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Comment: Re:It only matters if the speed is actually needed (Score 1) 233

by Kittenman (#48430337) Attached to: Does Being First Still Matter In America?

Too often these things just look like dick measuring contests. A childish waste of time. I don't really care if the chinese have the fastest machine so long as our systems are able to keep up with our needs.

Damn right, Who cares? You USans are good at some things, top in some, bad in others, crap at a few. Much like the rest of the world.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - the world owes you a debt for getting humans on the moon.

(On the other side of the coin... never understood why you folks have so many guns...)

Comment: Update your website and move on (Score 2) 141

by Kittenman (#48399567) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With VoIP Fraud/Phishing Scams?
Put a comment on your website mentioning that someone out there is using your company's name and number for callbacks, and tell your customers to be aware of this issue.
You can't be liable for their gullibility, any more than you can for the actual actions of the Nigerian scammers (or whoever they are).

An Ancient Greek said "If people speak ill of thee, act so that no-one will believe them". I'd say that's still valid.

Comment: Re:Radio Drama anyone? (Score 2) 242

by Kittenman (#48364831) Attached to: HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show

For those who care: https://archive.org/details/Is...

Will be interesting to see if HBO does better than the BBC ;>

Yes! You beat me to it. I taped these off my old valve radio when they were broadcast, back when I was 14. I lovingly cared for the cassette tapes over the decades since, hearing them once every blue moon... and then found out I could get flawless copies off this website.

I remember hanging the mike next to the speaker... portable cassette player. Back in those days, the big thing was recording birdsong.

Comment: Been there, done that... (Score 1) 131

by Kittenman (#48314713) Attached to: Shift Work Dulls Brain Performance
Spent 3 years or so working as an operator. Fine, good grounding for the support work I'm doing now some thirty years later. And I got 20% shift bonus for doing it.

One thing that lasts - I now have no time for people who say that certain things should be open at certain times of day. Example; don't serve beer/wine until noon. Back when I worked shift, most people's morning was my evening. If I fancy a beer with my dinner at 8 am, so what? I remember hanging around with fellow shift workers 'til 11am, waiting for the pubs to open on the last night...

Comment: Re:6 years of hacking with the same malware? (Score 1) 63

by Kittenman (#48265947) Attached to: Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

Maybe this is just the malware they expected people to find. Think of how many people now have a greater false sense of security because this group was "taken down".

You're right... the real problem malware is of course the stuff that I can't detect on my pc! Quick, pass my tinfoil hat and gloves.

Comment: Re:Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Says... (Score 2) 289

by Kittenman (#48216311) Attached to: Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

>> the liberating power of the Internet is based on its freedom and statelessness

"In 1995!" says Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

(Seriously, where do you begin. Server logs, cookies, magic URLs, IP lookups, etc.)

You beat me to it - but my concise reply was going to be...

" the liberating power of the Internet "
Citation needed.

Comment: Re:Click Here (Score 1) 238

by Kittenman (#48200961) Attached to: Favorite clickbait hook?

Real one: "Your friends and colleagues will be amazed at your new size"

Colleagues??!! So after swallowing the blue pill I am going to run through the office with my new enlarged, em, tool in my hand and show it off? Seriously?!?!

Heck, if I were your colleague or friend, I'd be amazed if you did that.

Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code. -- Dave Olson

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