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Comment: Re:Seems appropriate (Score 4, Insightful) 275

by FuzzNugget (#47418367) Attached to: UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys
That is the issue on which this case hinges: there is no absolute guarantee against self-incrimination in the UK. You *can* be compelled to reveal your secret encryption keys that exist only in your mind.

Seems the founders of computing as we know it have lost their way.

Comment: Re:Or Some People are Finally Employable (Score 2) 516

by FuzzNugget (#47415689) Attached to: Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software
And thank the almighty FSM for it!

I can't even imagine getting up at 7:00am every day, spending an hour putting myself together, running some shit through my hair, putting on a stuffy and uncomfortable suit and tie... only to walk in to some godawful nothing of a job where I'm expected to spend all day not only performing menial, make-work, soul-crushing bullshit work that could be done by robots, but navigate the minefield of social nuance. After all that, I'd be expected to piss away my evening on some social gathering to talk about some meaningless shit? Fuck all that noise.

I figured out a while ago that "normal" people manage to fulfill themselves in soul-sucking non-jobs by feeding their social needs throughout the day. I have little-to-no social needs and such work would leave me completely empty to the point of contemplating self-harm.

I love that I can roll out of bed at 9:00am, make my coffee and jump straight into work in my pyjamas, do my shit-shave-shower routine an hour later, grab another cup 'o joe and code till noon, have lunch, have my workout, then take my laptop out to the deck if it's a nice day and hack away until supper ... all while not interacting with a single person, save for email and the occasional phone call. Maybe I'll the energy for some light social interaction in the evening, but that's all I need for a week.

Thank the almighty FSM for programming!

Comment: Re:Cry Me A River (Score 1) 516

by FuzzNugget (#47415385) Attached to: Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

The hell it is.

There are more free, well-documented, cut-n-paste libraries than ever. Building a fancy website can literally be done using a number of Google searches for "$language library for doing $x" and a bit of know-how to put it all together.

Oh, you want it done properly without gaping security holes, bad usability, cheesy graphics and cookie-cutter design? Guess what, that requires skill and experience, just like accomplishing many things properly, quit your bitching.

Comment: All web devs shouldn't *need* a device lab (Score 1) 58

by FuzzNugget (#47411191) Attached to: All Web Developers Should Have Access to a Device Lab (Video)
Instead, browsers should conform to standards consistently so that web devs can be reasonably certain their code will run properly across the board without the financially and practically unrealistic expectation of testing it on every imaginable browser for every imaginable device.

Comment: Re:This is scary (Score 4, Informative) 283

by FuzzNugget (#47396415) Attached to: Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

General anesthetic is actually a lot more crude than most people think. It's essentially a short-term induced coma, that's why they need to jam a breathing tube down your throat and it feels like you just gave Satan a blowjob when they bring you out.

This sounds like the first baby steps towards developing a drug-free method of dropping patients out of consciousness, maybe even with little to no side effects.

Comment: Re:Okay, so this has what to do with fracking then (Score 3, Insightful) 154

by FuzzNugget (#47388511) Attached to: Oklahoma's Earthquakes Linked To Fracking

Reproducibility is a key element in scientific research. I've think you've demonstrated a pretty strong case for it right there.

Also: Occam's Razor. You didn't have earthquakes before and they started when the practice of crumbling the foundational geology beneath you. And this is happening in many places where they never previously experienced earthquakes. As if we even need a scientific study commissioned to determine this? The repeated, consistent anecdotal evidence is overwhelming proof enough on its own.

Them as has, gets.

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