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Comment: Re:No-ip isn't shady (Score 1) 106

They can sound hurt all they want that OpenDNS and Cisco and Microsoft wrote public blogs or took action rather than reporting the individual offenders to No-IP first.

Really? What about all their legitimate customers? Just "collateral damage", all worth the cost? Most of their customers use their free services, they only have a staff of *12* people. Of COURSE they want help getting reports of abuse. And the *DO* respond to those quickly and appropriately.

What Microsoft did was unconscionable. It's like some vigilantes wanted to put an end to shootings in South Side Chicago, but instead of reporting all the shooters to police, they just decided to set off a nuke in the area and wipe out everybody. Problem solved, right?

Comment: Re:no-ip is shady? (Score 1) 106

TFA calls NO-IP shady. ITworld aren't journalists either, apparently.

The whole summary reads like propaganda.

"fighting cybercrime ... the Internet's Dirty Harry ... single-handedly take down cyber criminal networks ... the (shady) NO-IP ... "

And, of course, along with being the big, bad, good-guy cop, some "alleged" that their business was disrupted. Poor old Microsoft is "weary" of its role.

Comment: Re: It's Microsoft's fault (Score 0) 106

What's with all the services hiding under svchost.exe anyways?

They're not hiding.

tasklist /svc

Sorry to dispel your ignorance.

If I didn't know better, I might ask what's with all those daemons hiding behind xinetd? But I do know better.

Hmm...

C:\Windows\system32>tasklist /svc | grep svchost

'grep' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

DAMMIT!!

Comment: Doctors suck (Score 1) 24

by Curunir_wolf (#47412299) Attached to: Another Dementia Test Oversold

A while back, a friend of mine went to the doctor complaining of fatigue. He was just constantly tired and unsure why. They checked him into the hospital for tests, and shortly declared he had Leukemia and needed to start chemotherapy right away. After several weeks, including a long stay in the ICU, the doctors declared the treatment a "success". He remained in the ICU and died yesterday.

Fucking quacks "practicing" medicine and performing "treatments" that have a proven low survival rate - but, hey, everybody including the pharmaceutical companies are raking in the money, so it's all good. Except for my friend, who would have lived longer and had less pain than he did under their "treatment".

Fuck them. Stop it with the myopic single diagnosis / single treatment crap. People are NOT petri dishes.

Comment: Re:19,000 (Score 3, Insightful) 401

by Curunir_wolf (#47396775) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

But not elsewhere. So why in the wide wide world of sports would they hire American's? It just doesn't make any sense. It is not life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and a guaranteed 6 figure income. That is not how any of this works.

How come all the shills in this thread defending hiring 3rd world workers for 1st world company jobs are all Anonymous Cowards? Are they all Social Media Strategists for ManPower and Infosys? Just asking.

It probably will not go over well in this venue, but I just don't see how people can get so worked up at companies for doing what's in the company's best interests

Well part of the issue is that often times it is clearly not in the company's best interest - certainly not in the long term, and even more often not if the company relies on any decent level of customer satisfaction to survive and compete.

There's a reason they don't want to hire American's, and it's because they cost too much. The fact that people in other countries are lining up to do the same work for cheap is concrete proof that it isn't as difficult work as you think.

And yet, clearly, they are NOT doing the same work. Sure, they're lining up - with worthless 3rd world degrees handed out from a corrupt system and paper qualifications that make them appear qualified while they can't figure out how to poor piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel.

Recent labor statistics show that productivity in the US has dropped significantly in the last few years. Want to know why? American workers replaced with cheap labor. It's been happening for more than 5 years, but the results are now starting to be felt in the labor market as a whole.

There is no getting around the fact that you can find skilled workers from anywhere, and you will find paper-qualified workers that are incompetent boobs from anywhere, but I've been in IT for a long time, and the fact is, if you want decent skills, you have to pay for it. Period.

Comment: Re:Two sides to every issue (Score 1) 401

by Curunir_wolf (#47396651) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

While it is true that businesses create job descriptions specifically designed to eliminate American workers, it is *also* true that plenty of American IT workers think they are super-awesome and really aren't.

Yes, I've seen lots of these folks. It's not just "American IT workers", though, this phenomenon knows no nationality bounds.

Comment: Re:speed is not really what they're lacking (Score 1) 202

but to a kid speed is all that matters. It is fast, are the explosions cool. The thing with a 3D printer is that the layers have to be laid accurately. I suspect any 3d printer can go fast if you leave accuracy. The same is true with inkjet, where my old $500 epson is not as fast as a $50 cannon, but it renders images better.

Comment: Re:Profit before subsidy? (Score 2) 245

by fermion (#47383981) Attached to: Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E
Many vehicles are subsidized. For instance, one reason there were so many Hummers on the road were because of the tax rules that applied to the purchase for business use. While passenger vehicles are depreciated at a normal rate, something like a Hummer can be depreciated much more quickly. And while something like and F350 is clearly a utilitarian vehicle, a Hummer is simply a loophole to have the taxpayer fund your luxury vehicle.

Comment: Re:First "OMG the common sense" post (Score 5, Insightful) 185

by fermion (#47377039) Attached to: Judge Frees "Cannibal Cop" Who Shared His Fantasies Online
It is because he was a cop. Recall that people have sent to jail for creating 'terrorist fantasies' because the FBI gave them the means and opportunity to carry out the fantasy. The courts do and have sent people to jail for fantasies. It is called conspiracy. In this case the fantasy targeted specific females, while the cop had means and opportunities to make those fantasies a reality. Remember that he went as far as using the police database to compile a list of real women he fantasized of eating, and was convicted for misuse of that database, so the fact this was moving out of fantasy has been proven. This is not a flight of reason. I am sure if a common person used a database to collect information on the judge or the judge's family and then wrote a detailed plan of how the family was to be murdered, we would not be getting of with a simple misuse of private information. This is clearly another case of no consequences for cops who break the law.

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