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Comment: Finally... (Score 1) 9

by gabereiser (#47837853) Attached to: A New FOSS Conference Comes to Florida (Video)
After spending a decade in Orlando, FL and recently moving to a whole other state, I can say the lack of local conferences (other than a few HTML5 ones that came and went as nothing more than a novelty *Senchacon*) was one of those things I wish weren't true. Like bands, no one likes to visit florida unless it's for a large eared mouse or to die. On second thought, no one wants to visit florida... Nothing to see here, move along.

Comment: Re:This is just a repeat (Score 5, Insightful) 282

omg this ^. This is all about H1B visas after congress blocked their request for more amidst layoffs. Screw microsoft and the products they produce. They can die a slow painful death and rid us of their filth forever (I'm looking at you Windows Tablets...)

+ - Ask Slashdot, Electronics Engineering

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As someone who has tinkered with Raspberry Pi's, Arduino's, BeagleBones and the like. I want to take it to the next level by designing my own pcb's and circuits, possibly even my own arduino. As someone who's knowledge of electronics only goes so far as off the shelf parts and components, what resources are available online or via books that one can learn the intricacies of this amazing field? I've dabbled in Eagle CAD once or twice but I see others designing their own arduino's and such and I can't help but feel like I would really love to learn how to do that."

+ - Bitcoin-exchange CEO found dead->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "SINGAPORE—The CEO of a virtual-currency exchange was found dead near her home in Singapore.

A police spokesman said Thursday that initial investigations indicated there was no suspicion of “foul play” in the Feb. 26 death, meaning officers do not suspect murder.

The spokesman said police found 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, an American, lying motionless near the apartment tower where she lived.

Police have so far classified the death as “unnatural,” which can mean an accident, misadventure, or suicide."

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+ - Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12 Is Alive And Well, Demo Coming At GDC->

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "Buzz has been building for the last week that Microsoft would soon unveil the next version of DirectX at the upcoming Games Developer Conference (GDC). Microsoft has now confirmed that its discussion forums at the show won't just be to discuss updates to DX11, but that the company is putting a full court press behind DirectX 12. The company responded sharply over a year ago, when an AMD executive claimed that future versions of the API were essentially dead, but it has been over four years since DX11 debuted. To date, Microsoft has only revealed a few details of the next-generation API. Like AMD's Mantle, it will focus on giving developers "close-to-metal" GPU resource access and reducing CPU overhead. Like Mantle, the goal of DirectX 12 is to give programmers more control over performance tuning, with an eye towards better multi-threading and multi-GPU scaling. Unlike Mantle, DirectX 12 will undoubtedly support a full range of GPUs from AMD, Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm. Qualcomm's presence is interesting. With Windows RT all but moribund, Qualcomm's interest in that market may have seemed incidental. However, the fact that the company is involved with the DX12 standard could mean that the handset and tablet developer is serious about the Windows market in the long term."
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Comment: Where? (Score 4, Interesting) 263

by gabereiser (#46336705) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?
Where do you work that you get such a laxed environment where Architects are actually doing their jobs and no developer is just cowboy coding architecture into the mix? I want to work there. I think you really need to evaluate where you are and how good you have it. If you want to make architectural decisions, maybe work your way into an architectural role. If you just want to implement XYZ because you think it's cool. You deserve the paycut. I don't want you to take it the wrong way, but a lot of jobs I've worked at has been developers making the architectural decisions and the architecture ends up shit. Be glad you have a committee that cares enough about it to prevent people from implementing anything they feel like. I'd love a job like that.

"Don't discount flying pigs before you have good air defense." -- jvh@clinet.FI