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Worker Fired For Disabling GPS App That Tracked Her 24 Hours a Day 776

Posted by samzenpus
from the keeping-tabs-on-you dept.
An anonymous reader writes: Myrna Arias claims she was fired for refusing to run an app that would track her location even when she was off the clock. She is now suing Intermex Wire Transfer LLC in a Kern County Superior Court. Her claim reads in part: "After researching the app and speaking with a trainer from Xora, Plaintiff and her co-workers asked whether Intermex would be monitoring their movements while off duty. Stubits admitted that employees would be monitored while off duty and bragged that he knew how fast she was driving at specific moments ever since she installed the app on her phone. Plaintiff expressed that she had no problem with the app's GPS function during work hours, but she objected to the monitoring of her location during non-work hours and complained to Stubits that this was an invasion of her privacy. She likened the app to a prisoner's ankle bracelet and informed Stubits that his actions were illegal. Stubits replied that she should tolerate the illegal intrusion...."
Math

TI-84+C-Silver Edition: That C Stands For Color 198

Posted by samzenpus
from the graphing-cool dept.
skade88 writes "Do you remember those large TI-8X line of calculators with a BW display from when you were growing up and learning all about math? Yeah well, you can still get them because TI has yet to update or change their line of TI-8X calculators from their 96x64 display, processors designed in the 1980s with just a few kilobytes of user accessible memory. They still cost in the $100.00 to $150.00 range. That is all about to change now that the TI-8X line of calculators is 22 years old. Their new TI-84+C-Silver edition will come with a 320x240 16-bit color display, 3.5MB of flash ROM, and 21KB of RAM. Ars has a good preview of the device along with speculation on why it took so so so very long for TI to finally bring calculators up to a level of technology that could have been delivered a decade ago."Last month some photos and a few details of the new TI-84+C were leaked.

Comment: Pilot G Tec C4 Steel tip gel ink pen. (Score 3, Informative) 712

by God of Lemmings (#41838669) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen
This here sir, is the pen you are looking for. Anything else is just common garbage.

google search for Pilot G-Tec-C4
It comes in both 0.2mm and 0.4mm, although I would recommend 0.4mm on thinner paper.
It is a steel tip gel rollerball pen, and the ink dries fairly quick and writes evenly unless the tip is dirty,
which is a little difficult to clean. It can a fair amount of pressure while writing as well.

It somewhat recently became available in America and is available in multiple colors as well,
although I have been using them for years by importing them from other countries.

Comment: Style = Religion (Score 1) 479

by God of Lemmings (#41796957) Attached to: Does Coding Style Matter?
All I am hearing from everyone is philosophy and opinion, but in all of it there are kernels of truth. It is exactly like religion, there is no difference. With regards to what I use, the bulk of it centers around reducing the amount of time it takes to read a code block. If you can't read a code block in a couple seconds that you haven't seen for years then you're probably doing something wrong.
Bitcoin

+ - Major Bitcoin Exchange Shuts Down->

Submitted by Sabbetus
Sabbetus writes: On monday CEO of prominent Bitcoin exchange Tradehill announced that they are shutting down. Ars Technica ran a story on this stating that 'After Monday's news, the currency's value fell from $5.50 to $4.40, a decline of 20 percent.' Tradehill is returning all funds and meanwhile their competitors are fighting over who gets Tradehill's customers.
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Comment: No Correlation with Reality (Score 1) 948

by God of Lemmings (#36064890) Attached to: Why the New Guy Can't Code
As far as resumes are considered, we use them to help guide the flow of the interview a bit, but it ends there. If someone put down AJAX on their resume, it could be that either they set up a simple call through jQuery, they rolled their own AJAX library, or they're just padding their resume with keywords. So what we usually do is one continually building question, that starts out with very basic algorithms and moves through things such as SQL joins and normalization, AJAX, advanced javascript, PHP, SQL injection and input filtering. What seriously bothers me is the very large number of applications who have several years of experience, but can't work out in their head how to find the largest number in a large set of numbers.

Comment: Re:The only question I have is (Score 1) 385

by God of Lemmings (#34636506) Attached to: Firefox 4 Beta 8 Up
Ive experienced this problem 3-4 times. It seems that this is because windows does not immediately write data to disk. I believe that it may be either buffering the data, so when a crash occurs some important file nodes are missing and/or the resulting rollback of the journal undoes the entire transaction. Unfortunately its been two years since I've done any low level file code, so my memory is a little bit fuzzy with regards to it.

Comment: Tabs... (Score 1) 385

by God of Lemmings (#34636288) Attached to: Firefox 4 Beta 8 Up
So, when are they going to fix the usability issue with the changing tab width? For some time people have been complaining about the inability to put the close button on the left side of the tab. They of course refuse to do this, but they still haven't gotten that the issue is really that people just want the close button of the next tab to line up under the mouse every time you close a tab. For those who don't what i'm talking about. Download Chrome, open up enough tabs so that the tabs have to shrink to fit the window. Now close a few. You will notice that in Chrome the tabs don't resize until you move the mouse away from the button. FF4 unfortunately resizes immediately on closing, making it a pain to close more than one or two tabs at a time.

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