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Comment: Re:If Google happens to be an EU corporation ... (Score 2) 334

by johnjaydk (#48437947) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

What EU really wants to achieve is to break America ...

Nice conspiracy theory but we can't even get along internally over here. Herding all the cats into a unified, secret attack on the US would require a coordinated act by several deities.

I'm afraid any break up is self inflicted. The US is already even more fractured than EU.

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 5, Insightful) 334

by johnjaydk (#48437907) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Not only that, but the EUSSR doesn't seem to understand that an American corporation has nothing to do with European communists. They should go and re-read their history books and remember how close all of Europe was to speaking either German or Russian.

I could have moderated your drivel to hell but that wouldn't help much.

The EU commision can't tell US companies to do anything but they can set conditions for allowing them to operate within the EU. It's called sovereignty and the US does it too all the time. Having a beef with virtual or actual monopolies is not exactly a communist thing either. A monopoly is a direct attack on the free market and therefore upsets true free market believers.

The US have a long, although not resent, history of cracking down on monopolies. The Standard Oil case is the poster child for this kind of policy.

Comment: New SSL root certificate authority (Score 2, Interesting) 129

by johnjaydk (#47499277) Attached to: Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies

A nice step ahead would be the establishment of a new set of root certificates and an accompanying authority that signs other peoples certificates. All located in a country that doesn't play ball with NSA and other thugs.

This would do a lot to dampen the routine man-in-the-middle we see these days.

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Yes, seriously.) (Score 2) 466

by johnjaydk (#47242627) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

Don't you need to keep the original file and the code you used to transform it, so that you have an audit trail which shows how you got the current data?

Only if it gets down to covering your ass and then you're fucked anyway. Nobody gives a shit how you contributed to a success.

Comment: Re:When you gag the enginers ... (Score 1) 373

by johnjaydk (#47048557) Attached to: The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

The story of the loss of the Challenger is much more complicated than simply "stupid managers, saintly engineers", and there's a lot of blame to spread around all parties.

Sorry for using Challenger this way. It's borderline trolling/flamebait but an established, although incorrect example.

My point is that engineers need to take a stand. Our actions or inactions can put the public at risk and that is a burden we have to respect. We are the experts and we have to make certain that the best possible knowledge is put forth in a way that management can't dismiss easily.

Comment: When you gag the enginers ... (Score 5, Insightful) 373

by johnjaydk (#47045945) Attached to: The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

You get a Challenger disaster.

In my experience, You have to use exactly these words in order to get management to take problems serious. Turns out it was because they put management in a legal bind.

Any engineer who follows GM's edict should be flogged. Bad stuff happens because good men do nothing.

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