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Comment: Re:get rid of salary pay / make it have a high lev (Score 1) 477

by blahbooboo (#46714107) Attached to: New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

In the 1980's, IBM (among others) invested lots of money to have legislation passed that makes programmers, engineers, and sysadmins into "salaried professionals" so that they wouldn't have to pay overtime.

What legislation was this specifically that forced these folks to be "salaried" because I never heard of such a thing?

+ - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

Submitted by wbr1
wbr1 (2538558) writes "It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."

+ - CowboyNeal Locked In Basement For Opposing Slashdot Beta-> 23

Submitted by Robotron23
Robotron23 (832528) writes "Slashdot's finest editor to date has been mercilessly locked in a basement filled with fuzzy dice Dice created to furnish Google's self-driving cars. Screaming, followed by sounds of frenzied masturbation, have been reported from the subterranean dungeon. "There's no way enough ejaculatory fluid is getting sprayed on our dice to make us care about this deluded protestor's opinion." a Dice executive commented earlier. Former Slashdot owner turned professional millionaire Robert Malda, expressed support: "No porn. More dice than a casino. Lame.""
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Comment: What!? No mention of War Games! (Score 2, Insightful) 165

by blahbooboo (#45773481) Attached to: A Short History of Computers In the Movies

For kids of the 1980s this movie was first exposure towards the medium. Additionally it heralded the dawn of the hacker and government misunderstanding of the hacker capabilities -- specifically some of the problems Kevin Mitnick faced. Really surprised it wasn't mentioned.

Comment: Bitcoin is it just a scheme? (Score 0) 285

by blahbooboo (#45355693) Attached to: Security Breach Forces Bitcoin Bank To Halt Operations

Having watched this bitcoin project/program/scheme (whatever) unfold the last couple years it seems like a money making fraud scheme. I still don't fully understand how it works, it's extremely confusing to actually try to use the "currency", why someone can just say a bitcoin is worth X dollars, and you can create money by "mining" for it with a graphics card. It feels like something created by criminal entities which will eventually collapse or found to be fraudulent....

One of the most overlooked advantages to computers is... If they do foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little. -- Joe Martin