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Comment Re:Gotta love... (Score 2, Informative) 1131

Two more words...

George Tiller.

There are many more words, but just assume I can rattle off at a dozen Christian terrorist attacks against abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood offices without resorting to Wikipedia.

And just to save myself a round of back and forth with an apologist for these acts of Christian terrorism, let me pre-emptively give my likely response: the Ku Klux Klan. They don't exactly burn those crosses for warmth, you know...

Comment Re:If not China, why US? (Score 1) 445

you can't have security AND privacy. The government has always had the ability to spy on it's citizens and I'm sorry but the future is going to be a ZERO privacy world, there's no other way social structures can be protected without full disclosure. Besides, everyone knows that if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't care who sees what.

Comment Re:Sorry, but they have been successful for many (Score 1) 233

Bush didn't create the bad guys by labeling them, they were bad, he just gave us a sign.

In the late 90s/early 2000s, the opposition in Iran grew stronger. After 9/11, there was a demonstration in Tehran AGAINST terrorism.

After labeling Iran an axis of evil, the theocrats and revolutionary guard were able to more easily crush dissent and foment anti-Americanism.

Comment Re:The Peter Principle (Score 1) 410

The fact that he moved up from an intern position tells them that he has the ability to adapt. This is the most important aspect of an employee. Some peoply only know how to do as they are told, others are problem solvers and seek to answer the great "Why?". After experiencing the working world and seeing my mother's small business employees in action, I can tell you that a critical thinker is a rare thing indeed.

Comment Get in touch with your inner PHB (Score 3, Interesting) 410

It really depends on the situation.

If The New Manager is intent on making their fast-track bones by shaking things up, the entire tech level may soon be outsourced.

What is important is what you want.
Do you want to give management a try?
Do you want to learn The New Manager's style of managing?
Have you ever thought 'if I were running things we would not be doing X, we would do Y'?

I suggest you give it a shot, maybe you will like it.

If you turn it down, be sure to give The New Manager every reason to know that you are just too darn essential in the tech role to be moved out of it.

Either way: Get your resume out there, and start actively looking for a new job.

Good Luck!

Comment Re:Oh no (Score 1) 297

Most leases are structured with a cap on the "free" electricity. Usually the surcharge on the lease compared to comparable leases is about the amount it would cost if you hit that cap. So essentially you are already paying for the electricity.

If the lease is not structured that way... tell me where that landlord is. I will start all sorts of energy intensive businesses in that apartment. Having people live with me for free will be the least of their worries.

Comment Re:nuts (Score 1) 235

If your game has the capability to break the law - people will exploit it. The Chinese citizens will simply pirate the American version, or hack their region to be not China - and before you know it the game will be banned.

You either ship your game with the limitations, or don't ship to China. World of Warcraft expansions are experiencing major delays because World of Warcraft basically has to be recoded this way. If it were as simple as a few lines of code, they would have patched it.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.