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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

strangeattraction If you like to code... (548 comments)

Switch jobs every 3-5 years. VC spread their money over lots of companies. You should do like wise. Falling in love with a company is great but in the the end your a resource to be extracted and disposed of for people with "business acumen". You need to take the same attitude and and make sure the company is in fact giving you your due. Get your equity and get out. If the company is actually showing promise in 3 to 5 year maybe stay but do not ever think the companies success hinges on you being there. It does not. The business end of the business will do everything they can to make sure that is not the case even if it is. Good luck

about three weeks ago

One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983

strangeattraction I remember... (230 comments)

I remember punching up around 200 cards and then dropping them on the floor while taking them to be submitted. I do not think I would refer to that as a fond memory however:)

about 5 months ago

Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

strangeattraction The rich do not own smart cars (371 comments)

I feel sorry for the poor person who is simply trying to reduce her carbon foot print, live a physically smaller foot print and have economical transportation in a large city. The people tipping car a simply juvenile regardless of their age.

about 5 months ago

Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

strangeattraction Getting it out of Slashdot (704 comments)

Given the post by anonymous cowards yesterday on the Jessy Jackson article. There are plenty of slashdot readers that can fit into this category. Are they mainly gamers?

about 6 months ago

WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up

strangeattraction Re:Straight Talk (273 comments)

Straight talk uses T-Mobile

about 6 months ago

WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up

strangeattraction Going Down (273 comments)

Because I buy no contract phones that are GSM I am part of the only real competitive network in North America. ATT vs T-Mobile. ATT's 3 billion contribution to my plan now means I pay $50 (1st line) + $30(2nd line) + $10(3rd) all with data, text and talk. Previously 2 lines cost me $175 under contract. Thank you ATT.

about 6 months ago

NASA Forgets How To Talk To ICE/ISEE-3 Spacecraft

strangeattraction SDR - Software defined radio (166 comments)

Fortunately there is a solution. Software defined radio. If that were to deployed SDR as part of the communications network we would be able to talk to old equipment.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: E-ink Reader For Academic Papers?

strangeattraction The problem is not the kindle (134 comments)

The problem is not the Kindle. Publishers (particularly scholarly publishers ) have not adopted epub format. PDFs do not reflow to screen size therefore they will NEVER be useful in devices of variable screen sizing. Sorry. There is no reason you should not be able to get you publications in a format that would be more convenient to read on any eReader. Check put and down load the epub version of the article. I wish had the good sense to provide an epub versions but they are too far behind the times.

about 7 months ago

What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

strangeattraction Price of the Lisa (804 comments)

$10,000 was the price of the first Lisa Computer from Apple - um 30 years ago. The Pro seems fairly priced in comparison:)

about 9 months ago

Scientists Invent Urine-Powered Robots

strangeattraction Leveraging UK pubs for energy (123 comments)

Brilliant!! THe UK will now be able to use the nations pubs to generate energy. Given the high domestic alcohol consumption the UK will be energy independent in less than a year. It could even become a patriotic duty to drink even more:)

about 10 months ago

F-Secure's Hypponen: The Internet Is a 'US Colony'

strangeattraction China seems to flip a switch (263 comments)

China seems to flip a switch on BGP and all the traffic gets routed through them. The US can't stop that. The problem is that the rest of world relies on US benevolence. Something they seem to be re-evaluating as we speak.

about a year ago

Physicist Unveils a 'Turing Test' For Free Will

strangeattraction If I can question whether I have freewill then I (401 comments)

If I can question whether I have freewill then I have right. I haven't read the article yet - bet that is what it says - you know it does. Somebody go find out for me!

about a year ago

When Criminals and Terrorists Communicate In Real Time

strangeattraction "Killer App" for Google Glass (245 comments)

Finally something Google Glass will actually be good for:(

about a year ago

How Early Should Kids Learn To Code?

strangeattraction What is so difficult about programing? (299 comments)

First programing in itself is not difficult to learn. Evidenced by the massive number of self taught programmers myself included. Second given how rapid technology is accelerating programming as a useful skill could very well be obsolete is 15-20 years. Finally critical thinking, curiosity and a willingness to take risks are timeless. Teach your children well (give them values). They will be better off.

about a year ago

Obama Asks FCC To Make Carriers Unlock All Mobile Devices

strangeattraction Thank Congress for selling the spectrum ... (378 comments)

Thank Congress for selling the spectrum and not setting standards in the publics best interest. The carriers are in debt up to their eyeballs - the consumer pays - there is no real competition.

about a year ago

Why Are Japanese Men Refusing To Leave Their Rooms?

strangeattraction To many people (770 comments)

To many people not enough room. Japanese society places great pressure to conform. This is mainly due to contraints placed on individuals that need to cooperate and share limited resources. It does not seem unlikely that this would manifest itself in "societal avoidance" in certain individuals that are unable to cope with the increasing demands. But it could just as like be video game addiction - they got to be doing something in those tiny rooms:)

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Bypass Gov't Spying On Cellphones?

strangeattraction One time pad (364 comments)

Use text and encrypt with a one time pad.

about a year ago

First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal

strangeattraction Yes, pay a fine and move on. (204 comments)

The Everest climb is one of the country's primary ways to raise revenue. Give them their money, the country has few was to raise it otherwise.

about a year ago



Goldman's Sack's not so large for Haiti

strangeattraction strangeattraction writes  |  more than 4 years ago

strangeattraction (1058568) writes "There is an interesting graphic on depicting aid relief for Haiti. One thing I found notable was that Goldman Sach's contribution, as well as other Inv Banks, was a mere $1 million or 2 times the average bonus paid to it's employees. And "greed is good?""
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