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Comment: Re:America, land of the free... (Score 1) 720

by Splab (#48545679) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Easy on the clackson there soldier.

He said in the EU, if you are applying for a visa from outside, you are obviously not, within the EU. Granted, he is still sorta wrong, if you have a conviction, it will generally expire on your rep sheet, unless you are applying for anything that requires working with children, security or any such like positions.

Comment: Re:These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (Score 1) 132

by Splab (#48376293) Attached to: Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

Denmark is a good example, they are not to be flown within 150m of any building.

Interestingly enough, this is not a problem for R/C enthusiasts, but drone "operators" seem to think they can do as they damn well choose.

Have had people do low flyover with their drone, no marking, no information on how to get hold of them and they are not flying in line of sight, if that fucker crashes into someone and causes bodily harm, its near impossible to pin responsibility.

Comment: Re:Tax collection for hire (Score 1) 200

by Splab (#48332037) Attached to: Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deals

Well the positive thing about the EU finally getting involved is they have no trouble dealing out billion dollar fines.

But this goes *way* beyond Amazon. The director of the department where the lady in charge of investigating this (Magrethe Vestager) is the former prime minister of Luxembourg and *might* be deeply involved with the tax evasion.

Some very interesting times ahead, especially for Luxembourg...

Comment: Re:fascinating... (Score 1) 81

by Splab (#48293033) Attached to: Drones Over Greenland Give Insight To Pollution's Effects On Melting

Screw New York, at least it was only parts of the city.

As it looks now, most of Miami and big parts of southern Florida will be permanently flooded, yet you guys are still building in the lower areas. Some estimates that a sandy sized storm hitting Florida in the right spot could have the global insurance industry collapsing over night.

Comment: Re:Breaking the stranglehold of other countries (Score 1) 332

by Splab (#48276429) Attached to: Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years

Why would we want to keep them around for that contingency? The post you are replying to is correctly stating that we are self sufficient in gas and oil.

Also, if Denmark ever went to war with Russia, we would be wiped off the map in the first few hours as we are a strategic staging point for the US and allies (Basically, everyone where pointing nukes at Denmark during the cold war).

Comment: Re:Find a better excuse (Score 3, Informative) 89

by Splab (#48273061) Attached to: Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Warg Faces Danish Jail Time

You know how we know you are from the US? Because you are talking out of your fucking ass!

Here in Denmark, they have stopped suing random torrent users, because it is impossible to show that the owner of the connection has in fact done the deed. The only people to have been sued lately are those whom either originally uploaded a torrent (and can be proven to have done so) or people making money of of it.

Now the trial here is going to go to Landsretten, and most likely to HÃjesteret (Supreme court) *and* if Wargs lawyer is any good, it will probably also end up in human rights court; there are so many bad things about it, it is probably the worst case of injustice ever (even if he has in fact done anything wrong).

Comment: Re:Ob (Score 3, Insightful) 229

by Splab (#48144107) Attached to: The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

1. Just because you work on something for a year, doesn't mean it's good (in fact, most successful startups will tell you to ship early and see if you are on the right track).
2. 4.99 is a lot of money for an app, it might be the second coming of Jesus - but most people will look for a 99 cent alternative.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 986

No idea what QS is, but looking at MIT vs. Bologna it's quite clear it's an American company and that there is no obvious reason for their decision in ranking (Both have top marks in the 4 common categories, but by the looks of things MIT have decided to pay for additional "information", which normally gets you ranked higher).

Comment: Re:So, it has come to this. (Score 4, Informative) 742

by Splab (#48085131) Attached to: Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Ah bullshit, but thanks for playing.

We have unions in Denmark and you can fire people easy enough. And then there are countries like France, where you can't fire people at all, not thanks to unions.

The unions in the US have way too much power, and that is a business stifling problem; but that doesn't mean unions are a bad thing.

Comment: Re:List the STL? Seriously? (Score 0) 479

by Splab (#47978443) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Also, it is a good opening for discussing specifics, why use one or the other, what problems have you experienced using that container etc.

And to answer OP; There can be myriads of reasons why you are not getting a job, but just reading this short introduction to who you are, I already know I'm not hiring you. You seem to think having a Ph.D entitles you - I'd rather hire someone with a solid foundation in theoretical CS, but with years of practical experience; that is someone who got a or perhaps a masters, but worked her ass off getting pratical experience. People with a Ph.D is quite often not a good fit in a work environment, you tend to have a very very good knowledge of a very specific field and in CS that is basically a death sentence - we want people who gets excited about all the new shiny, yet still have the fundamental understanding CS.

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