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Comment: Re:McDonallds should sue ... (Score 1) 246

by kilodelta (#47711367) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked
Well - the only data players where I live are Verizon FIOS and Cox. Both of which will charge you $70 per month for data only.

Which is fine with me .A Roku box and my Wii with Netflix, YouTube and even Amazon will do the trick.

And as to antennas - just an 8 foot length of 24 gauge or so wire inserted into the center pin of the F connector nets me about 12 stations. I suppose If I mounted a good omin-directional on the roof I'd likely see service clear into Boston.

Comment: Re:McDonallds should sue ... (Score 2) 246

by kilodelta (#47711321) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked
In my case I have Cox and they too try to upsell all the time. It's gotten to the point where I'll assertively say "Cut the shit and address the problem". That usually works. I'm almost at the point where I'm going to tell Cox to stuff their TV and Phone services anyhow. All I really need is the net connection.

Comment: Re:Where do I sign up? (Score 1) 327

Oh tell me about it. I was a state employee not once but twice. In both cases I saw horse trades that made it hellish for everyone.

For example - I had an Admin Director yelling at me about something SHE didn't do. That was when I knew - no more state employment unless I'm REALLY high up and can tell people to fuck off.

Comment: Re:Public servants don't give an arm and a leg (Score 1) 327

Well - we know in the EPA some employees are smearing shit on the walls for kicks. So couple this with the USPTO and you can pretty much assure that almost every public agency you've listed is goofing off pretty often. It's a wonder anything ever gets done. And ObDisclaimer: I'm kind of sort of on a contract that one of the players is the VA.

We sent them something for evaluation three weeks ago and they haven't looked at it yet.

And about a decade ago I worked with the CJIS folks in Clarksburg. Not the brightest bulbs or sharpes crayons let me tell you.

Comment: Re:Beards and suspenders. (Score 1) 637

by kilodelta (#47621931) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?
Well I have a van dyke but no suspenders. I try to keep it as casual as I can.

That being said the modern languages like Java do much better at memory management than C or C++ ever did. So it's all academic - if you can program you can program. The key thing to look for in a good programmer is a problem solver. That problem solver has the ability to see a huge problem, break it down into functional groups and then code the hell out of it.

Comment: Re: Whole Argument is Idiotic! (Score 1) 406

by kilodelta (#47621901) Attached to: Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway
Yes indeed. The biggest road block to autonomous vehicles is liability law. Who is liable when the car drives itself. To me it is clear, it's the manufacturer that becomes liable.

But once the politicians get their heads out of their asses we can all enjoy extra-curricular activities in a car that we never could before. Sleeping is one. Hell, I coudl get in the car, kick the seats back, put on some music and go to sleep. Wake up and you're at your destination. Or you could pass the hours in sexual pursuits. It's all up to you.

As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error. -- Weisert