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Comment Re:Licensing should be mandatory (Score 1) 35

I can see it now, licensing test:

1.) Hack the computer containing this test to give yourself a passing score.

If you can do this, you are qualified to find security bugs in computer systems. If you cannot, you are not qualified.

But seriously, what is it that you would be testing for exactly? Proficiency? Morals (people can lie, you know)? Responsibility (ditto)?

Comment Re:Walls (Score 1) 557

Apparently you have never been to Kansas the eastern quarter of the state has the flint hills, Kansas City, the state capitol, state colleges, and the majority of the population, the other 3 quarters is flat, sparsely populated, and the most boring drive you will ever take just like in the movies.

Try west Texas... Just sayin'

(And yes, I've driven both, but you said "most boring" so there you go.)

Comment Re:bye (Score 1) 531

I agree wholeheartedly. Sadly, the handwriting for this has been on the wall for some time. I can only hope Debian's Iceweasel port of Firefox does not adopt this "feature".

This makes me start to wonder if there is a reduced capability browser -- something leaner and meaner, focused militantly on privacy and even going so far as to deliberately not support portions of HTML5 (e.g. DRM).

Coders of the world, here's a niche you could fill...

Ironically, that is exactly how Firefox started in the first place. As a smaller, faster, reduced capability version of Mozilla. And the cycle begins again...

Comment No Comment (Score 4, Insightful) 107

Why bother to have an interview if you're not going to answer any questions?

"That’s something I can’t speculate on.

We continue to study other potential markets...

While I can’t comment on potential future vehicles and technologies...

Again, I can’t say much on the possibility of a EREV SUV other than we know it’s something Volt fans would love to have in their garage. ...we continue to study the development of sensible technologies...

I can’t provide specifics as to what exactly we’re focused on for the future.

What our plans are ... is something we’ll discuss in the future.

  We’ll have more details to share on the technology that will be used on this vehicle as we get closer to production launch."

Comment Re:Derek Smalls (Score 2) 214

"After that concert I realized I want to spend as much of the rest of my life as possible playing folk music with these gentlemen. And I want to spend all of it as a woman. I came to a realization that I was, and am, a blonde, female folk singer trapped in the body of a bald, male folk singer, and I had to let me out or I would die."

Comment Re:Oh this is easy .... (Score 3, Informative) 394

Pssshh, 80k...

But seriously, confirmed. Never had or wanted a Facebook account (or Myspace, shudder). Idle Linkedin account that I got talked into making when I was job hunting a few years back, but it was never really useful for anything. If you can't be bothered to e-mail or call me, I guess you didn't need to reach me that badly. My social life is plenty busy, and like you say, my technical skills, knowledge, and experience are more important to employers than my "social media footprint" (eyeroll).

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard