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Comment: Re:ya'll a bunch of lazy slobs! (Score 2) 106

by LWATCDR (#47968075) Attached to: Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

Actually Neil Armstrong never punched anybody he was always known to be a real gentleman and always seemed to live to a very high standard.
Buzz Aldrin is the one that punched the idiot Lunar Loon.
Frankly I am really torn over who, out of the two I admire most.

BTW Adam Curry should never been seen or heard from again in the tech community IMHO.

Comment: Re:no, they can't order that (Score 1) 503

by LWATCDR (#47965523) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

"In the US, we have this thing called the 5th amendment so no one can be compelled to provide a password which, if used, may incriminate them."
Actually that has not be proven in the courts yet.
For example they can under a court order demand all email communications.
The 5th only states that you can not be forced to testify or provide evidence.
For example if you are asked where do you keep your kiddie porn you do not have to answer.
But if they asked what computers you have used you do.
The reqirement to decrypt an hard drive seems to be along the lines of having surrender your email or bank records.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 455

by LWATCDR (#47948655) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

I have seen it a lot in the arts.
Gay men trying hook up with straight men and accepting that their advances are unwanted.
Straight women trying to hook up with gay men that are just not interested.
Straight men hitting on straight women that are not interested.
Straight women hitting on married or men in committed relationship.

You name it and it has probably happened.

Comment: Re:There's actually a robust solution available. (Score 1) 334

by LWATCDR (#47935681) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Those are hard to come by. Might I suggest a computer running OpenBSD?
Lock it down so they do not have access to root and you should be pretty secure as far as malware. OpenBSD is very secure and frankly desktop malware does not target the 6 people using OpenBSD for desktops.
The odds of them getting exploited is very low.

Comment: And this is news? (Score 2) 950

by LWATCDR (#47927589) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

First of all is anyone shocked by this? Really people you think this is news? I mean next you tell me that Sun is hot.
Second this needs to be put under the politics category.

I hide Politics on Slashdot so I do not have too see this kind of story.
It is not that I am not interested in political news, the reason is that the quality of comments and editing on anything political on Slashdot is so bad.

If you disagree on the quality that is fine but Slashdot let's the users hide categories for a reason. Helpful hint editors while it does not apply to this story if the word Republican or Democrat are in the title it is politics.

Comment: Re:Let's see your portfolio. (Score 1) 391

by LWATCDR (#47926359) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

I often make the mistake that people are as smart and as sensible as I am.

The original question was "If I want to be a developer is a Liberal Arts degree better than a CS degree.

The simple truth is even if someone has worked on a FOSS project you just don't know if they actually understand Computer Science. They might be completely self taught and know as much as someone with a CS degree or they may just know how to hack code.
A good code hacker might do fine but struggle with a race condition in multi threaded code or may not even know what a hash table is. Someone with a degree should know how to deal with both as would someone that did a good job at self educating.
So yes experience can trump a degree but I did say "Two people fresh out of college." So yea that is what I said.

BTW in College I did take class in critical thinking. I did very well in the class. In fact I got an A.

I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman