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Comment Not just online filters.... (Score 1) 408

But in real life too!

We grow up in neighborhoods with other people like us, go to schools with kids like us, who have parents that make about the same amount of money as our parents.

We have similar political leanings, drive similar cars, eat similar food.

I'm noticing a pattern here...

Comment Bad, Bad Idea (Score 0, Flamebait) 495

As a manager, I can tell you its this sort of short-sightedness that will buy you a one way ticket to the street.

1 month to launch? Sure, no problem, we'll give you a 10k per year raise.

And then we'll show you the exit a week or two after launch.

You think you're irreplaceable?

I think every time I post a new position I get 100 candidates more qualified than your dumbass.
First Person Shooters (Games)

Submission + - Duke Nukem Developer Shuts Down (

PLSQL Guy writes: "Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms is shutting down, according to Shacknews, who cites 'a reliable source close to the company' who said the developer, along with the recently resurrected Apogee name, is finished and employees from both have already been let go. It looks like all of the Duke Nukem Forever jokes are turning into reality- it looks like DNF might turn out to be the ultimate vaporware after all."

Submission + - Duke Nukem For-Never?!

Norwell Bob writes: "Say it ain't so! Looks like we're possibly never going to see Duke Nukem Forever, as 3D Realms has shut their doors!

FTFA: "Rumor has it Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms is shutting down. Shacknews today cites 'a reliable source close to the company' who said the developer, along with the recently resurrected Apogee name, is finished and employees from both have already been let go."

RTFA:,7736.html [Tom's Hardware]

Hopefully we can still make jokes about it, though, right?"
United States

Submission + - Obama's survey: Pot legalization most important (

CWatch writes: "On 12/11/08, the "Open for Question" program ran for 6-1/2 hours on President-Elect Obamas website, during which time about 10,000 participants cast about 600,000 votes on the significance of about 7,300 questions. The question voted as most significant was: "Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?" "

Submission + - Liebowitz critique of Strumpf Paper on Filesharing (

chevman writes: "Found a very interesting new study by Stan Liebowitz on the effects of file sharing on the music/movie industry.

It addresses a 2004 paper by Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf that was originally covered in this article from Slashdot: (MP3 Sharing Not Serious Threat To CD Sales)

New study disputes some of the claims made in the original study on file sharing:

"In the following pages I attempt replications of their quasi experiments and conclude that contrary to their claims, none of their quasi experiment supports a conclusion that file-sharing has a benign impact on record sales.

Second, O/S provide factual details about the industry that appear to be consistent with their overall conclusion. Surprisingly, these 'facts' were almost never supported by reference to actual data. My attempts to verify many of these factual claims indicate that these O/S statements appear to be at variance with actual data.

A reader of the O/S paper will search in vain for documentation of many of their factual assertions or of details of how they constructed their quasi-experiments. The lack of documentation, both for the facts reported and for the construction of the quasi experiments, is one reason that the material below is so lengthy.

The analysis below should be of interest to anyone interested in the impact of file-sharing. I have tried to make this material accessible to non-economists."

Full paper can be downloaded from:"


Submission + - WPA bug in Vista, is that a security problem? ( 1

Anonymous Coward writes: "Many people, such as me-said-the-idiot, or maybe all, cannot connect to a WPA protected WiFi network with Vista. So many will have to use an unsecured network configuration in order to go online. Practically all new PC laptops sold now are bundled with Vista, so this could well become the biggest and easiest to exploit security leak.. Many posts on MS forum PostID=481371&SiteID=17 but apparently it still isn't considered a problem by MS.."

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