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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Certifications and experience are more importan (280 comments)

Depends what kind of certification. Certifications like the PE license or PMP (project management professional) does come with a lot of quality, and it is extremely hard to cram those exams.

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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:All My Jobs Required a BS at Minimum (280 comments)

get some liberal arts bachelor degree or whatever, and on top of that get an MBA. Your chance of keeping your job (or even promotion) increase dramatically with the MBA.

yesterday
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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

ub3r n3u7r4l1st DUI (139 comments)

If I am an employer I will look past the possession part, but the DUI, driving w/ license suspended etc probably call for some questioning of judgement.

5 days ago
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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

ub3r n3u7r4l1st THREE FELONIES A DAY (139 comments)

http://www.threefeloniesaday.c...

I guess you remember every single law that was being enacted huh?

Big Government shill like you is the exact reason why Hitler, Mao and Stalin came to power.

5 days ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Wal-Mart should apply for food-stamps .. (455 comments)

and there is no fee for processing SNAP transactions on EBT cards. (It is illegal to charge sales tax or card processing fees on SNAP transactions)

about three weeks ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Chip and PIN (455 comments)

most people in the U.S. use EBT cards which i don't think it will change to chip & pin soon.

about three weeks ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Bitcoin (455 comments)

If i remember correctly that kind of law were thrown out by the supreme court because of anti-trust violations. Further more, local merchants (especially in ethnic neighborhoods) have already giving discounts (by waiving sales tax and credit card fees) if you pay in cash.

about three weeks ago
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China Using Drones To Spot Polluters

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Unless (35 comments)

Yes, like the USA for example.

about a month ago
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Full-Disclosure Security List Suspended Indefinitely

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:just switch moderators he's burned out (162 comments)

There are reasons why the security guys are paid higher on average than the rest of the IT people or developers.

about a month ago
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Overuse of Bioengineered Corn Gives Rise To Resistant Pests

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:O RLY (259 comments)

While on the opposite end, everything is peaceful, everything is a public good, there is no price tag for anything, and people are randomly executed for anything. A single entity other than yourself control your life and your destiny. You can find one such country (Hint: it is located on the Korean Peninsula.)

about a month ago
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Boom Or Bust: The Lowdown On Code Academies

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:WTF (130 comments)

"don't go into debt for schooling to do anything that can be off-shored"

Well said. A manager sitting on his ass cannot be offshored. Couple a CS degree with a MBA is the way to go.

about 2 months ago
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Apple removed last iOS FOSS app in the App store

ub3r n3u7r4l1st NoScript (3 comments)

fix the issue for those who don't bother to fight.

about 2 months ago
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NASA Pondering Two Public Contests To Build Small Space Exploration Satellites

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Use NoScript to block Beta (127 comments)

Try it.

about 2 months ago
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Press Used To Print Millions of US Banknotes Seized In Quebec

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Someone actually is using a printing press? (398 comments)

Yet nobody is going to bust the North Koreans. Defeat their military is so easy that it should be a privately funded effort. Apple or Google will have enough cash to form a private military that can annex NK within a week and turn it into a first single corporate-run nation-state.

about 2 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Feminism / Liberalism disorder in the USA (644 comments)

China is a semi-capitalistic semi-democracy, stop hiding in the time capsule in your mom's basement.

about 2 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange CEO Charlie Shrem Arrested On Money Laundering Charge

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:HSBC (330 comments)

Rule of Law is just Rule of man plus a god damn piece of paper.

about 3 months ago
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How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Because corporate shills read /. (462 comments)

The ACM and the IEEE could naturally evolved into a trade association, but you know the members are too pussy to gang up and push back.

An old Chinese saying, power is earned by those who gang up.

about 3 months ago

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Apple removed last iOS FOSS app in the App store

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  about 2 months ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "On Wednesday February 5th, Apple attempted to strike a devastating blow to the FOSS ecosystem on iOS by removing “Blockchain”, the last remaining payment app, from the App Store. Offering no explanation and no opportunity to address any issues, without any apparent change in circumstances other than the growing popularity of the independent and competitive payment system, Apple has eradicated their payment competition on iOS and left the space entirely to competing mobile OSs like Google’s Android."
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Payment system update glitch caused massive shopping spree

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  about 6 months ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system allows recipients of government food stamps to purchase goods using a digital card with a set spending limit, but for a few hours over the weekend, that limit disappeared for many users visiting Walmart stores in Louisiana. Xerox, which hosts some of the infrastructure used by the EBT card system, claims that a power outage during a routine maintenance test caused the temporary glitch. The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended. A local police chief says that "It was worse than any black Friday" that he's ever seen."
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Most approve of hosting games on company gear, sur

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  about 3 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Only about a third of more than 1,000 respondents to a Network World online survey believe it's always wrong to use company or governmental equipment to host private video game sessions for groups of players.

The rest of those registering an opinion are OK with the practice, although some approve only with caveats.

Only about a third of more than 1,000 respondents to a Network World online survey believe it's always wrong to use company equipment to host private video game sessions for groups of players."

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Google Hackers Had Ability to Alter Source Code

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Hackers who breached Google and other companies in January targeted source-code management systems, security firm McAfee asserted Wednesday. They manipulated a little-known trove of security flaws that would allow easy unauthorized access to the intellectual property the system is meant to protect.

The software-management systems, widely used at businesses unaware that the holes exist, were exploited by the Aurora hackers in a way that would have enabled them to siphon source code, as well as modify it to make customers of the software vulnerable to attack. It’s akin to making yourself a set of keys in advance for locks that are going to be sold far and wide."

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Tour de France champion accused of hacking

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "A French judge has issued a national arrest warrant for U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis in connection with a case of data hacking at a doping laboratory, a prosecutor's office said.

French judge Thomas Cassuto, based in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, is seeking to question Landis about computer hacking dating back to September 2006 at the Chatenay-Malabry lab, said Astrid Granoux, spokeswoman for Nanterre's prosecutor's office. The laboratory near Paris had uncovered abnormally elevated testosterone levels in Landis' samples collected in the run-up to his 2006 Tour de France victory, leading to the eventual loss of his medal."

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Learning the Art of Creating Computer Games Can Bo

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Computer games have a broad appeal that transcends gender, culture, age and socio-economic status. Now, computer scientists in the US think that creating computer games, rather than just playing them could boost students' critical and creative thinking skills as well as broaden their participation in computing. They discuss details in the current issue of the International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing."
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United States Government: How They Want To Take Ov

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Fox News recently ran a report about the Cars.gov website, the official "Cars for Clunkers" site that allows you to trade in your old car and get money to buy a new, fuel-efficient vehicle, has a very odd Terms of Service.

When you click on the button on the official site to submit a transaction, a warning box pops up that states the following:

"This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the US Government. Any or all uses of this system and all files may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT, and law enforcement personal, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign."

So basically, by clicking on "Continue", you've just made your personal computer, in your home, a Federal computer system, which would allow the government to spy on it!

Video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bWs12ccbOiE"

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