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Comment: Re:lol (Score 0) 640

by jellomizer (#49610003) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

That didn't seem like a trap at all.
Let's put a contest to offend a violent extremest group, and let's place it in Texas, where the kids are taught to shoot a gun before they can read.
I guess they could have been less subtitle. They could have had a jihadist entrance clearly marked with a heavy spiked wall, with visible gears.

Comment: Do guidance counselors help students hack? (Score 0) 229

"He could have very easily come to one of his counselors and asked for help"

Guidance counselors are the biggest wast in the school systems.
Either you are Ivy League material and you are smart enough to deal with the rest of the stuff, or they say you should consider vocational training.
I remember having to show my guidance counselor how I can make my schedule work. Because she just couldn't do it herself.

So if he went for help what are they going do? Not change his grade, at best you can form a relationship, so she may leave with the computer logged in where you change the grade there.

Comment: Re:Hahah (Score 4, Insightful) 229

Big boy games?
He was trying to change a high school grade?
He didn't realize it was harder to do it then it seems on TV, he probably thought he was some great hacker because he helped with a DDOS.
Then he got frustrated so he lit the computer on fire?

This doesn't sound like the actions of an adult. It sounds like the action of a standard undeveloped brain of a teenager.
Should he be punished. Yes, probably expelled from school, or in his case forced to take the year over again, and insure his transcripts for his high school tenure give him solid D-'s.

Comment: Re:How many gender professors to screw in light bu (Score 2, Insightful) 297

Well gender studies (back in my day it was called women's study) is in general I hate men, see how bad men are and how great woman are.
In general when I find people complaining how they are being treated unfairly, it is usually because they are not performing as well as the others.

Comment: Re:Linus Wins (Score 1) 72

Microsoft had made software for Macs, and even Unix systems. I remember IE 4 for Solaris.
So yes Linus wins... But so what it isn't that big of a deal anymore. We are not as closely tied to our operating systems as we were 10 years ago.
Most of the stuff we needed apps for in the past are available via the web (are they trade offs yes, but this is the way it is) the actual app developers are getting wiser to multi-platform development. And are not touting they undying love affair with the OS. Microsoft cannot afford to be windows only,

Comment: Re:Make me an offer (Score 2) 223

by jellomizer (#49599501) Attached to: Want 30 Job Offers a Month? It's Not As Great As You Think

Many of these offers are for temporary positions. Where they want you to make this program and then you are out of work. Sometimes they are jobs for pie in the sky type of projects. "The killer app!" Without much understanding on the limited functionality of computing, or the practicality.
These jobs are career poison, and should be avoided.

Also these spam jobs are an attempt to try to pickup a low ball offer. Sr. Software Architect for 60k.

Comment: Masstransit is more energy efficient than personal (Score 5, Insightful) 279

by jellomizer (#49586303) Attached to: New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving

Nothing really too new. If you take the bus and the bus is full you are more efficient for the work being performed.
Most of the energy goes into moving the actual machine, only a small fraction goes into moving its content.

That is why the Train shipping companies advertise 1 gallon of fuel, for 500 miles per Ton of goods.

Comment: Re:Technology allows (Score 1) 630

by jellomizer (#49585343) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers

If you are a big organization. You have a lot of projects to go on. So if your organization is smart, you will have small teams working on each project. If the organization is stupid, then it has a large team working on a single project to try to get it done quicker.

The problem is when the organization is stupid, and it has a big team working on a single project, they find that it becomes too expensive to progress so they don't see the value of the individual. if they get small teams They will see far more output and the value of these skilled individuals.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.