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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

whitedsepdivine Wrong company for the Job (116 comments)

For some reason companies and individuals believe they can just jump right into ACA and develop a website that can meet all the requirements. That is not the case what so ever. Integrated Eligibility systems have been around for 2 decades, and there are teams that specialize in them. Just because it is a website, doesn't mean it is easy. You have historical legation that you must understand, then you have state specific customization on gray areas of the law.

These systems can range from 500k to 6 million lines of code. For a company to come in and produce the average, 3 million lines of code, within a year, including the entire SDLC process is insane. But that is what ACA was. The federal system had 3 years, but some of the states started late and only had 1 year from start to finish.

Summary: ACA was high risk, if you didn't know what you were doing.

about a month ago

Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

whitedsepdivine Re:What the fuck? (116 comments)

If you look it up. They hired Deloitte to come in to assess the situation. Deloitte delivered a dozen of these sites successfully.

They are opting for option 3 which is use the federal site.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

whitedsepdivine Bias (637 comments)

Everyone has a bias on what a true developer should be. You will not have the same interview for the same job title no matter what industry. Some managers will worry about how long it takes you to complete your work; Some managers will worry about the quality of work; If an architect interviews you they may care only about the design patterns you know; There is a Bias for everything. If your want to know a very low level language you need to know about memory management. If you want to use an abstracted language you should at least know it exists.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?

whitedsepdivine Re:.Nyet ! (88 comments)

You do know that isn't true. Microsoft has open sourced a lot of their primary libraries.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?

whitedsepdivine Hp Fortify (88 comments) This product scans yours and third party libraries for security problems. It doesn't scan for standards or performance. For performance you can use red gate ants, but there isn't anything for standards.

about 7 months ago

Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

whitedsepdivine Not a Trusted Source (351 comments)

I heard this guy over the radio. He was saying "S-Q-L Injection" instead of "Seaquel Injection", so I can't trust his expert opinion.

about 8 months ago

Don't Fly During Ramadan

whitedsepdivine Happened to me on American (1233 comments)

I passed the second private screening, but American wouldn't let me fly. I bought a ticket on United, they actually helped me through security without purchasing a ticket as it was pending from my travel agency. I got to my destination, and told an American Manager they wouldn't let me fly from the previous city. The report said that it was because TSA denied me, I explained to her that if TSA denied me how am I here. They gave me a full refund for a non-refundable ticket.

about a year ago

Piracy Rates Plummet As Legal Alternatives Come To Norway

whitedsepdivine Then you have the illegal is the only way (261 comments)

I pay for Netflix + DVD, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime + rental, and will rent from Xbox Video. I am left with basic cable, as I do not have ownership of my that contract for where I live. If I want to watch the new season of Game of Thrones I will have to wait 1 year. This leaves me with illegal is the only way because of HBO.

about a year ago

Visual Studio vs. Eclipse: a Programmer's Comparison

whitedsepdivine PostSharp & Reflector (543 comments)

I run VS Ultimate withe PostSharp and RedGate Reflector. It is really the best set of tools you can get. PostSharp completely helps with cleaning code. Reflector help debug what 3rd party assemblies are doing.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Important Is Advanced Math In a CS Degree?

whitedsepdivine I have both a Math and CS Degree (656 comments)

Discrete and Numerical Analysis are the only classes that I recommend. I am the Lead Architect of a Mega Scale project, and can honestly say I never use those advance method concepts. I do although recommend learning the thought process that comes along with those math classes. There are projects that use a lot of computations, but many don't. Try to learn the ideas behind it all, and then forget the formulas, you can always look them up.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Employers Ban Smartphones?

whitedsepdivine Key Logger (510 comments)

There has been many projects that use statistics to create a remote key logger based off of sound or vibrations picked up by the acceleration of the phone. The sound and vibration in the table you make by typing actually can be used to figure out to a high accuracy what you typed. Meaning a virus in your phone could figure out where you work and your passwords. But also, they could use lasers to measure the vibration of the window to pick up the sound waves. Your screwed either way.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Video Monitors For Areas That Are Off the Grid?

whitedsepdivine Legally (340 comments)

Legally the only restriction is audio recording someone without their consent where they do not have an expectation to privacy. That means if they are trespassing or dumping illegally they should not have an expectation of privacy. Excluding audio removes any legal issues, but you may be in your own right to audio record them if it is your property.

about 2 years ago

Social Robots May Gain Legal Rights, Says MIT Researcher

whitedsepdivine Re:nonsense like this (288 comments)

I am pretty sure one day we will look back on the printer scene in Office Space and cruel or unusual punishment.

