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Comment: Re:natural balance (Score 1) 283

>Eventually we have to come into a natural balance so that each child born is replacing a person who has died.

What are you talking about? Western countries are already there (a fertility rate of 2.1 or less). The only reason the US doesn't have less than that rate is because of immigration.

Comment: Re:And google will retain that info exclusively. (Score 1) 195

by Compaqt (#45713139) Attached to: Google Makes It Harder For Marketers To Collect User Data

Erm, actually it's the same storage requirements for Google, even if they rewrite the image to be contained in the email.

E.g.: 1KB email, 40 KB image. Image stored separately, 41 KB storage space required.

1KB email, 40 KB image. Image stored in email, 41 KB storage space required.

Comment: FOSS flashlight app (Score 1) 187

by Compaqt (#45631417) Attached to: FTC Drops the Hammer On Maker of Location-Sharing Flashlight App

The answer is the user can't differentiate, unless we have access to the source code.

So here's an open source flashlight app you should be using:

Or Torch:

Install them by installing the F-Droid (FOSS for Android) package manager from Google Play.

Comment: Re:To hire specific people (Score 1) 465

by Compaqt (#45554101) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

Yeah, but look at it from the perspective of a company (say, your own):

You hire a guy who's a total generalist. You sit patiently while either you train him or he trains himself in specifics. The moment he's trained, he jumps ship for someplace else.

How do you avoid that? Since you paid for his education (training) shouldn't you get to reap the benefits?

Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai