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Comment: Meetings at work (Score 1) 111

by Akaihiryuu (#49263875) Attached to: Scientific Study Finds There Are Too Many Scientific Studies
This reminds me of my last job. There was a BIG concern (and it was justified) that managers had no time to actually manage their departments or their people because they were doing nothing but sitting in meetings 8-9 hours/day. I didn't see my manager for over a month once because he was SOLIDLY in meetings from the time he got there until the time he left. Upper management's response to this: "Let's have a meeting to discuss that".

Comment: Re:Why not do multiple forms? (Score 1) 169

by Akaihiryuu (#49227215) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Video Storage For Time Capsule?
Inexpensive optical media recorded with a commercial CD/DVD/BD-ROM burner degrades over time yes. But actual stamped optical media (like store-bought CD's/DVD's/etc) does not degrade. Of course, that requires more expensive equipment than a $40 burner. But it might be worth looking into, depending on how much money is being put into the project.

Comment: Don't help them (Score 1) 229

by Akaihiryuu (#49219759) Attached to: Listen To a Microsoft Support Scam As It Happened
The best thing to do to these people (assuming you are bored/have the time to mess with them) is to let them connect to a Virtualbox VM and WASTE THEIR TIME, and then not tell them that you are wasting their time, and most importantly, NOT TELL THEM THE MISTAKES THEY MADE. One time I saw a video of someone from Malwarebytes doing just this. They connected the person to a Virtualbox VM and wasted a bunch of their time, but at the end of the video they explained to the person what they did wrong and practically gave them instructions on things they could've done to make the scam more convincing. I facepalmed at that. You do not give them instructions, or tell them what they're doing wrong. You just waste as much of their time as you possibly can.

Comment: Re:"risks serious damage to the system" (Score 1) 138

by Akaihiryuu (#49069307) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series
This is basically the reason. And also, in my opinion, overclocking a laptop is dumb anyway. Laptops do not have the cooling necessary for this type of thing - they typically run really hot as is. If you have a huge full ATX tower case and a video card with 3 extra fans on it, sure overclock.

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 1) 327

by Akaihiryuu (#49007975) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
Thank you, I agree so much with this. It should be treated exactly the same as if the kid broke into someone's house and tried to shoot them himself. And if the police did end up shooting someone as a result of the report, it should be considered premeditated murder under the law.

Comment: Re:Horse fuck this idiot (Score 4, Interesting) 327

by Akaihiryuu (#49007953) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
My feeling on the subject is that deliberately making a false report to generate an armed SWAT response should be charged and prosecuted as premeditated murder. The same as if they went and shot the people themselves. And if there's a miracle and the officers realize the report is false before someone is shot, it should still be charged and prosecuted as attempted murder, as if the person making the report attempted to kill someone themselves. Intentionally using the police as a weapon is no different than killing someone yourself. I would like to see them get the death penalty in these cases.

Comment: Re:Guy allegedly does something stupid (Score 3, Informative) 327

by Akaihiryuu (#49007937) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
Another thing a lot of people don't realize. If you do get shot wearing a "bulletproof vest", it doesn't just make all of the energy of the bullet go poof. It will keep the bullet from penetrating and making a hole in you, at the cost of burns and sometimes broken bones for high powered rounds. I'd rather have a broken rib than a bullet in my chest though.

Comment: Re:im sure the academic notes are riveting. (Score 1) 155

Methane itself is odorless. But methane used as fuel (natural gas) has a very smelly sulfur compound added to it so that you will know if there's a leak. Since they said "methane leak" I assume that's what they meant. Your point stands though, a lot of people think methane has a smell because of farts. But farts stink because of hydrogen sulfide and a couple other sulfur compounds.

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