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Comment Re:Sort of dumb. (Score 4, Interesting) 553 553

I did some consulting at a start-up a few years back and had an off-the-record talk with their recruiter. She said that they preferred to hire younger folks because 50 somethings typically have a much harder time working under a 25 year-old supervisor.

Comment Re:Fire-Resistant Safe (Score 1) 446 446

Drill a small hole into a fire-resistant safe where your power and SCSI/IDE/SATA/USB/ETH cables go, then put your drives in there.

For extra safety, block up any gaps around the cables with newspaper or alcohol soaked cloth.

And don't be afraid to get in there with a lit match or a lighter to ensure that you have everything patched tight.

Comment Re:Just Askin' (Score 1) 367 367

I've been hearing a lot of talk about how applying Title II rules from 1936 nowadays is a bad thing because technology has changed so much. But in the arena of gun laws, applying a law from the late 18th century to modern assault rifles and the like is considered to be completely reasonable.

Comment Re:Autoplay video is bad, and you STILL get it wro (Score 4, Insightful) 91 91

I thought I was losing my mind, there was an odd voice telling me to start an IT company coming from behind my testing server. Thankfully it turned out to /. with an autoplay video. Seriously, this is not a Geocities site. Act like professionals make disable the fscking autoplay!

Comment Re:We have trouble with defining life on earth. (Score 1) 38 38

Life: Fight, Eat, Fuck, Sleep

It doesn't get any simpler...

Not necessarily in that order. Also, I have married friends that have replaced sleep with offspring, and fucking with more fighting. Apparently there is wiggle room.

Comment Re:Tablet with keyboard vs. a 10" laptop (Score 1) 328 328

Mostly it's due to convenience. I have a nice little satchel where my tablet lives. My work provided laptops are powerhouses, but weigh several kilograms. My 8 inch tablet weighs a little over 300 grams and its heft is barely noticeable. But again, for most of my work I simply need an SSH client and at worst, a Python interpreter.

FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies.