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+ - Do employed tech workers live under a dome?

Submitted by t0qer
t0qer (230538) writes "I've been thinking about this myself lately. I made a comment on the Gbus protests the other day, and a few of the responses were "Entitled" as some users put it. Myself, I'm back in tech after a 12 year layoff.

What I mean by "Living under a dome" is do these perks do more to isolate these workers from the realities facing most job seekers in this economy? This article states that the jobless rate is actually closer to 37.2%. I know many people working at some of these companies, and their attitudes cover the spectrum from entitled to altruistic.

How can we get across some of these younger tech workers that the world outside their gilded cages isn't the same as the one they live within?"

+ - Is reddit trying to lure Wil Wheaton from us? INTERVENTION

Submitted by t0qer
t0qer (230538) writes "The evidence...
http://www.reddit.com/search?q=photogenic

Dear slashdotters...

In the last few weeks redditors have been on a campaign to steal our beloved Wil Wheaton (AKA Wesley Crusher) from us. They've been using a series of memes trying to appeal to his vanity.

Wil, while I know the pull of bacon, narwhales, lol cats, memes, and upvotes is a very strong temptation, remember your roots man. You're a /.'er through and through.

I hope the rest of the /. community will assist me with this intervention."
Sony

+ - Sony silently drops PS3 linux support.-> 4

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t0qer writes "Up until this week, hackers at the PS2dev.org forums have been hot on the trail of writing a hardware accellerated driver for the PS3 RSX chip until Sony released thier new firmware. Now it seems that updating to the new 2.10 version of PS3 firmware not only blocks RSX access completely, but breaks linux installs as well. This is a harsh blow to the PS3 linux community."
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+ - Accellerated X drivers coming for PS3 Linux->

Submitted by t0qer
t0qer (230538) writes "Over at the PS2dev forums a hacker named Ironpeter has successfully managed to bypass the PS3's Hypervisor to gain direct access to it's Nvidia RSX GPU.

This is s first step and far from a complete working driver, but it seems as word of this spreads, more people are helping with the effort to hunt down the Hypervisors Fifo/Push buffer. It won't be long before we're playing tux racer on the PS3 in it's full OpenGL glory."

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