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Comment: Re:None of these solutions "work" (Score 1) 359

by GrumpySteen (#49739245) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

The first comment in this thread:

OP said "day to day" activities. He's updating one pump at a time. What are the other pumps doing? Dispensing gasoline. To update all 16 pumps at once would render all 16 pumps out of service for half an hour. That is simply unacceptable for the station. They would not want to just shut everything down and eliminate a half-hour's worth of revenue from 15 pumps just so OP is not inconvenienced.

The IT is the guy updating the pumps. The users are the customers using the pumps to get gas.

Somebody either didn't read or didn't comprehend the previous posts in the thread they're posting in.

Comment: Re:None of these solutions "work" (Score 1) 359

by GrumpySteen (#49738045) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

And somebody doesn't understand that the 'users' in this case are customers who will leave and go elsewhere to fill up if all the pumps are shut down. Explaining to management that they're losing revenue because you don't want to upgrade the pumps one at a time is sure to go over well.

Comment: Re:60 million times? (Score 1) 185

No, the Film Consortium guy is the one implying that by suggesting that every download should have gotten a CAS notice. The goal is, as always, to misconstrue the numbers to suggest that piracy is a huge problem (20% of the US population pirating movies is scarier than 0.8% of the global population).

The person you responded to is simply reacting with disbelief that at the Film Consortium guy's idiotic statement.

Comment: Re:Poster sounds sympathetic, but sounds like thre (Score 1) 254

You don't understand how language works, do you.

It's human nature to use labels to refer to significant things. Eliminating the use of 9/11 as a reference to that event would just lead to everyone referring to as WTC or something else similarly short.

The more unique the label is, however, the longer it will hold the meaning it's given. Do a search for WTC and almost every link points to information about the terrorist attacks on the WTC. Do a search for 4/20, on the other hand, and you'll get a ton of stuff about marijuana and virtually nothing mentioning the Columbine shootings which happened on April 20th.

You want people to stop being afraid? Demanding that they use uniquely memorable names for tragedies is an ass-backwards way to go about it. Let them use generic labels for things so that they don't stand out and can be forgotten over time.

Comment: Re:when? (Score 1) 182

The first question that comes to my mind is, "What the fuck is the point of having more than 640k of memory for residential customers?" It's marketing department dick waving that serves no purpose. 640k should be enough for anyone.

It's not like new technology gets developed to take advantage of new features, right? It's just a big waste of resources to develop these things.

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