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Comment: Re:No Organizations (Score 1) 268 268

First off, it's got to be a slow news day for this crap to show up like this.

But, anyway, this and stuff.

No one needs advice on how to help people by giving them money. You gotta be living in a fucking vacuum if you don't hear about people you know who need help.

Know anybody, personally, who's fighting cancer?

If they are traveling to/from treatments and have to take time off work with reduced or no pay, give to them directly.

Always give directly.

yw and stuff.

Comment: Re:This is not difficult ... (Score 1) 289 289

There is no deletion.

In the world of Facebook, "delete." means, "not easily visible by the casual observer."

You and I are the casual observers.

We can deactivate our entire account.

Not the verb, "deactivate."

That means the entire account becomes invisible to the casual observer.


Facebook is clear, and I have verified, that things people have shared out are not necessarily removed from observation by others due to deletion or deactivation.

I have seventeen (17) Facebook accounts.

One is useful for communicating with family and friends.

The others are simply part of my toolkit.

Should you ever want to thump, pull, push, mash and stretch Facebook (like come at an account with the Tor browser and get killed), create some freemails and jump in.

Comment: Re:ATT Techs (Score 1) 205 205

Halliburton's business practices are not the concern of the employee any more than the military's is the concern of, say, the enlisted men.

In both cases, there are protections afforded employees who refuse to conduct illegal activities, but, in both cases, an individual can appeal to authority and are not liable for their employer's actions.

Your agenda aside, we return to the reality that people who want a paycheck work where they can get one.

Comment: Re:ATT Techs (Score 1) 205 205

I agree with you on all points.

Consider the restrictions we're imposing on a person trying to make a living:

1.) The person has choices about where to work

2.) They choose to work there anyway (assumes they even know about the place)

3.) Boom. They are an asshole.

How many people dig through years and years of stories that are in the public domain to see if they have to become an asshole to be gainfully employed?

How many "techs" do you think are going to bail from AT&T, now that this story is out, because they don't want to become an asshole?


Comment: Re:ATT Techs (Score 1) 205 205

Lots of people work for shitty management. So what? It's a case of blaming the victim.

People just want a goddam job.

Look at Chick fil A. The owner is homophobic. Let's you and me go beat the shit out of his employees over it.

As for the remark you mention, I find it to be offensive, irrelevant, and not mine.

Comment: Whoa, call Starfish® ... (Score 1) 196 196

... feed the tuna mayo.

Why the hell don't we all just give it up and sign off on FOIA to each other?

I mean, all the people on the planet.

I'll know your shit; mine; theirs and everybody can have mine and stuff.


You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

~ John Lennon

Comment: Re:I enjoyed the article ... (Score 1) 106 106

I'm an old man retired from the business about six months ago.

Systems people tend to piss me off, from college professors, through IT departments, all the way up to management.

It's mostly ego, insecurity, paranoia, and pockets of silos.

I won't blather on, but, simply put, I mentor that the word "user" is for manuals and should be referred to the "U" word elsewhere. People are our coworkers. We all show up to support the same mission statement: "To get people to give our Firm money and feel good about it."

When I buy equipment, my whole Firm has to swim harder against the expense side of the ledger to keep up.

And that's all I have to say about that. ~ Forrest Gump

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo