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Comment: Re: Do users really care? (Score 1) 116

by umghhh (#48686501) Attached to: Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry
assuming human population being at 7b, rejecting 99.9% means you still (can) socialize with .1% which is 7m. Pretty social or?
Why so aggressive. There are social people. Then there are owners of super male brain. Then there are sociopaths, or just simple assholes etc. There is very small chance that the social people will ever understand what super male brain actually means. I know because I tried to explain it to my mom, my concerned friends etc. Some people like me because I am good at discussing things (I suppose). All my relationships ended badly which made me research(!) and the result was exactly this. I am maybe not very intelligent but then I am not very social either. I still can hold to few friends that accept that I need some distance and ask nicely from time to time how is it going and then accept complex answer that they get (I guess some of them have the same problem as I do). Keeping a distance is a key not be become a major asshole which works well but not with women.
Ease up a bit - let it go. Some people do not need cuddling and talking about weather. For them discussion about some technical matter instead of weather is very social even if done over IM. It is also better if you talk to them in a way that they can understand i.e. certain procedures of social interaction make chances of professional and date success higher, some not. Please quote relevant statistics and reports.

Comment: Re:Sixteen children and one infant (Score 1) 232

by umghhh (#48684803) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and SIngapore
With one womb and one sperm carrier you are not going to restart the civilization anyway so better choice would possibly be realize that shit is coming down and enjoy the time left by drinking up beverages, using drugs and having sex or just cuddle and comfort each other before the ultimate question is put up in front of us.

Comment: Re: who cares how many children (Score 1) 232

by umghhh (#48684733) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and SIngapore
So we miss vital information - how many lawyers were on the missing plane.
I can imagine, that in not so distant future the news on such sad occasion would look like this: A plane X from Y to Z went missing with N people on board of which M were lawyers. If M were close to N (conference in some nice brothel in Prague etc) there would be additional info about an official day of mourning.

Comment: Re:Don't take airplanes piloted by the Malays (Score 1) 232

by umghhh (#48684683) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and SIngapore
This is not entirely true - there have been airlines that took precautions and flew over Black Sea instead. Is it not he captain of the plane that has the ultimate power to go for a safer route? We would not have known that MH-17 were at risk then, unless of course somebody were to shoot something out of the skies anyway. This makes for an interesting decision tree. I fly over Black Sea and spend a bit more on fuel and clearly risk my job or I fly over an area where from time to time other planes were shot down and hope that 10+km is enough not to be in a missile range. If he had saved his life, while flying over Black Sea, we possibly would have never known, that flying over Ukraine was such a high risk or maybe we would if other plane were shot down. If another plane were to be shot down, it could have saved his job then. If OTOH his job was not at risk due to slightly higher costs of fuel used to fly over Black Sea then he took moronic decision (together with the guy who pushed the button - if this were the BUK missile operator he probably faced bad choices as well, as there were enemy military aircraft in vicinity).

Comment: Re:Don't take airplanes piloted by the Malays (Score 1) 232

by umghhh (#48684599) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and SIngapore
The pilot of MH-17 could have flown slightly to the right, over the black sea, as other intelligent pilots at this and earlier days did and at least MH-17 would not have been shot down. It maybe that this was incompetence or just bad risk taking to save on fuel - still risk assessment is a vital part of any commercial pilot education I shall think.

Comment: Don't Order From Slashdot Deals (Score 4, Interesting) 65

Sorry to hijack, but I'm leaving this post (with UID) to warn other Slashdotters to NOT order from Slashdot Deals.

I asked my girlfriend for the cheap pair of headphones they are selling over there. She received a blank shipment confirmation (no tracking number, no ship date, all basically details missing from a form letter) and then waited two more weeks before following up with customer service. They told her her order still hadn't shipped (19 days after ordering!) but then it was received the very next day.

What did we receive? A retail package for the headphones... without any headphones on it. All the accessories were still there but somebody ripped the headphones out before shipping the package.

It's been 22 days and this issue has yet to be resolved. Bottom line: DO NOT order from Slashdot Deals.

Comment: Re:What Paul Graham doesn't get... (Score 2) 516

by umghhh (#48678205) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
I worked in a project where a set of brilliant system level engineers but lacking on the organisation, communication etc way of things made my work miserable enough to leave and I was not the only one. You can hire somebody from the outside to organize things but eventually this external resource will have to communicate and work with your system guys wasting their time and own because to do own job properly the whys, the whats and the hows of organizing things, will have to be explained over and over again. You send them to a course - you save some of the time needed for explanations and repairing things that have been fucked up because nobody in the team understood the reason why they have to come together once in a while (stand ups, demos etc). Quite frankly this would be of use for senior developers too so that they know for instance what difference there is between estimation of effort and actual one or how people in groups shall make decisions etc. These and many many other things are, contrary to common perception, not self explanatory and strangely as it seems, not understood by most of software developers. Quite frankly this is one astonishing difference between real engineers and software developers - the former at least are partially aware of those issues.

Comment: Please (Score 1) 225

by TheNinjaroach (#48652277) Attached to: GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

One major drug smuggling gang has been able to continue flooding the UK with Class A narcotics unimpeded for the last year after changing their operations.

As if Class A narcotics weren't available in the UK when these excuse-stuffed buffoons did have unimpeded access to everyone's private communications.

Comment: Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (Score 2) 218

by umghhh (#48616643) Attached to: Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions
Quite frankly I agree with you - I have a bad taste in the mouth and pain in the lower back of my body every time I think about the way corporations are good for us. Yet there is nothing small that can prevent corporations suck you dry. There have been solutions that worked:
  1. being part of cooperatives
  2. state
  3. being an owner

The last solution is by design not possible for everybody. The solution no1 does not always work. State on the other hand is the only force that helps capitalism kind of work. Without state there is only tribal warfare like in Somalia. It is of course true that the state in its different forms failed us many more times that it helped - sometimes because design was flawed, sometimes because bigger state invaded (US has a good record at invading, Russia for instance much less rosy). Some state/societies managed to destroy basis on which their livelihoods were based. All modern functioning states, over their and their predecessors history, had the state intervention as a basis for their success. This intervention was usually not complete, not as overwhelming as in the case of say NK but it was there.
You can of course argue that EU and its drive for power is sick and makes us all sick. I can buy this argument albeit I disagree that this is the only effect of EU on our lives and economy - there are also positive ones. I think however if not EU our arses would be as painful as they are now.

Comment: Re:This is not the problem (Score 1) 679

by umghhh (#48616569) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates
I had a 'chick' and she took all my money. The other 'chicks' were only slightly better and still left me with less money. Just about the only ones that were kind of OK comparing with the rest were hookers because they charged a fee for time used and (mostly) did not increase it during that admittedly short period of time. That leads me to the conclusions that 'chicks for free' do not really exists.

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