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Comment: Re:So what, the DC are gonna be gatekeepers now ? (Score 1) 197

If you don't know the full extent of the law you are neither free nor safe.

There's plenty of laws to do with operating vehicles; when you do the theory part of the driving test you learn those. There's plenty of laws to do with dealing in real estate; you'll learn them when training for the job or to pass the necessary certificate.

If you're not in the business of selling houses and just walking down the street then it's simple. Don't punch anyone in the nads, don't take anything that belongs to someone else and don't block other people - stuff you should have learned when you were in kindergarten.

Don't believe everything you hear on Fox news.

Comment: Re:Last straw? (Score 1) 523

Boko Haram are active in Chad. Chad borders Libya, where ISIS operate. Iran is currently in the way between ISIS and the Taliban, but it's debatable whether that makes things better or worse. It's not like two apparent enemies haven't attacked a third party before.

The world's smaller than you think.

Comment: Re:Whiteboards and whiteboarding are a bad idea. (Score 1) 163

by Hognoxious (#49155131) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Whiteboard Substitutes For Distributed Teams?

A picture is worth a thousand words

I once got a bug report. It consisted of nothing but four screenshots:
screen 1701 with field alpha having a value of foo
screen 2303 with field bravo having a value of bar
screen 1701 with field alpha having a value of baz
screen 2303 with field bravo having a value of qux.

After much faffing and false starts (and eventually talking to someone else other than the submitter) it turned out that when they change field charlie on screen 666 it should change field alpha on 1701.

How many words were those pictures worth? Zero, maybe less.

The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected. -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June 1972