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Comment Has this not already been asked? (Score 1) 372

Not to be rude, but, if you were to click on the link to the section titled 'Developers' or the section titled 'Ask Slashdot' and read the various posts, and I mean actually read every post, your questions probably should be answered.
Topics of notice are: ('getting started with part-time development work' and 'balancing performance and convention' and 'software development predictions for 2009' and 'interesting computer science jobs' and 'study abroad for computer science majors' and 'are my ideas being stolen? if so, what then?' and the one about MS letting people go and the one about abused IT people).

To actually answer, yes.

Comment Europe: Sweden (Score 1) 386

My cousin spent some time in Sweden, I don't remember where, but he said the program was very good, and perhaps better than the American University he attended (not Ivy league, but fairly close). It did cost him some money, but was ultimately worth it for him.
For those of you who bring up India, I have a colleague who came from there; unless you get into the IIT's (Ind Inst of Tech), don't bother.
Personally, unless you find a program of similar or better quality and name, I cannot see why you would want to go. That said, Sweden is a good idea from what I have heard.

Comment No, that'd be silly! Or not... (Score 2, Insightful) 898

Is that not illegal? Oh well; I personally find it pathetic that students are engaging in such obscene debauchery! If you really need to get revenge on a fellow student or teacher, there are obviously much more legal and embarassing ways to do so IN SCHOOL.
THough, if actual humans were used in this process, perhaps more jobs could be created? And the situation could be partially allievated? It should not be that hard to differentiate between glossy paper and painted metal if you can read the plate on camera.
Incediantally, My first response, in keeping with the quote at the bottom of the page, was, 'No, that'd be silly.'

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Submission + - "I've got nothing to hide"

perlhacker14 writes: "Recently, I was referred to a paper on the arguement "I've got nothing to hide". People often state that when questioned on government surveilence and data mining. This paper tries to define privacy and notes how it has been redefined over time and turned in to the shambled state it is in today. It shows how a simple arguement like "I've got nothing to hide" has its faults and can be used for information and invasiveness of privacy. The issue at question is not the government trying to tap our phones, but our acceptance and will to assist, through "I've got nothing to hide". I encourage you to read through (or skim, long as it is) this paper and reflect on the current state of things. If by the arguement, there is naught to conceal (therefore no threat to privacy) as long as all is legal, and if there is illegal activity there is no expectation of privacy, is our privacy intact?"

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