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Comment: Re:No surprise... (Score 3, Informative) 114

by internerdj (#49087759) Attached to: Duplicate SSH Keys Put Tens of Thousands of Home Routers At Risk
My first job was a contract to a network equipment manufacture. I spent most of my time in their hardware division. At least for that particular company, hiring was based entirely about making hardware. Lots of electrical engineers, a few structural guys to do placement, software engineers were only for the network management division. A lot of the guys who were tasked with writing the embedded stuff were out of their league to write code period, but project management was so physical engineering heavy that they didn't understand what was going wrong. So yeah, I've seen the same thing.

Comment: Re:Corner cases don't matter that much (Score 1) 128

by internerdj (#49037781) Attached to: Study: Smartphones Just As Good As Fitness Trackers For Counting Steps
My phone is already doing so much. If I'm going somewhere I know I will be taking pictures then I bring a camera. Otherwise I get pictures of the first couple of hours of activities and then a phone that doesn't do anything at all. It isn't a convenience savings if I have to bring my phone and extra charging capabilities over a phone and a dedicated camera. Same thing with a fitness tracker, my phone can do it, but I've got better use for that charge.

Comment: Re: I don't get super hero movies. (Score 1) 98

by internerdj (#49028559) Attached to: Spider-Man Finally Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Mandarin or Fin Fang Foom would fit well with Thor, probably better than in an Iron Man movie, but that is my beef with the movies. Tony has fought robot, robots, and tiny robots because he is the tech guy. Thor has fought superstrong magic beasts, superstrong and magic beasts. Hulk has fought gamma beasts and gamma beast. Cap has fought corrupted super soldier and corrupted super soldier. Antman is changing the powers of the main villian to be the evil antman. Avengers was sort of refreshing but it looks like the formula will be swarm enemy, swarm enemy before we get Thanos. I want Hulk versus Leader or Tony versus a proper Mandarin. Get these guys out of hero versus evil version of themselves.

Comment: Re:Marvel's Cinematic Universe (Score 1) 98

by internerdj (#49028481) Attached to: Spider-Man Finally Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe
I had the same reaction to the criticism of Prince of Persia over the inaccuracy of historical middle eastern architecture. If you are bent out of shape about the architecture wait till your distraction by that is broken long enough for you to realize the story has a magic dagger that rolls back time...

Comment: Re:Children are not property. (Score 1) 297

by internerdj (#48988387) Attached to: Mississippi - the Nation's Leader In Vaccination Rates
To make a successful political party, you need to start with a platform and a normal definition of innocent life. Then you need to modify your definition of innocent life just slightly so that you are "immune" from the attacks from the opposition about your platform's cruelty while making strong emotional claims about how heartless the other party is for not protecting category X's innocent life or category Y's freedom.

"Nature is very un-American. Nature never hurries." -- William George Jordan