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Comment: Re:Humerous?` (Score 1) 270

by Higaran (#49494105) Attached to: FBI Accuses Researcher of Hacking Plane, Seizes Equipment
I could almost understand if this guy was frustrated because he found exploits and then tried to go to Boeing/Airbus and then got stonewalled. My next step would just be to go to some news outlet, they would pick up a story about planes not being safe in a second, not scare the shit out of everyone on a plane that your on.

Comment: Re:The only reason this SWATTING nonsense works (Score 1) 246

by Higaran (#49416323) Attached to: Watching a "Swatting" Slowly Unfold
Ok, so what do you you expect the police to do? They got a call of a bomb threat with hostages, I think they did the right thing. If they send in one untrained patrol cop, and it was real and everyone gets killed, then everyone would be saying they didn't do enough. They called in people that are trained to handle these situations.

Comment: They pretty much tried this already (Score 2) 66

So they are trying to say we can play the next Halo or Assassins creed game on the xbox, then jump to pc or phone. Realistically that's never going to happen, what will happen is you can take the companion app that alot of games have now, and write that to every platform, so you can run them anywhere. Games that a great on one platform NEVER translate well to a different one, a game that is great on your 5 in phone, will suck ass while playing it on the xbox, and vise versa.

Comment: Re:NO (Score 1) 291

by Higaran (#49056727) Attached to: Should We Really Try To Teach Everyone To Code?
That will happen, but when the stuff you can buy at walmart will cost you $5 instead of the $1.50 it costs now. Yes I'm sure you can make $80000 the first year as a programmer, but how much school debt do you have, and if the current pool of programmers increased 2 or 3 fold, do you seriously think the average will still be $80000?

Comment: NO (Score 1) 291

by Higaran (#49056503) Attached to: Should We Really Try To Teach Everyone To Code?
We need to stop wasting our time thinking that everyone needs to know code, or some other high computer skills. What we need are people learning how to drive trucks I'm not talking about a pickup, I'm talking about commercial tractor trailers. In the US the next big workforce shortage is going the be drivers holding a CDL license, it almost already is, or is depending on who your talking to. I manage a small trucking company and I don't have near enough drivers, I know of companies that need to hire thousands of drivers ever year to replace their current ones that will retire with in the next 10 years. The bubble of the low cost shipping will burst soon, because there will not be enough drivers to move everything, so the only products that move will be the ones that pay the most. I'm not trying to sound like a recruiter or anything but ANYONE can go to a trucking school and take a few month class for $5000 or less and make $50000 their first year. We need to stop telling all our young kids that they need to go to college because they really don't, there are plenty of jobs that don't require degrees that you can make good money in, if your willing to get your hands a little dirty. The self driving trucks are realistically decades away, for cars I'm sure they will come sooner, but I guarantee that there won't be any trucks driving cross country by themselves for a while still.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming