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Comment Re:News for gamers with no life? (Score 1) 222

Why do I care about this juvenile, jaded game and all the prepubescent cheaters it attracts? Why can't Slashdot ever report on that stuff that matters? LIke Perl 6 or the latest bugs and security holes, thanks to our beloved C / C++ languages we use to write our open sores software. Makes me really feel this world is going to shit. In the non-technical realms we have a severe infestation of mindless logic-hating libtard SJWs. In the "tech" side we have a bunch of moron wannabe programmers using baby new wave "programming" languages. They're too fuckin afraid to manage their own memory and heaven forbid they actually even understand the bit patterns of various strict types. I'm sorry to rant, but I just really feel I'm the end of my rope. I think this world is doomed so I might as well just use the last of it hang myself before I have to sit around in my basement and witness things get even worse. Over and out, Slashdot!!

Slashdot was purchased by Dice. Maybe you missed it? It's not really stuff that matters now. It's stuff that might get hits and make dice more money.

Comment Re:fresh clean water? (Score 1) 150

Distilled water is not isotonic. Go tell hospitals they are loons for using 5% isotonic solution for their IVs.

Osmosis, they taught me that in high school. You?

Did you read the article you linked?

Water is considered the least toxic chemical compound, with an LD50 of over 90 ml/kg in rats

hyponatremia was just as likely to occur in runners who chose sports drinks as those who chose water

So.. yep, it is toxic if you drink too much. So is isotonic solution. The article you linked even cites court cases where hospitals have been sued for causing water intoxication via IV...

Comment Re:Well Duh! (Score 3, Informative) 127

How is it common sense that it's allowed to record and log a private conversation without prior consent? Even call centers have to let you know you are being recorded, why can an employer do it without consent?

Company equipment or not, I don't think it's ok to record my conversation without my consent or knowledge.

If it's in my contract, fine. I signed that and it's now with my consent.

If my employer doesn't want me to use the equipment for private conversations, let me know or fire me. Don't just violate my rights.

Court or not, this is unacceptable in my opinion.

The call center isn't notifying their employee that the conversation is being monitored. That's a given. They're notifying the "customer" on the other end of the line that the conversation is being monitored. It's not forced on you, you can find another job where you are not provided computers and telephones. Then you won't have to worry about it. For example, if you get a job digging ditches, they probably won't be monitoring your shovel.

Comment Re:Well Duh! (Score 2) 127


Don't like my work? Fire me.

If I get the work done, it's none of your business whether I am wasting time chatting with my girlfriend or drinking coffee or smoking. Why is it okay to fire people for the former but not for the latter? I don't drink coffee or smoke, and every day I watch people waste almost a full hour doing the latter.

If you use company equipment to chat with your girlfriend, it is the companies' business. Didn't you read the summary?

That said, you're right. If what you say is true, you should be fired. Save them the trouble and quit.

Comment Re:Grease can be used as fuel. Why would you dump (Score 1) 189

It isn't too much of a surprise that the economics of producing biodiesel from used restaurant oil are shaky

My guess is that you haven't even bothered to look at the economics of producing biodiesel from WVO.

For small hobbyist-level winter-safe B100 refinement, the total costs amount to roughly $3/gal. Besides economies of scale, there are multiple ways to subsidize that, not least charging a modest fee for disposal including clean-up, and selling the glycerine to soap-makers and others. If you maintain the fleet which runs on the B100, the savings on maintenance costs also start to reveal themselves.

Basically, you haven't got a clue, and you decided to tell the world.

So if money is your driving factor you should convert from B100 to gasoline and save over 33%.

Comment Re: Well deserved. (Score 0) 540

They do not. You don't need a credit card. They even provide instructions on how to do this:

Did you read the summary and notice it is about a kid? Did you read the web page you linked?

A credit card is required to set up accounts for children. Learn more about Apple IDs for kids.

Unless you're suggesting he violate the apple TOS?

Comment Re:is ebay sellers union next??? (Score 1) 180

I don't see why they would need this.. if the rates you get aren't competitive... why even do it... move on and do something else... it's not like uber is the only option in seatle...

Uber might not be providing standard things like medical/dental/retirement/vacation benefits to their drivers. A union could demand such things.

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