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Comment: Re:So much for privacy.... (Score 1) 139

This is the equivalent to the periodic scenario where HR accidentally emails the spreadsheet with everyone's salary numbers to the Everyone list.

And yes, back in the days I was an email administrator, I had to try and do damage control on someone who had actually done that. Twice.

Yep - happened at my job as well. Someone in HR attached a wrong spreadsheet to an email about the company picnic. The spreadsheet had our salary, address, dob, and social security number.

Comment: Re:Amusing but not a threat (Score 2) 139

Sadly though the biggest argument against the concept of karma is a very strong one: in this world, the wicked tend to prosper.

At work I hear a lot about how my bad or trouble-making peers will have to face karma and to sit back and wait for that to happen. My problem with karma or the whole "they will get theirs" is, even if this it's true, it does not undue any damage they have caused me.

Comment: Re:The only reason... (Score 1) 346

That's the problem, a lot of guys suck it up because they don't want to be seen as week.

I just went through a he/she said situation at work. Result -"Even though you did not make any physical advances, suggestions, requests, etc, towards anyone, some people (who we can't name) say you talked explicitly about a date you were on so we are going to move you to a final counseling. Yes, we know you don't have a history of it, but why would a group of 3 friends lie?"

At that point, any mention of how those 3 people have made my work life a living hell for the past year sounds like me trying to lie about them to get myself out of trouble.

Off topic, going forward, how do you prove you did not do something?

Comment: Re:How is this even possible? (Score 1) 884

by JackieBrown (#49341207) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

I'm going to regret asking this, but did you compare Mother Theresa to Hitler?

Hitler told people what they wanted to hear to drum up support. If the population was atheist, he would have taken a more Stalinish approach. He had the Catholic church on a very tight leash with thousands of priests being arrested (or disappearing) in Poland and elsewhere

Comment: Re:You should title this "Patriot act to be repeal (Score 1) 186

by JackieBrown (#49338061) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act

and I remember him pushing the Defense of Marriage Act in '97.

So did Clinton as well as 118 Democrats on the hill and 32 senators.

Not the best example to give.

That said, I have an extreme dislike for Graham and wish he would just leave politics altogether so we can get another Cruz/Walker type person in office.

Comment: Re:You should title this "Patriot act to be repeal (Score 2, Interesting) 186

by JackieBrown (#49335093) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act

No. This should be titled "No chance in hell".

The people who currently control congress are the same people who created the Patriot Act.

Considering the Democrats who controlled both parties failed to do anything but renew it, the Republicans may be our best shot - particularly while they don't control the executive branch.

There are some (on both sides) that thought the bill was a good idea at the time but now realize how awful it really is. Additionally, a very large portion of the Republicans in Congress today were not in Congress when the first bill passed.

Comment: Re:Let me guess... (Score -1) 97

It's kind of silly. The people coming here illegally are not usually crossing at border patrol stations.

This really only serves to track law abiding citizen's movements. And you're naive if you don't realize that this is just a pilot that will be spread out throughout the country if not stopped now.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous (Score 1) 112

by JackieBrown (#49291785) Attached to: How To Make Moonshots

Here's the rub. You can never plan ahead enough to eliminate failure. Sometimes the cost of planning is not worth the cost of the failure you avoid.

Exactly. I have been involved in many projects that spend so much time in the planning stage, that by the time we are ready to move forward, the people supporting the project are gone and all traction dissolved. Then in a year or two, the exact same project starts up again - in the planning stage.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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