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Comment: Re:You are missing the obvious point! (Score 1) 342

If a person works 35-40 hours a week should they receive the same pay as someone working 45-50 hours? Anyone looking at that should say "No, the person working more hours should receive more pay." but somehow this obvious point eluded you.

We have two people - one who completes a set amount of work in 35 hours, and another who completes the same amount of work in 50 hours. And you want to pay the second person more ...why exactly? To encourage slacking off on the clock?

Comment: Re:Most of Japan is very beautiful... (Score 1) 194

by jrumney (#49345449) Attached to: Japan To Build 250-Mile-Long, Four Storey-High Wall To Stop Tsunamis
Often river embankments are grassy mounds, but they're more for seasonal flood control than tsunamis. The tsunami walls I've seen along beaches are very much concrete walls, and while they do have a roadway along the top and sloped sides with steps at intervals and the occaisional roadway leading up to them, they are anything but attractive.

Comment: Re:On the Nexus anyway this is disabled by default (Score 1) 127

Trusted devices is useful for avoiding the driver distraction issue of having to enter my password when I want to read and post to Slashdot while I drive. Having it recognize my Home and Work Wifi networks would be far more useful than this body motion detection.

Comment: Re:From a simpler era (Score 1) 95

by jrumney (#49311455) Attached to: South Korea Begins To Deprecate ActiveX
Printing was another reason to require a signed applet. It was possible to limit the extra capabilities granted to an applet - but it was a huge learning curve that most developers were not interested in, and chances are that the end user isn't going to notice, or understand the difference (since their brain will shut down when they see the security dialog) so in most cases, a signed applet was getting full access, just like an ActiveX control.

Comment: Re:Didn't knew they even had computers (Score 1) 95

by jrumney (#49311433) Attached to: South Korea Begins To Deprecate ActiveX

Daewoo cars are now mostly branded as Chevrolet (maybe still Opel or Vauxhill in Europe), even in Korea. They are responsible for most of the smaller car designs from GM (from the Cruze down).

Chery is the only Chinese manufacturer I've seen locally, though another poster commented that Great Wall is available in Australia, so different manufacturers may be targeting different markets.

Comment: Re:Didn't knew they even had computers (Score 1) 95

by jrumney (#49311379) Attached to: South Korea Begins To Deprecate ActiveX
It was also due to the government's insistence that their homegrown encryption algorithms be used, combined with a delay in getting the algorithms registered as an official Cipher Suite for SSL/TLS, that led to them being implemented at the application layer rather than the transport layer.

Comment: Re: Didn't knew they even had computers (Score 2) 95

by jrumney (#49311361) Attached to: South Korea Begins To Deprecate ActiveX
They tried it for a while - N. Korea had a special zone just across the border where South Korean companies could send in managerial staff daily, but it turns out that such a scheme is not sustainable in the political climate that exists between the two Koreas. I don't think many South Korean companies are interested any more in having a factory that they can be closed down on a whim every time the supreme leader has a tantrum.

Comment: Re:Type "bush hid the facts" into Notepad. (Score 1) 119

by jrumney (#49311265) Attached to: OS X Users: 13 Characters of Assyrian Can Crash Your Chrome Tab
4. Inconsistent policy for character inclusion. After years of opposing addition of symbols commonly used in typesetting or web pages (such as a common symbol for indicating external links consisting of a box with a curved arrow coming out of it) on the basis that they are "not plain text and best represented by graphic images", we get emoji added. And they still won't add many of these symbols they've opposed in the past (they recently added the standard triangular recycling mark, but this was long after the emoji was added with several circular Japanese recycling marks clearly demonstrating the hypocracy).

Comment: Re:Like Bing and Yahoo? (Score 1) 232

by jrumney (#49307009) Attached to: FTC: Google Altered Search Results For Profit

As soon as you admit you weren't watching your speed, you're toast. You've admitted that you weren't watching your speed. That's why the first question they ask you is "Do you know how fast you were going?"

Recommended defence when you rear-end a police car: "sorry officer, but I was watching my speed, not the road".

Comment: Re:They *still* libel Linux (Score 1) 169

by jrumney (#49289509) Attached to: Not Quite Dead: SCO Linux Suit Against IBM Stirs In Utah
Some distributions used to also distribute ABI compatibility, back when commercial software targeted Sco/Unixware/Xenix etc and ignored Linux. See here for example. These days, I expect it is the other way around - anyone left still shipping traditional Unix on x86 (or even other architectures) needs to provide a Linux ABI if they want to ensure that proprietary software will run on their platform.

Comment: Re:They *still* libel Linux (Score 1) 169

by jrumney (#49288767) Attached to: Not Quite Dead: SCO Linux Suit Against IBM Stirs In Utah
Linux has been able to run executables from BSDs, SCO Unix and a few other x386 Unixes since quite early on. You also need all the dependencies from the target system, and constructing such a system would require a license for the Unix variant in question, but the binary compatibility is there in Linux. The question is whether it contains any SCO copyrighted code. The answer is a definitive no - what code is common appears to have come from BSD, or is trivial headers that could easily be common by chance, and more importantly, a court has already delivered the judgement that Novell, not SCO, owns the Unix copyrights.

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