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Comment: Re:Constant Planning (Score 1) 186

by javelinco (#48436699) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process
In many cases it won't be. For that I'm sorry. On the other hand, I'm working somewhere where it's possible, and it's actually that way. And I left a place where it wasn't. What'd it cost me? Actually, I was unemployed for zero days, and got a nice bump to my salary - so - nothing. What's holding you back?

Comment: Re:DOES Affect Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1. (Score 1) 178

by javelinco (#48412643) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows
From TFA (that you linked!):

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? Domain controllers that are configured to act as a Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) are primarily at risk.

This isn't meant to dispute what you are saying (it does effect them all), but the article makes it clear that if the DCs are patched, you've mitigated the primary issue. Which seems strongly related to the comments to which you are replying.

Comment: Re:Except It Isn't (Score 2) 104

by javelinco (#47049617) Attached to: How Virtual Reality Became Reality
2 decades passed since the last time they tried this shit and failed. Now they're trying this shit again, and they'll fail again. People don't want to use touch screen tablets to do their "computing."

2 decades passed since the last time they tried this shit and failed. Now they're trying this shit again, and they'll fail again. People want mobile phones that make calls, not play dumb games.

Etc., etc., etc.

You might be right on this one, but you aren't right because of the argument you are using. There are lots of reasons this will fail, but failing because "it failed before" isn't connected with reality, just sour grapes.

Comment: Re:From Wikipedia: (Score 1) 149

by javelinco (#46991511) Attached to: From FCC Head Wheeler, a Yellow Light For Internet Fast Lanes

...It is the cornerstone of President Obama's campaign theme about limiting the influence of special interests. During the campaign, Obama said many times that lobbyists would not run his White House, and the campaign delighted in tweaking rival John McCain for the former lobbyists who worked on McCain's campaign. Obama's ethics proposals specifically spelled out that former lobbyists would not be allowed to "work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years." On his first full day in office, Obama signed an executive order to that effect. But the order has a loophole — a "waiver" clause that allows former lobbyists to serve. That waiver clause has been used at least three times, and in some cases, the administration allows former lobbyists to serve without a waiver. After examining the administration's actions for the past two months, we have concluded that Obama has broken this promise. See Promise No. 240 for the full details.

http://www.politifact.com/trut...

Comment: Re:Buried the lede (Score 1) 188

by javelinco (#46620841) Attached to: UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

This is one of those rare occasions where it's actually worked because the loser has accepted the ruling rather than saying "Okay, I lost, but I don't care, I'm going to carry on as I was anyway" or alternatively, "Fuck that, I'm not even going to go to that court because deep down I know I'm wrong and know I'll lose", the latter of which is what Argentina has done each time the UK has offered to let the court rule on the Falklands for example.

Why do you imagine that Japan is going to give a shit about this ruling? I don't see any reason to believe that anything is going to change.

Comment: Re: US dollar (Score 1) 192

by javelinco (#46486461) Attached to: Recent news events re: Bitcoin ...
It does matter why people want them. It just doesn't change the fact that they are currently valuable and can be exchanged for things of value (like $$). Why does it matter why people want them? Because, if the reason no longer holds up, then neither does their value. See Tulip mania: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T....

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