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Getting IT Talent In Government Will Take Culture Change, Says Google Engineer

who_stole_my_kidneys Try paying them..... (165 comments)

In my experience the pay rate was well under what private companies pay, and for some one who is worth their salt they would jump at a private company that is going to pay them 30% more + stocks and better medical benefits. Hiring some one for a position takes 2-3 times as long to process paperwork, and if they have not been offered another position with a private company, the laugh at the offered salary.

about two weeks ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

who_stole_my_kidneys Re:... yas uoy ,elbisreveR (191 comments)

Down Vote, you made me think today....

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

who_stole_my_kidneys Re:Hire More Devs (209 comments)

Exactly, either way your going to continue to hemorrhage cash on this, however having in house devs document and create the modules you need will help in the long run as a point of contact to upgrade, patch, and improve upon. Having contractors will get you what you need in the short term but your going to pay extra just for changing the icon to cornflower blue.

about three weeks ago
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New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

who_stole_my_kidneys The timing is interesting.... (380 comments)

This article was published Jun 24, 2014, a day later an article states Japan Moves to Fast-Track Cars Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells. Coincidence? I think NOT!

about 2 months ago
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US Wants To Build 'Internet of Postal Things'

who_stole_my_kidneys 22.6 billion pieces..... (113 comments)

21.6 billion of that was junk mail

about 2 months ago
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'Pop-Up' Bus Service Learns Boston Riders' Rhythms, Creates Routes Accordingly

who_stole_my_kidneys Results are in... (51 comments)

Everyone is going to the strip club, the a fast food restaurant late at night.

about 2 months ago
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SpaceX Landing Video Cleanup Making Progress

who_stole_my_kidneys VLC to the rescue! (54 comments)

they just did a conversion in VLC and bamn! clear video!

about 3 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

who_stole_my_kidneys 41000, thats it? (138 comments)

I would think that would be much higher taking into consideration politicians, pro athletes and college mattress actresses that want to clear their past.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says

who_stole_my_kidneys Re:Recruiting policy (589 comments)

Linux engineers would have no problem learning Windows stuff

Quite the opposite, I work with allot of high caliber Linux engineers , and one of the most difficult challenges is getting them to understand windows and how operate it. When they continually try to 'grep' files instead of using power-shell, 'ls', or even 'nano' a text file. They tend to flock to OSX that offers them and environment that is more like the environment they are used to.

The over all issue, repeated here is that Windows admins are cheaper than Linux admins. Any Linux admin worth their salt is not going to take the low paying desktop job that a college grad might take as a first real world job.

about 3 months ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

who_stole_my_kidneys 9 passangers? (204 comments)

This is 'merica! Your not going to 9 of us fat ass's in that thing.

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

who_stole_my_kidneys Re:second editor fail in less than 24 hours (245 comments)

I had to read this 3 time to verify that i was not still drunk 3 times to verify drunk that i was still not drunk.

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

who_stole_my_kidneys In plane English, not corporate speak..... (2219 comments)

the beta site that houses Slashdot's future look.

So this is how it is going to be

we want you to know that Classic Slashdot isn't going away until we're confident that the new site is ready

You will have this forced upon you at some point

Some of you have suggested we're not listening; on the contrary, some of us are 'listening' pretty much full-time.

and ignoring any suggestions because we are owned by Dice, and this is how they want it

because we're a community and we want to take everyone with us.

and advertise crap to you

Why? We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.

and advertise crap to you

And we want a platform where we can experiment with different views of both comments and stories.

and sell your information, and advertise crap to you

It's not an either/or. It's going to be both.

So shut up and take it

If we haven't communicated that well enough, consider this post a first step to fixing that.

So Fuck You and thanks for all the Fish

about 6 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

who_stole_my_kidneys Re:Good Job Guys (237 comments)

lmao

about 7 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

who_stole_my_kidneys Its Fucking DICE.COM! (237 comments)

Was trying to figure why this beta site was so shitty, it because DICE bought /. and now they are trying to force the shitty DICE.COM interface on people. Slashdot / Dice people reading this, your audience is not a bunch of tweens browsing face book, its actual developers, network and system engineers, and other geeks that come here to get current info quickly and then move on with their day. The current slashdot interface gives you the information needed efficiently without allot of white-space and graphics cluttering up the front page. Dice.com used to be a great site, I haven't used it in years since it looks like every other cookie cutter malware site out there. So take your shitty Dice.com clone and fuck off, no one wants it and all your going to do is run this site into the ground.

about 7 months ago
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Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham

who_stole_my_kidneys Re:Wasted effort? (611 comments)

Exactly you cannot preach logic, reason and facts to people that think logic, reason and facts are the work of the Devil.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Scientific Computing Workflow For the Cloud?

who_stole_my_kidneys Re:This is precisely what the AWS API is for. (80 comments)

This post should have been put into the "Let me Google that for you" section, but gdek did that already :-P

about 9 months ago
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I wish my car could...

who_stole_my_kidneys Re:they missed a big one... (443 comments)

looked through the options 3 times for this one, wow what an over-site.

about 10 months ago
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Emotional Attachment To Robots Could Affect Battlefield Outcome

who_stole_my_kidneys Of course there is an emotional response (194 comments)

to a bomb disposal robot. Its the sudden "Oh Shit , we don't have any more robots" response when you still have bombs to dispose of.

about a year ago

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Slashdot creates beta site users express theirs dislike

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 7 months ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Slashdot started redirecting users in February to its newly revamped webpage and received a huge backlash from users. The majority of comments dislike the new site while some do offer solutions to make it better. The question is will Slashdot force the unwanted change on its users that clearly do not want change?"
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Jamaican team raises $25,000 in CryptoCurrency Dogecoin

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 7 months ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "The Guardian along with others are reporting on how community members of the Dogecoin currency raised $25,000 to send the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the 2014 Winter Olympics.On Sunday, news broke that the team had qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time since 2002. The two-man sled will be piloted by Winston Watt, a 46-year-old Jamaican-American who also competed in 2002, with Marvin Dixon as the brakeman."
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Raspberry Pi comes to U.S., sells out in hours

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about a year ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Raspberry Pi, the tiny, ultra-cheap, Linux-based PC, went on sale Monday in the U.S. through retailer Allied Electronics, but it's already out of stock.The A version of the computer, which only costs $25, has 256MB of RAM, a single USB 2.0 socket, an HDMI, SD card, and 3.5 audio sockets, but no Ethernet port. Available only through Allied, the A is now completely out of stock for U.S. customers.
The $35 Raspberry Pi B is also out of stock at Allied, but it can be bought through Newark, another retailer, which only carries that particular model.
The Raspberry Pi's more powerful version has 512MB of RAM, two USB 2.0 sockets and an Ethernet port.
A tiny $35 computer Both the A and B are equipped with an ARM processor and are amazingly small — approximately the size of a credit card — making them suitable for a variety of applications in education and DIY systems.
Raspberry Pi A launched in Europe in February of last year to heavy demand, followed by a launch in Asia last week."

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IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about a year and a half ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Microsoft will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting with customers running the IE10 Release Preview. Microsoft touts "20% faster for real world Web sites" for IE10, "60% increase in supported modern Web standards" and "full featured HTML5""
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U.S. had plans to nuke the moon

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about a year and a half ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "It was (a plan) hatched in 1958 — a time when the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a nuclear arms race that would last decades and drive the two superpowers to the verge of nuclear war. The Soviets had also just launched Sputnik 1, the world's first satellite. The U.S. was falling behind in the space race, and needed a big splash."
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Hostess Brands closing for good, end of the Twinkie

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Hostess Brands — the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread — announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new contract imposed on them. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said CEO Gregory Rayburn in a statement.

now what are people supposed to eat on a 8 hour raid / frag session?"

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Puerto Rico Votes to become US State

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "In an overshadowed Election Day contest, Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum, marking the first time such an initiative garnered a majority.
Puerto Ricans were asked about their desires in two parts. First, by a 54% to 46% margin, voters rejected their current status as a U.S. commonwealth. In a separate question, 61% chose statehood as the alternative, compared with 33% for the semi-autonomous "sovereign free association" and 6% for outright independence."

