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Comment: Re:Yeah! (Score 4, Insightful) 514

by TigerTime (#48879971) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Definitely agree on this one topic. We need to quit outsourcing our jobs overseas and importing temporary labor. Especially when there are people graduating in these degrees locally. I've noticed a serious trend over the last 10 years at my corporation where they use either contractors overseas, or just hire local contractors. And of course all the local contractors are super cheap foreign labor with H1-B visas. They have NO desire to make quality products because they don't plan on working for their contract long (because they know they are essentially working for experience as opposed to salary). All they want is a few years of experience and then bolt for better pay.

However, the corporation i work for will just sub them out and hire more contractors at bargain base prices and moving forward. Overall, American workers are getting screwed. our customers are getting a shitty product, corporations are loving the super cheap labor, and foreigners are getting experience that they can take back to their homeland, which long term does not help America way ahead of other countries in these fields.

Comment: Re:TI calculators are not outdated, just overprice (Score 1) 359

by TigerTime (#47825919) Attached to: How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

This is why entire schools or school districts should sign contracts with certain vendors of calculators. If a district picked a certain brand, then different teachers would be able to work together or with the vendor that sold them on how to do certain things on them. Teachers could call a support line to get help and so on.

The only way that change will happen is if there is competition in the market. And the only way that's going to happen is if entire school districts start diversifying what they're using.

Comment: Re:Client or Server side? (Score 2) 161

by TigerTime (#47811323) Attached to: New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

You can't scale it on the client side, because one of the core reasons for doing this is to NOT download large images for areas were a mobile connectivity is a factor. So you can't scale it down unless you've already downloaded the large version. This wouldn't work.

You have to ONLY download the correct size you need.

This could be done manually with tags, which seems to be the chosen route. However I think what "bobbied" suggested above would be a good automated way of doing it. Say you set up a meta tag using the media queries in the HTML to be "mobile conscious". Then anytime it ran across an , the browser would request images as such: "GET image.jpg?max-width=18em" (or however else the developer defined the meta tags). The web server (which would also need to be aware of this type of request), would then return back a certain sized image. This would require the least amount of effort by the developers and would just need support by the browsers and web servers.

Comment: Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (Score 1) 76

by TigerTime (#47731839) Attached to: Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

That's what should have been done 5+ years ago. We've moved well beyond that. However i do disagree in the method that they are moving forward with of competing technologies. It should be something like "Bluetooth 5.0" that supports Audio and Video. Frankly, if Bluetooth had really kept up, we wouldn't need these diverging methods.

Comment: Re:Company Culture (Score 4, Informative) 307

by TigerTime (#47180391) Attached to: GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch

"More than half of those officials were executives, and Ms. Barra said five other GM employees have been disciplined but remain with the company. Ms. Barra wouldn't identify the employees by name, except to confirm that two low-ranking engineers involved with the design of the defective switch were dismissed. Also fired were lawyers and officials responsible for safety and dealings with regulators"

Do you know what you're talking about?

Comment: Re:"GM thinks" there's your problem. (Score 4, Insightful) 216

by TigerTime (#46984831) Attached to: GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

How about this: They provide BOTH options and we'll see which one is more popular in 2 years.

Whichever car company makes it easy for my phone to be the brains of the entertainment system, and their screen just be a dumb terminal for my phone's data will get to sell me a new car.

Comment: Re:And still linux sucks (Score 2, Interesting) 202

While a valid excuse, that's another reason why Linux is still "not there" yet. The fact that there were only a couple legit games for it proves it's still in it's fetal stages of becoming a consumer OS. It's got a long way to go. Valve was a huge shot in the arm though. They are the best thing to happen to Linux in awhile.

Comment: Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (Score 0) 1116

by TigerTime (#46698283) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

So is it OK to have a "hate campaign" on businessmen that want to suppress the rights of others to bear firearms?

What about my right to smoke where I please? Walk nude where I please? Drink liquor where I please? Spend my money how I please, as opposed to having it seized through income taxes to support government programs that I don't necessarily support. I would guess you're ok about being a bigot in those instances and limiting my rights, right?

Comment: Re:Why all this governmental intrusion? (Score 1) 734

by TigerTime (#45143703) Attached to: Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

You obviously don't really understand libertarianism. The government should stay out of people's personal lives. Yes. But what you fail to understand is that your liberties quickly deteriorate when they encroach on other people's liberties. Harassment isn't a PERSONAL right. That's just stupid to even think that anyone's political belief would be OK with harassment.

And secondly, they weren't arrested for the Facebook posts specifically. They were already building a case based off of their harassment while the other girl was alive. This was simply more evidence that they were a liability to society because the Facebook post showed an obvious lack of remorse for being indirectly responsible for a suicide.

I'm not surprised you posted this as anonymous. Just a ridiculous post.

Comment: Re:its not news yet (Score 5, Insightful) 177

by TigerTime (#44171545) Attached to: MagicPlay: the Open Source AirPlay

Slashdot.org is not a newsfeed for Pintrest and Best Buy shoppers. It's for technical people that are interest in geeky stuff that may or may be available at your local retailer yet.

All standards come out long before actual products. 4K TV? 802.11ac? MiraCast? All these are technologies that are built on standards that have just been introduced in the last couple years. Yet people on here have been talking about them before products are actually introduced? Why? Because this is a fucking website geared toward shit like that.

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