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Comment: Re:aaargh! pinheads in the IT. (Score 2) 234

by jlv (#47502337) Attached to: Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

All the companies I've worked for didn't allow a split-tunnel VPN from corporate laptops.

Split-tunnel pretty much kills the whole point of using a VPN.

That's from the corporate IT point of view.

From my own machine point of view, having all my traffic routed to my employer kills the whole point of having a fast Internet connection.

Comment: Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (Score 1) 435

by jlv (#47468027) Attached to: FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

I think it would be funny to steal cars and program to circle the Beltway endlessly until they run out of gas. We could see how many we could get going at once. It'd be even better if we could put them into 'Senior Citizen' mode, where they randomly speed up and slow down, and change lanes without signalling.

Randomly speeding up or slowing down, and changing lanes without signalling is called "Massachusetts Mode".

Comment: Re:Certain Disappointment (Score 1) 325

by jlv (#46874427) Attached to: <em>Star Wars: Episode VII</em> Cast Officially Announced

JJ Abrams did a good job with the new Star Trek movies.

Not really.

He made two very nice space action/adventure movies. They just really had nothing to do with Star Trek. The only "Star Trek" in it was that he reused the names of existing characters and made them act entirely differently. They could have all had different names and differently shaped ships, and it would have worked just fine with the "Star Trek" name on it.

He just plundered the existing fan base. He'll do the same with Star Wars.

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