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+ - First Chicago robber caught via facial recognition gets 22 years->

Submitted by mpicpp
mpicpp (3454017) writes "The first man to be arrested in Chicago based on facial recognition analysis was sentenced last week to 22 years in prison for armed robbery. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the Chicago Police Department acquired the technology via a $5.4 million federal grant.

In February 2013, Pierre Martin robbed a man at gunpoint while on a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train. After taking the man’s phone, Martin jumped off the train. However, his image was captured by CTA surveillance cameras and was then compared to the Chicago Police Department’s database of 4.5 million criminal booking images. Martin, who already had priors, had a mugshot in the database. He was later positively identified by witnesses.

At trial, Martin also admitted to committing a similar robbery also on the Pink Line in January 2013—his face was captured during both robberies."

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Comment: Re:Recruiting policy (Score 1) 589

Linux engineers would have no problem learning Windows stuff

Quite the opposite, I work with allot of high caliber Linux engineers , and one of the most difficult challenges is getting them to understand windows and how operate it. When they continually try to 'grep' files instead of using power-shell, 'ls', or even 'nano' a text file. They tend to flock to OSX that offers them and environment that is more like the environment they are used to.

The over all issue, repeated here is that Windows admins are cheaper than Linux admins. Any Linux admin worth their salt is not going to take the low paying desktop job that a college grad might take as a first real world job.

Comment: In plane English, not corporate speak..... (Score 4, Insightful) 2219

by who_stole_my_kidneys (#46180835) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

the beta site that houses Slashdot's future look.

So this is how it is going to be

we want you to know that Classic Slashdot isn't going away until we're confident that the new site is ready

You will have this forced upon you at some point

Some of you have suggested we're not listening; on the contrary, some of us are 'listening' pretty much full-time.

and ignoring any suggestions because we are owned by Dice, and this is how they want it

because we're a community and we want to take everyone with us.

and advertise crap to you

Why? We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.

and advertise crap to you

And we want a platform where we can experiment with different views of both comments and stories.

and sell your information, and advertise crap to you

It's not an either/or. It's going to be both.

So shut up and take it

If we haven't communicated that well enough, consider this post a first step to fixing that.

So Fuck You and thanks for all the Fish

+ - AltSlashdot is coming-> 3

Submitted by Okian Warrior
Okian Warrior (537106) writes "I've registered "AltSlashdot.org". I intend to run a site much like Slashdot used to be — better articles, less decoration and less "in your face" functionality. I'm reviewing and getting comfortable with slashcode right now. I'm looking for volunteers to help with setup and running the site. If the site becomes profitable, I intend to hire from the pool of volunteers. If you've ever wanted to participate in a site like Slashdot, here's your chance! I'm particularly in need of people who can:
  • Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c)
  • Edit story submissions
  • HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair

Contact me if interested John (at) AltSlashdot (dot) org"
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+ - Dice Holdings has written off Slashdot Media at the close of 2013-> 3

Submitted by moogla
moogla (118134) writes "Apparently Dice.com could not make Slashdot work they way they wanted to; with a murky plan to tap into the Slashdot-reader community to somehow drive attention or insight into other Dice Holdings properities, they've burned through

$7.2 million of intangible assets and $6.3 million of goodwill related to Slashdot Media

and have only started to realize some improvement on related sites. With ad revenue declining and not expected to pick up (read: everyone who uses Slashdot uses adblocking softwarwe), it appears that the Slashdot stewardship experiment by Dice Holdings has been a financial failure. Since the site has been redesigned in a user-hostile fashion with a very generic styling, this reader surmises Dice Holdings is looking to transform or transfer the brand into a generic Web 3.0 technology property. The name may be more valuable than the user community (since we drive no revenue nor particularly use Dice.com's services)."
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+ - CowboyNeal Locked In Basement For Opposing Slashdot Beta-> 23

Submitted by Robotron23
Robotron23 (832528) writes "Slashdot's finest editor to date has been mercilessly locked in a basement filled with fuzzy dice Dice created to furnish Google's self-driving cars. Screaming, followed by sounds of frenzied masturbation, have been reported from the subterranean dungeon. "There's no way enough ejaculatory fluid is getting sprayed on our dice to make us care about this deluded protestor's opinion." a Dice executive commented earlier. Former Slashdot owner turned professional millionaire Robert Malda, expressed support: "No porn. More dice than a casino. Lame.""
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