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Comment: Re:Wish he would create Galt's Gulch (Score 1) 431

by Lunix Nutcase (#48655821) Attached to: How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Apparently what you "know" about Rand's philosophy is not what Rand thought.

It sure matches how she acted and that's all that really matters.

"I've got mine so fuck you" is the opposite of Rand's philosophy.

And yet all the Randroids espouse such a philosophy.

She thought the only type of moral relationships were win-win relationships - "I can only get mine when you get yours".

Thanks for the laugh.

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Nerval's Lobster writes So you've worked on an open-source project, and you want to leverage that experience to move your career forward. In theory, there's no reason an employer should shun your experience, just because you did the project from home on your own time. But how can you actually leverage that project contribution into a full-time gig (assuming you want one, of course)? Developer Jeff Cogswell offers some tips: First, make sure that any project you present on your resume is a good one; pointy-haired bosses have a nasty habit of attribute the less-than-stellar elements of a project to you, even if you weren't responsible for them. Second, be prepped to talk about deadlines, bug reports and fixes just as if the project were something you'd done for a job instead of just the pleasure of contributing to something cool. Those are just a few of the ways to use open source to your advantage, but others abound.

Comment: Re:Who will get (Score 1) 359

by Lunix Nutcase (#48655791) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down

SOME US theaters pulled the plug.

"Some"? The theaters that pulled the plug represent the vast majority of theaters in the country.

Heck, they could have gotten dozens of smaller distributors, looking to make a start! And small independent theaters would have jumped at the chance to show something the big corporations would not.

Except even independent theaters pulled the movie as well.

Comment: Re:Wish he would create Galt's Gulch (Score 1) 431

by Lunix Nutcase (#48655505) Attached to: How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Perhaps read the novel and learn something of the philosophy before criticising it.

I'm pretty sure everyone already knows plenty about the "I've got mine so fuck you" philosophy of the Randroids. If I wanted to read juvenile fiction to bore myself some day, I'd just read a Stephanie Meyer novel. At least she eventually gets to the point.

Comment: Re:Intercepting encrypted communications! OMG! (Score 1) 89

Since you assign God-like powers to the NSA, give up now because nothing is secure.

Subverting standards and products is not having a God-like power. It's well within the means of a nation-state agency with an unlimited black budget. Their own documents even prove this.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759