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Comment I'm pretty sure it's more than software engineers (Score 1) 473

... to blame for this. The software only lied about compliance, it still required that the hardware was non-compliant. Not that I'm saying lying about it is acceptable, but there's no possible way I can see that the people who built the non-compliant hardware can be any less responsible.

Comment Would that be allowed by the rules as written? (Score 1) 143

Assuming no changes were made to the FCC's rules, and if a router manufacturer were to do this.... that is, they lock down the radio portion of their router so it can't possibly be modified by the end user, but still leave the firmware of their router otherwise ordinarily modifiable as it is currently, would the manufacturer still be in violation of the current rule proposal?

Comment Re:How about (Score 1) 153

If the thing has any smarts, it would only report sustained periods over the speed limit, perhaps by reporting whether an average speed over an interval has been excessive, where the duration of the allowed interval is a function of how far over the speed limit one actually drives. If you drive 5mph over the speed limit, the duration may be something like 5 minutes, while if you drive 25 mph over the speed limit, the duration may be something like only 15 seconds. And of course, it should report just how fast the car is actually going, not just simply that the speed limit was exceeded, so the parent can use their own discretion at determining if their kid only needs to be perhaps firmly reminded to pay more attention to how fast they are going in the future, or reprimanded or even having their driving privileges revoked for driving like a maniac.

Comment Re:Or. you know... we could just fucking stop... (Score 1) 688

I'm saying that if we spent as more time each doing our own level best to treat everybody with respect instead of constantly pointing out the facts about how awful life is that it just isn't fair for everyone, we'd be a heckuvalot further along. Each person is responsible for their own thoughts and deeds. and it is those thoughts and deeds that can change the world, not complaining that other people aren't doing their fair share, which is all that pointing these kinds of gender discrepancies is.

Comment Re:Or. you know... we could just fucking stop... (Score 0) 688

And I am suggesting that those articles really need to just stop. News flash: the world isn't fair. Live with it.

Instead of bitching about the world not being as ideal as we want it to be, or clamouring at other people to do what is right, if we each just do our own part to try and make this world better, then in reality, that should be enough. Complaining that the person next to you or somebody else isn't pulling their share of social responsibility doesn't accomplish anything. Just live your life and try to be a good person that is kind to everyone, regardless of gender, race, or anything else. If that's not enough to make the world any better, harping at other people to improve their behaviour sure as hell won't be, which is really all that these kinds of articles do.

Comment Re:It could work. (Score 1) 686

Nope... not seeing it. Sorry.... You made several remarks that have absolutely no substantiation outside of possible conspiracy theories, so either you were trying to be deliberately amusing by satirizing something that I didn't pick up on, or else you are a troll. Really, if you had an iota of proof to back up what you said, you would have already supplied it, but then anyone else could have picked your arguments to shreds. In actuality, I expect the only reason nobody else has bothered to call you on the bullshit is because I was the only one naive enough to not realize you were trolling the whole time.

Comment Or. you know... we could just fucking stop... (Score 5, Insightful) 688

... worrying about whether or not a particular race or gender are underrepresented somewhere, and just fucking treat every human being you encounter with dignity and respect in whatever career path they may have chosen.

If things like gender are to genuinely supposed to not influence our reactions in the workplace, then we need to stop fucking focusing on them and accept people, men and women, for who they are, or whatever interests they happen to have that may, or may not, happen to direct them into a particular industry.

Comment Re:It could work. (Score 1) 686

SX is a fork/mix of early Slackware Linux

You keep saying that, but there is no evidence to support that theory. While Apple had indeed previously worked on a fork of Linux called mkLinux before they released OSX, this was not actually a precursor to OSX (it may have been Apple's initial intention at the time to make it the OS for Macs, but this is not how things ultimately played out). Apple ultimately discarded the mkLinux project and instead evolved NeXTSTEP (also called OpenStep) into OSX near the turn of the century.

Comment Re:No.... (Score 1) 317

Yeah... I did some research after posting the question, and apparently the intent is to shift liability to the cardholder. However, maximum liability for fraudulent use of chip and PIN is still capped, at various levels depending on how quickly you report that your PIN has been compromised, as long as it is apparent that you were not acting with intent to commit fraud or being willfully negligent with regards to deliberately sharing your PIN.

Comment Re:the first 2 seasons are good, then they got in (Score 1) 403

It wasn't her employers that asked Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting to cut her hair... that was *HER* choice. She wanted to do it, not her employers. The writers decided to give an in-story reason for it, but it wasn't their idea... not sure where you got the notion that it was.

As for her being the only hot woman on the show, both Mellissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are pretty damn easy on the eyes when you see them out of character.

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.