Pathetic actually. There are three or four nicks hated at slashdot.
COBOL is easy imho. Assembler on mainframes or PCs is fun. But I have an easy job, close to retirement, so I really don't care if there's a shortage. Funny enough to watch organizations spending hundreds of millions to replace existing systems, rather than training in-house for skills lacking. Really, know how to program in a few languages? Picking up a new, well, old an one, is easy.
I actually read the articles, even if I don't post a comment.
but imho, cops should have cameras. And a fake off button.
Having lived in LA, Seattle, Toronto, and Winnipeg, amongst other places. You might enjoy https://twitter.com/madisontra... during rush hour in Central time zone
Back in the mid-80s, Fox bought a software system from Warner Brothers. (I was there at the time at Fox, and there was an intern from a Warner exec who was a pain...liked tagging stuff) Murdoch was considered an idiot by Fox employees. He ran out of gas on a holiday in LA, called up the studio, and had the only security guard on duty come out to help out. Oh yeah, there was a Die Hard movie filmed at a skyscraper in Century City owned by Fox. They didn't want to add enough any inches for a raised floor computer room, so they left it where it was.
Tandem was awesome for where I worked, Power failure (circa 1999 in Seattle) and every other computer failed. It stayed up. Weird OS though.
Half those Indian phrases I understood. Of course, I'm a way old Canuck. Some were odd, or unknown.
Odd. I was always told phone rings on cell phones are phony, just an artifice.
"US Customs agents now have free reign to search through all the photos of your personal life, emails to your friends and family, all the e-books you have purchased, and your entire music library."
https://www.aclunc.org/issues/technology/blog/the_privacy_of_your_laptop_at_international_borders.shtml makes interesting reading, or http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/05/crossing_border.html
An alternative used by my grandfather was to use the shoulder of the road, and pass the oncoming car on the passenger side. Of course, that got priceless looks of terror from the oncoming driver.
Just an fyi: 5 is not the limit for mod points. I usually have 15.
I should point out that slashdot used to not show where links went to before you clicked on them. goat.cx sorta links used to get people clicking on it all the time. Sorta stupid to try it now.