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Comment Re:Launch Times? (Score 1) 327

amen to that... I've been in the same world, xml hasn't crossed my mind in years. And don't forget things that aren't quite as new but still make coding fun, like generics, delegates, extension methods, nullable types, linq (in some of its forms)... the list goes on and on.

Comment Re:It's fairly obvious why they are so successful. (Score 1) 416

buy new dvds? Hmmm, one hour and 20 minutes of video on average porn video, divided by the actual number of minutes needed by me before I don't need it anymore, factor in possibly accidental re-watch of any given segment from day to day, multiplied by the number of times per week I'll be using each sement, appropriate math here to figure out how many days that equals, divide if needed to see how many years that would last...

would you look at that, its time for a new netbook WAAAAYY before its time for a new dvd...


Comment Re:I've got built-in phishing protection. (Score 1) 98

hahah silly man. I have 9 different banks bookmarked in my browser to fool people who break into my house, log into my computer and scan my favorites to see where I bank. There are like "beyotch why steal your tv when i can find out where you bank boooyyyy!". But then they see my 9 bookmarks, and they are like.. oh f#*$ this guy is smart, but still they start clicking. At some point they will click on my wachovia link (most robbers bank with wachovia) and decide they need to check their account balance.. bad news for them because thats my own fishing site and they are unknowingly giving me their password... hah! suckaz! The funny part is, not one of those nine bookmars are my bank, actually my banks website is spelled out with random letter positions from each of those 9 bookmarks. I look each one up and then build a string from that, then copy and paste that into my browser. You are thinking, what if you cant remember all the letter positions in each bookmark smarty pants?? well, i have that taken care of, see next to my keyboard is my Wells Fargo checkbook.. and inside of that the hidden combination of letter sequences is written out. So... good luck robber b*tches! I'm all covered yo!

Comment get a CLUE geeks (Score 1) 300

Look, almost all of us here are technical geeks and proud of what we represent. What constantly surprises me is while reading slashdot stories, the amazing disparity between "us". Antisocial, outgoing, poor, loaded, everyone between.. this one is for those on the "bad" side of all those distinguishing characteristics... I'm a programmer, many languages over the years, mostly i've followed where the money is. By this I mean i've switched my specialty based on the market where i'm living, jobs available, pay scales etc etc. I've worked with every type of IT person described in the posts attached to this article, and the lessons I've learned along the way? Abandon those things you most closely associate with being a geek while interacting with "norms". They don't care if you're technically smarter than them, they do care if you're dirtier than them. They don't want to hear your binary jokes, read your slashdot story of the day or hear about your diatribe on why asimovs three laws wouldn't work on your girl robot. When your career is concerned, be a blender, a diffuser, a problem solver. Put your pride away on your shelf next to your thinkgeek nerf missile launcher. Check your righteousness at the corporate door. Realize the smartest people learn from everyone around them and don't know everything. Realize there are very few situations where you need to be right all the time, and even fewer where you need to let everyone else know about it. Find friends like you, do all this sh*t with them, but at work, be respectful, people that aren't as smart as you are still people, and may still have something to teach you. For all the posters on /. who talk about crappy jobs, low pay, basement windowless offices, no respect, blah blah blah and all the "stupid" people you work with.. STFU. I'm not the smartest guy on this site, or at my company, but i'm smart enough to get my job done, interact well with people, and advance myself each and every time i change jobs. Because of this i've risen to a level of pay and respect in my job that very few people I meet can rival. I still have like 6 shirts from thinkgeek, i still sometimes have to pause when presented with a new computer game or sex with my wife, but at work, i'm whatever i need to be, because thats what makes the rest possible.

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