I did not donate, yet I edited "deadbeat". Is that a conflict-of-interest?
I've heard lots of older IT people that they're actively discouraging their kids from following in their footsteps
I tell them, "find out what you like doing, and learn it well, but keep flexible. Don't chase fads or short-term money."
IT is cyclical, unpredictable, and tends to eat the elderly, but so do many other professions. The work world is full of pointy edges and roller coasters.
It's mostly "redistributing" money from people, to their older selves
Time Socialism: a new evil for the right to rant about. It'll take their mind off birth certificates.
I created a ticket to report a bug in Spreadsheet::ParseExcel on 8/23/11. Just got the reply today, 3/11/14. Is 2.5 years good turnaround?
Of course, the response was to reject the report and blame it on someone else.
I am mostly inactive here. I stopped reading the front page some time ago. As to JEs, "I sometimes write them to write. I many times write them for replies."/A>
It's come up before, how to backup JE posts. Maybe i should do that now. Do you have a script you are willing to share?
Backup, good point, i ought to do that.
Slashdot has been around almost two decades now. While it isn't what it was, it is something. A major change will likely hurt, but i don't think will kill it. Nerds are younger and different, maybe they need the change.
I never did that reddit thing. Didn't really check out the beta either.
Does http://slashdot.org/journal.pl... not work either?
libertarian tendencies and for caring too much about the constitution
A good many libertarians treat both the Constitution and the Bible as a buffet: pick only the food you are interested in and ignore the rest.
Don't want the government knowing everything about you? Don't request secret clearance from it.
Those are about the only positions not at risk of being outsourced to Timbuktu because the Timbukese can't get US clearances.
Come on now, no one glorifies clowns.
What was actually in the requirements and what the business customer thought was in the requirements were at odds. Apparently, a change was discussed, something was put in the requirements, and the business user signed off thinking her changes were implemented in it.
A normal country wouldn't permit such monopolies.
It's like Abu Ghraib: the grunts get the most blame and management gets off with a minor hand-slapping. If that many people were torturing that much without management noticing, then management was AWOL.
WSJ is in the back pockets of big businesses. How can we be sure this is not anti-competition (i.e, pro-oligopoly) propaganda?
I've been using MetroPCS for some time now, due to their $25/mo no contract, unlimited calling plan. It used to be $40, and that was good too, but at $25 it's hard to beat.