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Comment: Re:I've quit two jobs, due to overwork (Score 1) 710

by cHALiTO (#47314079) Attached to: Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

I guess it's personal.. it'd be nice to see an actual study on this to get a clear figure. But suppose it's 50-50. We should be able to come up with something to adapt work dynamic to this.
I personally work better at the office than at home, but I know as many people who are the other way around as people that are like me.
I liked the way we did it at IBM: we had 2 days per week of homeworking (if we wanted to) which was perfect balance for me.
On the other hand, we didn't have pool tables or anything of the like at the office. Just desks, coffee machine, and work stuff. Same where I work now.
I think what's flawed is the fordian work model.. it's obsolete, at least for some kinds of jobs. Working 5 days a week for 8 hours at a time doesn't make any sense anymore.
Also, it's funny how the technology that is always supposed to make our work easier/shorter, ends up having us to work longer... but that's what comes in a capitalist economy driven by competition (not saying it's good or bad, it's just how it works).

Comment: Re:Lack of anonymity (Score 1) 60

by cHALiTO (#46938785) Attached to: Open Source Program To Give Voters More Active Role In Government

That's more or less how it is in Argentina. Voting is usually done on one day, typically a sunday, and is mandatory, secret and anonymous. Also, companies are required by law to let you go to vote, and usually voting is done in local schools and public places (libraries, etc). Everyone has a designed voting place defined based on your current address (I, for example, usually get to vote in a primary school 4 blocks away from my home).
Results are generally ready by that night or the next morning.

Comment: Re:No explanation for why though? (Score 1) 254

by cHALiTO (#46932373) Attached to: Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec

(well done is 155+ degrees)

155+ degrees for 1 second doesn't make a steak well done. And lower temperatures over a long time can turn a steak into leather as well.
Cooking a steak isn't just applying heat to it. Some people like it crispy on the outside but 'saignant' on the inside, so you use higher temperatures over a relatively short time. Others like it "well done" (though maybe we use the term differently here) overall, so less heat over a relatively longer time, and you get it well cooked inside and out (which means it isn't "pink", but it's not hard by any means either).

Like for example: http://blogs.lanacion.com.ar/c...

Just do a simple google image search for "asado" and you'll get the idea.

Anyways, after all is said and done.. "best served" is highly subjective.

Comment: Re:No explanation for why though? (Score 2) 254

by cHALiTO (#46931807) Attached to: Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec

I agree.
If your steak feels like a shoe when it's well done, then it's not well done, it's burnt. That or the meat is crappy to begin with, and you'll notice whether it's raw, well cooked or whatever.
Here in Argentina many people tend to ask for well done steaks, and if the meat is decent, you can pretty much cut it with a spoon. Its quality also depends on the amount of fat vs amount of actual meat, and other stuff (nerves, for example). Tenderness also depends on the type (cut) of meat.. but I hear our cuts are different to those used in the states so I can't comment on that.

Comment: Re:And A Rebuttal (Score 1) 360

by cHALiTO (#46153807) Attached to: Why Games Should Be In the Public Domain

I disagree.
Just as with physical products, you can't tell someone to whom you just sold a car what he can or cannot do with it, once you sell a copy of an IP, you don't get to say what they can or cannot do with it (as long as it's between the bounds of copyright law, which IMO should only concern copying for distribution, public performance, etc), no matter how much you might dislike it. If you don't want people making other stuff with your work because you might not like what they do, then don't sell it.
Otherwise, you're not "selling", you're just authorizing use for a particular limited purpose (or renting) and we should stop calling that kind of thing a sale.
Copyright somehow went from "I sell you this copy, which becomes yours, but you have to respect these few restrictions as stated in copyright laws" to "here's a copy of my stuff, you can do NOTHING with it except these few things which I state in the EULA, even although you paid for it and I said it was a sale."
Fuck that. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

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