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Comment: Re:All aboard the FAIL train (Score 1) 542

by Shakrai (#49622777) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House

Please explain how civil strife in nation-states like Syria where there is little American much like the Secretary of State's influence are Hillary Clinton's fault.

Please explain how you can be so fucking obtuse as to wave away the example of Libya (which she enthusiastically supported) and her vote in favor of the Iraq War AUMF.

On second thought, don't bother. You have nothing interesting to say and are conveniently ignoring the points that don't line up with your world view.

Comment: Re:let me weigh in on this (Score 2) 135

It's only outdated if you don't want a dedicated device for time. Some of us do want or need such a device, preferably one that doesn't need to be recharged every 24 hours, do a bunch of shit we don't care about, and occupy half of our lower arms. A nice looking watch is also a fashion statement; I'm not talking Rolex level (although you can certainly do that), just something that looks halfway decent and goes with most of your wardrobe.

There's still a market for dedicated devices. What does a smartwatch give me? Don't need it for fitness, it will never compete with a decent runner's watch for durability and ease of use. Don't want it for time, my real watch is less cumbersome and has a battery life measured in years. Can't do anything productive (e-mails, shopping lists, etc.) with it that I can't do better with my smartphone. Directions? That might be an argument, but again, how is the watch better than my phone? I've gotten around foreign cities where I don't speak the local language using my phone and Google Maps. Where's the game changer in doing the same with my watch?

Comment: Re:All aboard the FAIL train (Score 1) 542

by danbert8 (#49622001) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House

This saving being bad for the economy thing is based on the premise that spending is what drives the economy and not investing. This is the same idea that drives massive spending, debt bubbles, and artificially low interest rates. How's that been working out for us?

The fair tax will increase incomes, not decrease it. And for the poor that means more money to take home and all the essentials are tax free due to the prebate. The rest is choosing whether to save the money and improve their future prospects or pay the same tax that they would have paid on their income but at the purchasing end instead.

Comment: Re:Windows one is my fave (Score 1) 56

by operagost (#49621999) Attached to: The BBC Looks At Rollover Bugs, Past and Approaching

It was Windows 95 and 98, and the rollover happened at 49.7 days.

And yes, you are a troll because it's quite easily explained as a garden variety mistake due to careless programming. An unsigned 32 bit integer can hold up to 4 billion. 4 billion milliseconds is about 49.7 days. 4 billion sounds "big enough"-- but it isn't when we're talking milliseconds. And clearly, a Windows box COULD stay up that long, or else the bug would never have been discovered.

Comment: Re:Sort of dumb. (Score 2) 525

by jcr (#49618715) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

They didn't seem to think there was anything unusual about asking an interview candidate to spend an entire day doing pair programming with them on their own codebase.

Heh... I had a similar situation a month or so ago. Headhunter cold-called me, told me how hard they're looking for people with serious amounts of Mac experience, so I went to see the customer (startup over in Mountain View), product wasn't terribly interesting, and then the recruiter says they want me to come in for a "coding exercise" that should only take about four to six hours. I told him my rate for very short term projects, and he actually expected me to give them six hours of my time on spec.

I quit taking his calls.


Comment: Re:All aboard the FAIL train (Score 1) 542

by Shakrai (#49617259) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House

Remember 97 other Senators and 420 Representatives joined her including Kerry, McCain, Biden, Saunders (Congressman).

Basic fact fail. The vote was 297-133 in the House and 77-23 in the Senate. There were plenty of brave voices willing to stand up against the Iraq War. HRC was not one of them. She does not get a pass for that clusterfuck, nor any of the clusterfucks that occurred while she was serving in the Obama Administration.

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. -- Richard Bach, "Illusions"