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Comment: Re:Looks pretty useful (Score 1) 26 26

It seems like something that would make it much more difficult for ordinary thieves to exploit cell phones. That would seem to be pretty useful.

And much easier for the Police / FBI / etc... to exploit to unlock your phone. That would seem to be pretty useful - for them.

Comment: Re:Why Both? (Score 1) 72 72

The fingerprinting is far more secure.

But also problematic, from a usability standpoint. As people that actually work with their hands know, the ability to take a reliable fingerprint can be impeded by blisters, etc. For example, a (long) while ago I had to delay getting my fingerprints taken at NASA because my finger tips were beaten up from recently working around the house and on my car.

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 4, Informative) 302 302

Please Dice, drop the silly share button and return the read more link, and the read comments link.

Second this, but don't know why, at least, they can't all be displayed?

BTW, I solved this, and the video stories by adding this rule to my Proxomitron config file for "slashdot.org":

Matching expression: </head>
Replacement Text:
<style>
.fhitem-poll { display: none !important; }
.nav-social { display: none !important; }
.popularity { display: none !important; }
</style>
</head>

And killed auto audio play using:
Matching Expression: <audio \1 autoplay="*" \2>
Replacement Text: <audio \1 \2>

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 302 302

One of the many reasons mods are upset is that the employee who was fired was (by all accounts) crucial to the reliability and credibility of AMAs.

Pro Tip: Pay close attention anytime a manager or company says something like "employees are our most valuable asset" or "... are critical to our success" because that's what they look/sound like when they're lying to you.

Comment: i left reddit in protest of bad treatment by mods (Score 4, Insightful) 302 302

awhile ago

and i feel vindicated

reddit needs to pay its mods (say, a cut of ad revenue from their sub)

if they work for free, they have no real power over them. which is unstable as current developments indicate

also, if they pay them, they can fire them

you can say paying mods will change the tenor of reddit but this is bullshit: what motivates someone to mod for free is a sort of pathetic need for power, which is actually worse than any nefariousness due to filthy lucre as their motivation

bye bye reddit, you were fun. but you have a fatal flaw in your power structure:

uncaring admins and abusive mods

so what's the next site to rise?

any tips?

Comment: Re:What could possibly go wrong? (Score 2) 127 127

Give people the ability to create things tied to real world locations without any sort of moderation controls, act surprised when they pick controversial locations. Trolls gonna troll.

If only Google had -- oh I don't know -- some sort of sophisticated mapping software or database where they could flag GPS locations ...

Comment: Re:Now that was cool! (Score 1) 64 64

your alternative method is inferior as the specific request is tech *skills*, which you find on resumes, people speaking to their merits to get hired

not "tech appearing together on message boards," which indicated a whole host of relationships, relationship by skillset being far down the list

the simple fact is there is no perfect methodology so criticizing the methodology for being imperfect is without merit. and in articulating a yet even more inferior methodology in your latest comment i have to assume you're just arguing for the sake of arguing, you're barely trying, you're not serious, and so this useless thread is over

 

Comment: Re:Now that was cool! (Score 1) 64 64

are you saying there exists some implementation that analyzes every resume in existence perfectly? it's "incomplete" in the sense that any such effort is incomplete and imperfect by nature of the problem. your criticism is invalid, you don't understand the task if you expect completeness is possible

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