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Comment Code Enforcement would save more lives (Score 3, Insightful) 91

I've heard that in a lot of oil rich countries that the stairways of their skyscrapers are used just to store things. Their mentality is that a concrete building would never burn. It's all about the fire load inside of the building, and if your paths of emergency egress is blocked, then your fatality rate is going to be much higher. A regularly inspected fire pump/sprinkler system, automatic magnetic doors closers, and training coupled with a safety plan isn't that expensive or difficult in the context of running a high rise. Followed properly, it will be the safest place you can be in.

Comment Re: 911 Call (Score 4, Informative) 284

Also it's worth noting that many in emergency seevices hold multiple jobs, just like you. Someone that is an EMT at a plant may also be on an ambulance several days a week. That way they have more experience in a busy environment and are able to sit and relax at a job where there are fewer calls. They all generally have the same training regulated through a state ems board. It's not like these companies just hire off the street and have them go through in house power point training.

Comment Re:4GB ought to be enough for anybody (Score 1) 350

Until there is something that normal desktop users would use (no, not workstations), I would like to see it stay around 4GB so that people writing applications for desktop users don't do horrible things that are solved by throwing more RAM at the problem.

The iPhone has had a small amount of RAM since the start, and this has changed only slightly, and it's been for the better.

Comment Re: none cipher? (Score 1) 75

Yeah, the solution to get this done is easy, it's just sometimes hard to understand the elitism within some support communities when it comes to answering basic questions for scenarios that don't match the use most common use cases.

Comment Re: none cipher? (Score 1) 75

Yeah, like when I want to create a kiosk from scratch using linux and want to have it autologin as a user and start x.

Asking on forums just leads to one being berrated and told that it is insecure to have a machine where someone is logged in without producing credentials. Why is it not a valid security model, to have a user called "public"? Especially whenever nothing mission critical is used on said machine?

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