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Comment: Re:Used to work at an immigration firm (Score 2) 630

by Mr. Shotgun (#49583249) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers

And what would you have him do my friend? With all those would would have the power to act upon all neatly bought and paid for? It has been an open secret for a long time that H1-B not about importing talent but a means to depress the market wages for a long time now. Yet suddenly his coming forward would break the tide? Please, the powers that be have been and will continue to sell the US public down the river just to get another coin in their pocket.

You want change? Don't berate someone working a low level slot when shit started happening way above his pay grade and he had no one to turn to. Start looking at real solutions, like better representation from our elected officials. Course most of those are bought and paid for too so we are all supremely fucked.

Comment: Re:Inaccurate headline. (Score 1) 649

by Mr. Shotgun (#49516817) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

Modding for performance usually means tinkering with spark timing, injection timing, fuel pressure, etc which increase the likelihood of an engine fire.

And if their car catches on fire then they only have themselves to blame for not knowing what they are doing. If a modder decided to write code without a clue directly to the ECU he is most likely gonna brick it and be out $300. If not he will be using an ECU programmer in which case the same problem applies as when the previous generations tuned their carbs or fuel injectors.

Comment: Re:Soldiers have the up or out rules that limit th (Score 1) 67

by Mr. Shotgun (#49507233) Attached to: US Military To Recruit Civilian Cybersecurity Experts

Soldiers have the up or out rules that limit there you don't want to lose a good tech guy who does not want to go management or be forced out of the unit due to there rank being too high

Probably the best solution if they insisted upon the new "cyber warrriors" being a member of the service would be direct appointment as warrant officers. There is less focus on up or out and the rank is specifically designated as a technical position so there is no risk of being forced into management like with the higher enlisted and officer ranks.

Comment: Re:Hurrah for sex-segregation! (Score 1) 599

As the Supreme Court decided in Plessy v. Ferguson, separate but equal facilities are just fine.

Hey Doc Brown, welcome back to the 21st Century! How was life back in the early 1900's? Get to see some of those flappers everyone was talking about back then? Awesome! Hey listen, you might of come back too soon Doc. Cause you missed that Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned by Brown v. Board of Education back in 1954. The courts pointed out that even if everything about the schools are equal there is still the inherently unequal treatment of the segregated populations. Just an FYI so you don't bother citing it again. Now go on and get back to helping out Marty with his crazy mix ups, poor kid is always getting into a bind.

Comment: Re:Would you like next door kid reprogram his car? (Score 1) 292

by Mr. Shotgun (#49401797) Attached to: EFF Fighting Automakers Over Whether You Own Your Car

I'm sorry, but auto manufacturers have a point. Not anyone is competent to reprogram embedded car software. Unfortunately, bugs can be deadly. How would you feel about, say, 10% of the cars on the road running custom software by the next door kid?

People have been tinkering and modifying their cars ever since the first Model T rolled off the assembly line, yet surprisingly civilization has survived. Or are you one of those people that thinks because it's "on a computer" it is scary and dangerous? If the kid next door starts trying to reprogram his ECU without knowing what he is doing he is more likely to brick the damn thing than anything else so he won't be going anywhere near a freeway after that unless he pushes it there.

Cars are killing much more people than guns. In fact, I would go further than the auto manufacturers. Nobody should be allowed to drive a car. How many people on the roads shouldn't have even a driver's license at all? A lot. And you are ready to see those people hacking their own car software? No way!

Oh blow it out your ass, the percentage of the driving population that is interested in modding their own vehicles is rather low, and a good portion of that crowd is more about the spoilers and ground effects than anything. What you are doing using jumped up hyperbole to try and scare people about a non existent threat. I do not support limiting people from modifying something they legally own, however if there ever came some legislation barring you from going outside I would back it 100% because I am convinced you are scared of your own shadow.

Comment: Re:They do have a point... (Score 1) 292

by Mr. Shotgun (#49401735) Attached to: EFF Fighting Automakers Over Whether You Own Your Car

So what you saying is we must prohibit everyone from being able to modify their vehicles because someone somewhere might do something illegal? Do you realize how stupid that sounds? I mean what kinda Orwellian world do you want to live in where everything is banned unless approved by the government? Do you want people to wear coded chastity belts, only unlockable by approved agents, as well in order to prevent rape? Jeez, of all the arguments against people modifying their own cars this is the most mewly mouthed bullshit i have ever heard.

No lets call a spade a spade, the reason the auto manufacturers are proposing this is to lock out independent repair shops and drive all that sweet sweet repair shop money back to their sponsored and sanctioned dealerships. Any argument about illegal car mods and the like are just bullshit out the gate.

Comment: Re:The industry needs more regulation (Score 3, Insightful) 116

by Mr. Shotgun (#49194037) Attached to: Anthem Blocking Federal Auditor From Doing Vulnerability Scans

This is hilarious. Every day slashdotters either complain that it's *obvious* we need less regulation. And in a separate thread, it's *obvious* we need more regulation.

*protip* slashdotters as you so put is is not a hive mind, people post here from all walks of life and have differing opinions. In fact I have seen opinions from both sides of the political spectrum that have been rated +5 insightful in the same thread. And they were both right, it was insightful and made you think. The last thing this site needs is to become an echo chamber of samethought and goodthink. If you are looking for that there are plenty of other websites out there, may I recommend Tumblr or yahoo news?

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