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Comment: Re:Boycott (Score 3, Insightful) 180

by Corbets (#46173647) Attached to: How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors

The veracity with which this "upgrade" is being pushed displays a stubbornness that can only be attributed to MBAs with no idea of what Slashdot is about.

Right, because nerds have never been known to compulsively obsess over doing things their way regardless of what the user wants. I suggest that your stereotyping doesn't help; focus on the problem, not your hypothetical reasons.

Also, I'm not sure that "veracity" means what you think it means. But then, I'm a nerd with an MBA, so what do I know?

Comment: Re:Not really topical, but... (Score 1) 222

If you want to hear from us on the beta, why does mail to the given email address bounce? Maybe fix your stuff.

Mine went through this morning. I expect it's directly related to mailbox capacity and the sheer amount of hate they've received today.


Comment: Re:Common sense? In MY judiciary? (Score 1) 457

by Corbets (#46170637) Attached to: Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

I would say the majority of people break the law every time they get in the car, because the speed limits are constantly changing and our focus is elsewhere.

If your focus is elsewhere, you have no business behind the wheel of a multi-ton death machine. Best thing I ever did was learn to ride a motorcycle; if done right, that teaches you to be hyper-aware of your surroundings, a skill which you then apply to driving 4-wheeled vehicles as well.

Comment: Re:If I am overseas as an American... (Score 1) 134

by Corbets (#46150551) Attached to: NZ Govt May Gut Privacy Laws For US Citizens and Ex-Pats

This isn't about expats living/earning wages overseas, it's about Americans using overseas bank accounts to hide income that they earned in the US, in order to avoid paying taxes on that.

That might be the way they sell it on that side of the pond, but the fact of the matter is that US citizens living abroad are still required to file, and (generally, if they live in a low-tax country) pay, US taxes. If I in Switzerland earn an income based entirely within the borders of Switzerland, the US still wants a cut, and the law is designed to catch such foreign residents in addition to US residents.

Comment: Re:Debate over (Score 1) 520

by Corbets (#45365581) Attached to: US FDA Moves To Ban Trans Fat

She would not know, she did not make it.

Why does she need to have made the dish in order to know what is in it? She just needs to know who to ask. And in my experience, regarding peanut allergies and cherry allergies, if they don't know off the top of their head, they've always known who to ask.

Given that she didn't know there was ground beef in the three bean soup, she clearly didn't know who to ask....

Comment: Re:Google Glass - Most Important Function (Score 2) 214

by Corbets (#45185451) Attached to: Are We Socially Ready For Wearable Computing?

Apparently the most important function of Google Glass is to summon "Internet Tough Guys" to post on Slashdot.

And then there are smartass cock-gobblers like you who are obviously in
search of a good beating which is obviously overdue.

Brilliant. Even just mentioning the topic works!

Comment: Re:False rumor? (Score 1, Insightful) 477

by Corbets (#45079133) Attached to: HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You

You can have me at 9am at the office. Don't expect me to do any meaningful work before 12pm, though. But you may rest assured that I'll be gone by 6pm, because I don't want to fall asleep at the wheel while driving home. I tend to be kind grumpy, too, if you pull me out of bed before noon.

Top management needs to learn that there are more important things than their ego. Like productivity. I don't give a shit about my superior's ego. I don't care whether he needs that feeling that he can dictate my life. If he does, he should get someone else to be his lap dog, I'm there to get some work done, not to stroke his ego.

So you're categorically stating that you'll work a 6 hour day (noon to 6pm) and yet it's someone else's ego that is the problem?

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. -- Wernher von Braun