There is no such thing as "renewable" energy. It's only a goddamn law of thermodynamics.
Wow. Second post in the thread and it's already the hands-down winner of the "Pendantic Dipshit" award.
I've been out of the field for 10 years, but what I've learned since then is that "experts" don't care if the clients can actually use the system. AV? Take it or leave it, but for software updates, well, the cost of breaking corporate software with an update (they just took out our scheduling program for 4 days) is very measurable and affects everyone in the company,
If routine operations (and updates should absolutely be part of a routine) break production you're doing it wrong. The answer is to test changes before committing them to production. The answer is not to forgo needed security updates.
Jesus Christ. What it is it? The news or a fucking film? How am I to plan my life with this kind of vacillation going on? Huh?
Film. The phrase came about in the days before mobile trucks with microwave links or even video tape. "On-scene" news was shot on film, which had to processed and edited (yes, manually, as in cut-and-splice), and then readied for broadcast later in the evening.
I'm sure age discrimination is real, but that's not the issue here.
Unless you have more information than TFA provides, you can't know this. Age discrimination is often subtle and should not be dismissed as glibly as you have tried to do.
A Christian POV is that witches don't necessarily realize that they've made a pact with the devil
Fixed that for ya. (Most Christians of my acquaintance seem to have heard of that idea but consider it nonsense.)
That lines up pretty well with my experience that most Xtians are a duplicitous lot, picking and choosing freely with parts of their chosen edition of "...the complete, true and unerring word of god" are to be observed (and cited incessantly) and which to disregard as "nonsense".
But perhaps President Bartlet illustrates it best...
The Christian POV is that witches don't necessarily realize that they've made a pact with the devil: a demon will be the slave of the witch during the remainder of their lifetime on Earth (the demon is the source of their powers), and when they die their soul will become the slave of the demon in Hell for eternity. That might be why some are interested in life extension technology.
Not that Xtians are often prone to letting reason get in their way, but that theory kinda puts the lie to the whole "free will" argument does it not? If one is hoodwinked by supernatural powers, there can be no free will.
It's nonsense like this that is the direct result of lowering hiring standards in order to get a requisite quota of women and minorities employed where they should not be.
Jeezus, dude. Bigot much?
There is no cure for absolute fucking stupidity.
If you are referring to every religion that ever existed, then I'd the most I could accuse you of is being a bit insensitive. If you're singling out Wicca, then you are applying a blatant double standard and I would call that "absolutely fucking stupid". So, tell me. Are you religious at all?
It's up to 4 hours for a raving lunatic to "cool down".
Not sufficient. The widely employed standard period for the detention of the acutely mentally ill is there for a reason. Wild swings in behavior, mood, mentation are common in these people. Leave it to Texas to get the priorities for helping the mentally ill ass-backwards, yet again.
Some tools are never right.
That applies both to tools and "tools".
If you are talking about perl, you are not in the "skilled craftsmen" group. For certain jobs, it is unparalleled. Now pick up your hammer and start whacking those nails.
Before I'd ever code in Perl.
One of the defining traits of a skilled craftsman is her ability to choose the right tool for the job. In other words, not everything is a nail, rookie.
The Chosen 1%
Assuming you're the local goody-two-shoes Administrator ("NT can be, and usually is, administered by an idiot") the first real question is, why block at all? Perhaps then you can answer why you feel the need to make a big show of allowing exceptions.
Given that end-users are now the most frequently exploited point in most networks, the first real question asked by idiots is "Why block at all?" Given a network that services anything at all sensitive, the default state for outbound connections to the Internet should "blocked".