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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

theNetImp What is this DST you all talk about? (613 comments)

I'm in Japan. When I move here from the East coast of the US I wanted to throw a party because I didn't have to change the clocks or adjust my time schedule. Changing the clocks sucks. period.

about a month and a half ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

theNetImp Re:Read below to see what Bennett has to say. (622 comments)

I've alway said. If you don't want something leaked on the internet. Don't store it on the internet. Be it nude selfies or anything else.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

theNetImp Re:So much for mobile payments in Japan (336 comments)

iPhone is extremely popular here. Apple has been popular in general in Japan for a long time, so the brand carries it's weight pretty well here. Most iPhone users just put a cover on their iPhone that they can put their NFC card into and use it that way. The NFC card company then has an iPhone app to manage how much ÃfÃÂ¥ is on the card, etc...

about 3 months ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

theNetImp Re:Slow CPU, crippled network, too little RAM (202 comments)

bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch. buy a 5V 4400mAh. I bought 1 for ¥1300 which is just barely bigger than a case for 2 AA batteries which is more than enough of a pi backup.

about 5 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

theNetImp Re:Good! (619 comments)

Other countries also have much better public transportation. Which the US lacks unless you're in a major city.

about 6 months ago
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Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

theNetImp Re:great law (149 comments)

so don't go outside then. With everyone carrying a camera around the chances of you getting in their photos are so great that you should probably spend your life as a hermit.

about 9 months ago
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Proposed California Law Would Mandate Smartphone Kill Switch

theNetImp Re:Watch (252 comments)

all the government has to do is turn off the cell towers. A kill switch is a mute point.

1 year,1 day
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User Alleges LG TVs Phone Home With Your Viewing Habits

theNetImp Re:No thanks.... (286 comments)

ethernet not either ....

about a year ago
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User Alleges LG TVs Phone Home With Your Viewing Habits

theNetImp No thanks.... (286 comments)

This is exactly why my TV though having an either port does NOT have internet access connected to it. I get monitored enough, there's enough risk from being hacked. Leave my TV alone!

about a year ago
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1,700 Websites In Russia Go Dark In SOPA-Style Protest

theNetImp Re:In Soviet Russia... (34 comments)

why is it I never have mod points when I need them.

about a year ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

theNetImp Re:Problem? (737 comments)

Actually, you're wrong. I have many female friend active in the cosplay/costuming scene at conventions. Many of them dress in revealing costumes of their favorite characters. I have had discussions with them about this subject and they think the women who make a big deal of it are self conscious and whiney. I have many other friends are well educated who also think that the whole thing is blown out of proportion. So I have talked with and have listened to many women on the subject. If you don't like it then don't buy their games/products, it's that simple.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

theNetImp Re:version control (480 comments)

Computer software whether distributed or not falls under copyright law. Period.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

theNetImp Re:version control (480 comments)

Physical property and intellectual property are not the same. They aren't covered by the same rules. A computer program, or website is covered by copyright law whether distributed or not. My house is not.

about a year and a half ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

theNetImp Problem? (737 comments)

I have no problem with scantily clad women. I know many women who have no problem (and rather enjoy) scantily clad women. Just cause it's a problem to you doesn't mean it's a problem to everyone else.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

theNetImp Re:version control (480 comments)

I don't think it's unethical at all. While you can't use the code, you have fair-use rights to it for educational purposes. the purpose of educating prospective employers what you can do.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

theNetImp Re:version control (480 comments)

Why would it be more difficult. Create the git repository locally, change the dates on all the files (or run your machine at an earlier date). Then push to Github, github then takes the dates of the original git repo that you had locally. Not hard to fake at all.

about a year and a half ago
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Inside Mantis: a 2-Ton Hexapod Robot With a Linux Brain

theNetImp Robot? (84 comments)

So er it has a driver... That makes it not a robot!

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Mountable Storage Pool For All the Cloud Systems?

theNetImp Re:Why do you want to combine them? (165 comments)

OK say your a hobby photographer at $10 a month backing up 1TB of images is VERY cos prohibitive. $100/month for cloud storage is terribly high.

about 2 years ago
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Anonymous Files Petition To Make DDoS Legal Form of Protest

theNetImp Re:Its not your packets (323 comments)

I paid for the damn internet connection better believe they're my property....

about 2 years ago

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Facebook providing emergency info to foriegners

theNetImp theNetImp writes  |  more than 3 years ago

theNetImp writes "I am a US citizen who lives in Japan. I have been here 9 months, and do not speak the language well enough to get all the information I need. I've been reading twitter and facebook non stop to get information from other english speakers. I was surprised when about 15 minutes ago I checked facebook to find earthquake emergency information in english above my status feed. Facebook is doing something right for a change. Thank you facebook!"
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Are webpage ads really so bad?

theNetImp theNetImp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

theNetImp writes "I have a friend who just posted a status on Facebook. "No more FB Ads!" she exclaimed. Now I will admit there are plenty of ads on the internet that are obnoxiously annoying, like the mortgage ads with the dancing people. Then there are the NSFW personal ads that appear on some websites, but a majority of ads (especially the ones on Facebook) are relatively tame. It seems so many people want to view websites for free, but then they go and block the only means a company has of producing any revenue from the site. Websites can't run if they aren't making a profit, so why is everyone up in arms about "OMG ITS AN AD GOTTA BLOCK IT". Oh and is the information they collect really that big of an invasion. The most they get is the general area that you live in, and if you clicked an ad, oh and maybe what other sites you visit so they can see what ads actually might appeal to you. Is it so wrong that they might want to send you "useful" ads?"
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Have you been asked if you have a "portfolio&#

theNetImp theNetImp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

theNetImp writes "I've been a a web developer for the past 12 years in one form or another. I've programmed PHP, Java, Perl, HTML, Javascript and am familiar with the web server administration tasks that any good web developer should be familiar with. I have been out of work for a few months, and I've been dealing with a lot of recruiters to try to get me in the doors to places. One thing that I keep hearing is "do you have a portfolio". Now in my 12 years of working on websites I have worked on sites for Nieman Marcus, ATT, Fedex, Coke, LLBean, Cambridge Soundworks none of these sites look even remotely the same as what they did when I had my hands on them. Event the smaller companies that I have worked at have either gone under (ie TIAC) or been purchased, and had the site wiped from the face of existence. If I were a designer I could see creating a "portfolio" through jpegs that I could show someone, but as a developer, what do you show them if they ask you for a portfolio?"
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theNetImp theNetImp writes  |  more than 7 years ago

theNetImp (190602) writes "The Consumerist has written a response to the the article linked to the other day from this slashdot article regarding the safety of CLFs. "

A woman in Maine broke a CFL and, rather than carefully cleaning the mess up herself, she called Home Depot. They told her not to vacuum, and directed her to call Poison Control. Poison Control directed her to the Maine DEP, who then sent an agent. The agent told her to call in a toxic waste team to give an estimate. Naturally, they told her it was going to be around $2,000. She heard that number, walled off the bedroom and alerted the local media.

Enter Fox News, where Steven "Junk Science" Milloy a well known, self-appointed "Junk Science expert" and global warming denier, writes an editorial extolling the dangers of CFLs to you, me, and our precious, precious babies."

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