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Comment: Re:no, they don't Re:Fines work better ... (Score 1) 326

by Dan541 (#47900993) Attached to: Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Although again as the offenders far more often than not are getting everything they need from their parents, confiscation won't do much but prevent them from sending messages for the next 24 hours or so.

These are people who can't go for 10 minutes without texting. Think what 24hours will do.

Comment: Re:Checking all messages' Received (Score 1) 235

by Dan541 (#47686915) Attached to: Email Is Not Going Anywhere

The forgery will be discovered when you receive a reply to an email you never sent. If you're sending critical communications you can always sign the email with an X.509 cert. Or ideally signed and encrypted if you have the other persons key.

Besides you can just as easily forge phone numbers, and the only way you could detect a forged SMS is by replying and asking the person to confirm everything. Unlike email an SMS reply doesn't include the previous conversation, increasing the risk of a forge going undetected.

Comment: Re:serious confusion by the author (Score 4, Interesting) 235

by Dan541 (#47686793) Attached to: Email Is Not Going Anywhere

>Yes, because whenever I look at job postings, they always say: Hit us up on the Facebookz! in the contact information section.

That's because the job postings are posted by older people who grew up in the days of email. Just wait until the 20-somethings are running companies and handling HR.

Yes, generally only mature people are allowed to run companies.

If your prediction was at all plausible then why haven't I seen requests for job applications via MSN Messenger, ICQ etc....?

Comment: Re:Don't look for logic (Score 1) 246

by Dan541 (#47593389) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

I am an engineer. I build hardware and software. We have sales peoples to, that sells the stuff we engineers build.
IT and helpdesk is a cost centre and a drain to the company. When was the last time the IT folks provided reveune?

As I said, support folks, like janitors and receptionists but slightly better paid.

You're IT, why are you mocking it?

You know you've been spending too much time on the computer when your friend misdates a check, and you suggest adding a "++" to fix it.