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Comment: "Engineer" (Score 5, Insightful) 78

by carbuck (#48837443) Attached to: Engineer Combines Xbox One, PS4 Into Epic 'PlayBox' Laptop
An actual engineer would have at least figured out a way to make 1 optical drive read discs from both systems. At least use the electronics from each optical drive with the lasers mounted on opposite sides, so they don't bump into each other. Wait, I don't get paid enough for this sort of thing.

Comment: Re:Why do I care what Harrison Ford thinks? (Score 5, Insightful) 299

by carbuck (#48591497) Attached to: Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"
Actually, I would guess that judging movie scripts had a big effect on his fame, as he has managed to pick some some pretty good movies to be involved with. If he had, instead, chosen crappy movie scripts, I'm sure that no amount of good acting would help advance his fame. If he thought the sequel script was bad, I doubt he would waste his time on it, as he doesn't need the fame, and probably doesn't need the cash.

Comment: Re:Should of never got rid of other OS and outsorc (Score 1) 97

by carbuck (#47745077) Attached to: Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down
These "hackers" hit Blizzard servers, then PSN servers. How do you know they won't hit MSN Live servers sometime between now and next weekend? Sounds like a bunch of kids out to make a name for themselves. The best way to attract attention is to hit the most popular servers, MSN Live being one. I don't see MSN Live players complaining about loss of service... yet..

Comment: Re:Should of never got rid of other OS and outsorc (Score 2) 97

by carbuck (#47744057) Attached to: Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down
Someone who has enough skill to use the Other OS function probably has enough skill to install CFW. None of the people that I know that actually use Other OS are currently affected by the removal of Other OS. Script kiddies attacking PSN doesn't affect Sony as much as it affects the users that play online or pay for the service.

Comment: Re:Job Hopping (Score 1) 282

by carbuck (#47389201) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?
I'll be honest, if you were the hiring manager at my company, you would be the first one out the door. Although experience is awesome, new people always come in ready to work, and they always present fresh ideas. When I hire, I don't really consider their length of employment as much as I do their skills. And, to be totally honest, I'd prefer to hire someone with 1 or 2 years of experience in my industry as compared to someone that had 25 years. The person with 1 or 2 years is usually more flexible and ready to learn, whereas the person with 25 years will always expect things to operate like their last job. I would be curious as to why someone with 25 years hasn't taken the initiative to learn something new. I realize that sometimes people only have one skill, or they just get comfortable with doing the same thing everyday. I've always had better luck with people who had 1-3 years in various jobs, even non-related jobs, because they have learned a lot of different skills and a lot of different ways of getting things done, and hopefully they'll bring some better ways of doing things to my company. If you are not considering people simply based on their length of employment, you're probably hurting your company more than helping it, and may explain why you have a crapload positions to fill.

Comment: Re:And how, exactly is this better.. (Score 2) 97

Nobody said it was better. It " doesn’t compete directly with the Raspberry Pi – the Pi is more an educational tool and already has a robust ecosystem – it is a way for DIYers to mess around in x86 architected systems as well as save a bit of cash". Pi = 700 MHz ARM Minnowboard = 1.9 GHz x86-64 It's a really small x86 system for someone who needs a really small x86-64 system

Comment: SO what happens to Window RT devices? (Score 1) 293

by carbuck (#45544963) Attached to: Microsoft May Finally Put Windows RT Out To Pasture
Is Windows RT going to 'upgrade' itself to Windows Phone? Or are people who bought RT devices just stuck with the OS they have? Just curious since they are limited on apps. I would guess that people who bought one of these devices did it because it was cheap and simple. They probably won't have the know-how to run Windows 8 apps, or to install Linux. It sounds like it might turn into something like the Mac PPC to Intel conversion where people are stuck with a decent machine that can only run old apps.

Comment: Why not.. (Score 5, Informative) 497

...just change your number. I know you said you're looking for alternatives, but, if you have your phone unplugged already, then you're not able to receive calls. Unless you need to call out and have your number recognized, it might just be easier to change it. I'm not sure what sort of device will be able to blacklist random numbers without missing some calls that you actually want to receive.

Comment: Re:Or, perhaps the test is not 100% selective (Score 5, Interesting) 241

by carbuck (#45507285) Attached to: The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath
Some psychopaths crave attention. Take serial killers, for example. Some leave tips for the police, hoping to get caught. They like the high-profile attention they receive during their killing streak and the even higher attention after they're caught. Maybe he's just an attention whore.

Oh, so there you are!