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Comcast Confessions

xmousex Re:I wonder when... (234 comments)

Yeah I was constantly getting called up by charter for upsell. I had to log into my account and dig around for that checkbox that disables me from promotions.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

xmousex Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

We do have two experts on staff long term that maintain the core, but yeah new people come in and get started with us all the time and it works out great. They add to our platform as need and eventually move on, and PHP is a decent platform for this model to work. Why do you think this is somehow wrong? Are you too old and get cant a job now and need to cry about it somewhere? This discussion is about what works as an alternative to perl. PHP is working great for our situation.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

xmousex Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

you seemed to skip over the

" and come in at affordable rates, "

part of the post.

Our current platform has grown just fine over the last nine years and the perl platform we were on prior to this one began to have issues with finding new blood willing to come in and support it. The old blood wanting more money were typically snatched up by large corporations who would afford them.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

xmousex Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

If you are concerned about getting in employees who know the language from school or have experience at several prior jobs, and come in at affordable rates, or have a concern about available contractors, PHP is going to give you a larger available talent pool that you can swap people in and out faster then continuing with perl or going down just about any other path where the knowledge pool will be fairly limited. There are a lot of platforms in PHP that can aid with this, providing frameworks that everyone can follow regardless of how stable or unstable your development team may be.

about 1 month ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

xmousex the smart ones simply leave (686 comments)

Sufficiently advanced races who develop the technology to travel to other planets find that same technology eventually allows them to exit the universe entirely. This leads to custom universes that are far more suitable for stable permanent civilizations outside of the chaos of the original birth universe. Colonizing other planets just seems like a chaotic inefficient messy task with little reward.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

xmousex curious measurement (174 comments)

Not just more power, not just more cycles, not just more mhz, but actual 'horsepower'. Neat.

about 3 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

xmousex Re:Mad Scientists' Dream (323 comments)

hahahaha "debate"

good one.

about 3 months ago
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Can Cyborg Tech End Human Disability By 2064?

xmousex Re:Okay, okay (121 comments)

which ever part of you wins against the other part will decide

about 3 months ago
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World's First Dedicated Gaming Magazine Is Facing Closure

xmousex Re:Thanks (82 comments)

my business is currently shuttered but we are still open.
fucking sunshine

about 3 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

xmousex am i the only one (914 comments)

I read time dilation and immediately thought about how much more i could get done today with that drug.

This whole prison thing seems like an odd deviation from what should be the real topic.

about 5 months ago
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Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

xmousex wow really (717 comments)

so let me get this straight. If i am in an interview and i explain to them how well i held up under the pressure of ongoing 60 hour work weeks at my current or previous positions, this does nothing for me to get the next job?

I know for the positions i have hired people in for, this sort of experience is something i always considered a good thing. People who have been willing to do what it takes to get things done.

about 6 months ago
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IE Drops To Single-Digit Market Share

xmousex Re:More reprsentative stats please (390 comments)

you do realise if you just tick the auto update at the bottom of the thread you can then use both hands

about 7 months ago
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eBay CEO: Amazon Drones Are Fantasy

xmousex Re:someday soon the crazy anthrax people (189 comments)

the operating range of a suspect in brown shorts and shirt outfit delivering a package manually is immediate proximity only, with likely video surveillance and eye witness identification.

the delivery range of a rogue drone carrying a dirty bomb or biological agent is 10 miles.

im pretty sure there is a difference

about 8 months ago
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eBay CEO: Amazon Drones Are Fantasy

xmousex someday soon the crazy anthrax people (189 comments)

are going to throw a party all over this country. once drones are the accepted process, anyone with a radio and a look alike amazombie will be able to deposit malicious packages just about anywhere, fly it into a river, and be out of there before something blows up. I will feel slightly better receiving a package that i know was at least exposed to one other person before me.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

xmousex Re:Non-comprehensive list (555 comments)

please add SWGEMU to your list. the spirit of that project is especially on topic and it deserves more support for how far it has come.

about 8 months ago
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Tesco: 3D Printing Will Come To Supermarkets 'Within a Few Years'

xmousex Re:The Cake: Not A Lie (81 comments)

and in most cases, all printed from the same ink...

about a year ago
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Tesco: 3D Printing Will Come To Supermarkets 'Within a Few Years'

xmousex Re:The Cake: Not A Lie (81 comments)

um
eggs? toast? chicken? wine? that sounds like actual food items

for profitable grocery items that actual move you need to follow the nearest child to their favorite section where capn crunch, eggos, pop tarts, fruit rollups and oreos live. you look at all that crap and tell me it cant just be printed on demand to the same effect.

about a year ago
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The Physics Behind Waterslides

xmousex Re:/Thread (79 comments)

seriously that is exactly what i thought reading the title, theres matter in liquid form and gravity so what, but i clicked on it hoping that there was new innovation in video cards.

this outdoors shit...

about a year ago
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China Says Serious Polluters Will Get the Death Penalty

xmousex Re:Thou hast angered thy King (260 comments)

blame lethal injection, if we would just decapitate and then incinerate they would stop coming back.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Kills Xbox One Phone-Home DRM

xmousex why is this different (547 comments)

If they had taken this same attitude with windows 8 it would have been a usable product a year ago.

about a year ago

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xmousex xmousex writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Since I removed all score filtering in my preferences, I now enjoy slashdot much better. I like reading everyones comments, especially the silly ones. Mainly because my office is so quiet and I like to witness the noise an unfiltered discussion makes. It also seems that far to many posts are modded lower for political reasons and not for the value of the information contained within.

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