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Comment This was pretty dumb of the workers (Score 1) 54

I don't know. I mean I work at a place that requires some form of secrecy in the form of NDAs and only talk to your close family about what you do. My employer regularly looks at employee public facing social media to look for stuff like this because it's a big deal, and every year one idiot seems to get fired or suspended because of this. It's not out of the ordinary. Your employer hires you to do a job and while you're on their property you have to follow their rules. They even went so far as to make their own intranet version of Facebook locally so people could share these things to other employees only... Nobody really uses it of course but it was a big enough deal to consider making their own social media platform for internal use.

Comment Re:Okay (Score 1) 108

How do they groom all the thousands of people who work for them though, especially the people who truly love computer science? And why does it benefit them to wear these types of reality-blinders? This will inevitably drive a wedge between them and reality, causing them to lose clients by not understanding them.

Comment Earplugs (Score 1) 467

Don't know about you but when I'm dragged to the theater I always bring earplugs. You hear the movie fine and cut out the noise of everyone around you. I hated sitting through the ads but didn't pay attention (because they're ads) so I didn't know what they were about. Someone I was with said it spoiled who was a good guy and who was a bad guy in the movie.
 
Anyway I'm usually just talking with people during all that crap and just pay attention when the movie is on. Normally I check those sites that tell you when e movie actually starts and the preroll ends but we were with someone who really had to see the trailers and garbage. (Personally I find trailers are just condensed spoiler reels so I never watch.) Yeah going to the movies blows. I would have rather waited for the home video but by then I imagine the whole thing would be spoiled, not that I heard anything about the movie until I got there. It was fun. A New Hope but for a new generation.

Comment Seems only natural (Score 2) 126

It's being developed for a non-DirectX *nix based platform with common architecture compared to the PC. Makes me wonder why more PS4 games don't make it to Linux? Probably because it costs money, but surely it's easier than bringing PS4 games to Windows. I guess we just need a larger Linux/SteamOS install base.

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US Navy's $700 Million Mine-drone Won't Hunt (cnn.com) 92

New submitter ripvlan writes: CNN reports that a $700 million mine hunting system created by Lockheed Martin doesn't perform as expected. From the article: "The Remote Minehunting System, or RMS, was developed for the Navy's new littoral combat ship. But the Defense Department's Office of Operational Test & Evaluation says the drone hunting technology was unable to consistently identify and destroy underwater explosives during tests dating back to September 2014. ... In theory, the drone is deployed from the LCS towing sonar detection into suspected underwater minefields. The drone should then identify mines and communicate information about their whereabouts to the ship in real time so the explosives can be avoided or destroyed. But the program has come under fire from lawmakers after a series of testing failures, including continued performance issues and "RMS mission package integration challenges," according to the Defense Department's Office of Operational Test & Evaluation's 2014 annual report."

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