:Some advice (336 comments)

If you don't want someone to steal your money, DON'T EARN IT!

about two weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

radarskiy Re:Not the correct application for this (107 comments)

"Even with those it needed restarting to clear the ram"

The first step is admitting you have a problem.

about two weeks ago
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New Nigerian ID Card Includes Prepay MasterCard Wallet

radarskiy Your vote of confidence in the Nigerian Government (62 comments)

Clearly there is so little actual malfeasance on the part of the Nigerian government these days we are reduced to speculating on fictional malfeasance of the future.

about two weeks ago
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New Nigerian ID Card Includes Prepay MasterCard Wallet

radarskiy Re:Bank account in Sweden (62 comments)

Americans get a glimpse of how the civilized world operates, and the only word they have to describe it is "witchcraft".

about two weeks ago
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New Nigerian ID Card Includes Prepay MasterCard Wallet

radarskiy Re:Placing all your eggs in one basket (62 comments)

I seem to have missed the part where Nigerians were prohibited from having any other financial instrument. Could you please quote that part?

The actual problem was Nigerians who couldn't get access to *any* instrument at all, i.e. they didn't even have one basket to put anything in, so now they are guaranteed at least one. There is nothing here stopping those who can get something under more favorable terms from doing so.

about two weeks ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

radarskiy Re:shoot the admins (133 comments)

" I was scheduled to work from home today so I could be here for a service appointment"

Was it a service appointment with Time Warner?

about three weeks ago
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Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students

radarskiy A new field of inquiry (115 comments)

How to lie with data structures

about three weeks ago

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