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Comment Stop Overreacting! (Score 1) 359

The US is the supreme country and if they bombed a hospital full of innocent people then you can be sure that there was a damn good reason. I suspect that there was probably a secret rocket base, terrorist enclave, or laboratory developing weapons of mass destruction secreted within the hospital. It's well known that terrorists use hospitals and other public places full of defenceless and innocents to deter retaliation by supremacist governments. That's why they build hospitals in those countries: to hide terrorists. It's quite obvious and they need to be eliminated whatever the cost.

The death and torture camps run by the US, which are full of Jews... err, Muslims, extract vital intel from these extremists and undesirables every single day. Do people really suggest that this intel should be ignored? The only obvious course of action is to destroy more civilian targets (which are, after all, probably full of Muslims anyway so no harm is really done). Peace and the oppression of terrorism is the highest priority so these costs are acceptable.

Wait... this is starting to sound a whole lot like another story I've read in my history books :(

Comment Re:Wait a day or two before passing judgment (Score 1) 359

Following your logic, there may be Taliban command centres in Afghanistan; and therefore it's ok to nuke the entire country.

Yes, I can see you have your finger on the pulse!

Would the better response not have been to send in a crack team of top US otters (or are they called seals? I always get confused) to eliminate the alleged command centre thus reducing off-target damage? You're saying that just bombing the shit out of a whole neighbourhood is better? I think you need to go masturbate and fire forth semen across your sacred flag again. Idiot.

Comment I'm perfectely happy with Windows 7 (Score 1) 288

As far as Windows goes I am happy to tolerate it for the games that I play that do not have a Linux port yet. So there is no way in hell I am upgrading to 8 or 10.

Using this:

I am fairly confident that those fuckers can't force something onto me I don't want (especially since I compiled it with TDM-gcc

C:\Users\Pyshcotria\Code> checkversion.exe

Seems fine

Comment I am a career consultant (Score 1) 158

I do this for a living, but I will give you some free advice just this once.

Given your summary, the only thing relevant is probably this:

[...] a large IT department with almost no skills in the technologies on site. [...]

As an experienced career consultant with many years experience I can read between the lines and glean information that every other person who has replied to this thread seems to have missed. Essentially it boils down to this: every single employee in that large IT department started out in your job. Lots of people in your position didn't make it into the IT department because they didn't realise this.

Basically what you have to do is entrench yourself in the corporate culture (lots of parties, arrive at work drunk, do drugs, that sort of stuff) until you're accepted as a functional part of the IT department. Once you are, and at this point you're still in charge, place an advertisement for your replacement. Hire the second (never the first) person who applies for the job, making sure that you have a 35-year contract in place to ensure your continued employment as a support person with no performance reviews and a guaranteed 25% increase in salary per year. Make sure that the new person in the job signs this contract as well as all upper management and the board of directors. Once that is done, play Freecell and become the world champion.

Comment Re:Users are now known as "her"? (Score 0) 94

Let's look at this another way.

Given the statement "That rock is owned by Roger", we can determine that the singular rock is owned by a singular person (Roger). Thus, if someone asked "Is that Roger's rock?" then the response "Yes it is theirs" is grammatically correct (and always has been).

Similarly, given the statement "That rock is owned by the three women sitting on top of it", we can determine that the rock is owned by three women. Therefore, if someone asks the question "Who owns that rock?" we can say "It is theirs."

Why am I adding an s to "their"? Because that's the plural of their. "Their" vs. "Theirs".

Or, are you suggesting that there is a yet undefined part of the English language that magically adds a third type of plural. If that's the case then I guess the word "geeses" is ok.

Comment Re:Users are now known as "her"? (Score 1) 94

Since when is the word "their" plural?

his, her, its — used with an indefinite third person singular antecedent

(used after an indefinite singular antecedent in place of the definite masculine form his or the definite feminine form her)

used to refer to one person in order to avoid saying "his or her": One of the students has left their book behind.

Comment Users are now known as "her"? (Score 1) 94

If a user has AirDrop set to allow connections from anyone—not just her contacts—an attacker could exploit the vulnerability on a default locked iOS device.

What the fuck is wrong with using the word "their"?


Mark Dowd, the security researcher who discovered it, said he's been able to exploit the flaw over AirDrop, the feature in OS X and iOS that enables users to send files directly to other devices.

Perhaps Mark Dowd is female. If so then... Hmm. Then... I dunno.

Either way, there are a whole group of words that are not gender specific. Use them(!), and stop with this retarded "her" crap.


Comment Re:Sounds stupid (Score 4, Interesting) 100

I should say that I am no longer working as a software developer because I needed a change and got another degree and now work in a science field, but the same thing still applies and programming is still part of my job.

I could spend 8 hours writing crappy code, iterating over it, changing it, tweaking it, etc, etc, throughout a typical work day. But, and I'm pretty confident in this, I can (and do) instead spend maybe 25-75% of my day (or more) thinking about things -- designing things -- before implementing them and end up with a better result. I've had jobs where lines of code, or in some cases, words per minute typed, were a metric and left them as soon as I found a job based on reality instead of fiction.

Comment Sounds stupid (Score 4, Insightful) 100

When I'm coding I might spend 30 minutes thinking about something or scribbling on paper and then spend maybe 2 minutes actually typing the code. Those are just fictitious numbers of course, but really both of those numbers could be much higher or much lower depending on the problem.

How does this service account for thinking time?

"Confound these ancestors.... They've stolen our best ideas!" - Ben Jonson