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Ask Slashdot: Good Technology Conferences To Attend?

skydude_20 Rotate (131 comments)

When you find a few, rotate through them over the years. Most conferences I find don't change/update enough in subsequent years. Plus you get a diversity of tech/people.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

skydude_20 Immutable Servers (265 comments)

If these are as critical services as you say, I would assume you have some sort of redundancy, at least a 2nd server somewhere. If so, treat each as "throw away", build out what you need on the alternative server, swing DNS and be done. Rinse and repeat for the next 'upgrade'. Then do your work in the middle of the day. See Immutable Servers: http://martinfowler.com/bliki/...

about 7 months ago

Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

skydude_20 where to learn these skills? (367 comments)

Where does one find a place that would teach/certify me in welding? I've already got a day job developing. Useful skills to have when the zombie apocalypse comes.

about 9 months ago

The Price of Military Tech Assistance In Movies

skydude_20 total war (212 comments)

in Hollywood we get to enjoy the perceived benefits of total war, where we throw every weapon possible at the enemy without regard for making a lasting peace. i'm sure if razed Afghanistan with every weapon in our arsenal, we would have 'won' years ago, though people might be upset with the crater we left behind.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Unveils New iPad

skydude_20 who's on first (989 comments)

Costello: What’s the name of the new iPad?
Abbott: The new iPad.
Costello: Yes, the name of the new iPad?
Abbott: The new iPad.
Costello: Yes, the device just released today by Apple.
Abbott: The new iPad.
Costello: I know! What’s the name of the new iPad?
Abbott: The new iPad.

more than 2 years ago

Indonesian Man Faces Five Years For Atheist Facebook Post

skydude_20 Re:the slashdot irony (907 comments)

i should add.. not news, not news that matters to nerds.. again slashdot going off the rails..

about 3 years ago

Indonesian Man Faces Five Years For Atheist Facebook Post

skydude_20 the slashdot irony (907 comments)

it so happens i'm seeing various religious/philosophy quotes at the bottom of slashdot at the moment...

about 3 years ago

Texas Textbooks Battle Is Actually an American War

skydude_20 you will lose this argument every time. (1252 comments)

you refer to people as "dumbass Texans".. if you're so smart, why not reason with them and fight the good fight instead of dropping below their level and resorting to name calling. those "dumbass Texans" are winning...

more than 4 years ago

Toyotas Suddenly Accelerate; Owners Up In Arms

skydude_20 problems with complexity (1146 comments)

F-22 raptor - 1.7 million lines of code
F-35 joint strike fighter - 5.7 million
Boeing 787 - 6.5 million
Premium class automobile - ~ 100 million

IEEE Spectrum: "How hard should it be to stop a runaway luxury car?" http://spectrum.ieee.org/blog/computing/it/riskfactor/how-hard-should-it-be-to-stop-a-runaway-car

IEEE Spectrum: "This car runs on code" http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/advanced-cars/this-car-runs-on-code

more than 5 years ago

Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

skydude_20 all the change... (791 comments)

... that is politically convenient...

more than 5 years ago

Circuit Board Design For a Small Startup?

skydude_20 4PCB - highly recommended! (and American) (262 comments)

http://4pcb.com/ great manufacturer located in Denver. They have great deals, willing to work with you at all levels of production (prototypes vs. actual production releases). If you are new to design they are very helpful and willing to test your designs before printing, to warn of any mistakes you may have.

more than 5 years ago

Senator Diane Feinstein Trying to Kill Net Neutrality

skydude_20 who do you think you voted fore? (873 comments)

some savior third party? hah.. come on people, meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

more than 5 years ago

Rare Venomous Mammal Filmed

skydude_20 snipe hunting (233 comments)

i told you it was real

about 6 years ago

F-Secure Calls For "Internetpol" To Fight Crimeware

skydude_20 you babies (114 comments)

really.. come on.. "the/a government is here to help" b.s. the Internet is as frewheeling as it is for the rest of us, as organizations that cause havoc are formed, equally as well those that can spread advocacy and security will/should just as well rise up. trust me, a bureaucrat will never save you.

more than 6 years ago


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My Anti-Tiger Rock Works!

skydude_20 skydude_20 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

notice there aren't any tigers around here? no troubles with tiger attacks around here? you want to know why? it's simple actually, it's because of this rock! yes this anti-tiger rock of mine! want me to prove it works? thats easy, just remember, no tigers around here, right? havn't been any tiger attacks around here, right? so it must work! there's all the proof you ever need! and if you think to want to ever question me about my rock, well then, what is wrong with you? do you like tigers or something? are you an evildoer? are you being anti-patriotic (cuz my rock as a lil flag on it) ? huh? huh???
(now just switch out tiger with terrorist, rock with laws (patriot act to be exact))....
wowwy, what fun we're having....

(i believe this was something similar out of a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon, credit due then)

And no, I am not liberal commie pinko wacko, but also I am not a conservative racist totalitarian either. Yes I'm independent, wait, does that mean I can really think for myself? No way! I'm an individual, yes, repeat after me, We are all individuals. More food for thought.

Why don't I(you) just become a doctor and start saving people? Why don't I(you) just become an engineer and build a brige and save a village? Why dont I(you) just become a chemist and clean up the place? Why don't I(you) just become a phyisist and get us off this rock know as Earth? Why don't I(you) just try hard, just once, in our lifes???


First journal

skydude_20 skydude_20 writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Look Ma! Ain't ya proud? My First journal entry! Just imagine my luck someday I grow up to be famous for writting and have this posted everywhere as a "look into what he was like in his beginning years." Woohoo... Well here's knews in my life, yes all you prepare to gasp and ready your fooder. Can you believe it? I read slashdot religously, and I have a girlfriend! Blamo! Awesome! Well, hmm, she is truly an awesome person beyond all belief, enough so that I feel I need to let the world know. Hey, all you Christian types, can I request prayer for us, her, myself, her family, our future (and everyone's future). Thank you. Hmmm.. not your typical geek, eh? Catch ya all on the flip side, God Bless and good night. -Lucus

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