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Comment: Why? (Score 4, Insightful) 252

by JustNiz (#49380677) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With User Resignation From an IT Perspective?

Why are you suddenly panicking and treating him like an asshole now he has anounced his resignation?

If he had ever had the intention to Do Bad Things(tm) why don't you think he also had the smarts to plan ahead and do it the day before he quit?

And also.. backing up his email in case he deletes his inbox/sentbox? Are you serious? Why don't you require that this should be deleted when he leaves? Most people do that on leaving just for their own personal security purposes. In fact many compnaies specifically require existing employees to explicitly not keep emails beyond some period. His email may well legitimately include personal stuff such as from HR that he should reasonably expect to be kept private, i.e not archived potentially permanently for perusal by IT staff anytime later.

Comment: Re:Do it Germany (Score 1) 337

by JustNiz (#49341863) Attached to: German Vice Chancellor: the US Threatened Us Over Snowden

No what you are doing is standing up for the morally correct thing, and the freedom of people to not be persecuted for telling the truth about something.

The governments of most civilised countries usually take action to defend the rights and freedom of journalists and other whistle blowers in countries like China and North Korea that are persecuted by that government for exposing the truth about widespread systemic abuse of citizens. Its very arrogant of Americans to expect the US should be treated any differently when they also get caught doing the same thing.

Comment: Re:Why not link this to cruise control (Score 2) 283

by JustNiz (#49332379) Attached to: Ford's New Car Tech Prevents You From Accidentally Speeding

>> Adaptive cruise control will drive at whatever speed it needs to drive at based on the distance to the cars in front and behind.

Not quite at least on my car (2008 Jag). Adaptive cruise has a max speed setting and a min distance setting. If the car in front suddenly speeds up my car will only speed up to the cruise speed you have already set. It helps to think of adaptive cruise more like an automatic slow up/brake than an automatic speed up/keep-up.

Comment: Re:Morality Wizards (Score 1) 299

by JustNiz (#49309451) Attached to: Scientists: It's Time To Resolve the Ethics of Editing Human Genome

What happens to freedom over the common good?
What if they didn't want to be "corrected" but still wanted to breed?
Also if they got (say) born with a physical deformity, such as without limbs or something, no amount of DNA sequencing on them could put that right (in their lifetime).

Comment: Re:Bad track record (Score 1) 299

by JustNiz (#49309433) Attached to: Scientists: It's Time To Resolve the Ethics of Editing Human Genome

>> Even letting nature do its thing doesn't guarantee a perfect outcome.

Well It got us from pretty much nothingness to where the whole universe including the earth and us is now.

I agree that its not perfect but it still pretty amazing and definitely seems a lot better than we humans could manage if we were in charge.

Comment: Re:hypocrisy (Score 1) 337

by JustNiz (#49301841) Attached to: German Vice Chancellor: the US Threatened Us Over Snowden

>> if you live in a country outside the USA, and your biggest privacy concern is the NSA, you're a moron:

I get your point but it really doesn't work like that. Thanks to most EU governments pandering to the US, the NSA have gotten their hooks into everything there too, even though its not their country.

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