Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:Fool me once, shame on you... (Score 2) 252

by Foofoobar (#49098967) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."
Wait, we did fool them twice. Once with the dotcom bubble and then again with the Housing crash. Technically we fooled them several times if you take into consideration penny stocks and the federal savings and loan scandal as well. So maybe its more like 'fool me a couple dozen times, shame on my investors'

Comment: Re:Yes... (Score 1) 809

by Foofoobar (#49051969) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?
It's free as in 'beer'. The API pattern is broken as it creates an architectural cross cutting concern when scaling out. I showed this at SpringOne and coded a solution for it as well improving on existing api patterns. To date, I have all code and have coded all solutions and while people could copy and rebuild, it is going to take the awhile without me as I actually have more of a head start than they know; the code has been partially coded in spring-boot as well and improved upon in a variety of ways. This has also been shown to Apple, Paypal, Amazon, Mulesoft with equal amazement... except Amazon. They somehow were stupified like deer in headlights. But I'm not surprised as each time I talk to them, they set me up with an idiot from some other dept.

Comment: Re:Yes... (Score 1) 809

by Foofoobar (#49048403) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?
OH really? I interviewed at Netflix for an API Engineering position and had the API Manager tell me that what I had been developing on the side 'fixes alot of what we are having problems with'. They then didn't hire me but invited their entire development team to my talk the next week. I have done a talk at SpringOne 2014, been invited to talk to Mashery's development team twice and am considered the leader in API automation... but can't find work to save my life. Mind you... I'm 45 in the Valley as well. :)

+ - Students demo firefighting humanoid robot on US Navy ship->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: In fall 2014 in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Virginia Tech engineering students made history during a five-minute demo that placed an adult-sized humanoid robot with a hose in front of a live fire aboard a U.S. Navy ship.

The robot located the fire and sprayed water from the hose. Water blasted the flames.

The demo, four years in the making, is part of a new effort by the U.S. Navy to better assist sailors in fighting fires, controlling damage, and carrying out inspections aboard ships via user-controlled unmanned craft or humanoid robots. The firefighting robot is named SAFFiR, short for Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot, and the U.S. Office of Naval Research envisions a future — long off, but tangible — in which every ship has a robot as a tool for firefighters.

Link to Original Source

+ - H1B Records Being Destroyed by Feds

Submitted by Foofoobar
Foofoobar writes: On the tail of 100,000 layoffs by IBM, the Feds are deleting all long term electronic records associated with the H1B program. No reason was given and this would never have been noticed until the Labor Dept posted a note saying those records were no longer available. This directly inhibits ANY research on companies using these. What is the government trying to hide?

Comment: Re:Who's surprised by this? (Score 1) 192

The barest metal web language? seriously? maybe we have a different definition of 'metal'. If you are talking scripting languages, Groovy is going to kill everything because it's based on the JVM, can build Android apps, is used for Gradle builds, Spock and even Grails as well as shell scripting. The only thing it can't do is client side. And if you statically code it, it can even be FASTER than Java at times (believe it or not).

Comment: Who's the one with an Army? (Score 2) 825

by Foofoobar (#48952737) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas
Why do we have to give corporations anything? The US is the one with a friggin army. Go in an sieze the friggin funds and tell them tough fuckin cookies. And at the same time cut back their HB-1 visas and start negotiations. They can either start moving jobs back and hiring LOCAL developers and LOWER C-level wages, or we are going to continue to play hard ball.

Comment: Re:Lots of Interview but no job... yet (Score 3, Interesting) 45

by Foofoobar (#48656701) Attached to: Using Your Open-Source Contributions To Land a Full-Time Job
Not really. They interview me BECAUSE of my tools and development. They see what I am developing and thats the main reason they want to interview me. I remember Apples excuse was that they didn't even fully support REST yet. Amazon interviewed me 3 different times, were completely confused and in the end , rejected because I don't have a degree... regardless of the fact I'm a founding team member. PayPal just couldn't find a team to put me on. As the saying goes, it would be a comedy it it wasn't a tragedy :)

Comment: Lots of Interview but no job... yet (Score 5, Interesting) 45

by Foofoobar (#48656223) Attached to: Using Your Open-Source Contributions To Land a Full-Time Job
I created API I/O Abstraction, APIObject and API Chaining, show them working in Grails API Toolkit, am developing them out in spring-boot and have been interviewed by Amazon, Apple, Paypal, Netflix, Comcast... literally everyone but Google. But have yet to land a job. Mainly because from what I am told, my work is great but too cutting edge, just what they need but would require a rewrite, fantastic but not in the tools they want, etc etc. I'm finding you can create tools that will change the world but even if everyone agrees that they would and that they need them, they may not be ready.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke

Working...