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Comment: Re:Aluminum cans? (Score 1) 120

by H0p313ss (#49510943) Attached to: Pull-Top Can Tabs, At 50, Reach Historic Archaeological Status

Your memory serves you well, the aluminium cans did not take off until the late 70's early 80's when the technology needed to recycle them was invented.

Disclosure: one of the inventors on that patent is my father, his other research was in solar panels, ocean thermal engery (otec), the aluminum air battery , the use of adhesively bonded aluminum structures such as the Jaguar XJ and hybrid diesel electric vehicles.

Comment: Re:Well guys if you were passed over for a positio (Score 1) 517

So telling someone to suck it up is a valid response now.

If I told women to suck it up that they didn't get a job they were qualified for people would jump down my thought to call me a misogynist. Grow up you aren't special and you should be judged based upon your ability to perform, not what sex or skin color you are.

The "system" has been discriminating against women for a long, long time. So now people are doing something about it and assholes like you get in the way and play the victim.

Well fuck you, and fuck your attitude.

Comment: Re:weird title? (Score 1) 33

by H0p313ss (#49465383) Attached to: Book Review: Networking For System Administrators

The network is part of the system.

SAs had better understand networking, I don't expect/demand Cisco certs, but basic understanding of networking is a requirement of the job.

I deal with systems administrators of large corporations on a daily basis, there are lots of really excellent administrators who really know their stuff and frequently teach me something when we interact.

However, and unfortunately, there is also a significant group who don't know TCP from UDP (etc.). This is the group this book is for.

Comment: Re:Not my type of show either.... (Score 1) 148

by H0p313ss (#49464035) Attached to: Nearly Half of <em>Game of Thrones</em> Season 5 Leaks Online

As someone who read the first book when it came out 19 years ago, (and most of the subsequent ones... I eventually gave up) I have trouble sitting through more than a single episode.

However, I'm told that the problem I have with the books declining quality was significantly less of an issue with the series.

Seen on a button at an SF Convention: Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force. 1990-1951.