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Comment: It's not me... (Score 1) 623

by matchlight (#29573567) Attached to: Has the Glory Gone Out of Working In IT?
Hi, IT here. You and I have been getting along pretty good at first, but now things have changed. You used to get excited about working with me. You used to stay late and do things with me because you wanted to. Sometimes you'd even take me home and play with me a bit there too.

Now you just see me 40 hours a week, and sometimes less. You don't touch me the same way; you're just going through the motions. You work with me just enough to get the job done.

Well I'm sick of it. There are a lot of developers out there that still find me exciting. A lot of developers still see the glory of working with me. Hey, let's face it, I'm pretty fucking awesome.

So, anonymous reader, it's over. I'm leaving you. It's not me, it's you. You're the reason you don't find me attractive anymore. I'm just as awesome as ever.

Comment: Does this kind of program even work? (Score 5, Insightful) 248

by matchlight (#26231093) Attached to: DHS To Grab Biometric Data From Green Card Holders
Every time I read about this kind of thing... more surveillance, finger printing, suspicionless checkpoints, etc, etc...

I think two things:

1. WTF. I'm not a crimial, and the majority of people aren't either and yet we're all subjected to this kind of BS.

2. Does it even work? Why are countries making all of these efforts and the citizens are the last to hear about it.

Will biometrics really make a difference at the borders? The first thing I think of are ways that a person could get around this .. and you know the US border is still pretty open.

By water or land people cross the borders all the time.

This all started with 9/11 by people who were in the country legally... so ya, this just doesn't make any sense to me and makes me more frustrated with our governments.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov