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Comment: Re:Not just ineffective (EEO bullshit) (Score 1) 542

by Just Some Guy (#49615235) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

No fool like an old fool. But I am sure Sanjiv from Punjab is thankful for the push to outsource the job you were worried about.

That process works better for fungible young talent who might be plenty gifted but have no experience to set themselves apart from the pack. The best defense against seeing your job outsourced is becoming so good at it that you don't have much competition. The second best defense is becoming friends with the greybeards who are positioned to argue against the manager who wants to rightsize your job.

Comment: Re:Also, stop supporting sites with poor encryptio (Score 1) 321

by Just Some Guy (#49594697) Attached to: Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web

You should find another bank.

Yep. There are plenty of banks to choose from that - whatever their other flaws - at least take security seriously. If your bank can't or won't lock down their website, then you already know that they're negligent in at least one area. What else are they neglecting?

Comment: Re:Wait a minute... (Score 1) 321

by Just Some Guy (#49594671) Attached to: Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web

I don't think it's extreme at all. I think we're past the point that's it's socially reasonable or responsible not to encrypt all traffic by default.

Even if you're 100% OK with visitors to your site being snooped on, consider that adding to the amount of crypto in use worldwide makes it hard for repressive governments to tell what their citizens are doing online. Maybe your site would be the straw that broke the Great Firewall's back and lets some kid read uncensored news.

Comment: Re:Waitasecondhere... (Score 1) 401

by Just Some Guy (#49587717) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

Outside of Portland, what percentage of the population has full sleeve tattoos? 1 in 10,000, maybe? I'm not asking to be funny; except for in very certain cities, those are almost unseen. Even working in San Francisco I see very, very few. Oh, there are lots of smaller tattoos, but sleeves are unusual.

I'll bet more people are sensitive to the materials used to make the watch than are unable to use it because of their ink. That's not Apple's fault or a flaw in the watch, though: no one product can be useful to everyone.

Comment: Re: wait, what? (Score 1) 89

by Just Some Guy (#49571171) Attached to: New Zero Day Disclosed In WordPress Core Engine

Wordpress provides a large amount of hardening functions like this

...which are completely freaking worthless if they're turned off by default. 99.9% of users will never visit and study every available config option, and the other .1% will be wondering why it's not the default setting if it's so great.

Your post is like those who insist that MySQL has safe data settings for those who know how to enable them, while ignoring the fact that almost everyone uses the configuration as shipped. Unsafe by default is an insane and undefensible way to distribute software. In fact, I can't think of a good justification for ever allowing the unsafe values to be set.

Comment: Re:1 port for a hub (Score 1) 301

For me, still one. I never use a hub when away from my desk, and always use one when I'm at my desk. Think of it as a docking station and that's pretty much my usage pattern. If I can get a thinner or lighter laptop by throwing away the "extra" ports, I'd leap at the chance.

If I set here and stare at nothing long enough, people might think I'm an engineer working on something. -- S.R. McElroy