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Comment: Really?? (Score 1) 691

by nitrowing (#39389973) Attached to: UK Plan Would Use CCTV To Stop Uninsured Drivers From Refueling
So, when I'm driving my friends car or riding someone else's motorbike *which I am legally insured with" but the owner has no insurance, I can't get petrol??? The DVLA's huge *and incorrect* database? Is there actually someone *so F0cking stupid* as to believe our insurance premiums will reduce? Really?!?!

Comment: What is this for? (Score 1) 205

by nitrowing (#38092862) Attached to: Windows 8 Secure Boot Defeated
I don't like any of the ways this can happen. It's MY computer, I built it and sometimes I like to install Windows. Sometimes I like to play with Linux. Sometimes I like to play with overclocking and keep rebooting until it actually stays usable for more than 5 minutes. The fact that there is an exploit is good. The fact that M$ is actually trying to screw us is bad, they will try harder every year. I have never actually had a computer virus.

Comment: Re:billions and billions (Score 1) 86

by nitrowing (#37479974) Attached to: UK's NHS Will Drop Delayed E-Records Project

For the same cost they could have filled a warehouse with medical records and hired a bunch of dropouts to ride around on Segways pulling files and using a high-tech fax machine to deliver medical records on demand to doctors the world over for the next hundred years until a system of electronic medical records that isn't fraught with problems was invented.

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Comment: Re:Case of the Mondays.... (Score 1) 134

by nitrowing (#37170962) Attached to: Web Surfing At Work Can Boost Productivity

But if you paid someone to mow your lawn and they goofed for an hour wouldn't you be upset?

Not if the lawn got done. There is a definite task to complete, I don't care if it takes them all day and, to be honest, I wouldn't be sitting there timing them. The quicker they do the lawn, the quicker they can go and earn more money doing someone else's lawn - more fool them if they goof off.

I, however, work hard so that the company earns more money - not me. So I don't give a shit.

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