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Comment Good thing I didn't have the money for S7 (Score 1) 126

Looks like the smart thing is to not buy a new, just rolled out phone or tablet, Samsung or any other brand. Apple too has had its share of fails, even though none so explosive as this one. Good thing that economic reality has forced me to lag a generation or two behind the state of the art a long time ago :)

Comment Re:Rogue scientists? Riiight... (Score 1) 213

Yes, I'm sure all the dead Iraqis and Syrians would agree with you that the US foreign policy is extremely humane. Also Boers were quite satisfied with their treatment in British concentration camps. And of course the latest german attempt at spreading enlightement and western culture in the wild eastern steppes were very welcome by the 20 million dead Russians, Belorussians and Ukrainians. Wake up, man. The fact that we've mastered propaganda doesn't make us more humane. And really, it doesn't even take an evil man to do extreme wrong, all that is needed is a noble goal and a lot of blind determination. Just remember eugenics - how noble the goal, and how deplorable the results were.

Comment We'll have to suck it up and learn to drive (Score 1) 748

When you meet a driver who will risk a collision rather than tollerate traffic infractions in others, what do you tell him? That he should stop driving by the rules? Hardly. No matter what you think about it, he's in the right and safe (from prosecution) as long as it's not him violating the rules. The same goes for driverless cars. Once you teach them to break the rules and one of them will get into an accident while being in violation, all driverless cars will be in trouble. Another positive result of this bevaior is that the more of such hardasses there will be on the roads, the safer the other drivers will be forced to drive in order not to cause a collision. In the end everybody will drive safer and less people will get hurt.

Comment Re:Drone It (Score 1) 843

Are you kidding? Organized war is what we did since ancient Sumer (blasted Mesopotamia, it was trouble then and it is trouble now) and I don't see a reason to stop now. A global war would be a bit tricky, or at least too short for anyone to really profit from it because of nuclear weapons, but I don't see a reason why this year's Ukrainian campaign couldn't turn into a real war. The Russians already have a lot of weapons and 'vacationers' in there, it just needs a couple thousands well-equipped NATO 'vacationers' and we're good to go. I'm sure the Baltic states plus Poland would be happy to provide those... Give "The Guns of August" a try - it's really good at explaining how easy it is to start a war, and how difficult it is to stop one, once the armies start moving. Also "Red Storm Rising" is quite interesting, if you prefer fiction.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: What would be the effect of a tech bubble burst for tech careers?

An anonymous reader writes: I just reached a senior level in a tech career and I've been doing pretty much a bit of everything, e.g. software architecture, full stack dev, eng. related specific dev, consultancy, etc. So I'm at a point where I want to start focusing on something that has a good development path, i.e. I won't struggle finding a job, it'll be fairly paid and it'll allow me to move up in responsibility (bigger teams, more difficult projects) if I want to.

It seems like we might be heading into a new tech bubble (,

Based on your experience of the .com collapse and your predictions for the current market, is there any path you wouldn't recommend (or strongly recommend) if this bubble goes pop? What were the roles most affected when the .com bubble burst back in 2000 and would it be any different this time? Is there anything you can do to be better prepared, such as focusing on broader techs rather than niche techs, etc.

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