What's next, Orcs? The oppression of Middle Earth continues!
Goddamned right; we don't need "the best programmers" we need to hire "American programmers." Look at unemployment in the US; WHY the fuck do we need to bring more people here? It's easy to train programmers in another language. They just want to fucking lower the price...
But what about those poor bacteria's feelings !?!? They're slave labor!
But three lefts do! Controlling your own network is great (e.g. my ISP doesn't let me manage my router) but if you use this on someone else's without their express permission, this is all kinds of wrong...
"Good enough" is the current megatrend. Look at everything: cheap throwaway widgets (cheaper to replace than repair) rather than ones that will last for 20+ years. Things that work rather than work well. Multi-function devices (look at your phone) that do a bunch of things OK rather than one thing GREAT. As a society we want it cheap and we want it now. Most people these days aren't willing to pay for quality. They're barely willing to pay. Thank you wal-mart.
I find it quite funny that so many slashdotters, arguably proponents of technology, turn into luddites when this topic rears up. Instead of saying no, fight for proper electronic voting technologies so we can turn this cesspool from a pseudo-republic into a real democracy and get rid of politicians altogether.
Agreed; my Droid 4 and my wife's Photon Q were the only thing we could find with real keyboards. I have tried touch keyboards for a few weeks and just could not be productive with them.
Amen. I'm amazed that people still argue about this shit; if you want to really make a difference, stop driving your fucking car. Buying a "green" phone indeed.
Since driving is a privilege and not a right, the government has the right to not license your car or even issue you a driver license. And [unfortunately] the courts have determined that the ACA directive to purchase insurance or pay a tax penalty is a tax, you're stuck with paying it or buying health care insurance...
Sure, but it's Amazon's right to try and get better prices for their consumers. And Hachette has a right to tell Amazon to get bent. And it's equally the rights of the consumer to tell Amazon to get bent, stop the Wal-Mart style strong-arming of suppliers and buy from more respecting shops. But this is America where people are only concerned about the almighty dollar and instant gratification, so they will instead continue to buy from Amazon and Wal-Mart who ultimately decimate the local economy. (full disclosure: I buy from Amazon occasionally, but more often shop at my local brick and mortar book stores)
It'd probably be a lot more efficient and cheaper to use the solar power to turn pumps for closed-loop geothermal heat - let's say you go down 10' when laying the road bed, you'll have nice comfy 50-ish degree earth to warm your de-icer. Am I crazy? (don't answer that!)
My wife would gladly work for what they are paying H-1Bs. Except that they don't want Americans. She's had the damnedest time finding work. I'm completely opposed thttp://news.slashdot.org/story/14/05/07/2214225/let-spouses-of-h-1b-visa-holders-work-in-us-says-white-house#o more work visas. We should trim them or eliminate altogether and hire Americans.
Call it whatever you want. If it sticks, it's official. Why should they get the only right to name something?
Do the same thing with power plugs; you'll thank yourself later.
Yeah, sorry, but I don't want a protocol in my car that's subject to script kiddies DoSing it. I'm sure they'll get to CAN and everything else soon, but at least for now you can't just go to a warez site and take down a car. I think the crack about Cylons was spot on.