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Comment Re:Why not use it as a bargaining chip? (Score 1) 735

Yup. Give them an opportunity to make up the difference if you're more inclined to stay if the pay were right. If that doesnt work or if you'd rather leave anyway, give generous notice (I gave my last employer 4 weeks instead of the customary 2), and even offer to be available on a consultancy basis a few hours a week to help them through the transition. That'll also give you a bit of a further bonus in your pocketbook if they choose to do that.

Comment Best of Both Worlds (Score 1) 341

Honestly, It seems to me that the things that are best done in a windowed environment (user management, policy management, etc) have been kept in a nice GUI, whereas the things that have been traditionally configured in text files or via the command line on *nix servers have been kept that way. Quit moaning about having to actually learn how to administer a server. I don't see how IT guys in a enterprise are really going to see this as a bad thing. If they already know how to administer a *nix box, they can administer a OSX box. I can see this affecting shops that are solely OSX Server environments, but those are the exception, not the rule.

Comment Re:a gun (Score 1) 825

Perhaps material possessions aren't worth risking your life, but protecting your family is. Besides, this seems backwards somehow. Someone that breaks into my home needs to assess whether it's worth risking their life and well-being in order to attempt to steal my possessions and put myself and my family at risk.

Submission + - Da Vinci Chess Mystery (

Anaid9 writes: Who was Da Vinci? A scientist, an inventor, an artist, and possibly...a chess master? A recent discovery of a chess journal by Luca Paccioli who was a friend and a collaborator of Da Vinci's point to the fact that some of the chess puzzles in the journal may have been drawn by Da Vinci. In fact, some of the references in Da Vinci's own manuscripts had chess references. Should that surprise us?

Comment Re:Wrong tag (Score 2, Insightful) 288

Not saying it is a problem with SQL. Some SQL statements are being injected into a script, which is then happily executing them. The problem is with the script, but SQL is being injected into it... which is why its known as SQL injection. The term does not imply that the root of the problem is with SQL itself. It's a variant of Code Injection, but with SQL instead...


Submission + - Judge orders Gizmodo search warrant unsealed (

gyrogeerloose writes: The same judge who issued the warrant to search Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's apartment has ordered it unsealed, ruling against the San Mateo County (California) district attorney's office which had argued that unsealing the documents may compromise the investigation. Several media organizations have sought to have the documents unsealed in order to determine whether the county had a legal basis for the warrant, stating "Otherwise, there is no way for the public to serve as a check on the conduct of law enforcement officers, the prosecutors and the courts in this case."

Submission + - Google's Nexus One Web store fails, Google says it

DigitalReverend writes: Today, Google announced that it is going to end its online-only sales of the Nexus One smartphone, start selling the Android-powered device through retail channels, and eventually stop selling phones in its Web store altogether.

Betanews reports: "While the global adoption of the Android platform has exceeded our expectations, the web store has not. It's remained a niche channel for early adopters, but it's clear that many customers like a hands-on experience before buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose from," Andy Rubin, Google's Vice President of Engineering said today.

Submission + - Facebook Founder Called Users "Dumb F***s" (

Stoobalou writes: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called the social network’s earliest users at Harvard "dumb f***s" for trusting him with their data.

The revelation comes in the form of an instant messenger transcript published at Business Insider. The social networking giant hasn't disputed the transcript's authenticity.

Comment Re:Forrest Mims (Score 1) 301

Guess this is all moot though, cause the OP wants to do RF stuff, not microcontrollers. :-)

Why wouldnt you use a microcontroller in RF? Microcontrollers certainly have a place in many aspects of Radio; amateur or otherwise. Like building an Iambic Keyer (think morse code), or building a software defined transceiver, where the 'duino handles communication with the computer, frequency tuning, morse keying, LCD display, and more. While it may not be necessarily be used for the actual modulation of the signal, it definitely has uses.

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang