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Comment: Re:this pisses me off about modern business (Score 2) 151

by nblender (#49496473) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees
It's fairly common for the company to let you grab your coat and lunch and accompany you while you walk out of the building. It's an awkward situation all around... At the place I'm currently working, they make appointments for you to return to clean out your desk during the evening hours, when nobody else is around.

Comment: the only watch I'd have a use for .... (Score 1) 389

While reading this post I wondered what features I'd want in a watch that would convince me to actually wear one..

Here's the only thing I can think of:

A watch that doubles as an ESD strap.

Thinkgeek, are you listening?

Comment: Re:If "yes," then it's not self-driving (Score 1) 362

by nblender (#49190129) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?
I've only blown once. It was after a 4 beer in 3.5 hour get together with friends... I wasn't drunk but could feel a bit of a buzz.. Nothing serious... Anyway, I blew .025.

I don't know if it's linear but now that I know what .025 feels like, I shudder to think what kind of fool would consider driving at .08...

The good news is that I know if I stick to my personal 'rules' (established when I was a teenager), I will never blow over.

Comment: Re:Why hire someone to contribute? (Score 1) 130

by nblender (#49082881) Attached to: Torvalds: "People Who Start Writing Kernel Code Get Hired Really Quickly"
They don't have to give the work to the world at large. They have offer to give the code to the people who are running the code. If some company hires me to build a widget for them to use in their fleet vehicles, then I need to give them the code (if they ask)... I don't have to publish it on the intarwebs.

Make sure your code does nothing gracefully.