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Comment: Re:Arrogant bastards (Score 1) 434

"Google presumes to know what is good for boys and girls. They presume to know better than the parents of those boys and girls. They presume to know more than the boys and girls themselves." Google probably has a lot more data on what boys and girls want than either the parents or the children, probably even for a particular set of children.

Comment: Re:Correction (Score 1) 182

As I understand it, the fiber roll out was done to support smart metering by the utility. Much of the infrastructure the city is supporting for fiber to the house is supported by electricity costs not the internet cost. It is hard enough to undercut the competition if it is a government provider, but this is a government provider that is providing a lot of the business expenses through a service sector you can't even compete in.

Comment: Re:Benghazzzzzzzzi (Score 1) 676

by internerdj (#49463203) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid
Innocent until proven guilty is one of the great achievements for human justice. This isn't about the standards for administering a punishment; this is about the standards for administering a reward. Not only a reward, a reward that could help or harm every one of us. Sorry, innocent until proven guilty just doesn't cut it for me for voting. The Clintons have a strong reputation of not being proven guilty.

Comment: ESA (Score 3, Interesting) 153

I am on the EFF's side here, but isn't it the game industry's job? If the game industry wants to be taken seriously artistically, it is ultimately the industry's duty to set up ways to preserve the art. If the industry won't take itself seriously, then individuals attempting preservation are going to end up being blocked over and over again by whatever form our trademark and copyright laws take.

Comment: Re:No kidding ... (Score 1) 88

by internerdj (#49423909) Attached to: Research Finds Shoddy Security On Connected Home Gateways
Do I care if my valuables that can only be accessed virtually are protected by virtual security? Yes. Do I care that my valuables that can only be accessed physically have a virtual security flaw that is not any bigger than the security flaws with my existing traditional physical security? Not one bit.

Comment: Re:Cody Wilson wants to help you make a gun (Score 1) 449

by internerdj (#49241241) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
I work with some of those former military types. From some of my talks with them: It is also important to note that active duty military are required to follow lawful orders, not all orders. It is the duty of any military member to immediately detain someone issuing an unlawful order regardless of rank. Not having served myself, I don't know how this matches the military regulations, but that isa seemingly widely held understanding of their obligation. It seems a bit naive to consider the military as a cohesive pro-government force if an issue is big enough for a significant number of civilian gun-owners revolt.

Comment: Re:Write-only code. (Score 1) 757

by internerdj (#49233027) Attached to: Was Linus Torvalds Right About C++ Being So Wrong?
STL was a dirty word in the CS program I attended. It wasn't introduced until the very last day and it was essentially: Here are some standard classes to use or not. My first job I was the lone developer and I rolled a lot of stuff on my own. I feel bad for whoever has to maintain that code now because instead of using well-used, presumably well-tested STL classes there are a bunch of one off classes that are used in one package written by one very young developer with no tester. I may lose something for leaning on the STL stuff but I've gained a whole bunch of testers as well. That last part usually goes a lot further than anything I'd get from rolling my own.

"If a computer can't directly address all the RAM you can use, it's just a toy." -- anonymous comp.sys.amiga posting, non-sequitir