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Comment Become a contractor (Score 1) 125 125

That way you might still be a cog, but you're a cog paid somewhere between 50-100% more than the permie staff plus you don't have to put up with any of the political BS that you find in every company. Do your work, get paid, go home. Done. Ok, it has its downsides but in general I found the upsides outweigh them quite considerably.

Comment If an army tried to blind with lasers... (Score 1) 83 83

... their opponents would simply wear sunglasses. Or some sort of eye covering that would block the light sufficiently. As a non lethal anti personel weapon it would probably work poorly once on the battlefield, then never again. Now in civilian control situations, thats another matter...

Comment Re:Existential threat is more likely (Score 3, Informative) 83 83

When you've done the amount of ham fisted nation building and interfering as the USA has done since WW2 you're going to make enemies that you need to defend yourself against.

Anyway, a common enemy either real of imaginary is an age old method of taking the mind of the people off of internal matters. The Romans were doing it, never mind the USA, and todays best practitioners are Putin and the fat kid running north korea.

Comment Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 307 307

LOL! Spoken from a kiddy point of view or what :)

Believe it or not sonny, Facebook hasn't been around that long. Zuckerberg wasn't even born when I was 15 so the odds on there being anything online about me when I was a kid are pretty slim wouldn't you say?

And no, I didn't do anything embarrasing unless you think getting into fights, trying it on with girls and driving cars fast is embarrassing. But then you're obviously a millennial so who knows.

Comment Re:No (Score 4, Insightful) 307 307

"Everyone has a chapter in their book they don't real out loud, including you"

Not all of us mate. Sure , I did some dumb stuff but nothing I'd be particularly embarrassed about. If a teen thinks posting pictures of their genitals or a "hilarious" throwing up incident in a bar or whatever isn't going to have future consequences then they're probably so clueless and thick that they're not going to go far in life anyway.

Most teens are sensible, why should be protect the idiot minority from themselves?

Comment Re:Why not have mechanical security too? (Score 0) 147 147

"To put it in your own retarded words:"

Not sure what the paraphrase is achieving there. I guess thats between you what passes for your braincell.

"I'm pretty sure that's not true"

Ok , no one with a clue expects.

"Are you done now making yourself look like an idiot?"

Sorry, I think you've been looking in the mirror by mistake. Go lie down and have a rest. Maybe the cluetrain will pull into town for you soon.

Comment Yeah, but... (Score 2) 109 109

To be fair, no one apart from a few vested interests are claiming that quantum computers are some sort of magical panacea. But just like modern graphics GPUs, they could be built into ordinary computers and used when the problem domain suits their capabilities.

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