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Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 226

by Cederic (#48646595) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Never assume someone hitting you is going to have insurance.

I don't actually care. I have my own insurance. It'd be nicer to claim off theirs but I don't have to.

Of course, it'd be even nicer to not need a claim. When coming to an emergency halt (accident in front, or genuinely boneheaded driver nearly causing one, or just me failing to realise the traffic had started going 40mph slower than me) I generally look in my rear view mirror and very much adjust the extent of my braking to give the car behind as much space as possible while giving myself enough space to stop.

But I drive cars that can stop very quickly - good brakes, good grip, good reactions. So I usually have the luxury of not slamming the brakes on full, but instead adjusting the rate of braking to suit the situation.

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 226

by Cederic (#48646571) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

So 15% of the US are shit selfish drivers. Nonetheless, if red light cameras make you slam on your brakes then you're driving badly.

It's a fucking junction. You don't have to go through it at the sped limit. You can slow down as you approach it, to give you more time to react if the lights change.

That's what normal people do. Sensible, safe drivers, that get to pick up their kids from the whatever-the-fuck proxy for their shit parenting place they've put them in because they didn't have an accident because they know how to fucking drive.

How about you just plan your life better - start with not having fucking children, you're clearly not equipped for it.

Comment: Re:Threatpost, professional, processes (Score 1) 167

by Cederic (#48642721) Attached to: Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

I'd fire your ass in a heartbeat.

You work for Sony by any chance?

What he's described is pretty standard IT security. What you want is complete fucking data loss.

Fire him? With cunts like you running the business he'll leave and get a job at a competent firm anyway.

Comment: Re:The Sony hack isn't even newsworthy (Score 1) 573

by Cederic (#48632859) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

This is why I now love Sony.

"Why are you IT guys so expensive?" Because otherwise, Sony.
"Why is IT so slow?" Because Sony
"But I can and it's cheap" Yep. Sony.

In house IT isn't expensive because people are stupid, it's because doing it properly, securely, with data integrity, resilience, etc isn't easy, isn't cheap and needs checks and balances that sadly slow the processes.

Or Sony. But hey, it's your business.

Comment: Re:As a Steam Developer... (Score 1) 158

by Cederic (#48632743) Attached to: To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

So you never outsource your artwork or modelling or packaging or any other part of your development process?

Because other independent developers that I know do. And they outsource to Eastern Europe because the people there speak English and are very very cheap. Which means less work available locally, which means more competition for jobs, which means lower ages. Yet I still have to pay 8 times the fucking price of people in the country that helped write the software?

Sorry but pick option B. It's a global fucking world and I'm fed up with my quality of life being compromised so that people in other countries can get the same benefits for less.

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