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

xednieht I wish I would have known (548 comments)

That it would have been better to open up a donut shop instead.

5 days ago

Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

xednieht Stupidity fee (368 comments)

If you are stupid enough to be a Comcast customer you deserve to be charged a premium for your stupidity.

about two weeks ago

Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

xednieht Clearly... (158 comments)

This initiative is sponsored by large US banks. They don't want the competition from foreign banks to have billions in drug money deposits. I wish US companies would repatriate their profits the way drug cartels do. Even though no taxes are paid, at least the money would be spent here.

about two weeks ago

Exodus Intelligence Details Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In Tails OS

xednieht They have nothing! (132 comments)

Exodus Intelligence - a euphemism for cock-sucking maggots. It's just FUD. Their techs are second rate hacks who couldn't make it in the ether and decided to get day jobs and pay taxes instead.

about a month ago

AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

xednieht That's what you get (321 comments)

That's what you get for using AT&T - they suck. T-Mobile is the best for people who travel internationally especially Europe and Canada.

about 3 months ago

Distracted Driving: All Lip Service With No Legit Solution

xednieht Like so many things American (184 comments)

The perception of the problem is bass-ackwards. It's not the Distracted part of Distracted Driving that is the issue, it's the Driving part. Personally I HATE driving especially in large cities. Give me fast clean public transport and I'm happy as a distracted clam.

about 4 months ago

Australian Exploration Company Believes It May Have Found MH370 Wreckage

xednieht Well, that's one way (293 comments)

To get some free publicity.

about 4 months ago

DIY Wearable Pi With Near-Eye Video Glasses

xednieht I Pi with my little eye (59 comments)

Pretty cool going to try it.

about 4 months ago

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

xednieht RE: most lego's are a rip off (355 comments)

So are kids. One night of pleasure costs you 18 years (if you're lucky) and about $500K.

about 4 months ago

Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

xednieht As it should be really (818 comments)

99.9% of the people have nothing important, relevant, or interesting to contribute to society. Shut up, go watch your Jerry Springer shows, and let those who can take care of things. It's not your capital or investments that are risk, it's ours. At least you can take solace in knowing that you have little to lose.

about 4 months ago

To Reduce the Health Risk of Barbecuing Meat, Just Add Beer

xednieht Timing of said beer (179 comments)

Would it not be just as effective to pair a meal with a few good beers? Does the beer have to be added when cooking or can said beer be added while eating?

about 5 months ago

Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

xednieht Can't blame the incumbent or the governments (223 comments)

There were thousands of independent ISPs once, they extincted themselves because they lacked the vision to work together and instead died one by one. I had a ringside seat.

about 5 months ago

Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

xednieht Add some reality to the simulation (150 comments)

Participants will be euthanized at the end of the "experiment". That's essentially what a one-way mission to Mars is, the worlds most expensive euthanasia program.

about 5 months ago

Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age

xednieht All I want to know is (224 comments)

Will I still get cake on my birthday?

about 4 months ago

How Ireland Got Apple's $9 Billion Australian Profit

xednieht random audio ads on /. (288 comments)

Why the FUUUUUUCK does audio randomly start playing on ads on /. who is the fucking imbecile that thought it would be a good idea to annoy the FUCK out of people. Fuck you moron, Fuck you moron, FUCK YOU MORON! Yes i'm mad bro.

about 6 months ago

Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek

xednieht How do you disable audio ads on /. (390 comments)

Why the FUUUUUUCK does audio randomly start playing on ads on /. who is the fucking imbecile that thought it would be a good idea to annoy the FUCK out of people. Fuck you moron, Fuck you moron, FUCK YOU MORON! Yes i'm mad bro.

about 6 months ago

The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

xednieht Wake up HR noobs (533 comments)

Programming software is a means to end... that end being huge stacks. Want my eyes to light up about programming? Want me to do hop on my desk and do the dance of joy for programming? Then add a few more 0's salary and a few more days to my PTO. Do that and I'll be happy as a clam and program 'till my fingers wear down to nubs.

about 7 months ago

Army Laser Passes Drone-Killing Test

xednieht Yeah but... (173 comments)

Have you any new developments to report on shark tech?

about 8 months ago

NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

xednieht Stated more accurately (698 comments)

China has discovered NSA's backdoor into computers, and worked with computer manufacturers to build a much more better and newer back door for NSA.

about 8 months ago



E.T. Throws Stones

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 4 years ago

xednieht (1117791) writes "Bosnian man's house hit an incredible 6 times by meteorites — believes ET is messing with him. The odds of being hit by a meteorite are very small yet since 2007 his house has been hit 6 times. Belgrade University confirms the rocks he handed over are in fact meteorites."
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Apple claims liberated iPhones crash Cell towers

xednieht xednieht writes  |  about 5 years ago

xednieht (1117791) writes "Wired article
"The nation's cellphone networks could suffer 'potentially catastrophic' cyberattacks by iPhone-wielding hackers at home and abroad if iPhone owners are permitted to legally jailbreak their shiny wireless devices — that's what Apple claims."

Is this just a vulnerability of iPhones or can the same be done with other hacked phones. Is this truth or just FUD from Apple/AT&T."

Lost in translation

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 5 years ago

xednieht writes "What do a Chinese restaurant, American car, and Microsoft's new search engine have in common? Poorly translated names.

You remember the "Translate server error" restaurant in China?
The Chevy Nova (doesn't go) sold in Latin America?
Well there's now a new kid on the block Bìng — Chinese for "disease".

Is this a mistake or was it planned? Are they hoping it becomes viral, spreads like a disease, becomes a pandemic? Or was it just a bad choice in names?"

Palin's daughter a closet heterosexual

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 5 years ago

xednieht (1117791) writes "From USAToday

Surprise, surprise... Leave it to the GOP to make the Jerry Springer Show look like Sunday School.

Fighting a war against WMDs — $500 billion.
Bailing out failed corporations — $1.5 trillion.
Choosing a running mate who's daughter get's boinked and the mother gets screwed — priceless

This could be the turning point for the GOP... make love not war.
Perhaps this, more than anything, demonstrates how badly aligned the moral compass of the GOP really is:
If Bristol would be in the armed services and killed thousands in the line of duty she would be a hero.
If Bristol would get injured or killed in the line of duty she would be a hero.
Bristol takes a shot from the one-eyed bazooka and becomes tabloid fodder?.... Puhleeez!!!

Truth be told this is the first campaign in decades that has even registered on my radar."

Blasting off BEFORE takeoff...

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 6 years ago

xednieht writes "NASA reports some astronauts have been tipping the bottle before takeoff. Apparently contained in the results of a study found in several pdf's at this link ronautreport.html. Hmmm... if you were about to be launched into space at 16,000+ mph strapped to millions of gallons of explosives what would you do? Isn't the flight pretty much computer controlled?"
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How Many Open Source developers are there?

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 7 years ago

xednieht writes "I'm doing an economic impact research project focusing on the OpenSource development model. Is anyone aware of a reliable source or raw OpenSource census data, similar research, etc.? has some high-level stats regarding the projects hosted there. I'd like to know of more sources of data like that, as well as more granular data.

Feel free to contact me directly at <info at jenom dot com> if you have some leads on data, if you have questions, and/or if you are inclined towards a research project of this nature.

As always, thanks /. community"

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