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Comment: Re:terrible idea, already fucked up (Score 1) 253

So, what if it does? Where do you draw the line? Who gets to decide what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. You could go to a pub and chat to someone who will explain how to make an explosive from fertilizer and diesel. Are we going to ban pubs as well now? In fact if we ever meet in a pub I can tell you exactly how to make an explosive, down to the detonator and timers, as well as ensuring you get maximum shrapnel. Doesn't mean I'm going to do it, doesn't mean you are going to do it, we're just having a fucken conversation. When you start limiting what people can or cannot even talk about it's a very slippery slope. If you are worried about your kids "accidently" finding porn on the internet then they should not be on the internet in the first place. Don't start blocking everyone because of parents who can't raise their fucken kids properly.

Comment: Re:Kill the entire H1B program (Score 1) 636

by LordWabbit2 (#49583883) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers
Exactly, they are just waiting for the green card or indefinite leave to remain etc. Then they are out the door. What I love is management who think that a warm ass in a seat is all that is required to do the job. Same as the management who think throwing more people at a project that is behind schedule will fix things. Software development is not the same as digging a friggin ditch!

Comment: Re:And this is where it begins. (Score 1) 49

by LordWabbit2 (#49583731) Attached to: Fetch Robotics Unveils Warehouse Robots
Maybe for the smaller operations. I have family who work for a large retailer, every year the pickers go on strike for higher wages/bonus/whatever and the DC's ground to a halt. They are starting a pilot DC which is fully automated. DC is already built, all that's left is the integration into the current system. I would also like to point out that I currently live in a third world country.

Comment: Re:Poor Design... (Score 1) 73

by LordWabbit2 (#49528135) Attached to: Networking Library Bug Breaks HTTPS In ~1,500 iOS Apps
It's a COM issue, and has existed since there was a registry. If you write a COM dll you will still have to deal with DLL hell. The problem hasn't gone away, it's just been replaced with .Net and the global assembly cache. In .Net you can still specify that you want your DLL to register for COM interop - rarely needed to do it, but sometimes you are working on ancient code and it's the only way for it to talk to a .Net dll.

Comment: Re:Honestly ... (Score 1, Flamebait) 342

by LordWabbit2 (#49470049) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket
Erm, firstly that's racist, and second wtf does it have to do with anything?

If a company cant trust it's IT department it's screwed. I've worked in environments with billions, I had to get a security clearance to work there.
Most financial institutions will not hire someone who is black listed, too much temptation for them.

Comment: The death of american software (Score 2) 212

This is moronic, if this is put in place only Americans will use American software (and then only some of them). NO other country is going to voluntarily use software they know has a "front door" regardless of all the "good intentions" promised by splitting the key up. May as well shoot Microsoft in the foot.

Comment: Re:Clickbait-ish Headline (Score 2) 121

by LordWabbit2 (#49444781) Attached to: Has Google Indexed Your Backup Drive?
But that's the thing, the DID want to share it, probably not with everyone granted, but then they should have secured it so only the people they did want to give access to it would have access. I love the way the article implies it's somehow google's fault that some clueless idiot didn't click on a tick box and enter a user name and password. If people don't want to RTFM then they are going to get burned.

Comment: Re:More... (Score 1) 232

by LordWabbit2 (#49377769) Attached to: Why You Should Choose Boring Technology
Sometimes, it's okay to just do a check twice
No, it's not. Because now if you need to change the check (or more likely someone else) you have to make sure you do it in both places. If the other person does not even look for the second check then you now have broken code. If you have to copy paste your own code with minimal or no changes then you are doing it wrong and it's time to refactor.

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