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Comment: Re:I think (Score 1) 71

Playing madlibs with redacted documents is fun.
"I think that if 'SEAN CONNERY' 'HIT A HOME RUN' then 'ASTRONOMY' because.'RAISIN' 'DANCE' 'FEVER'. Really.

Someone should make an app that turns redacted documents into adlib games. It would get the cellphone generation reading national security documents

Only if it's tweeted...with an Instagram pic.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 331

by Rick Zeman (#49360583) Attached to: Amazon Requires Non-Compete Agreements.. For Warehouse Workers

Second? is there anyone here who DOESN'T use newegg just to configure the initial build, only to switch to amazon (with it's lower prices) to complete the purchase? Just sayin...Newegg was the early 2000s. Amazon actually rules the roost now, even though it's website blows balls (newegg isn't doing so hot these days either, with it's downgrade in UI experience.)

I guess the word "historically" has no special meaning to you?

+ - Amazon Requires Non-Compete Agreements...For Warehouse Workers

Submitted by Rick Zeman
Rick Zeman (15628) writes "Amazon, perhaps historically only second to NewEgg in the IT nerdling's online shopping heart, not only has treated their warehouse workers to appalling working condtions, but they're also making them sign a non-compete agreement for the privilege. Excerpt from the agreement:
During employment and for 18 months after the Separation Date, Employee will not, directly or indirectly, whether on Employee’s own behalf or on behalf of any other entity (for example, as an employee, agent, partner, or consultant), engage in or support the development, manufacture, marketing, or sale of any product or service that competes or is intended to compete with any product or service sold, offered, or otherwise provided by Amazon (or intended to be sold, offered, or otherwise provided by Amazon in the future)...."

Comment: Paranoid? (Score 1) 159

by Rick Zeman (#49350299) Attached to: Many Password Strength Meters Are Downright Weak, Researchers Say

I've never trusted the online "tester' sites. The paranoid side of my brain says the site's purpose is, "Hey, let's take this guy's clever password that a dictionary/brute force attack would never ever be able to break, hash it out,and then compare the hash to others we've already stolen. Profit!"

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.