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Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking

reanjr Re:Grinch is not a flaw - has no CVE!!! (116 comments)

I'm pretty sure Debian used to. I don't know if it still does. Ubuntu certainly does not.

2 days ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

reanjr Re:To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

Depends on the market. Uber has very competitive rates in San Diego.

about a week ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

reanjr Re:Just wondering (333 comments)

I don't know of any talented developer who is concerned about jobs going to India. Have you ever worked with foreign outsourcing? They make me feel MORE secure in my job.

about three weeks ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

reanjr Re:not quite (320 comments)

But those people are typically too poor to have high speed internet. They don't spend money. That's why everything is reality TV now. Anything else is too expensive to produce because the ad dollars just aren't there.

about 3 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

reanjr Re:Not where *I* work. (342 comments)

You want to tell an industry who constantly complains about a lack of talented workers than they should switch to a system where you hire twice as many workers to do the same work, and promise them this will somehow create even more available labor? Tough sell.

about 3 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

reanjr Re:Not where *I* work. (342 comments)

Perhaps no conspiracy, but I find it reasonable that the same effect could stem from a predisposition to look at "alpha male" types in a positive light, and "beta male" types in a negative light. Given identical misogynistic behavior, I feel like the "beta male" type is much more likely to be branded a creep or asshole, while the "alpha male" type is much more likely to be assessed with something like "boys will be boys".

about 3 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

reanjr Re:Bullshit. (342 comments)

Any job where you are treated poorly sucks. That's when you find a new job. In my 12 years in this industry I've never been in an environment where women were treated differently in any significant manner.

Now isolation is a concern, but in this industry that applies to blacks and Hispanics way more than women. I feel isolated at companies that want me to be friends with all my coworkers. I don't blame the company, or its hiring policies, or the gregarious people who work there. I blame bad luck at being in a sub-optimal situation, and rely on myself to fix it. At some point, it's up to the individual to get over their own issues.

about 3 months ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

reanjr Re:This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (135 comments)

I can't tell you how much of my purchased music disappeared after switching to iTunes. I had always used Dropbox for my music. But when I switched to iTunes, files would go missing all the time, and because there was absolutely no HDD organization I could never figure out what was missing. Instead I stopped using iTunes and the problem disappeared.

iTunes is a bloated, buggy, unusable piece of shit. If you don't buy into doing things exactly how Steve tells you to, everything falls apart.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

reanjr Re:List the STL? Seriously? (479 comments)

If you're looking for someone with STL experience who is expected to be up to speed and generating good, idiomatic code, then these types of questions can help weed out people who know C++, but don't have a lot of practical experience with the type of code your company wants. It's not the best interview question, but it's not terrible, either. Unless they expect you to actually list every single one. If you can spout off array, vector, and deque; that's a pretty good start.

about 3 months ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

reanjr Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (210 comments)

Choosing water's freezing and boiling points is ALSO fairly arbitrary.

about 3 months ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

reanjr Re:Government doesn't get it. (184 comments)

If that's the case, then perhaps they should start putting more Canadian shows on Netflix. I watch lots of Canadian shows on Hulu and Vudu, but Netflix seems to have a dearth of them.

about 3 months ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

reanjr Re:hmmm (137 comments)

we have a guy who wears a mouse head, dances, and hits "play" and gets paid major for using other peoples music

At some point, you may want to look up the difference between a producer and DJ.

about 3 months ago
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Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina

reanjr Re:Probably just never stopped growing. (85 comments)

Sure, but dinosaurs aren't reptiles, so not sure what relevance that has. Now if an ostrich continued to grow throughout its life, or perhaps a chicken...

about 4 months ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

reanjr Re:What about Confidence (243 comments)

Telling a smart kid they are smart is good for confidence. Telling a dumb kid they are smart sets them up for failure.

about 4 months ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

reanjr Re:They always told me I was so smart... (243 comments)

Intelligence can be a liability when you are surrounded by people who continuously spew a stream on nonsense from their mouth holes. When you know every word coming from someone's mouth is utter bullshit, lies, misunderstandings, or misdirection, it's not appropriate to blame poor social skill when you treat that person like a worthless piece of shit.

about 4 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

reanjr Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

I've worked in the field for 15+ years now, and I know of very few colleagues who would take issue with importing a talented coworker who has every intention of naturalizing.

about 4 months ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

reanjr Re:It's all funny money... (267 comments)

Yes, because everyone growing their own food is the path to national wealth and quality of life.

about 4 months ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

reanjr Re:You have to understand (359 comments)

Ummm... the people were angry they setup an ebola hospital in their neighborhood. I think they're at least vaguely aware of modern medicine and germ theory or they wouldn't be distraught about the disease center being close to where they live.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

reanjr Re:Because it's unimportant (278 comments)

It takes very little time and money to hire a firm in India to build this. Once built, there's little reason to improve it.

about 4 months ago

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