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Comment: Re:Easy ... (Score 2) 284 284

So, with that manager in the way, one who can't really type fast, and has problems understanding IRC, mailing list etiquette, commits, you name it -- isn't going to be comfortable with a system that really doesn't need him.

Sounds to me like that's going to be a problem no matter if you work remotely or not :o

Comment: Tried it and hated it (Score 4, Interesting) 284 284

Up until recently I was an independent software development contractor. In the beginning of my career, I was working from home on semi isolated components, and I really hated it. It's very hard to concentrate on anything with all the distractions, you can't talk to anyone (even if it's just bitching about something), you don't get to know what's going on in the company, and when you have as small an apartment as I had back then, it's very hard to "switch off" from work after work, because in my case, my desk and bed were in the same room, and that makes it hard to "switch".

Add to that the obvious problem of constant distractions... but then, you get those in the office, too ;)

Comment: Re:Evolution is a theory not a fact (Score 1) 479 479

There are many scientific theories that have not be proven completely. You know what? It doesn't matter. This is not how science works. If we ever have a better theory, it will replace the old one. The good thing about scientific theories is that they can offer workable models that help to explain the world in very useful ways. You know, like Newton's laws. We know now that they are only valid under specific circumstances, and we have better and more complex theories now. But that doesn't mean the old ones were useless.

Your attempt to discredit Evolution by tagging it a theory is sad and only shows you have no idea how science actually works.

Comment: Re:Jewish Myth as fact. (Score 2) 479 479

Jewish myth? No. The kind of Creationism we're facing here ("young earth creationism") is the brain child of some select American Christians. Most Jewish religious leaders have understood and accepted the validity of evolution as early as the 19th century.

Comment: Re:The Dark Age returns (Score 2) 479 479

The problem with Creationists--and the reason it has NO place in a science class--is that they expect people to reject all evidence for a universe billions of years old and all evidence that the Theory of Evolution is correct in favor of another idea for which ZERO evidence exists, an idea for which mountains of evidence in fact disproves. That is the antithesis of science.

No. The problem with creationism isn't that it's idiotic science, the problem is that it is not science at all but religion. If you teach that instead of or in addition to the scientific theory of evolution, I might as well demand that they teach my personal theory that the earth is really just a ball of smeg on someone's wiener.

Comment: This man knows 10 reasons why you'll love cheese (Score 1) 151 151

Seriously, what's up with that headline? What's next? Here are some possible candidates:

  • - 10 images of cheese that will totally blow your mind
  • - News about Windows 10 that will change your life forever
  • - 10 things you always wanted to know about systemd but never dared to ask
  • - This man has installed Ubuntu and survived!
  • - Submitting news to slashdot will never be the same after you read this random drivel!

Comment: Re:How about non-BGA? (Score 1) 24 24

That means it's not a very interesting new chip for us nerds on Slashdot. We can't get a sample tube of them and mess around and experiment.

If you just want toy around with such a chip, making your own PCB almost definitely makes no sense. Get an EVA board, one of the many that will feature this chip, and use that. Hook up your own custom hardware with your own custom PCB to it using SPI, GPIO, I2C. Done. Trying to solder such a complex monster of a chip as well as the other chips you'll need (RAM etc) onto a eurocard PCB just doesn't make sense.

Beware the new TTY code!