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Comment Re:Bah (Score 1) 97

Sigh, no it's not. They want you home so that they can force you to hand over the valuables. And it's not one or two people kicking down the door, it's usually 4 or more. Also the legalities and issues around having a firearm in South Africa (legally that is) means most home owners are not armed. These are desperate people. One of the things they raid is the groceries in the fridge / deepfreeze. They want cellphones, tablets, laptops, TV's, bank cards. I have a guitar, worth a lot of money, didn't even touch it, admittedly they probably didn't realise how much it was worth.

Comment Re:Groklaw Needed More Than Ever (Score 1) 457

Yeah, but there is a shortage of programmers who would know them. The cost to retrain an entire IT division to another language, rewrite what has already been written into the new language, AND then do a full testing cycle to make sure it all still does what it's supposed to would be HUGE! Unless of course your "team" is three people and all you have written is a porn website.

Comment Re:YES (Score 2) 141

It's not always that easy. Unlike a gf / bf dumping a job that is putting food on the table without having another job lined up is not a very good idea. Nowadays most people don't save, so taking a month or two to find another job without a steady pay check would mean oodles of debt. Or you take the first one that is offered, only to find it's worse. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. Then there are also days when everything goes to shit, you're irritated, your team is under pressure, upper management are grumpy (probably because they just got dumped by their gf /bf) so days like that you would probably REALLY want to say YES. But then most other days work is fine. If it was all fun and games at work they would not have to pay you (or pay you as much at least).

Comment Bah (Score 4, Interesting) 97

The don't get that technical here in South Africa. They just broadcast ANY other signal as you walk away from your car and hit the lock button on your remote. It interferes with your lock signal and the car remains unlocked. If you are not paying attention you don't notice that your car fails to lock and they are in. And no, they are not trying to steal the car, they just steal whatever you left behind in the car, most of them don't even bother trying to steal the radio. Unemployment is high, they steal what they can. It's gotten so bad they kick down your front door, alarms blazing, steal whatever they can grab and make a runner in the 5 minutes it takes armed response to get there (and yes, that's happened to me).

Comment Re:Great idea (Score 1) 220

Someone doesn't have to actually die for this to be regarded as retarded. A lot of companies would be financially fucked if they lost their connection to the net for too long, or lost enough data that they would have to take days to rebuild it from logs, backups etc. Loss of reputation etc etc all could sink a company rather rapidly meaning that no one died as a direct result, but a lot of people could end up jobless all because some "security expert" thunk that jew were haxoring me!
This is a fucking retarded idea. I mean Bush hired him, that fucken says it all.

Comment Re:How is this different from Microsoft's... (Score 1) 149

Agreed, I reboot about every two weeks or so at work, at home it was longer - but since we now have load shedding our lovely power utility reboots my home PC's a lot more often. The fact that their devs are using IntelliJ and Eclipse screams "we don't like Microsoft" so they probably reboot out of reflex. For the .Net devs the only time I had to reboot that many times was when I was writing drivers in test mode. WTF are you doing? (Or doing badly in this case)

Comment It doesnt really matter (Score 0) 267

Anyone with another computer on the outside of your firewall who has any computer knowledge (or a friend with any) will tunnel straight through your stupid firewall. I rent a cheap ass server to do just that. Firewalls are there for morons, so block what you want the to stop the morons from seeing, everyone else does not give a shit.

Comment Re:PDF link to PDF exploit (Score 1) 117

I agree, I use different browsers to separate accounts/cookies. I don't want one google portal for all my google accounts, fuck that. I use different browsers to keep my shit apart. Browsers are largely all the same - sure there are some that do x better and some that do y better. I prefer debugging javascript code in IE because of the better integration it has with Visual Studio, general browsing in Chrome because of the process isolation, Firefox for certain plugins that either don't exist in other browsers or simply work better. I had not heard of Iron before though, will be installing that tonight, tx.

Comment Re:Please, tell me more (Score 1) 67

I am getting tired of all the nano that nano this, it's going to change the world. Been reading about it for fucking years and nothing has come of it. I AM sure it will change things if all the pie in the sky promises come true, but I am still waiting to see it actually hit the market or actually change the world I live in.

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.