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Ask Slashdot: What Makes a Great Software Developer?

yayoubetcha Do great work and risk getting fired (201 comments)

It's called "great risk taking". I always took major risks. These risks would result in either A) I would fail miserably and get fired; or B) I would succeed beyond all expectations, and get big rewards. I always succeeded, and I have had the greatest jobs (and rewards) I could have ever had wanted.

yesterday
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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

yayoubetcha Re:C? (299 comments)

"Purity of Essence"

I do not avoid women, Mandrake, but I do deny them my essence.

2 days ago
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

yayoubetcha Re:X-Files vs. Bab-5 - ouch! (476 comments)

How dare you call the first season of TNG "terrible". That's insulting to the word "terrible". It's more like Supercalafragilisticexpialiawful!

Don't watch SF until it has been on for at least two seasons? Too bad. I'd say check out Firefly, but that had but one too short a season.

4 days ago
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

yayoubetcha Re:Xena (476 comments)

I'll vote that one up!

4 days ago
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

yayoubetcha TNG only had a half-dozen good episodes (476 comments)

When you add up ST:TNG there are only a half dozen good episodes ("Inner Light", "Tapestry", "Q Who", etc.). Perhaps another half-dozen entertaining (eg, "Q-pid") episodes. And, so, so, many bad episode: example, "The Next Phase". That's the episode where Geordi and Ro can walk through walls, people, etc., but don't fall through the floor. But I say, they clearly breath the same air as the rest of the crew, and they can speak to each other, but nobody else can hear them? It was so conceptually flawed!

TNG is chock-full of bad ideas, bad writing, and makes the crew seem incredibly stupid. Perhaps the Enterprise gets the "best of the best" to serve on board, but clearly IQs have tanked from where they are today.

4 days ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

yayoubetcha ..if I die before I wake, (783 comments)

Where is CPS from the horror of my childhood. I was supposed to pray each night next to my bed and say... "...and if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take".

My thoughts were, "am I at risk of dying?" Scared the shit out of me at the age of 4 or 5.

So, CPS, let's protect children from the horrors of religion over a parent's reasoned decision to allow their child ever increasing distances of walking unsupervised, for Christ's sake.

about two weeks ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

yayoubetcha Re:Coldest since 1996 (560 comments)

Here we go again! One is called weather the other is climate.

The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

yayoubetcha Global warming is the symptom of over-population (560 comments)

"Let's do something about global warming". "YES!" The data is definitely in... oh look, more data! Wow, yep, the problem is global warming. Ok, let's build more windmills and solar panels on our roofs. That'll do it.

about a month ago
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New Year's Resolution for 2015

yayoubetcha Re:Relationship (214 comments)

But step 1 is to move out of your parent's basement, right?

about a month ago
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Donald Knuth Worried About the "Dumbing Down" of Computer Science History

yayoubetcha The Art History of Computer Programming (149 comments)

There ya go Donald .. write your next series "The Art History of Computer Programming"

about a month ago
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Chromebook Gets "OK Google" and Intel's Easy Migration App

yayoubetcha Re:excellent slashvertisement (35 comments)

My 73 year old mother no longer gets hit by annoyware, malware, and other Internet annoyances now that she has been on her Chromebook. She loves it, and I do too since I don't need to service it any more.

about a month ago
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3D Printer?

yayoubetcha Re:Missing Option (175 comments)

I already made a time machine with my 4D printer ten years from now long ago

about a month and a half ago
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3D Printer?

yayoubetcha Rent usage with provider (175 comments)

I could see "printing" at a retailer, office supply, postal center, etc. sooner than buying one

about a month and a half ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

yayoubetcha EPIC fail (277 comments)

OMG, will anybody get this joke?

about 2 months ago
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

yayoubetcha Huge, easily mineable, rock discovered! (153 comments)

There is a rock that orbits the sun which is well known to contain easily extracted minerals. And it is big. With a circumference of about 22,000 miles it contains vast amounts of minerals. The really great up-side to it is that it has an atmosphere which we can survive in (at least in the short-term). So mining operations should be fairly cost effective.

about 2 months ago
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Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

yayoubetcha You are standing at the end of a road .... (147 comments)

You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building.
Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and
down a gully...

xyzzy

about 2 months ago
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Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week

yayoubetcha My proposed Constitutional Amendment (127 comments)

Sorry, but what the NSA is doing and wants to continue to do, violates the 4th Amendment clear and simple. Any legislation passed cannot trump the 4th Amendment no matter how you slice it.

The solution is to pass a new Constitutional Amendment. Here is my proposal: "In the name of National Security, this Amendment allows the Government to do whatever the fuck it wants to do. This includes, but is not limited to, pissing on the 4th Amendment. Oh, except, the 2nd Amendment. Nope. Can't touch that."

There ya go. Now you can spy as much as you want.

about 2 months ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

yayoubetcha Where is the pricing schedule? (223 comments)

Google "[city-name-here] Internet Service" and the ads are a popn'. Yesterday, for me, I Googled "Reno, NV Internet Service". Up comes a variety of ads. When I look at the details for DSL by AT&T and Cable by Charter, they both have rates per month for the first year. That is of course trying to discover the Internet only, non-bundled, service.

Next to the monthly price for the first 12 month is an asterisk. I look for the footnote to possibly discover a link to the "regular" pricing, but that was not to be found.

So, FCC, come on, get with the damn program. Yes, work out the whole Net Neutrality thing, but let's start with the basics: providing an easy to discover (I mean OBVIOUS) listing of their rates. Then they can say "Rates from $34.95 for the first 12 months. That's a $30/month savings off the regular price of $64.95"

When you can find a pricing table, which I did a couple of years ago for COMCAST in Seattle. I discovered the lowest rate was $20 a month less than ANY other rate. I think it may have been accessed with the link "Click here for our 'Ebola, HIV, Syphilis, Leprosy, Firday the 13th, get shot in the face' plan".

about 2 months ago

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A White House Petition for fairness with ISP deceptive pricing practices

yayoubetcha yayoubetcha writes  |  about 2 years ago

yayoubetcha (893774) writes "Another White House petition... This one, I signed. It is a proposal for a simple and prominent table of an ISPs pricing on their website. Too often the prices are designed to get a subscriber signed up for a low price for a few months then it expires and they are paying a high rate. The proposal is for a food-like "Nutritional Information" "label" for an ISPs pricing that clearly shows regular rates, special pricing, and bandwidth limits.

My mother uses email and surfs the web occasionally, and of course updates to her Windows OS. That's about it. She was paying $60 a month for 20Gbps service for two years before I called Century Link to get it reduce to 7Gbps and $40/month — still too much for her needs, but she is saving a little."

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