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Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 5, Informative) 391

by ATMAvatar (#49602507) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

but then goes for batshit insane politics that would push us back to the worst part of the soviet experiment.


I looked him up to see what was so crazy, and all I found was:

  • support for campaign finance transparency (DISCLOSE Act)
  • opposition to concentrating media into a few corporations
  • support for universal health care
  • support for LGBT equality
  • opposition to the bank bail-outs when they were fast-tracked through in 2008
  • a bill increasing veteran disability compensation
  • and a co-sponsoring of a bill to fix the VA.

None of that seems all that crazy or dangerous to me

Comment: Re:She has a point. (Score 1) 609

by ATMAvatar (#49601511) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

For example, a simple search for "LaTeX" (typesetting) yields pornography on some search engines.

FYI, if you Google "TeX", nearly every result on the first page is for LaTeX. The two exceptions are an IMDB page for a movie and a Google Finance page for the TEX stock. It also helps that there is a site.

Comment: Re:Either way (Score 3, Insightful) 17

by ATMAvatar (#49551405) Attached to: A Guide To the 5 Cybersecurity Bills Now Before Congress
Why bother? As long as they have the right letter (D or R) next to their name, the voting public couldn't care less what they do in office. The re-election rate of Congressmen has been over 90% for most election cycles in the last half century, and it never once dropped below 80% during that period.

Comment: Mobile device (Score 1) 446

The summary states that it's only a few GB of data, so why not put it all on an SD card and keep it on your person? You shouldn't have to worry about temperature extremes that way, as even in the case of a home fire in the middle of the night, you'll want to take it along with you to call 911 as you rush you and your family out the door.

Naturally, you'll still want to encrypt it in case your phone is lost/stolen, but it's probably by far the safest, easiest, and most secure solution.

Comment: Re:Is that the best sales pitch they can offer? (Score 4, Insightful) 105

by ATMAvatar (#49459695) Attached to: Microsoft and Miele Team Collaborate To Cook Up an IoT Revolution

The advantages are those which aren't listed: the appliances will *also* send that recipe and ingredient list to your HMO so they can jack up your rates and to advertisers who can then send you targeted advertising.

Oh, you wanted features for individuals? Well, the main feature is that eventually you won't be able to purchase a device *without* IoT

Comment: Re:UAC - A Double Edged Sword (Score 4, Informative) 187

by ATMAvatar (#49455311) Attached to: LG Split Screen Software Compromises System Security

If you need to use COM components, and you don't want to require admin rights, you register them in HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. After that, it just works.

The sad part is, it would have not have taken any more time to Google that than to find how to disable UAC through the installer.

Comment: Re: Must example set of him (Score 1) 629

This is the equivalent of the teacher leaving the grade book unattended on his table instead of locking it in the desk and exits the room for a moment, and a student sneaks over to it and pencils in a lewd picture on the cover.

Actually, there's a better analogy I can think of. The teacher leaves a spare key under the doormat of their home, tells the entire class about it, and then one (or more) of the kids gets the idea to place a lewd poster or life-size cut-out just inside the entrance, so the teacher will see it upon opening the front door.

It's still stupid for the teacher to do so, but the kids are also still trespassing on the teacher's property.

Now, when I was growing up, doing either would have gotten you suspended. A felony charge is a bit excessive for a harmless prank done by a stupid kid.

Comment: Re:Hits Home (Score 1) 210

That's actually for the best. It is never in your best interests to air grievances in an exit interview.

The best-case scenario is that they might pay lip service to your grievances and ultimately ignore them. After all, if they were going to fix any of the problems, they would have done so before you decided to leave.

The worst-case scenario is that you've now burned all bridges with your current company and any future companies your boss and co-workers ever move to.

Comment: Re:Tabs vs Spaces (Score 1) 428

by ATMAvatar (#49426445) Attached to: Stack Overflow 2015 Developer Survey Reveals Coder Stats

When I want to backspace over something that's indented with tabs, there's no way to know how many times I will have to hit backspace. Are there 4 spaces and a tab so I have to hit backspace 5 times? Or just a tab, so I have to hit it once?

I've simply gotten into the habit of showing white space characters in any editor I use, so I always know exactly what to expect.

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