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Comment: Re:Saw this earlier (Score 1) 894

the United States government has declared all musical instruments to be illegal contraband

Well, I would hope that it meant that one asshole did something stupid and is going to be disciplined for it. But, unfortunately, you never know anymore..,and that isn't gonna get this guy his stuff back.

Comment: Re:Scientology is the truth (Score 1) 321

by filthpickle (#45166639) Attached to: Scientology's Fraud Conviction Upheld In France
Sarah Silverman said something funny in her interview on the Seinfeld coffee thing...along the lines of 'your Messiah is named L Ron Hubbard because there was already another Ron Hubbard in the screen actors guild...isn't that weird to you'. I am paraphrasing. I just watched the episode again and didn't hear her say it...but I know that she did the first time I watched it. They must have edited it out.

Comment: Re:Incorrect assessment... (Score 1) 634

by filthpickle (#45132491) Attached to: China's State Press Calls For 'Building a De-Americanized World'

.if you have 10 American programmers, you will find 2 good ones, 4 okay, and the rest mediocre. This is the same with Indians. The number of programmers are high, so the number of mediocre programmers are also high

I work for a company that doesn't outsource much development. But, I work with a lot of customers that do outsource it. So I frequently work in between (mostly American) devs and (frequently) Indian ones.I cannot agree with this statement more. We have good and bad devs...and sometimes the Indian devs are great, and sometimes they are not.

Comment: Re:Idiot pruf (Score 1) 228

by filthpickle (#45121495) Attached to: D-Link Router Backdoor Vulnerability Allows Full Access To Settings

Nobody (outside of us) upgrades the firmware on their home router; They run it from factory until death, then buy another one. These devices will be vulnerable for the foreseeable future.

It wouldn't matter if they did. They aren't gonna patch the firmware for any of the affected routers anyway.

Comment: Re:Snakes (Score 5, Informative) 103

by filthpickle (#44920165) Attached to: New Species of Legless Lizard Discovered Near LAX Runway
In case anyone else wonders and doesn't want to RTFA.

The lizards are distinguishable from their slithery relatives based on one or more of the following: eyelids, external ear openings, lack of broad belly scales and/or a very long tail. Snakes, conversely, have a long body and a short tail.

Some of my readers ask me what a "Serial Port" is. The answer is: I don't know. Is it some kind of wine you have with breakfast?