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Comment: Re:Try a little experiment this weekend: (Score 1) 333

by Ash-Fox (#49543665) Attached to: Median Age At Google Is 29, Says Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Friday night, go out to bars and talk up a bunch of girls. Tell them you work at McDonalds and that your goal for the next ten years is to pay off your car. Your used car that you bought with 100,000 miles on it.

I've done something similar to this before, I was considered funny well loved.

Then, on Saturday night, go out to a different set of bars and talk up an equal number of girls. Tell them you work at Google and your ten year goal is to have your five bedroom house paid in full.

I have also done something like this before, I was deemed to be pretentious (at least that's what the facial expressions revealed) and disliked.

Comment: Re: Don't use a password (Score 1) 127

by AvitarX (#49536205) Attached to: POS Vendor Uses Same Short, Numeric Password Non-Stop Since 1990

That weakens security. It means the computer needs to store the secret in a readable way, and once readthe secret is known, and the time and hashing simply obscures the sending over the wire. Since the hash is not a shared secret, no extra security is proviDed. Best to have the secret hashed in a non readable way.

Comment: Re: there's a strange bias on slashdot (Score 1) 192

by AvitarX (#49491713) Attached to: Microsoft's Role As Accuser In the Antitrust Suit Against Google

Also, they mention the shopping aggrigator, and the flight listing. Google's flight search is so far superior to any other site, that I don't even cross check prices. I'm very happy they popped that up randomly one time for me.

When I see their shopping search I see plenty of sites. I went to Google to use Google. I don't want to see another companies flight results, or shopping results.

Comment: Re: Affirmative Action is not the same as sexism (Score 1) 516

I can't tell if you're serious or not. Any men I know that went to school for nursing are doing quite well (same is true for women simikarly dedicated).

As for elementary education, men are pretty much garenteed jobs, and there's bonuses to be had at private institutions.

In education it is an explicit attempt to right the past.

I'm in Delaware for context, I understand that things vary.

Comment: Re:Have they not heard (Score 1) 358

by Ash-Fox (#49436317) Attached to: Google To Offer Ad-Free YouTube - At a Price

From my experience and knowledge, browsers on mobile devices don't have ad blocker plugins

On Firefox for Android, I use the following extension "Bluhell Firewall" (ad blocker), "Clean Links" (converts those tracking links that embed URLs to actual URLs) and "I don't care about cookies" (gets rid of banners) and my password management tool. Firefox's extensibility makes it hard for me to even consider other browsers.

Comment: Re: Buh buh but ComCast is Evil. (Score 1) 208

by AvitarX (#49395265) Attached to: Comcast Planning 2Gbps Service, Starting With Atlanta

Four companies appears to be enough to cause some competition, enough to have dramatic impact.

I'm not a free market extremist by any means, and obviously the competition in cellular is week, but way better than wired internet (where my options have been one since 3mbps dsl hasn't been enough).

My argument is really we have a stark example of limited competition (falling prices, massive inprovement, and yes, I only use ten to eleven gB on my alleged uncapped plan, vs no competition (no price drop, increase even if I want tv, mild improvement. It becomes very obvious there's a need to do somethibg, even without the context of the rest of the world.

I'm sorry, I'm drunk and love commas tonight.

Comment: Re: Buh buh but ComCast is Evil. (Score 1) 208

by AvitarX (#49394661) Attached to: Comcast Planning 2Gbps Service, Starting With Atlanta

My home is 30/6 20ms (recent increase)
My phone is 60/20 50Ms (also recent boost).

Was 20/6 and 40/20 pretty recebully. I pay $40 at home, $100 on phone (also get minutes and texts), use 10 ish gb on the phone no trouble, but way more at home I'm sure.

Last I checked, Comcast was close to $100 for 50/25 around here.

Things are so bad with out competition, that wireless availability went from 50kbps to 60mbps in the same time cable went 6mbps to 50mbps.

Pretty strong evidence that competition works, and cable companies suck.

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