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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

sasquatch989 Re:With taxes you buy civilization, remember? (290 comments)

Quickly ramping up? You is a few year late to the game, son. This shizzy OD'd on militarization on September 12, 2001

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

sasquatch989 Re:Carriers (312 comments)

When SDN matures fully then carriers will get on board. Then they'll be in a better position to mitigate these attacks through better/faster detection and analysis. This will come as a premium service with a price mark-up obviously.

about a month ago

Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

sasquatch989 Re: Turn off the electricity to the dorms (203 comments)

Or you can just go to bed @ 9 and wake up in the morning when the power comes on and be fucking thankful for it

about 2 months ago

Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

sasquatch989 Turn off the electricity to the dorms (203 comments)

Every night from 9pm-5am turn off the electricty. Better yet, random rolling blackouts. Let them know what it's like to live somewhere where energy has to be rationed. Kids take it for granted

about 2 months ago

How 4H Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Africa

sasquatch989 Re:SO (377 comments)

upvote x100

Join the modern economy Africa

about 2 months ago

Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

sasquatch989 I've worked at a Fortune 50 for the last 2 years (185 comments)

I have a degree from a Top 25 school.
I have maxed out my annual merit raise, annual bonus, and have received 2 small performance bonuses.
My performance reviews are near perfect.
I make slightly less than median for my title and location, mostly because my peers have a few more years experience than I do.
I work for an employer that is widely known and respected in the industry that I work.

For the past 6 months:
I've been vocal about my displeasure for the working environment.
I've posted publicly viewable resumes on all the big hiring boards.
I've added dozens of recruiters to my LinkedIn connections.
I've been on numerous call screens and interviews.
I've been so brazen as to upload resumes and cruise job listings FROM MY WORKSTATION

Today I turned in my 2 week notice.
I've not once heard from HR or a manager about my career path.
Management is split between angry and befuddled about this.

Big Data seems legit

about 3 months ago

Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

sasquatch989 Re:Worst Parties (608 comments)

I hope this is a true story, bruh

about 3 months ago

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

sasquatch989 Re:Dual degrees (392 comments)

@Quirkz, I had three semesters of Symbolic Logic in college. I didn't realize it then, but they have been the most useful for me in my career as I am a double major in lib arts. In fact, when education comes up in any interview I point it out just so the interviewee is aware that I do have some formal education that is relevant to IT.

about 4 months ago

Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

sasquatch989 Re:Does Castro have the money? (540 comments)

We know that this 1.1 Trillion is money the Catro Bros could have used for whatever it is they do

about 5 months ago

Net Neutrality Campaign To Show What the Web Would Be Like With a "Slow Lane"

sasquatch989 Re:Add a little abrasive language (91 comments)

i think it's the idea that net neutrality as policy gives bad decisions the full force of the government

about 5 months ago

The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

sasquatch989 Re:Different era (180 comments)

I have to work with unions (telecom). The sooner they die off the better

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

sasquatch989 Its your network (265 comments)

I think automating maintenance is a smart move but still requires you be awake and available for it. The question is do you want to be awake at work for 10 minutes or 2 hours? Plan accordingly.

about 7 months ago

AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

sasquatch989 Liberals and Math (466 comments)

They think they know it. The truth is this....Telecoms and ISP's cannot keep up with the demand of content providers, especially when any yocal with a celly can now be a content provider. It takes years and gobs of cash to upgrade a network, and before you finish upgrading the network you have to start upgrading the network AGAIN. It never ends. The networks in many cases cannot handle the spike in capacity that we've seen in the past few years which is why now Net Neutrality is a talking point. The pressure is on the telcos to get networks on pace and they cannot do it without more money. Otherwise, everyone will have to wait There is nothing Neutral about Net Neutrality. Just like 'Climate Change' its a bunch of Orwellian garbage

about 10 months ago

Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

sasquatch989 No water (285 comments)

I believe Austin is ground-zero for worsening water shortages year to year, so if you dont mind having water restrictions and the possibility of water-armageddon, then Austin sounds like a great place to live

about a year ago

What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?

sasquatch989 Re:It's the orbit, stupid (214 comments)

My personal theory is that the pleistocene has been so cold because of the historically (4 billion years) high oxygen levels and the significant amount of historical carbon that has been sequestered underground.

Humans are changing that, we're sucking all the sequestered carbon out and putting it into the atmosphere where it hasn't been since the dinosaurs. Before all the science deniers reply....

I wasn't aware that personal theory counts as science

about a year ago


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