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Comment Brave polling, but in real life? (Score 5, Insightful) 40

It is interesting to see the current results with over 40% in "Sorry I can't help, but I just can't recall any ..." but I expect most of these people will not realize how much pressure you may get from legal authorities to release your password. Chances are most of you would crack after you have legal authorities pressing you. Why? because you don't need to be criminally prosecuted for your life to be made miserable. Especially if you don't have anything incriminating, it will be easier to give the password show that you don't have anything and just go on and change your password. Now this isn't fair and we should have legal protection against officials for even asking the question, but real life, if you are going to stand up for your rights, there will be consequences you will have to face. If you have the bravery to do this, good for you. But in reality most of us do not have the bravery that we think we do in such a poll.

Comment Re:weakly disguised hit-piece (Score 1) 294

You really have no idea on what you are talking about do you.
Jobs, Gates, Ellidon while extreamly successful with the lack of business school, they are blips. The 1% in the US of 300 million people is well 3 million people.

Jobs and Gates took a risk and got lucky that the market was hungry for something.
Many engineers do have an MBA you go to these MBA classes and they are full of computer scientist and engineers. They often take the MBA as to give them more leverage dealing with higher management and make them more sellable as outside consultants.

Comment Re:well, of course (Score 1) 29

That is true, but hospitals like hiring yes men to manage their IT.
So Doctor will abuse the "Medically necessary" excuse for the quickest and easiest setup so they get to play with there new toys faster.
If the hospital hired more competent staff the doctors have fits and may leave the organization because we will not give them access to install Dropbox or allow there PC to use USB sticks.
Also MD for some reason feel like they are qualified to make such decisions as somehow there degree makes them qualified for all levels of work. Not realizing that other people who may not have the Dr. Title in their name may still be a specialist in their field and knows what needs to be done far more then they do.

Comment Re:Acceptable ads? (Score 1) 251

So you just want to steal from people who operate and maintain your favorite sites.
Or do you make a list of sites that you regulatory visit and send them a check for thanks for running?

For me ad blocking is about computing safety as a bad add posed as a legit link can lead to a system security or performance problem that eats up my battery life.

Good ads I don't have issues. I know it is an ad it isn't slowing my system, advertising a legit product or service. And the money from these ads pay for the site information which I value.

Comment Re:Oh God (Score 1) 268

But we as humans have the ability to go past our natural instinct and will fight them for will or for woe.
4:30 am the alarm wakes me up. I sense no danger, I am not starving, I do not have to go to the bathroom, I am still tired and could sleep. But I don't I get out of bed put on garments that will not keep me warm or cool or protect me from harm, heck that top button is sometimes a little uncomfortable.
I will then eat eat even though I am not starving. Then I will go to a place where I lift heavy weights and run until I am physically exhausted, making me more vulnerable to predators. Then I go to a place where I tinker with a bunch of other objects that don't appear in nature and make them do unnatural things. Without directly looking for food.
Unlike the cat who will sleep as long as it is tired and feels safe, then do actions that it feels as hunting.

Comment Re:The algorithm isn't clever, but scales well. (Score 0) 81

No not really. It is easily parallelized yes. But you really don't improve big O speed like you do with sort algorithms.
String compare will always be O(n)
Now based of of the data you may be able to speed it up say your string of data contains particular patterns where you can group as a one letter such as compressing the string and compare the two compressed data, or say with DNA you just compress the data to 4 bit for value so you are searching more optimally. However you are still going in linear speed.

That said linear speed isn't that bad, but compared to log speed it gets poky

Comment Re:Soon! (Score 1) 26

I am not stating that you legally can't but the fact you probably shouldn't.
It would be difficult for a company to make a profit of designing luxury items, that will require major trauma for installation. So it may be hard for you to get such a system. It may go in the realm of extreme body manipulation, split tongue, horn implants... However requiring brain surgery is kida hardcore for most people.

Comment Re:See (Score 4, Insightful) 106

Exactly, Adblocking for the most part isn't about trying to stop advertising that helps pay for the operation of the website, but to stop abusive add companies that attempt to turn your full device into an advertising media. Especially when it gets past the site you are viewing, then the add revenue doesn't go to the web-site but only to the advertising company, thus creating a no benefit business model.

Comment Re:Soon! (Score 2) 26

Upgrades are a real pain.
It is one thing to get these technology to help replace natural skills that you have loss or normally need, to function in society. However volunteer cybernetics to super enhance your ability for vanity reasons, really shouldn't be allowed, because say that wireless implant has a security glitch, or becomes outdated in 5 years, then you will need to have it surgically removed and a new one added. That is a lot of Trama for vanity technology.

Comment Re:I don't know about your org.. (Score 1) 131

"Is it cheaper to configure the tool to support your complex multinational reward structure, or to build multiple national reward systems?" Yes it can be. Sometimes coding a process is quicker and easier than working around deficiencies in the existing system. Working with enterprise systems, I have a working feature that I coded myself out and running Months faster than it would take to change the configuration. Don't mince words, these configuration are just as complex as any programming language. They just don't call it that.

"Is it cheaper to configure industry standard GL and financial reporting software to meet your reporting needs, or to bespoke the lot?" Well often the "standard" stuff is what the maker thinks is standard, and just abuse the end user for wanting something different. There are some standards that may need to be generated, however to cram these standards into a multi-million dollar tool that crashes every day isn't effective.

My objection to "Enterprise" isn't stating you should build everything in house. But trying to condense into one overarching all in one software. Where you can have a set of smaller cheaper apps, that you may have your staff do some quick code to combine the the different software.

If you are doing something the same as everyone else, then you should get software that everyone is using, otherwise, you need to make to what makes your organization unique, vs trying to manipulate poorly chosen software, to fit your needs.

Comment Re:I don't know about your org.. (Score 3, Interesting) 131

All those configurations to get it working for your organization is just as complex as it would be to have a development staff. Better and Cheaper than developing your own CRM software??? I don't think so. Making the software may have a higher upfront cost, but maintenance, and efficiency gains will win overall.

Most organization buy this CRM software and only use a small fraction of the features, where all they want is a few forms to enter into a database.

With enterprise software, you either convert your organization to do it the way everyone else is working and lose your competitive advantage. Or pay a lot of money to highly configure the tool to meet your needs.

Dinosaurs aren't extinct. They've just learned to hide in the trees.