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Comment: Never trust a telco (Score 1) 582

by fuckface (#45561767) Attached to: The Dismantling of POTS: Bold Move Or Grave Error?

"significant resources are spent to maintain 'legacy' POTS service" and when we kill POTS we can fire everyone and then keep our rates as high as they are and steal more money. An obvious win-win. For the telcos. Lose-lose-lose-lose-lose for us.

Also, the zoning board of my old town is so full of nimbys that they'd rather fall off the comms grid than erect a cell tower where it might be *gasp* VISIBLE! (ie. the only place a point-to-point signal is reliable.) Pretty sure they're not alone.

Fukt on many levels.

Comment: Re:And the story is...? (Score 1) 453

by fuckface (#44329163) Attached to: TSA Orders Searches of Valet Parked Car At Airport

two points about valet keys.

Most cars have folding seats which can be opened into the trunk from the inside. second a lot of cars have internal trunk release levers. you can open the trunk from the front seat.

two points about people who have never had a valet key.

They're oblivious to the fact that a proper valet key can LOCK THE FUCKING SEATS. second there's a switch in the glove box that you lock with a key to turn off the electronic trunk release.

Car designers are smarter than you. And unlike you, the people that valet park at the airport probably aren't borrowing your ex-roommate's little sister's 3rd generation hand-me-down Saturn.

Comment: Hoover does not power Reno (Score 1) 104

by fuckface (#44171861) Attached to: Apple Powering Nevada Datacenter With Solar Farm

Are you kidding me? Have you seen the size of Nevada? Do you know how far Reno is from the Hoover Dam?? 2 seconds on Google would have shown you that Reno is powered by the natural gas fired Frank A. Tracy Generating Station. Furthermore, Clark County has FIVE nat-gas plants AND a coal burner to power Vegas and friends. The vast majority of Hoover power goes to CA and AZ.

Comment: Re:SPOF (Score 1) 35

Making all government contractors to sign in in a single "trusted" site is a good recipe for disaster. In fact, is the perfect honeypot to convince people that we are under attack.

This is a troll, right? If you think the government is capable of gathering information from MULTIPLE sources and making heads or tails from it, I have a couple of memorial fountains to sell you in lower Manhattan. Likewise, if you think that that 5 websites would have fewer bugs than one website ... How the hell did you get such a low ID anyway?

Comment: What I look for when I'm job hunting: (Score 4, Informative) 223

by fuckface (#42876769) Attached to: What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring

Not EMC! Had to deal with them on multiple products at my last job and they were horrible. Their own professional services people would tell us so regularly. Their salesmen consistently lied about product capabilities and management at my company ate it up. Millions of dollars were given to them for what amounts to shelfware and their storage was swapped out for Hitachi because it also didn't live up to the promises. But because they're a "partner company" it was the ops department's job to eat as much shit as EMC could spew at us and like it.

Comment: Re:Uh.. bandwidth? (Score 1) 380

by fuckface (#42874091) Attached to: Home Server Or VPS? One Family's Math

Oh fuck that. Define server. # of CPU cores? My i7 blazes past common SPARC machines which are arguably servers. Listening on a port? Better not use standard FTP because your client will be listening for the server to connect to it! Don't get me started on all the ports that Windows opens up without ever asking.

The differences between consumer and business grade are the speed options and the SLA. You want to run a business off your home line? Go ahead, just don't complain when yours is the last one fixed after some kinda failure.

No one gets sick on Wednesdays.