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Comment Re:40 hour week is a myth (Score 1) 149

> (and most large US companies for exempt employees).


1. Citation
2. Your sample size is too small.

Currently I work for a Fortune 50 company (we have over 100,00 employees) doing WebGL / UI work and the 40 hour week is definitely adhered to.

As I've climbed the "corporate ladder" it really varies from company to company. Some worked you to the bone with ~70 hours whiles others only worked you 35+ hours.

The only trend I've noticed is the East coast vs West coast thing. East coast definitely tries not to over work people. West coast tend to favor over-working people.

Anyways, it is always about _good_ management respecting their employees _long term_ health.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Is anyone concerned that Men Die 5 Years earlier than Women? ( 1

BuckB writes: So many stories lately about Women's Equality Day, Breast Cancer, and even the best places to live (for women — answer, Hawaii). However, there really are no headlines, stories, or even articles about men's mortality rates. Do people not know, not care, or just accept it as a fact that men, for example, die seven years before women in the idolized Hawaii or ridiculed DC?

Comment UI still needs work on OSX (Score 3) 32

VLC is awesome for playback but I find its UI to be lacking.

There are still numerous OSX UI bugs in the latest version, Version 2.2.4 Weatherwax (Intel 64bit), at the time of this writing

* Why does basic Preferences show "Hotkeys", but advanced via "Show all" does not??

* Why is there no hotkey for Previous Frame?

* Why does Next Frame not appear in the Playback menu?
* Why does Previous Frame not appear in the Playback menu?

* Binding a key without any modifiers, such as J, to Very Short Jump Backwards doesn't trigger.
* Binding a key without any modifiers, such as L, to Very Short Jump Forwards doesn't trigger.

* Where is there no search in Preferences like WebStorm ?

Other then that, great job! I don't understand how Media Player on Windows screws up a simple concept such as using Space to Toggle Play/Pause. At least you guys seem to use your stuff. :-)

Comment Used to but haven't in a few years due to USB (Score 1) 335

On my current gaming rig (i7, GTX 980Ti, SSD, etc) I didn't even bother with the optical drive when I built it a few years ago. Yeah, the DVD Burner was only $20 but with USB sticks so cheap I haven't used a optical disk it in a few years. I already have enough old machines with DVD Burners that they are accessible.

I do miss not having an optical drive on my MacBook Pro. I guess it is motivation to finish ripping my Audio CD's to FLAC.

I also miss EAC (Exact Audio Copy) for making perfect rips of my audio CD's. Does anyone know of a replacement on Linux and OSX ?

Submission + - Twitch Could Be a $20 Billion Company Inside Amazon (

mirandakatz writes: When Amazon bought Twitch two years ago, it was met with some head scratching: some people had trouble understanding the appeal of watching gamers game. Now, livestreaming has exploded well beyond gaming, and Twitch is facing some stiff competition from Facebook Live, Youtube, and Periscope, to name a few. But it's still growing—and by some estimates could be worth as much as $20 billion in five years. At Backchannel, Jeremy Hsu looks back at the 2014 acquisition, and the current landscape of livestreaming today.

Submission + - FBI: Hillary Clinton used BleachBit to wipe emails ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: The open source disk cleaning application, BleachBit, got quite a decent ad pitch from the world of politics after it was revealed lawyers of the presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, used the software to wipe her email servers. Clinton is currently in hot water, being accused of using private servers for storing sensitive emails.

“She and her lawyers had those emails deleted. And they didn't just push the delete button; they had them deleted where even God can't read them. They were using something called BleachBit. You don't use BleachBit for yoga emails or bridesmaids emails. When you're using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”

Two of the main features that are listed on the BleachBit website include “Shred files to hide their contents and prevent data recovery”, and “Overwrite free disk space to hide previously deleted files”. These two features would make it pretty difficult for anyone trying to recover the deleted emails.

Comment None of Linux's choice quotes? (Score 5, Insightful) 105

25 years and they couldn't even include some of the best quotes by Linus over the years?

* Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)
* If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.
* In short: just say NO TO DRUGS, and maybe you won't end up like the Hurd people.
* My name is Linus Torvalds and I am your god.
* Dijkstra probably hates me.
* This is why we don't compile with "-W". Gcc is crap
* GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken
* (the spill is insane, btw, since it's spilling a constant value!)

No mention of how Linux used to be stuck with gcc 2.7.2 for years until egcs became stable?

Pfft, kids. :-)

Submission + - Linus Torvalds on the Evolution and Future of Linux

snydeq writes: The creator of Linux talks in depth about the kernel, community, and how computing will change in the years ahead, in an interview commemorating the 25th anniversary of Linux. 'We currently have a fairly unified kernel that scales from cellphones to supercomputers, and I've grown convinced that unification has actually been one of our greatest strengths: It forces us to do things right, and the different needs for different platforms tend to have a fair amount of commonalities in the end,' Torvalds says. Read the interview for Torvalds' take on OS updates, developing for Linux, the competition, containers, and more.

Submission + - NASA's Voyager 2 Flew By Saturn 35 Years Ago Today (

An anonymous reader writes: Thirty-five years ago today, a NASA spacecraft got an up-close look at beautiful, enigmatic Saturn. On Aug. 25, 1981, the Voyager 2 probe zoomed within 26,000 miles (41,000 kilometers) of the ringed planet's cloud tops. The discoveries made by Voyager 2 — and by its twin, Voyager 1, which had flown past Saturn nine months earlier — reshaped scientists' understanding of the Saturn system and planted the seed for NASA's Cassini mission, which began orbiting the ringed planet in 2004, NASA officials said. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched a few weeks apart in 1977, tasked with performing a "grand tour" of the solar system's big planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The two spacecraft accomplished that goal, eyeing all four gaseous worlds up close, and also studying 48 of their moons. (Voyager 1 flew past Jupiter and Saturn, while Voyager 2 had close encounters with all four planets.) The Voyagers weren't the first spacecraft to fly by Saturn; that distinction belongs to NASA's Pioneer 11 probe, which did so in 1979. But the Voyagers broke a lot of new ground; they discovered four new Saturn moons, for example, and revealed an incredible diversity of landscapes on satellites such as Dione, Tethys and Iapetus, NASA officials said.

Submission + - FCC proposes 5G cybersecurity requirements, asks for industry advice

Presto Vivace writes: “Cybersecurity issues must be addressed during the design phase for the entire 5G ecosystem," FCC chairman Thomas Wheeler previously said.

The FCC published a request Wednesday for comment on a new set of proposed 5G rules to the Federal Register focused on adding specific “performance requirements” for developers of example internet-connected devices. ... If a company hopes to secure a license to access higher-frequency 5G spectrum in the future then they will need to adhere to these specific requirements — in other words, compliance is non-negotiable. Notably, these FCC “performance requirements” now include the submission of a network security plan.

Submission + - Princeton Researchers Announce Open Source 25-core Chip ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at Princeton announced at Hot Chips this week their 25-core Piton Processor ( The processor was designed specifically to increase data center efficiency with novel architecture features enabling over 8,000 of these processors to be connected together to build a system with over 200,000 cores. Fabricated on IBM’s 32nm process and with over 460 Million transistors, Piton is one of the largest and most complex academic processors every built. The Princeton team has opened their design up and released all of the chip source code, tests, and infrastructure as open source in the OpenPiton ( project enabling others to build scalable manycore processors with potentially thousands of cores.

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