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Comment Re:This is news...? (Score 1) 110

I really would like to visit your house. After I eat a lot of fiber, maybe some bran muffins or flax seeds. That way I can take a great big SHIT and put a very large, moist turd in your microwave. You will just LOVE what happens when it's in there on high for about ten minutes!

You need to have a better diet. Healthy shit has the consistency of toothpaste.

It makes for an interesting conversation piece.

I had a roommate who left a squash inside a toaster oven on low heat overnight. The squash was carbonized all the way through. Charred on the outside, charred on the inside. Now that was a conversation piece.

Comment Waiting to recycle my old CRT... (Score 1) 171

I replaced my 12-year-old 26" CRT TV with a 48" 4K HDTV that I got from Costco for $350 this past holiday season. I'm waiting for my apartment complex to have its semi-annual recycle weekend to drop off the CRT. According to the flyer, the recycler accept mainframes. I have yet to seen anyone turn in a mainframe.

Comment Re:Why is this different from traditional classes? (Score 1) 69

Okay enough with the self-serving lies.

Donald Trump is not relevant to this discussion.

You are a post-middle aged desktop tech making 30k less than average for where you live.

Based on the various job titles I have, I'm actually a computer engineer doing system admin tasks at a desktop technician pay rate. When I requested a cost of living adjustment, I got a lot of hemming and hawing. But, hey, that's government IT for you.

You complain about this often while lauding yourself with grandeur like reading a textbook at 36 seconds per page while an average A student takes 5 minutes [...]

When I was in the eighth grade, I had a college level reading comprehension. By the time I turned 18-years-old, I had personal library of 800 books. If I can read ten novels a month (note that the average Americans reads five books or less per year), reading 100 pages per hour isn't out of the question.

[...] never mind calling HTML a programming language [...]

HTML was a requirement for a programming degree. You can't learn web programming without knowing HTML, CSS and XML.

not being able to handle spelling "meet" correct two times in a row

I'm not perfect. If I was, I would be Jewish.

Lies and more lies to cope with your failure to thrive in life.

You're jealous because I have a life. You might want to try it someday. It's more satisfying than tearing down successful people on the Internet.

Comment Re: traditional colleges don't test to if there o (Score 1) 69

Anyone who denigrates you for missing the "high school experience" is a selfish idiot.

I had trouble getting entry level, minimum wage jobs because I didn't have a high school diploma and an associate degree didn't count. Once I got established in my technical career, no one cared about my lack of high school diploma.

Comment Global development can be painful... (Score 1) 130

As a lead video game tester for Accloade/Infogrames/Atari (same company, different owners, multiple personality disorders), I was responsible for a Nintendo GameBoy Advanced title. I was in California, the producer was on the East Coast, the developer's management team was in London, and the developer's programmers were in Australia. I didn't like this arrangement because I was answering British emails at 6AM, East Coast emails during the day, and Australian emails at 12AM. This around the clock development cycle drove me nuts for four months until the game shipped.

Comment This happens to dumb cars as well... (Score 4, Informative) 86

Back in the late 1990's, I had a roommate who owned a red Toyota Corolla. After we did some Christmas shopping at a busy mall, we were confused as to where the car got parked. My roommate found a red Toyota Corolla, unlocked the doors with his key, we got in and he started the engine. We immediately knew that something was off. For example, the interior was too clean. My roommate checked the registration to discover that we were in someone else's car. We got out, locked up the car and found his car a few rows over. I read somewhere that car manufacturers make a dozen unique car keys for any particular model, making it possible for any car owner to drive off in someone else's car by accident or on purpose.

Comment Re: traditional colleges don't test to if there o (Score 1) 69

Now I'm faced with choosing how to raise my own children: home school or high school?

I'm not sure what the right answer is for you. What I've seen in my own experience is that kids want to learn but that desire to learn is often snuffed out by the school system. Society has too many adults who stopped learning once they get out of school and then get stucked in life because they can't learn their way into a better situation. The desire to learn as a kid and keep learning as an adult must always be paramount.

Comment Re: traditional colleges don't test to if there ow (Score 1) 69

Why? Are you a Mormon or something?

I was misdiagnosed as being mentally retarded due to an undiagnosed hearing lost in one ear, spent eight years in Special Ed and got tired of being treated like a well prized idiot by the school system. Especially since I blew out the annual evaluation on the genius side of the scale, which my teachers always called a statistical fluke. My parents let me stay home during my high school years as I taught myself. I had a personal library of 800 books when I turned 18-years-old.

Comment Re: traditional colleges don't test to if there ow (Score 1) 69

And why he's a fat fuck

Because I was born big. No diet can fix bigness.

He never did any sport.

Not in grade school. Rode my bike all over the place in college. When I had a restaurant job and lived ten miles away, I road my bike 20 miles per day for three years. I still do cardio at the gym.

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