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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

ruir Re:It was bound to happen sooner or later (287 comments)

Not the same. One thing is to have a quality iPad, who already has its life as a very good device, and it will still go to my father once I got another one 64-bits when the one with biometric technology gets out. It also integrates very well with my technology at home. Another one is a crappy Android, no thanks, but no thanks.

5 hours ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

ruir Re:It was bound to happen sooner or later (287 comments)

I dont want a good enough crappy device no thank you. The problem is not of in so much the android competition, is that my 3-year old iPad is still enough for my needs.

7 hours ago
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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

ruir Re:How many? (321 comments)

They are not the car makers, they are the pimps of the car makers.

yesterday
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

ruir Re:Hey you damn kids get off m'root directory! (299 comments)

Dont get us started on that. I work at a university, and I can attest they are stupider, more entitled and snotty than ever. I walked to my uni, not driving daddys car. They can even most of the time flush the toilettes or put the lid up. Parking skills are also a disgrace, probably because the car is not their own, so they dont care wether they damage your car and theirs. They talk TOO loudly too. They herd at main doors (which are small) and seem oblivious people want to get by... And this is just the surface.

2 days ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

ruir Re:Employers want disposable labor (299 comments)

Indeed. There is much talk that we earn a lot and there is a lot of people around to replace us, however, 99% of them dont have the right qualitifcations AND experience.

2 days ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

ruir Re:Outsourcing kills experience (299 comments)

Best comment I have ever read. We the older generation could not afford to go without a job. Best thing it happened for my family. My sister starting working when she was 16, I when I was 18. We have good jobs nowadays, and even better than that, our parents also managed on the process to save money, and are pretty independent with their expenses, so we dont have to also have another expense supporting them.

2 days ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

ruir Re:oh (299 comments)

Why would I hire an MBA? For what, writing reports? The problem is not only having an oversupply of them, MBA courses are not that valuated in the technical market. I will hire instead a Linux/Cisco certified guy, thank you.

2 days ago
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

ruir Re:oh (299 comments)

My experience with expat Indians is mixed too. I interview once one with a stellar CVs, however when talking with them it became apparent something was out of place. I did not hire him, however referred him to another firm where less technical prowess was needed. It turned out they let him go after a while for technical ability. I also had to deal, and saw the work of a team of indians doing some outsourcing work for the competition. While their manager seemed to be smart, the ability of the technicians left much to desire. My personal ideas of Indians is that they are business savvy, however they are also people capable of complicating the smallest of the problems. I also dont understand why the dumbest questions in linked.in come mostly from them, and they are not that few and between...it is not good for them actually.

2 days ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

ruir Re:What I want to know is ... (235 comments)

No it is not. The sham of passenger checking is to make sure you do not carry food and drinks, or excess weight so airlines can do their side business.

2 days ago
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Intentional Backdoor In Consumer Routers Found

ruir Re:Apple AirPort Extreme/Express? (234 comments)

Dont worry about that, Apple has its own firmware. Just the ghost of Steve Jobs, Obama and the NSA can see your porn through the sanctioned backdoor.

2 days ago
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Intentional Backdoor In Consumer Routers Found

ruir Re:...er... (234 comments)

ADSL normally uses PPP and not DOCSIS. DOCSIS is mostly for cable infra-structures.

2 days ago
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The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol

ruir more slashadvertisements (172 comments)

Their site is irresponsible, and the evident reverse psychology of "do not USE IT EVERYWHERE" seems to be written by a 13-year old. Slashdot at its best...the moderation system is failing us.

2 days ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

ruir Re:Sunk Costs (285 comments)

This comments are rather naive. The prosthetic costs 40K+ because the system is designed to rip off insurance companies, and inflate the bill 3 or 5 times more when dealing with insurance claims. The same as with a car accident... someone hit my car a couple of years ago, signed a term of responsibility and neither did she not care to deal with me in human terms, nor she replied to my emails. So down the line, two months were gone, and by the time I had it being repaired, her insurance company received a bill of $4000 USD something, and told her the monthly payments would be going through the roof. She called me, and said, cant we solve it out of the system? I said no way lady, you did not deal with me during two months, and my car is already being repaired. The point is out of the system, the bill would have been probably between $400-$800 I suspect. The sad part of it, is at the end of the day we pay higher insurance costs because of this bullshit.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

ruir Nonsense (293 comments)

They want bureaucracy, they make the paperwork. Tell them to track windows and distro security pages, the changes are there. I would be toasted with that kind of tape, I updated my servers in a pinch immediately after the first news of heartbleed at 3 in the morning. 0300AM right. How about dusting your resume and changing jobs? Let them play the shuffling reports game alone.

about a week ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ruir Re:Understandable (165 comments)

This comment is spot on. I had a ZX Spectrum 48K, and you could really grasp the machine. In so many ways, that I was the first one writing a emulation for Windows for it.

about two weeks ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ruir Re:Failure imminent (165 comments)

Thanks god. I suffered already enough with real cassette tape recorders...

about two weeks ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

ruir Re:It was a "joke" back then (275 comments)

No I was not really sorry it was finished. In the 80s the content were rather good, fenomenal, there were some technical insights, and often very interesting and catching articles. By the 90s, the drop in quality was rather noticeable and I wouldnt touch it even with a pole.

about two weeks ago

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