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Comment: Re:Marketing? (Score 1) 239

by CODiNE (#48648767) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

The destruction to their internal network is very real and expensive. The private information leaked will have very real consequences and is already causing legal problems for them. While they can come out ahead on this if very lucky, they could also be be up way behind. If the movie is leaked and Sony never officially releases it then they come out 100% at a loss from all this. They're definitely losing hundreds of millions on the IT breach alone.

Comment: Re:Knowledge is power (Score 1) 604

by CODiNE (#48605725) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

A few speed bumps should take care of it. Get the people on both ends of the block to vote against the people in the middle who have to pass each one every time. Tyranny of the Majority trumps Tragedy of the Commons.

But then freeway drivers could organize and prevent the speed bumps.

Ummmm... And then come winter the gorillas freeze to death.

Comment: Re:Radical thought here (Score 1) 307

by CODiNE (#48593839) Attached to: Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Colleges hate letting people skip intro classes. And usually allow only one class to be skipped. When skilled students take intro classes it makes a lot of money for the school. Also you don't want native foreign language speakers testing their way to a degree in their own language.

Comment: A bit impressed. (Score 1) 515

by CODiNE (#48581655) Attached to: Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

Is it known what kind of phone/OS/app she was using? I was under the impression that most built in video recording apps wait until the end of the video before they start uploading. In my mind if a cop stopped you while recording they'd have time to end and delete before it even starts uploading. Many phones record at 720p or 1080p making the files much larger making a cellular transfer take much longer than the video length.

I was planning to do some research to find an app that would live transmit while recording to be ready for just such a scenario. Do the built in video apps hold off on their delete until the file is backed up?

Comment: Re:Motives (Score 1) 105

by CODiNE (#48561829) Attached to: Seeking Coders, Tech Titans Turn To K-12 Schools

Great. With the state of security on the Internet we need a wider pool of developers to sift the wheat from the chaff. Too many guys getting paid to do what they can't. With the current security awareness going on, and retailers starting to get sued by banks there may finally be hope for a bit of improvement.

Comment: Re:Where are your ancestors from? (Score 1) 107

by CODiNE (#48500947) Attached to: Interviews: Adora Svitak Answers Your Questions

It is a common scenario where one would be offending for showing "interest" in others. Personally I AM interested in learning about other cultures and backgrounds but have to remember it's not always the right time to ask.

I'm deaf, so at times it gets annoying having to explain over and over how much I can hear, how I can speak clearly, do I consider myself deaf or "hard of hearing" over and over.

However I don't interpret that as aggression against deaf people, I realize they are curious and lacking a bit of tact.

I'm sure there's books on etiquette and conversation warning not to ask about such things. Good luck changing the direction of society on that one.

Comment: Re:Obvious guy says (Score 4, Interesting) 223

by CODiNE (#48389961) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Programming Education Resources For a Year Offline?

Lived in the third world a few years. A long term project will protect your sanity and prevent home sickness.

Ex-pats tend to fill their evenings with either pirate movies or drinking. I had lots of friends and plenty of personal growth experiences, but boredom can be a real problem in the downtime.

Having a bucket list of things you've wanted to do is a great idea.

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll invite himself over for dinner. - Calvin Keegan