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Comment: Re:Maybe yes, maybe no? (Score 1) 716

by penguinboy (#46223589) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

If you get paid hourly then perhaps. If it is irrefutable that its your fault/bug then you should feel obligated to fix for no extra charge/hours to them.

Currently illegal in most if not all US states. When an hourly employee does work, they must be paid for all of their time.

I certainly wouldn't want to see this change. Way too much room for abuse on the employer side. I think the current remedy is sufficient (if any employer thinks someone is screwing up too much, they can fire them).

The Military

Air Force Supercomputer Made From PS3's 212

Posted by samzenpus
from the sum-of-its-parts dept.
The Air Force's Research Lab in Rome, NY. has one of the cheapest supercomputers ever made, and best of all over 3,000 of your friends can play Tekken on it. The computer is made from 1,716 PlayStation 3s linked together, and is used to process images from spy planes. From the article: "The Air Force calls the souped-up PlayStations the Condor Supercomputer and says it is among the 40 fastest computers in the world. The Condor went online late last year, and it will likely change the way the Air Force and the Air National Guard watch things on the ground." We covered this story back in December when the Condor first went online.

Comment: Don't (Score 1, Insightful) 121

by penguinboy (#27264935) Attached to: Windows Home Directory Encryption?
If you're concerned enough to consider encrypting your home directory, you ought to go all the way and use full disk encryption. There are too many artifacts that can escape your home directory (RAM contents saved to swap file or hibernation file) or are never in your home directory to begin with (system logs, print spool, etc).

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.