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HP becomes a platinum member of the Linux Foundation

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes ""Snagging a first-class upgrade might empty out the contents of your wallet, but be glad you're not trying to buy your way to the Linux Foundation's top table. With a strategic investment of $500,000, Hewlett Packard has just become a platinum member of the body, alongside companies like Intel, Qualcomm and Samsung. In exchange for all that cash, HP gets a seat on the Foundation's board of directors and will have a say in how to advance the foundation's aims — and hopefully give Open webOS a gentle push, too.""
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Hotel Room Locks Picked in Seconds

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Onity is being exposed for having insecure locks, sold to many hotel chains including Hilton Worldwide. After the exposure, several youtube videos have hit the internet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMw7LkMJOBQ, showing how easy it is. A spokesperson for Hilton Worldwide said, "The safety and security of our guests is always our highest priority, and we are working with Onity to investigate and address this issue."
Security experts say it is important for guests who are concerned about safety to increase their use of in room safes, deadbolts and chains."

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Slashdot website down, no communication, is this the new norm

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Slashdot appears to be not different than any other website bought by corporate overloads. Since the purchase by Dice holding, the website has begun experiencing issues and people have starting tweeting about it. http://twitter.com/search?q=%23slashdot&src=hash.
Is this something to be expected for the future of slashdot? or is it just a fluke from the Amazon EBS failure
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/10/22/1941237/amazon-ebs-failure-brings-down-reddit-imgur-others"

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Free fall from the edge of space set for 11:30AM MDT

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Felix Baumgartner is about to attempt a world record for the longest and highest free fall in history. elix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. Youtube will also broadcast the even live as well. http://www.youtube.com/redbull"
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SpaceX launch looses and engine and keeps going

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes ""Those of us who watched the live feed of last night's Falcon 9 launch could be forgiven for assuming that everything went according to plan."
SpaceX released the following statement.
"Approximately one minute and 19 seconds into last night’s launch, the Falcon 9 rocket detected an anomaly on one first stage engine. Initial data suggests that one of the rocket’s nine Merlin engines, Engine 1, lost pressure suddenly and an engine shutdown command was issued immediately. We know the engine did not explode, because we continued to receive data from it. Our review indicates that the fairing that protects the engine from aerodynamic loads ruptured due to the engine pressure release, and that none of Falcon 9’s other eight engines were impacted by this event.

As designed, the flight computer then recomputed a new ascent profile in real time to ensure Dragon’s entry into orbit for subsequent rendezvous and berthing with the ISS. This was achieved, and there was no effect on Dragon or the cargo resupply mission.

Falcon 9 did exactly what it was designed to do. Like the Saturn V, which experienced engine loss on two flights, Falcon 9 is designed to handle an engine out situation and still complete its mission.""

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Pandora.com pays 6X times for royalties than media outlets

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Pandora.com is supporting a bipartisan bill to "end royalty rate discrimination against internet radio and bring greater fairness to our industry. Today, the discrimination is extraordinary. In 2011, Pandora paid over 50% of revenues in performance royalties, while SiriusXM paid less than 10%""
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Iran behind cyber attacks on U.S. banks

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  about 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Evidence suggest the Iranian government is behind cyber attacks this week that have targeted the websites of JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America. The attack is described by one source, a former U.S. official familiar with the attacks, as being "significant and ongoing" and looking to cause "functional and significant damage." Also, one source suggested the attacks were in response to U.S. sanctions on Iranian banks."
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Microsoft announces 4th version of Windows 8

who_stole_my_kidneys who_stole_my_kidneys writes  |  more than 2 years ago

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) writes "Microsoft has announced a 4th edition of Windows 8 "Windows 8 Enterprise". With features such as Windows to go "a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. " and DirectAccess "allows remote users to seamlessly access resources inside a corporate network", IT shops that previously snubbed the OS in its beta release may be interested."
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