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Is Ruby Dying?

sauge Re:Short answer: no (400 comments)

Nevermind facebook or the other mega sites out there that might have software in C/C++. :)

about 9 months ago

Drawings of Weapons Led To New Jersey Student's Arrest

sauge Re:Sorry - you are a fool (630 comments)

Let me put a couple of facts out there:

- Any pistol is likely to have less bullets than an AR weapon. (Expanded magazines in a pistol are rare.) When you are out of rounds, your fucked. Meanwhile the rifle holder is still spraying.

- A rifle will usually have enough grains behind the round to go through walls and other obstacles. This is why police switched to 9mm - .38 rounds literally bounced off windshields more than once.

- A pistol flops around while shooting. A rifle is a more stable platform with less aim correction time required (if any in an experienced shooter as the killer was.)

- It takes longer to correctly aim a pistol than a rifle. A rifle is more like a line with two points - a pistol is more of bobbing on a point.

- More but I think the major points are made...

That all said, being on the wrong end of a pistol is mighty damn dangerous.

about a year and a half ago

Seattle's Creepy Cameraman Pushes Public Surveillance Buttons

sauge Re:Need to take great caution with this (387 comments)

I wonder if the reaction is there because there is someone to yell at versus all the cameras that run automatically.

about 2 years ago

The Ugly Underbelly of Coder Culture

sauge Re:As an older male sys admin (715 comments)

I have walked into many companies and seen plenty of diversity - Indians, Pakistani's, Philippines, etc.

more than 2 years ago

More Fuel For Facebook Censorship Advocates In India

sauge Re:Square peg....round hole (122 comments)

It is coming to the US (assuming you are posting from the US):

From the article:

The bill would make it a crime to offend, harass, terrify or even just annoy another person online. Skordas points out a few issues, like how will law enforcement find these so-called "online trolls?" and who is going to set the basis for what is considered "offensive?"

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Asserts Trademark On "Book" In New User Agreement

sauge Re:Book this! (197 comments)

Guess I will just have to start in like, some Caribbean island or something. Damn those patent/copyright laws (shaking fist with furious look on face - oh sh!t - can I use "face" or did they patent/copyright that too?)

The way the US government is going broke at so many levels (NYC is considering tolls on bicycle riders) - I can certainly see some "fines" coming down the road for at least illegal clauses in contracts.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?

sauge Re:Here's what you say (1059 comments)

An officer may not have made an arrest, but the officer still has a right to detain you. Law classes are worth the money - even undergraduate ones. In fact, there should be civil rights classes in these universities. Of course, perhaps they won't like the outcome of students educated in the law....

more than 2 years ago

Do You Really Need a Smart Phone?

sauge Re:Freedom (851 comments)

It's why I go backpacking in signal free zones. Freedom!

more than 2 years ago

Do You Really Need a Smart Phone?

sauge When my contract is done... (851 comments)

The data portion is getting chucked. Half the price right there. I can do wi-fi and get by.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Protecting Tech Gear From Smash-and-Grab Theft?

sauge Re:Drive a Shit Kicker (514 comments)

Not anyone who saw "Bait Car" on TV!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Protecting Tech Gear From Smash-and-Grab Theft?

sauge Re:I've got the SOLUTION (514 comments)

A friend kept a realistic plastic snake peering out from under the seat. His car was never touched.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Protecting Tech Gear From Smash-and-Grab Theft?

sauge The answer is... (514 comments)

...crucifixion and public flogging for the thieves.

Although having my laptop and back up external drives (thank god for TrueCrypt) stolen might have embittered me a little.

more than 2 years ago

How To Get Into an Elite Comp-Sci Program

sauge Re:Missing the point. (297 comments)

Depends on what one is trying to solve I suppose... simulations based on real world actions - police simulations, earth science simulations, game programming - calculus might be somewhat beneficial. Perhaps even a foundation for other mathematics (tensors for example)...

more than 2 years ago

In-Vitro Muscle Cells, It's What's For Dinner

sauge Franken-food (619 comments)

Talk about taking Franken-food to the next level - geesh!

more than 2 years ago

Is SaaS Killing Native Linux App Development?

sauge Re:Or, maybe Linux is dying... (330 comments)

Niche products do not have capitalization larger than oil companies. You are correct about the old apple of the pre-2000's. These days Apple OS X is long past niche.

more than 2 years ago

Is the Apple App Store a Casino?

sauge Re:Dupe (542 comments)

Gives new meaning to plantation worker. There was an open source tome about working on a plantation (aka commercial software environment) v an open source one. Does anyone remember it?

more than 2 years ago

Anonymous Hackers Take Down Child Porn Websites

sauge Re:whenever child porn comes up on slashdot (481 comments)

No, it is a lead. But releasing innocent people's names associated with such a thing does no one any good. I think they need to be really careful, which is probably why the police aren't acting on it immediately.

more than 2 years ago



Congress Members Begin Investigating H1-B Abuse

sauge sauge writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sauge writes "Two members of Congress begin examining the H1-B process when confronted by the incredible blunder of the law firm Cohen & Grigsby stating "Our goal is clearly not to find a qualified . . . U.S. worker!""
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