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Comment: Re:One good thing will come of this. (Score 1) 892

by KingFrog (#36489396) Attached to: Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'
That's "Carte Blanche", dear, not "Card Blanche". And stop frothing a bit, if you can. In 1973, when this all happened, the US House and Senate were both controlled by Democrats, and a Republican was President. As for "legitimate purposes", that's largely in the eye of the beholder. Many people would argue we should instead have instead intervened in Syria, where there actually ARE relatively peaceful demonstraters being massacred on the streets.

Comment: Each works for what he agreed... (Score 1) 785

by KingFrog (#34922120) Attached to: Should Younger Developers Be Paid More?
If the senior guy is making what he agreed to, it should not be relevant what the other guy makes. Of course, being human, we care. A lot. But the solution is to talk to your employer, tell them you're interested in updating your skills to be of more value to them, and negotiate training/salary issues and MAKE YOURSELF MORE VALUABLE. Easier said than done, but that doesn't change whether it's what you really need to do.

Comment: Re:Aww poor Assange has to deal with leakers. (Score 2) 237

by KingFrog (#34787582) Attached to: The Guardian's Complicated Relationship With Julian Assange
Even a democratic government needs its secrets. Example: A Middle-Eastern leader doesn't think that Iran is a safe neighbor, but for reasons of domestic stability dares not say that publically, nor act against Iran itself. It describes Iran as a "snake" that needs to be beheaded to an American diplomat. Did this need to be made public? No. It helped no-one, and serves only to add to the region's instability. Someone in the State Department thinks the government of North Korea is unstable. Does this need to be made public for accountability? Again, no. It only serves to add to the problems with diplomacy in the region. Wikileaks isn't engaged in an assault on dangerous secrecy - it's engaged in an assault on American policy. Where are the Chinese leaks? The North Korean leaks? Oh, yeah. There aren't any.

Comment: Rules are made to be made (Score 1) 491

by KingFrog (#34768716) Attached to: When Smart People Make Bad Employees
You can absolutely have employees who are productive enough, and make substantial contribution enough that they get their own set of rules. I've seen those people, and I've *been* those people. However, you can't have employees that are so difficult to work with that they provide negative contribution to their coworkers' environment. In those cases, you need to either get them away from the coworkers, or get them away.

Comment: Re:It makes sense for the business market (Score 1) 410

by KingFrog (#34517524) Attached to: Chrome OS Doesn't Trust Apps Or Users
I dunno. If your users need to do all their work at the office, this could be great. You either always have connectivity, or nothing would have worked without the net being up anyway. Otherwise, you run into issues. Not only will this take some serious bandwidth, but if your net connection is down, you are out of luck. I'll be in the "thanks, but I LIKE using my computer even when the ISP is down" category. :)

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.