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Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 172

by Richard_at_work (#48894395) Attached to: WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

Not really, back then it was par for the course - Netscape Navigator was no different (infact, it was a fucking pain in the arse to write for, as minor versions have major differences in how it rendered stuff). People just remember the legacy that we were left with from that era - IE6 - because Netscape died a death and saner individuals took over. It was during that time that standards took more of a front seat in the browser world (there were always standards, but 99% of the stuff standardised was done so through being introduced into either of the main browsers first).

Comment: Re:Yes. (Score 0) 629

by Richard_at_work (#48885407) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Seems that you need to find a better society to work within - no company I work for has ever colluded with another company over workers. And yet I still find it trivial to find a job paying six figures a year, even when saying "no" a lot of the time. Perhaps you need to find a company that values you rather than you just chase a paycheck.

Comment: Re:Yes. (Score 1) 629

by Richard_at_work (#48885385) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

No company I have worked for has ever tested for drugs.

Seems like this is a problem in your country...

To answer some of your points - yes, a church should be able to sack someone for not adhering to the faith of the church, yes, a company should be able to fire you for posting negative comments about them, I don't have an opinion on the other matters.

Comment: Re:Something for nothing (Score 2) 81

by Richard_at_work (#48884129) Attached to: Quantum Computing Without Qubits

Quantum computers is to computing what digital computers are to abacuses.

Theres no major breaking-the-laws-of-physics going on, its just a different way to carry out computations, one that has taken us a while to create - but it took us thousands of years to go from abacuses to digital computers, so give us time.

Your view of quantum computers is exactly what I would expect to hear from an Egyptian accountant back in 500BC experiencing a hand held calculator for the first time. Doesn't make a hand held calculator impossible tho...

Comment: Re:Paid sick leave (Score 2) 629

by Richard_at_work (#48883849) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

The US gets sick leave, it's called "personal days". Get your facts right. The UK also has no sick pay if you're part time, or have nothing but zero hour contracts. In the US you can see a medical specialist very soon, likewise with scans such as MRIs, ultrasound, et al, unlike the UK were you have to wait weeks and that's likely to be nowhere near where you live.

Hah, what bullshit - the level of employment you have has no bearing on your statutory sick pay entitlement, its all based on how much NI contributions you have made in that reporting period as to how much prorated sick pay you are entitled to.

How many "personal days" do you get? Is it at all comparable to my 4 weeks a year?

I'm also not sure where you get your view of the NHS from - if I need an MRI or ultrasound, I get it and I get it in a timely manner which depends on the severity of my condition. What I do not get is unneeded tests, which the US health system is plagued with and where many of the costs come from.

If I really wanted to get treatment quicker or closer to home, I can go private - and guess what? Last time I worked it out, I could pay my taxes (which covers the NHS) and buy a private healthcare plan (for private treatment) and still pay out no more than my US counterpart in the same job.

Comment: Re:Paid sick leave (Score 4, Informative) 629

by Richard_at_work (#48883621) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

This is why the US system sucks - in the UK I get 4 weeks fully paid sick leave from my employer, and after that a further year of statutory sick pay from the Government. I also get 5 weeks paid holiday against which my sick leave does not count. In addition, I get reasonable accommodation to go see the doctor, dentist, optician, hospital etc etc.

Why is the "land of the free" not similar?

Comment: Re:Yes. (Score 5, Insightful) 629

by Richard_at_work (#48883561) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Sounds like you feel entitled to that job...

Innocent until proven guilty is for specific parts of the legal system only - the police and prosecutors have to believe you are guilty to bring a case against you, so its obvious it doesn't apply to everyone, everywhere, for all things. So a company doesn't have to assume you are innocent at all, as neither does your friends, family or random person in the street.

"Being against torture ought to be sort of a bipartisan thing." -- Karl Lehenbauer