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Comment: Re:Managers need an algorithm for that? (Score 4, Funny) 210

Knowing my past bosses, they need less succinct clues:

- Did they set up the job search page as browser's default?
- Did they ask you to check their CV?
- Did they tell you "That's it! I'm leaving this fucking hell hole!"
- Did they stop coming every morning?

And, the one good clue:
- When you called them on their personal phone to ask if they were "ill, or something", Did they answer "I LEFT THE COMPANY TWO WEEKS AGO, YOU FUCKING RETARD!"?

If the answer to all of the above is yes. Please, for the love of God, stop sending SMSs to their personal phone. They will never come back and they don't care you get fired if you don't make it to the shipping date.

Comment: Assuming the consequences of one's decisions (Score 4, Insightful) 36

by Thanshin (#49384341) Attached to: Angry Boss Phishing Emails Prompt Fraudulent Wire Transfers

You can't raise an army of slaves and then expect them to act as free men.

You have to put autonomous thinkers and obeying sheep on their correct places; and there are plenty of both. If you put a sheep on the wrong post, don't go now crying about a problem that you created yourself*.

*: Or your boss, if you're one of the sheep.

Comment: This one's for the general population (Score 1) 155

by Thanshin (#49377807) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Who's Going To Win the Malware Arms Race?

This arms race will go for the users. The reason being that there's too much money in play to allow the opposite.

Whatever has to be done will be done. If it becomes such a problem that the USA has to invent a "war on hacker" and start "bombing by IP", it will.

But we're talking a long, long time from now. Like many, many... weeks.

Comment: Ideas (Score 4, Interesting) 175

Transparent : tall invisible bars are aesthetically acceptable.

Fragile : make it seem easy and simple but fragile in a way that once broken it becomes hard to climb. If you break something and hurt yourself few people will blame the inanimate object.

Sticky: as soon as you touch it, it secretes superglue. The guards come with an innocuous solvent.

Hidden : fill the moat with a "non-Newtonian" dirt colored fluid. Doesn't look like a moat, but people do fall inside and it's hard to move fast through it.

Comment: Re:So? (Score 1) 161

by Thanshin (#49369119) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption

The cat is out of the bag. Crypto and its application is an academic subject now, with plenty of companies and open-source projects using the fruit of the work. That is to say, for another ten-fifteen years or so. Then, quantum will start taking it all apart. The amateurs will not have the resources to follow there.

So, basically, the cat is either out of the bag, or dead, and we won't know for another ten-fifteen years, time at which the cat wave collapses.

Comment: Re:How many people called it here? (Score 3, Interesting) 161

by Thanshin (#49368635) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption

Snooping agencies will fight tooth and nail to keep their snooping powers

The problem with fighting tooth and nail is that it's strategically stupid to fight directly against a larger and stronger army.

The privacy arms race benefits the people, only a false feeling of safety and anonymity stops the people from making it practically impossible (or impossibly impractical) to spy on the general population.

A front attack, however strong it may be, will fail.

Some of us are accusing the agencies of being intrusive, but this is a different problem. This is about having been intrusive in a strategically unintelligent way.

Comment: How many people called it here? (Score 5, Insightful) 161

by Thanshin (#49368521) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption

Someone should make a query that extracts the Slashdot commentaries that have predicted this exact situation for a decade.

The prediction goes like this : "If you keep doing stupid shit like that, people will start encrypting their computers and communications to protect themselves from your unimportant shit and this will help the very few people who encrypt their computers and communications to hide serious crimes."

The more you turn everyone into a criminal, the harder it will be to find the actual criminals.

It's time to decriminalize the population, so people become once again able to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent.

Comment: Re:Boo, you fad killer! (Score 1) 111

by Thanshin (#49342873) Attached to: The One Thousand Genes You Could Live Without

Humans can do it better. It's a fact proven by a few thousand years of doing it better and so much faster.

I've lost too much faith in average intelligence to spend time in trying futilely to further explain to you why you're an imbecile.

Ok, that's enough slashdot for today. I'm tired of this shit.

Comment: Re:How do we know the Higgs was really discovered (Score 2) 57

by Thanshin (#49334185) Attached to: Short Circuit In LHC Could Delay Restart By Weeks

I don't think works as you think it does.

If you point your goggles to a spot and see a lion eating a gazelle, finding afterwards that your goggles had a dent won't make you doubt of the existence of that lion.

Or, in other words, short circuits don't conjure results that coincide with decades of theory.

Comment: Re:Eat less than you burn (Score 1) 496

by Thanshin (#49328013) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

In case you are interested, I'll summarize for you.

A - Calculate daily kcal expenditure [via a formula, for example].
B - Count how much you must eat :
  B1 - ~1.5g proteins/day * 4kcal per gram of protein.
  B2 - ~1g of fat/day * 9kcal per gram of fat
C - Decide how much to eat. e.g. : daily expenditure - 500 to lose weight at 500g/week speed.
D - Calculate carbs by dividing remaining daily kcals/4
E - Eat those grams of protein, fat and carbs every day.

Everything else is either details for pro athletes or voodoo shenanigans.

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