Okay, I'm already a developer, but I work for a telco building our internal platform, but how low a bar is being a developer for this journalist?
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Just tried switching that off. I'm still unique, but that brings my uniqueness on the "one in x browsers have this" down from ~15M to well inside 100k
I've backed a project that's currently been running late. Like 18 months late. Updates are random, and while follow-ups are promised, they don't happen in timing promised ( https://www.kickstarter.com/pr... )
Big question is how do we deal with a zombie (dead, but not admitting it) project? According to the previous project, all backers seem to be entitled to refunds, but there's no mention in this post as to even how to flag this for KS staff.
These days, I write perl. Which is closer to C than it is to Cobol. Cobol, if anything, is closer to banging your head against a brick wall - it feels *so good* when you stop.
Okay, maybe this is more in the "confuse future archaeologists" category....
I work for a large multinational (well, for a subsidiary. Parent company is massive. Global subsidiary is quite large. We're a regional offshoot).
We get a fair amount of our deadlines set by head office, with a "We've put out a press release saying it'll be out on this date". You can't say no, it won't work. This sort of thing isn't restricted to big companies. In smaller companies I've had bosses tell me (and this pre-dates Agile as IT design tool) that I have to have the code finished before the end of the week, as they've got an advert in Saturday's paper.
Like in Mythbusters, failure is always an option.
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth ? We'll all end up blind and toothless
If your attacker was spoofing your IP, you've just attacked an innocent party.
Punishment without trial, and vigilante justice is not the way forward.
To add insult to injury, you haven't unscrambled them again, and it's April 2 here (and well inside it, too)
Does anyone want to buy a 4 digit Slashdot user ID? I don't want to be associated with this once great website any more.
So we need an option for the party of Mind your own Business...
I'm just saying
Perhaps the reason that they're so cheap is that the US is serving short measure?
If you're writing for a professional purpose, having good grammar shows attention to detail. If you can't show you have paid attention to detail on this small thing, I'll assume you didn't pay attention on the things that mattered.
If you're writing fiction, if I notice patterns in the writing (like poor grammar), I'll start paying attention to them instead of the narrative flow. This is a bad thing.
If you're writing to a person, consider what impression you want them to have on you. Good grammar / complicated words may not be necessary. Or they might be very necessary. See http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws-849/ .
The reason most domains get removed from the
And in an attempt to reply to as many of the points raised in other replies as possible:
- Most of the hijacked domains were (in the time I was there) taken down after requests by their mainstream counterparts. From what I understand, this is essentially required to hold a trademark to defend it, or delayed legal attempts to regain it may treat it as abandoned.
- It's a full Registry/ *and* Registrar. If users only want URL forwarding, they can have it. If they want to add A, CNAME, and MX records (IP6 wasn't supported yet when I left, but that was a while back) that's another option. Your own Name Servers? Not a problem.
Knowing the company, it'll probably remain for a few days, while the traffic builds up. Then it'll be taken down. At which stage, Anonymous will either start a massive hack attack on Dot.tk, or they'll simply create another domain name elsewhere, creating an electronic variant of whack-a-mole (close domain, another opens up)
Metrics, like statistics, can be manipulated to appear to show many different things.
Surely there's some way you can dream up a metric that says you're all overworked and need to hire more people?
Just a thought
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