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Comment: Was There Ever a Law that Allowed Bulk Collection? (Score 4, Insightful) 142

by linearZ (#49687309) Attached to: House Votes To End Spy Agencies' Bulk Collection of Phone Data

Last I checked, a court found that no law existed that allowed bulk collections. Not even the Patriot Act:

This is a law that makes something illegal that was already illegal. More congressional theater.

Wake me up when the people who broke the law start seeing some time. Let me know when the guy who exposed this illegal activity is allowed back into the country with his liberty intact.

Comment: 15 Year Old GPA is Useless! (Score 1) 125

by linearZ (#49687287) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Security Certification For an Old Grad?

As a hiring manager, when I look at resumes I am thinking, "if I hired this person today, what will they have done by the end of the week?" A 15 year old GPA is useless in this answer. The thing that matters most in resumes are technical skill and domain experience. Those two things will get an interview. The things that matter most in interviews are personality, hygiene, and are the things in your resume not complete bullshit.

I know smart PhDs from very good universities that I would never hire, because they wouldn't be able to do a damn thing useful for the business. I know a high school dropout that can generate more useful code than a guy with 20 years experience who wouldn't deign himself to learn Python. Getting a job has a lot less to do with formal credentials than you think, and the true value in these credentials comes in how you apply them lately, not the schooling you got a decade and a half ago.

You say you are writing client server code, and you have a patent. That you know how to write that code (technical skills), and that you have a patent (domain experience) should get you a job somewhere, assuming you are not an idiot in an interview. Make 90% of your resume about the technical skill and domain experience you've collected over the past 5 years. Leave the GPA off. Put name the school and the year you graduated, and nothing more. If you aren't bullshitting about the code you've written and the patent you got, then you will at least get an interview. If you are right for the job, nobody will give a damn about the GPA.

Comment: Re:Yawn. (Score 1) 62

She said that she was not given a more prominent role, and was eventually removed from the series, because the producers wanted Kirk to have romantic relationships with different women in each episode, to make the show more interesting. So she was written out.

By "different", did they mean green?

Comment: Did Merica just spinoff all the good stuff? (Score 1) 553

by linearZ (#49612523) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House

This woman's forte is taking an organization that just spun off all the great things it was known for, and re-branding that leftover crap. She can do this cheap - she knows how to hire H1-Bs. If we are truly fucked, then there is no one more qualified to make us fuckeder than Carly.

Comment: Re:Solar: putting Americans out of work since fore (Score 1) 299

by linearZ (#49551221) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes

The coal industry supports THOUSANDS of American jobs. What do you hippy moron leftists propose to do about all the families your precious "solar" panels will put out of work? Oh that's right, you'll just pass some big-goverment high-tax shit and the swirl down the toilet of American society continues.

You got it soldier! Back in the days of the agrarian society, everyone worked! And we worked hard!

Progress sucks. Now we have to figure out what to do with our time when we the hippies win we are getting our energy from free sunlight.

Comment: Apple is Losing "it" (Score 0) 74

by linearZ (#49534247) Attached to: Apple Offers Expedited Apple Watch Order Lottery To Developers

There once was a time when I looked forward to Apple's new products. Without being an iCult member, repeating all I heard from the fearless Apple leaders, I could appreciate the design and market leadership. I didn't always buy the stuff, but I once knew when I looked at new a Apple product I was seeing the future of consumer electronics.

Apple hasn't marketed a good new idea in three years. And it isn't even a new idea. Android tried and failed about a year ago. It turns out, people prefer lightweight watches, with faces they can read, that don't have to get recharged on a weekly basis. Making a smart watch, when everyone carries smart phones is a bit of a redundant novelty.

It is kind of sad to see Apple go in this direction.

Comment: Re:Old Folks Homes (Score 1) 540

by linearZ (#49525651) Attached to: George Lucas Building Low-Income Housing Next Door To Millionaires

I think you are confusing "hyped" with "over-hyped".

I remember the 70s, and the first Star Wars was absolutely hyped. I saw it opening day and there were lines. This was for a movie that no one had seen yet. Those lines were generated with hype.

I'm sure that first building will be the same way. Pretty good and a waiting list to get. Smart money will be on the second building. Third building will be tough. Ewoks are a bitch to get rid of.


Comment: Re: Idiotic (Score 1) 591

Don't assume that I should know you.

On /. , you are defined by your posts.

If you think I'm slimy because I question the capbility of the state to properly facilitate trials with life and death consequences, that is you choice.

But don't think I would think any different of you from what you post here, simply because I don't know you.

I've formed my opinions of you from your rigid and unenlightened views expressed here in writing. If you are now saying you've somehow been disingenuous - that I would have different "if I only knew you" - well then, I'm not sure my opinion of you would not change for the better.

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