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Comment: Re:Girls, girls, girls... (Score 1) 333

Meyers-Briggs, DISC, and similar Jungian personality assessments are bunk.

They're certainly not applicable to all people, but that doesn't mean it is outright bunk. Not much different from how the different psychology have completely incompatible premises yet have managed to have successful treatments regardless.

But it was anticipated! That's why I didn't engage more directly in the first place.

I honestly don't buy that.

On that point, there's nothing to discuss. You'll note that I did offer him more specifics on his other points.

From my point of view, the most important point he made was making was that he didn't see the benefit. The rest of his comment appears to be intended to elaborate the first sentence. The question in it self was stupid in my opinion, but more about driving the point he was trying to express through.

Does it? I've found that people tend to "read in" to my posts more than what is actually there. I attributed this to the 'either-or' mentality you find here.

It does in my case.

It is true, however, that I try to keep my personal views private as they're often irrelevant to the discussion. Unfortunately, most people here are more interested in someones personal beliefs than they are the content of their posts -- it makes it easier for them to dismiss what the other person has written.

Red herrings are red herrings. When they happen, pointing it out is sufficient without needing to argue the points.

Rather than an "attempt to avoid any genuine discussion on the topic" as you suggest, it's one of the few ways to actually achieve it!

Giving you the benefit of a doubt, I had waited some time for this to prove you correct. I don't really view that as actually have taken place here. I remain unconvinced.

Comment: I thought power companies were happy to shed load? (Score 2) 280

by ZorinLynx (#48560569) Attached to: Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

We have a load control transponder here which allows the power company to temporarily shut off the air conditioner and/or water heater, basically creating a "rolling blackout" of just those devices when demand for power exceeds supply.

The fact that they deploy such devices suggests utilities would be happy to shed some load, especially during the brightest time of day when solar works best and air conditioners are working hardest.

So what's the deal? They want us to use more power after all?

Comment: Re:The U.K. is a joke, but not a funny one. (Score 1) 135

by Ash-Fox (#48549781) Attached to: British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Many good Americans died protecting the U.K. from the Nazis

Americans only came to help after the U.S. added the condition that the UK give up her colonies and stop being a super power. I don't consider this the U.S. saving the UK, the U.S. helped in exchange for a deal that was against the UK's interests.

Of course it's not much of a "united kingdom" any more

Yes it is, Great Britain and Northern Ireland are still a union.

Comment: Re:Why tax profits, why not income? (Score 1) 602

by Ash-Fox (#48518625) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Show me anyone outside the 1% and even 99% of the 1%'ers that would choose to make less money because they where being taxed too heavily on it.

I don't wish to show you actual people. However, I know that people who earn some good coin in my company have the majority of their sallary put into their pension to prevent it from getting taxed.

Comment: Re:Girls, girls, girls... (Score 1) 333

I am starting to question the author behind these comments and I am going to be forward by including my feelings in this comment to be direct behind my considerations so that you may understand them better.

If I offer anything, it will be rejected out-of-hand.

I would consider that quite a generalization. However, for people that follow the extroversion, intuition, thinking, judgement Myers-Briggs personality type, being direct and verbally fluent (even to the point of debating) is usually the best method for convincing such people. I am suspicious of someone that talks about considering and consuming information for thought that didn't consider personality types.

If he comes to an answer on his own, through reading or reflection, he has no choice but to consider it.

The problem is, upon my reading and reflecting what was written. You didn't seem to have a genuine point, but rather you seemed to not reveal any real insight beyond what appears to be a statement to provoke. Considering this, it seemed like an opportunity to duck out of a discussion in an attempt to avoid any genuine discussion on the topic.

I don't feel it's far-fetched for others to view your comment this way. I am also suspicious of someone that talks about considering and consuming information for thought that managed to miss anticipating this reaction.

You can't argue with ideologues on the internet.

I disagree. Additionally, your lack of substance in such discussions seems very practised.

With luck, however, you can guide them.

If my intent is to guide someone (and this particular discussion, it is not). I would suggest befriending the person first as the issue I sense you're trying to verbalize relates to how a person is on the defensive and trying to make a point won't get absorbed in such a scenario.

Comment: Re:512-bit self-signed certs (e.g. DD-WRT) (Score 1) 237

by Ash-Fox (#48502911) Attached to: Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

So I can install and trust a cert on my machine (or everyone's machine by policy) but Firefox won't fucking play by the rules.

I found Firefox easier for the fact that it's certificate store is cross platform and made it easier to deploy a single Firefox configuration across all platforms.

Real Programmers think better when playing Adventure or Rogue.