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Comment: This is supposed to be shocking (Score 1) 130

by redmid17 (#49081417) Attached to: Torvalds: "People Who Start Writing Kernel Code Get Hired Really Quickly"
People who are qualified to modify or create code for the Linux kernel are going to be pretty damn good coders. If they weren't, well they wouldn't be contributing for long. So basically this is saying unpaid, good coders find jobs quickly because companies are completely fucking stupid.

Comment: Re:Eating itself? (Score 1) 265

by redmid17 (#48961701) Attached to: Don't Sass Your Uber Driver - He's Rating You Too
Taxis? Certainly. There are differences regulations, but they are essentially both cars driven by someone for earning purposes and hailed on an demand basis. Neither a cab nor an uber will stop by my house on a scheduled basis if there is no incentive to do so. Buses and trains, well those are meant for public consumption, not on demand consumption by individuals. The maximum utility is generated by adhering to a prescribed route and timetable. A bus or train set to the whims of an individual is wildly impractical.

Comment: I like open source (Score 1) 488

by redmid17 (#48504121) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?
I just don't give a shit enough to contribute. I already have hobbies. I get paid to administer, consult, develop, and test at work. Most of my hobbies do not involve computers (sports, reading, music, good ole fashioned napping). The few that do relate fairly closely to my line of work, which is largely closed source.

tl;dr - neither the time nor the willingness to contribute to something that only affects me tangentially

Comment: You guys are all missing the most pertinent issue (Score 0) 214

by redmid17 (#48317463) Attached to: Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again
Now Bennett can finally find a phone that will let him buy a movie and download it directly to his phone!

http://features-beta.slashdot....

He can finally gt rid of that LG Optimus, assuming Dice pays him enough money to buy a new phone! (or he has enough money left over after paying them to be his personal blog).

Comment: Re:Lucky for Stripe (Score 5, Funny) 353

by redmid17 (#48310561) Attached to: Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies
Animal House was an awesome, irreverent movie that has stood the test of time and become one of *the* classic comedies.

Animal Farm is a dystpoian, allegorical novella about government overreach and oppression, which is what I think you're going after here.

Comment: Re:Anyone still going to the movies? (Score 2, Insightful) 357

by redmid17 (#48279555) Attached to: MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
Where the fuck are you going to see movies? Seriously I have no idea.

Are you going to a circle of hell that only caters to people who don't like movie theathers because almost nothing you've described accurately resembles a movie theater run in the last 50 years except maybe the price and cleanliness.

Eureka! -- Archimedes

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