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Comment: Re:From the Phoronix site: (Score 3, Informative) 349

by LordNimon (#47385351) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

I'm a Qualcomm employee working on the Linux kernel. Qualcomm has a very thorough vetting process for publishing open source code. I would have to see the file in question to be sure, but it appears that someone in Qualcomm messed up and allowed that C file to be published. It probably should have had the Proprietary line deleted, although I have a suspicion that the file was copied from some actual proprietary code and should never have been submitted.

Comment: Re:Controllers for PC? (Score 1) 174

That is interesting given that my brother and my cousin - both big into gaming - use PC-style controls with their Xbox because they feel it gives them an edge over users of the Xbox controller.

This doesn't make any sense. There are no PC-style controllers that work on an Xbox. You can plug in a keyboard and a mouse, but they work very poorly on an Xbox. Now, there are third-party controllers that have some enhancements (extra buttons in different locations, etc). But I would not call them "PC-style" controllers.

Comment: Just say it isn't about your age (Score 2) 274

by LordNimon (#46915293) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

rent-a-limo-and-go-clubbing night, weekends in Tahoe, Burning Man, in-office happy hour

I'm 44 now, and I have never wanted to go to Burning man. A weekend in Tahoe might be okay. In-office happy hours, however, are just a gathering with your co-workers for about an hour in a conference room with free food and beer. Almost all of the companies I've worked for (of all sizes) have people of all ages, and these happy hours were a nice, quick break. I wouldn't fear them.

I honestly think you won't have a problem fitting in. Being the only person to show up early in the morning without a hangover might be to your advantage, anyway.

Comment: Re:How DARE you propose NOT to allow this? (Score 1) 146

by LordNimon (#46362409) Attached to: UK Government Proposes Rules To Allow 'Three-Parent Embryos'

Is the proposed law limited to mitochondrial DNA? And even if it is, how long before that restriction is lifted in another law? Once you start down this road, there's no going back. The end result is obvious: a world like Gattaca, where every unborn child will need his DNA tampered just to get a job.

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?

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