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Comment Re:Heh (Score 1) 474

People like you bring your problems on yourself. I've never had so much "fun" working that I wanted to do it 7 days a week, 12 hours a day.

I could think of a number of jobs where working that much would be awesome. None of them are in IT.

Comment Re:Heh (Score 1) 474

I'm working on a fairly large project as the lead architect. My hours sometimes hit 200 a month (it may not sound like a lot, but it is when the average is 160). The only reason I don't mind is because I get paid the same amount for every hour I work, and not for any hours I don't work. Working and not getting paid for it is for chumps.

Comment Re:Wait, you have to TYPE the password??? (Score 1) 365

Length is all that matters for passwords. You're better off with "thatswhatshesaid" (26 ^ 16) than "B4c0nL0v3r!" (72 ^ 11).

Agreed completely. It annoys me when a site or app forces me to have a number, a mixture of case or some other stupid rules that make a password difficult to remember. A password like "welcometothehotelcalifornia" or "onawarmsummersevening" are easy to remember, quite secure, and don't need numbers or capitals.

My bank restricts the password to be a maximum of 8 characters long. It's ridiculous.

Comment Re:Gentoo FTW! (Score 1) 319

I run Gentoo on all of my computers and I update the OS probably once every couple of months. I take the other updates daily. I tend to shy away from updating the kernel unless there is a compelling reason to do it. An "emerge --sync" followed by "emerge -uDN world" doesn't equate to an OS update.

"It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I'm wearing Milkbone underware." -- Norm, from _Cheers_