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Comment: Re:I smell a rat. (Score 2) 115

by CharlieG (#47380857) Attached to: Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013

Well, How about (for real) a body was dumped in front of my house. They asked "Hey, we know that at 10:30ish this body was dumped in front of your house, did you happen to see the car?" (there were whiteness to the kidnapping a few miles away). Of course I told them what I knew "Nope officer, didn't hear/see a thing till I looked out the window and saw a bazillion flashing lights, sorry" "OK, Thanks"

Comment: Wouldn't it be SMART (Score 1) 346

by CharlieG (#47378349) Attached to: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

If GS and anyone else for that matter who was going to send data that could result in ""needless and massive" breach of privacy." start insisting on encryption? I know my wife's company basically sends an email with a link, and you have to go log in to see the data.

They are sending this stuff over the internet where anyone along the line can read it

MAYBE, just maybe, if the financial companies started insisting on say a public key encryption method to send confidential data, ALL of us would be much better off (GPG anyone?)

Comment: SIGNIFICANT delays? (Score 4, Insightful) 129

Gee, the telescope size limit. Guy proposes that they shouldn't be bigger - everyone on the west coast ignores him, build bigger. It may have held back a small group of astronomers, but...
X ray Observatory. It delayed things 5 WHOLE YEARS! GASP. Yes, I realize that the /. crowd is heavily biased to young males, but guys, it is to the point the average college student doesn't graduate in 5 years. I've got bottles of booze that I haven't had a drink out of older than that, and projects sitting on my workbench longer than that. One of my dad's HOBBY projects took 3 hours a night, every night for 8 years.. The only one I'd call at ALL significant is the 30 years

Comment: Because a builder is a contractor... (Score 1) 716

by CharlieG (#46225259) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

Very simple - if a builder's EMPLOYEE puts a bug in the wall, the BUILDER pays to fix it, NOT the employee, who still gets his pay, and the builder bids/quotes the job on a flat rate
The developer, IF he owns his own company, says "I'll develop XXX for $YYY", then yeah, he's on the hook for the bug, but his employee still gets paid by the hour

It has to do with the difference between being an employee vs the owner

Want to pay me like an owner? OH, OK, so you are hiring me with a flat rate to do the job, not by the hour? No problem, I'll bid the job as such, and take out insurance, just like that contractor has

Comment: Re:My two rules of printing (Score 1) 381

by CharlieG (#45211329) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best SOHO Printer Choices?

I have 2 inkjet printers which violate your rules:
1)The "Main" family inkjet. Like a lot of folks, I'm probably in the 'sweet spot" for inkjet. I print circa 1-3 pages a day, enough that the heads don't clog, and low enough that the price per page just doesn't make a laser worth it

The other?

A serious photo printer (In my case, a Canon 9500MkIII, then again, as a semi-pro photographer, I want/need the control over papers/process that I could not get from the labs (I used to use a lab). The fact that I happen to have 3 different types of fine art paper in 8.5x11, 11x17 and 13x19, to fit the job at hand is just a "Oh well, it's paper, the price of the print more than covers it"

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