Pc Load Letter != beat to death with a baseball bat

Might as well destroy as many stupid electronics while we still can.

about 2 years ago

'Wiki Weapon Project' Wants Your 3D-Printable Guns

whitedsepdivine Easy (570 comments)

Sorry for this bad ascii art but I try. Periods are just spacing.

____ Spring...... ____________________________________
|......___FP___..|} ...|Bullet)_____Barrel not threaded______|
|___| v..v..v...v.. v|______|_____________________________|

^Handle .............. ^Threaded connection
FP = Firing Pin

So it is really basic when you only want to fire one bullet. You have a spring loaded handle, when you release it, it goes forward and hits the bullet. Your barrel just threads onto the spring loaded firing pin handle. This way you can load the bullet in.

Assuming that the barrel will not last, you can just make multiple barrels and just use one handle.

more than 2 years ago

Booted From Airplane For Wearing Anti-TSA T-shirt

whitedsepdivine Hand Jobs (826 comments)

So I had a similar experience. It was the first time I had to op-out. After the pat down, I tested positive for explosive residue. So I had to go to their second level pat down. At this point I was pretty frustrated, and started to belittle the TSA. When they open handed my junk, I said "Did you go to school to learn to give hand jobs like that?"

Needless to say they were not very happy, but I passed their second level screening. Since they couldn't do anything more, they called AA's manager, who just came in and said "Your not flying with us today." and left.

I went out bought another ticket with Continental, and talked to their manager about what happened. He expressed how he hated the TSA. Before my ticket was even confirmed with my agent. He gave me a pass to get through security without a ticket. I go through TSA wink and the officer who I made the comment to, and flew that same day.

When I got to my destination, I went to AA's counter and asked for a refund, on my non-refundable ticket. She said the notes said "You failed TSA's screening." I said well I made it here didn't I? She called head quarters, and they gave me a full refund.

more than 2 years ago

Monitoring Weapons Bans With Social Media

whitedsepdivine Re:Better than... (71 comments)

Oh shit, this probably has marked as potentially having weapons.

more than 2 years ago

Monitoring Weapons Bans With Social Media

whitedsepdivine Better than... (71 comments)

Better than the TSA raping us.

more than 2 years ago



How to deal with Racist Parents?

whitedsepdivine whitedsepdivine writes  |  about 8 months ago

whitedsepdivine (1491991) writes "So my now ex-girlfriend's parents are racist, and the major contributing factor to our separation after 5 years was their inability to accept us. First messed up thing is, I am a complete catch. I am handsome, 159 IQ, graduated from the top 10 for my degree, and make $160k @ the age of 27, but I am white. She is Indian, more specifically, Parsi. The real messed up part is, the girl said she would want to marry me, but couldn't due to her [racist] parents. I know I can not be the first person to have this struggle, but maybe mine is just a bad one. Are there any literature out there for dealing with situations like this?"

Additional validation requirements after online purchase

whitedsepdivine whitedsepdivine writes  |  1 year,20 days

whitedsepdivine (1491991) writes "Personally, I am very displeased with the new trend of having my purchases delayed online. I probably get it more than others since I travel for work, and ship to a different address from my billing address. Although, when I am trying to get something overnight-ed or expressed delivered and I get that annoying call or email that I have to provide more information it makes me furious. I have missed anniversary dates, and had to provide additional information to someone I really don't know or trust.

Finally I got sick of it and looked for a way out. It may not be the best way yet, but it is a fight against the agencies that are showing up just for these security checks. Additionally, it makes the whole system useless since anyone who is fraudulently using your card could just refer to these Operation Regulations.

Mastercard and Visa have rules prohibiting such additional requirements as requirements for a purchase. Items such as not limited to Social Security Number (or any part thereof), Fingerprint, Home or business address or telephone number, Driver's license number, Photocopy of a driver's license, Photocopy of the Visa Card or Visa Electron Card, and Other credit cards are all not required to make any purchase."

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New employer's contact stating will not infringe upon or violate any patents

whitedsepdivine whitedsepdivine writes  |  more than 2 years ago

whitedsepdivine (1491991) writes "I started as a developer at a big company a month ago, quitting my job at Lockheed. After a month I have been presented with a NDA to sign. Included in the NDA is the following line “[T]he work product shall be your original work and will not infringe upon or violate any patent, copyright, trade secret, contractual or other proprietary right of others;” This seems absolutely obscured to me. I am not a patent lawyer, I am a developer. I don’t know if signing this contract holds me liable, for any patent infringement, but I have refused so far. They are currently holding my pay, and are looking to the legal team to see if it is possible to change. I doubt they will. I most likely will be faced with sign and keep my new job, or don’t sign and find another. What should I do?"

New 1W Green Handheld Laser

whitedsepdivine whitedsepdivine writes  |  about 3 years ago

whitedsepdivine (1491991) writes "After having there customers wait 6 months for their Spyder III Arctic 1W blue laser, Wicked Laser releases there Sypder III Krypton green laser. This laser comes in 300mW, 500mW and 1000mW versions, at a price of $1 per mW. With claims that humans will perceive green light up to 2000 times brighter than blue. It comes with other improvements such as Tesla Cooling, and a second version of the Smart Switch. There is currently no disclaimer that this is not a Light Saber on their site, so we can only assume that this version is."
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Laser self defense

whitedsepdivine whitedsepdivine writes  |  more than 3 years ago

whitedsepdivine (1491991) writes "So my neighbor is shining two 100-200mW green lasers into my house, and she actually got it in my eye. That shit still hurts. I told them to stop and they just continue. This has been going on for a couple of months. I have an 1W Class 4 laser, and I am being pushed to use it in self defense. If someone is shooting a gun at you, you can shoot back; someone punches you, you can punch back; someone pulls a knife on you; you can stab them back, all in self defense. Now someone pulls a little 22 on you and you pull out a Barrett 50 BMG is that the same? Cause I feel like this is the gap between our lasers."

Wicked Laser Increasing price by 1.5x on S3 Arctic

whitedsepdivine whitedsepdivine writes  |  more than 4 years ago

whitedsepdivine (1491991) writes "It looks like Wicked Lasers are down grading their product by removing the smartswitch. Also it looks like they will be increasing their price by 1.5x the original cost.

E-mail Sent from Wicked Lasers:

Dear Valued Customer,

The S3 Arctic will no longer be offered at the introductory pricing
of $197.97 effective on or before midnight July 23rd PST. The new
price will be $299.95. The increase has been carefully thought
through and it is only being taken to ensure continued quality. To
meet the high immediate demand we must step up our efforts and
budgets in dealing with expanded customer service and delivery

The shipping status of the S3 Arctic is as follows:

G1 (w/ smartswitch) is in stock and ready to ship within 24 hours
of purchasing, guaranteed.

G2 (w/o smartswitch) is not in stock and will be in stock in
approximately one week.

Wicked Lasers will begin shipping Arctic G1 lasers to customers
who email us and request this model in place of the G2 edition.
While we suggest customers wait for the improved G2 edition with
additional safety features, we recognize that some customers may
require their lasers immediately.

Customers who do not request the G1 edition will automatically receive the G2 edition
as soon as it is in stock.

We thank all our customers for supporting us and your patience.
We look forward to dealing with you again!
Best Regards,

Steve Liu
Wicked Lasers"

Next Gen Hacker proves nothing to be worried about

whitedsepdivine whitedsepdivine writes  |  more than 4 years ago

whitedsepdivine (1491991) writes "With the degrading of American schools, and the quality of knowledge students have, do we have anything to worry about with the next generation of hackers. Apparently not. Watch as the next generation of hacker’s shows us how “Tracer T” works to get IP addresses of users."
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