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Comment: Re:Lies and statistics... (Score 1) 560

by hsmith (#47562109) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
Golds is a cancer. I was a member there for awhile. For whatever reason, they stopped charging my credit card. I was looking over my bills and noticed they hadn't billed me for 3 months. Contacted the gym and fixed the CC. A week later, a call from collections for non-payment. No one ever contacted me. The CC was fine, hadn't expired. Because of an internal problem, they sent me to collections. Insanity.

Comment: Re:umm duh? (Score 3, Informative) 176

by hsmith (#47521821) Attached to: Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy
You do realize there are several flavors of encryption, right? Microsoft SQL Server TDE is an example. You can login, perform queries, update data in any table, but all data is encrypted - it is - transparent as the name indicates.

That also ignores things like encrypted volumes, etc. Just because individual files aren't encrypted with unique keys, doesn't mean that encryption isn't there.

Comment: Re:Segregation By Choice (Score 1) 265

by hsmith (#47324637) Attached to: Tech Workforce Diversity At Facebook Similar To Google And Yahoo
Perhaps it is because people don't find those companies do anything worth note. Google and Facebook try to recruit me once a year and I simply have no interest in working for them - I don't find anything compelling that they do for me personally. Perhaps females want to work somewhere that has a better mission than what they offer?

Everyone is looking for the discrimination angle but I think it is simpler than that.

Comment: Re:This means nothing without context (Score 5, Insightful) 265

by hsmith (#47324583) Attached to: Tech Workforce Diversity At Facebook Similar To Google And Yahoo
I went to a local Google office yesterday to watch the IO keynote.

Number of people in the room? 40

Number of women in the room? 2, 1 was from corporate.

Free to sign up, free to attend, so where were the ladies? I think this is just another made up issue people are looking to find a solution for.

Comment: Doubtful (Score 2) 307

by hsmith (#47180251) Attached to: GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch
Having worked in large organizations before, even surfacing problems to management in meetings the issues get ignored. Perhaps the guy wasn't smart enough to create a paper trail saying there was an issue. Seems like too nice a scape goat. Where is the QA? Anyone that designs makes mistakes, but the point is you have a team helping verify what you produce is up to spec. Telling me none of the other thousands of people involved in the vehicles didn't catch the issue either?

"A mind is a terrible thing to have leaking out your ears." -- The League of Sadistic Telepaths