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Comment: Re:Mental health workers? (Score 1) 319

... Communism assumed that german factory worker taking up arms to take control of the industrial complex.

Automate stuff and things change.

If you want to conflate communism with anything even remotely similar that is your own business. I wouldn't conflate capitalism with mercantilism. But if you're conflating communism with a "palace economy" then I don't know where to start with that.

Communism as Marx understood it is obsolete. You're going to have to redesign it to suit the new economy. Good luck with that.

Comment: be a good "new" employee (Score 2) 427

- try to learn whatever they're willing to teach
- if it "seems" dumb, tedious, or backwards: don't immediately assume you know better. Instead, assume that you don't have all the information (because likely you DON'T: someone else has very likely tried whatever you're going to suggest many, many times).
- At the end of the day, this is a simple transaction: they are PAYING YOU MONEY to DO something. Odds are, that "something" isn't "check your instagram account" or play "words with friends". Just fix it in your head that you have nothing better to do elsewhere at all, and try to internalize (or pretend) that you really give a shit about how well your task is done.
- you're not a precious snowflake.

Don't be anything like in this video: (Millenials in the Workplace)

Comment: Re:Mental health workers? (Score 1) 319

Crypto communists are secret communists.

Just people that are communists that say they're not or are vague about it or otherwise misrepresent themselves about their communist political leanings in some way.

You say I'm crazy for bring that up. Okay. But the thing is that most communists aren't upfront about it. I'm not trying to oppress them. However, it is irritating to deal with arguments when they're based on misrepresented objectives.

There are a few tells that communists have. They can't help it. They say certain things or use certain reference sources and... they're red flags. By themselves they don't mean anything. But when you link it to the rest of the argument you can see everything lines up a little too perfectly.

You want to call that crazy? Okay. I call it honest. I could just think these things and play shadow games with these people. But I find it to be boring. I'd rather just call a spade a spade.

Comment: Re:Because of Tomorrow land? (Score 1) 177

by Karmashock (#49816137) Attached to: Tron 3 Is Cancelled

read the trades.

Whatever you think about it, Hollywood has already marked this movie as a dud.

Everyone is talking about what a mistake it was and whether Clooney's career is in trouble.

Read the trades.

As to Tron, it made a lot of money.

If you're in the business of making movies to make money, then you'll want to make movies that make money.

Do I need to connect these dots?

*gets out sharpie*

*connects dots*

It makes a duck. :)

Comment: Re:This is why I stick with mid level cards (Score 1) 145

there is another alternative to jacking up taxes... cut spending. Just saying.

How did your budget balance before the high oil prices? I have to assume the spending level was lower. Why not go back to the old budget adjusted for population?

Absent that... yes, your taxes go up.

Comment: Why WOULDN'T you? (Score 5, Interesting) 76

Seriously, if someone is running around breaking windows (pun intended) in your neighborhood, they're outed in the local crime report.
If they did it to 1.5 million homes, I'd bloody well expect that yes, they should be identified.

I personally wouldn't object to having them branded, either.
Or, if you're more Adam Smithy, just suspend their ability to file civil lawsuits allowing people to do whatever they want to them that doesn't actually rise to criminal activity.

Comment: So, what's the plan? (Score 2) 59

by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (#49814547) Attached to: Intel To Buy Altera For $16.7 Billion
Given that FPGAs are big, slow, and hot compared to equivalent logic built as a fixed function chip(but with the obvious benefit of not being fixed function), Altera FPGAs manufactured on the fanciest processes available seem like a fairly obvious product of the acquisition.

Any bets on what other purposes they have in mind? FPGAs with one or more QPI links built in, for fast interconnect with Xeons? Xeons with FPGAs on die? Intel NICs with substantially greater packet-mangling capabilities, at full wire speed, thanks to reconfigurable logic?

Merely producing FPGAs on a nice process is logical; but could also be done just by selling them fab services. They presumably have a plan that goes beyond that.

Comment: Re:Because of Tomorrow land? (Score 1) 177

by Overzeetop (#49814053) Attached to: Tron 3 Is Cancelled

I was going to say, "the Tomorrowland that's still in general release?"

To base the overall profitability on the first two weekends and call it a stumble when it made 3/4 of what tron made at the same time (with a huge build up and cult following of the original), while there are several other major summer blockbusters going head to head with it. (note: I haven't seen tomorrowland)

Sounds like an excuse to me. And thank goodness, imho. We definitely don't need another Tron.

Comment: Re:Douch move for sure on SF (Score 4, Insightful) 333

by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (#49813897) Attached to: SourceForge and GIMP [Updated]

Aren't we all smart enough to turn off the adware during install? I even know some old people who turn off "add-ons" that they don't need.

Well, given that adware 'offers' still get injected into installers, I'm going to use my incredible mental thinking skills to hypothesize "no, we aren't".

Aside from that, even if you don't get hit by the adware, having to defang an installer just to use a program leaves the indistinguishable taste of pure sleaze in your mouth for the rest of the process(looking at you, Oracle and the toolbar...)

Sourceforge is dragging the GIMP project's name through the mud by bundling this shit, even if they don't hit anyone. That alone is more than enough to be displeased by.

Comment: Re:Time for the BIOS to be EEPROM again? (Score 1) 76

by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (#49813669) Attached to: Macs Vulnerable To Userland Injected EFI Rootkits
Given that laptops(especially Apple's) are an increasingly heroic enterprise to open; 'internal jumper' probably isn't happening; but you might be able to get away with some other 'physical presence verification' mechanism that exploits buttons that the system already possesses(similar to the way that Chromebooks killed physical dev-mode switches, because OEMs didn't like the added cost, so now it's some multi-key combo during boot).

Not as good as a true hardware write protect(in theory, a suitably capable attack might be able to emulate USB HID or ACPI button events); but much more likely to actually happen than anything that requires cracking the case or increasing the BoM.

Comment: Re:Will anyone exploit it? (Score 4, Insightful) 76

by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (#49813651) Attached to: Macs Vulnerable To Userland Injected EFI Rootkits
If I'm just harvesting nodes for my botnet, macs are pretty lousy targets, no more capable than PCs and substantially more obscure.

If I'm attacking systems for the data on them, or to MiTM/trojan/keylog the users of the systems; grab banking credentials and the like; mac users are a conveniently self-selected group of people atypically worth harvesting. Sure, there are a bunch of underemployed baristas with degrees in Individuality using the macbook pro that mommy and daddy bought them to watch movies in their dorm room; but as a whole, thanks to the higher prices, users of OSX devices skew upmarket pretty substantially(iOS devices have some of the same effect; but much less, since at least an iPhone 5c or the like is probably available as the 'free'-with-usurious-contract model on most telcos).

If you are attempting a corporate/institutional intrusion, macs vary in value: they are way, way, less common, frequently absent entirely; but where they are present, their minority status often means very limited integration into the enterprise's legion of 'security' products, IDSes, and everything else that the Windows users complain is causing logins to take 30 minutes. This makes them handy 'beachhead' systems, especially if they are loaded up with Office, Adobe Malware Runtime, and similar stuff that may well have cross-platform or partially shared libraries of vulnerabilities; but much reduced vigilance on OSX clients.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.