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Comment: this is nothing (Score 1) 136

by superwiz (#49361305) Attached to: UK Licensing Site Requires MSIE Emulation, But Won't Work With MSIE
I had the adventure of installing XPsp2 from scratch once. That meant IE6. MSN(!!!!!) would crash IE6. I had to download Chrome. Just to download IE8 before I could update XP to sp3 (windows update wouldn't work at that point... had to be done through IE windows update site). Hard to blame the government if they had a perfectly designed site working for one version of the browser (IE6) and those versions of the browser stopped working even with the manufacturer's website. Imagine if they phones worked that way: " What? Your tried to call our call center, built more than 5 years ago? Why would you expect a modern phone to work with a 5-year-old call center?"

Comment: which version? (Score 1) 136

by superwiz (#49361281) Attached to: UK Licensing Site Requires MSIE Emulation, But Won't Work With MSIE
MSIE is notoriously incompatible between versions. If your version is too low, try a higher one (you'll need Win7 or higher to use IE9 or higher). If your version is too high, try emulation mode (within IE) of a lower version. It's hard to blame the techs when sites written for MSIE 8 completely break on MSIE11.

Comment: Re:Randian Dumbfuckery (Score 1) 314

by superwiz (#49360861) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive
The logic of not using a life saving method to save lives because breeds resistant strains can just as well be applied to inoculations. Reducing overall population of mosquitoes reduces probability of developing additional strains (just like inoculation reduces chances of additional strains). Your kind of stupidity causes millions of deaths. You are actually worse than Hitler. At least Hitler had a purpose. You and your kind would have millions of people die just to prove an argument.

Comment: Expect successful suits in Canada (Score 1) 56

by WillAffleckUW (#49358153) Attached to: Google Loses Ruling In Safari Tracking Case

Expect successful lawsuits in Canada, where Privacy is a Constitutional Right, and eventually in the US by EU/UK and Canadian citizens protected against such actions by the EU/US and US/Canada Data Treaties.

(note: if you don't like that they have more rights in the US than you do, don't sign treaties giving them such rights next time)

Comment: Re:Randian Dumbfuckery (Score 1) 314

by superwiz (#49357807) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive
DDT ban has literally killed more people than Hitler. But I guess most of them were in Africa (dying from malaria), so they don't count. It's also been shown that human beings cannot over an entire life time ingest enough DDT (even through the accumulated effect of it making its way into life stock and such) to raise it to harmful levels.

Comment: Re:Randian Dumbfuckery (Score 1) 314

by superwiz (#49357785) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

Regulations on seat belts did cause accident rates to rise..

Accident rates? Maybe. What about accident fatalities? Increased feeling of safety (which might result from actually being safer) could cause people to have more less-harmful-than-fatal accidents.

Not to mention, where does the government get off on telling people what to do in their own automobile?

The government only gets to tell you what to do in your automobile while you operate heavy machinery on a government-owned road. It also, for example, tells you what you may or may not do in a court room (like you can't sit and read a newspaper in there). What you do in an automobile on a private road or how fast you drive it on a private race track is not something that the government restricts.

Comment: Re:finger pointing (Score 2) 394

by TeknoHog (#49353007) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US

Finland is in the process of revamping their education system. They are tired of being #1 in the world, and everyone comparing themselves to them, so they have decided to fuck it up.

Finland is #1 at being average. We have full literacy at the expense of holding down anyone smarter than the average. The universities are bureaucratical sausage factories designed to produce set amounts of average masters and doctors. We simply don't have/tolerate the kind of variety and diversity that you see around the world.

Comment: green card (Score 4, Insightful) 394

by superwiz (#49352199) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US
Green Card is the only honest resident alien immigrant status. All others (student visas, J1, H1B, etc.) exist to force techies to accept 2nd class citizen status. If you compete with people for whom getting fired equals getting deported, you will think twice about asking for a partnership in your tech company the way any lawyer or doctor would ask if they contribute to their practice. You may be just as smart or well-educated, but you can be replaced by an indentured servant. Before serfdom was abolished, they used to advertise serfs with special skills (music talents, poetic writing talents, etc.) Being better skilled won't get you ahead if you have no power to bargain for your wages. And unlike low-skilled workers, you can't retrain after half a life-time of learning. You are in. As long as there is any legal immigrant status other than a Green Card, any US citizen would be insane to pursue a STEM career. To make a decent wage, you need to be in top 10%. And if you that smart, any career other career will do.

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