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Comment: Re:If he's sufficiently important... (Score 1) 246

by MasseKid (#49381107) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With User Resignation From an IT Perspective?
"what's the chance he's going to be productive those two weeks anyway?" While there are a lot of people who slack to hell when they quit, there are a lot of people who actually care about their co-workers, even if they don't care about their employer, and will work overtime (unpaid) their last two weeks trying to minimize the impact of them leaving to their co-workers. If you're a program manager you're going to have a much different amount of spin down to pass off your work than if you're an entry level help desk worker.

Comment: Re: Pfft. (Score 0) 273

by MasseKid (#48315297) Attached to: Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart
Really? Cause I'm making well over 100K with my STEM degree. Maybe it has more to do with you than your degree.... Or you're just an AC that got a liberal arts degree and is bitter, I've got no idea really and don't really care. I'm not sure if I've met a single person with a STEM degree that felt they made a mistake and should have not gotten a degree.

Comment: I don't get it... (Score 1) 284

by MasseKid (#48164517) Attached to: FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption
I don't get how encryption can hurt public safety. The courts have been quite clear the government can get a warrant and force you to unencrypt your files. So the only thing the FBI has to fear here is if they were operating outside the bounds of the constitution and trying to avoid judicial scrutiny.

Comment: This is chilling (Score 5, Insightful) 790

This is chilling, not for pedophiles, fuck them, but for the average citizen. While, I absolutely believe it's google's job to report illegal activity they accidentally uncover to the police, this appears google is actively searching your e-mails for things to forward to the police, and that's a chilling thought for free speech, freedom, and prevention of abuse of power.

Comment: Better summary: (Score 5, Insightful) 184

by MasseKid (#47243615) Attached to: Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents
Stalemate continued, EFF showed some promise, but the DoJ has to 1) actually comply with the order, 2) The judge actually agree on merits, 3) The DoJ not immediately file for an appeal due to matters of national saftey, 4) the DoJ actually give the information to the EFF.

Don't get me wrong, what happened today was good, however calling it a victory is a bit premature.

Comment: Can someone explain something to me? (Score 1) 227

by MasseKid (#46936453) Attached to: Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible
Can someone explain something to me, because I don't get it. If I want content, and netflix has the content, and I have a subscription to Netflix and an ISP, assuming neither has a monopoly, why does it matter if netflix or the ISP pays for the transmission of data? One of the two of them has to pay for it for my consumption. I understand this all changes if there's a monopoly by either netflix or the ISP, but without the monopoly, why does capitalism not drive this to cost+ a reasonable cost of doing buisness/profit margin? And if it does, why do I really care if I pay this money to either the ISP or netflix, I have to pay it to someone. Now obviously, this goes out the window if one or both has a monopoly. Also, please, I'm looking for a real answer as to why I should care, not "zomg, ISP greeeeed"

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