Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Unlimited for one year (Score 1) 418

If Netflix felt their employees were more average, they may fear abuse....Also notice that Netflix employees in distribution centers don't get this benefit. Only their most valuable and skilled employees qualify.

These poor people they fear will "abuse" maternity leave are already used to getting only 4 weeks leave and going right back to work. They simply cannot afford not working for an extended period. People in higher paid jobs already get more maternity leave, and are allotted more sick leave which they can use for maternity leave. This fear of a woman repeatedly having babies to avoid work is irrational. I think a lot of people responding here are assuming Netflix is giving them full salary for a year.

Comment Re:Obsolete crypto shows problem of software paten (Score 1) 93

This illustrates one of the key reasons software (that is, algorithms) shouldn't be patentable: the field moves so fast that 20-year patent protection isn't useful.

So what's your stance on RSA, one of the early software patents, which is still used everywhere?

The program isn't debugged until the last user is dead.