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Comment: Re:I honestly don't see the problem... (Score 2) 240

by doctrbl (#36822832) Attached to: Court Allows Webcam Spying On Rental Laptops

I'm going to get hated on for this,

Yes, and deservedly so.

but if you're renting a laptop. it's not yours.

No one is claiming ownership of the laptop, but the real problem is this next bit:

This company has every right to do whatever the hell they want with it.

Pants-on-head crazy. If you rent/lease an apartment, can your landlord take a shower at night in your bathroom? Can he watch you while you sleep? It's not just creepy-wrong, it's illegal.

Don't like it? Tough. Either go buy a laptop, which makes it yours, or find a way to disable the program, which no doubt is against the rental agreement.

Contract law can be a complicated thing, but here's something to know: if a person tells you to do something illegal, in a contract that you sign,
you don't have to do the illegal thing. If a person says that they're going to do something illegal, and you sign the contract, that doesn't absolve them of wrongdoing.

(This is not legal advice, I am not your lawyer, etc)

Comment: Re:Did you really need to ask that question? (Score 1) 504

by doctrbl (#36626738) Attached to: Climate Skeptic Funded By Oil and Coal Companies

To quote the person you're responding to (Moryath):

Remember the "your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins" idea the Republicunts keep screaming about when they want "freedom"? Well, your right to smoke ends when you blow it in my face, asswad.

Are you suggesting that marijuana users are lobbying for it to be smokable everywhere cigarettes are/were? I find that they mostly want to smoke at home or around other smokers and NOT GO TO JAIL FOR IT.

Comment: Re:Bullshit criteria (Score 2, Insightful) 205

by doctrbl (#32652634) Attached to: Best Places To Work In IT 2010

It's funny (to me) that you say this because I recently watched a video that told me money isn't a motivator. I'm sure it's someone trying to pitch their ideology on me. I don't know about you, but I'll gladly take a raise. I have a house to buy and I don't want to go "cheap."

You should watch that video again because you missed the interesting part:

If you don't pay people enough money, they won't be motivated. The best use of money as a motivator is to pay people enough to take the issue of money off the table. Pay people enough so that they're not thinking about the money, they're thinking about the work

(mostly quoted from the linked video)

What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.

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