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Comment: Re:Security team (Score 1) 512 512

Ugh. My last company laptop used the same software as the desktops. It would check to see if it was on a local network, then check to see if updates were pending. If there were updates, it (basically) took over my machine. Most updates were pushed out over the weekend. Wouldn't be so bad if I had an assigned desk where I could stay logged in over the weekend (instead of packing up and locking it away). So Mondays were mostly reading (snail) mail and checking and responding to voice mail (I took notes with pencil and paper because ... computer not available).

The REAL fun began when the two anti-virus programs got into a fight. Program 1 runs scan on memory and processes, updates log file. Program 2 sees log file has been changed, scans the file. Program 1 sees that Program 2 is running, scans Program 2, updates log file...

Comment: Re:Interesing... (Score 5, Insightful) 394 394

When Congress also demands "information from universities, companies and trade groups about funding for scientists who publicly [accept or] dispute widely held views on the causes and risks of climate change," then I'll care about what "prominent members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate" think about climate change.

It's not like members of Congress understand the "research or testimony" anyways. Nor do members of Congress care what others have to say; they use testimony as an opportunity for themselves to give speeches disguised as questions.

Comment: Re:This made my day... (Score 1) 320 320

Put an end to the double Irish.

Again, the current government are already working to increase tax revenue from companies that try and siphon earnings overseas. This is an international problem and if you have a way to solve it that actually works, then HMRC would love to hear from you.

Eliminate income, payroll, and VAT taxes. Replace with retail sales tax.

Comment: Re:Please tell me this is satire (Score 1) 320 320

You're surprised by politicians being scientifically clueless? I guess you can't be an American....

In America, most politicians are educated as lawyers (and rarely in an additional profession). They usually weren't good enough at being a lawyer to succeed in private practice. Then look at the typical undergraduate and graduate coursework a lawyer does (in America). Not one rigorous science course at all. Why do we wonder that politicians are "scientifically clueless" ?

Comment: Re:Fridge door handle (Score 1) 162 162

The three laws demonstrates that morality cannot be codified, it's a critique of the 10 commandments and other such lists of rules that attempt to do the same thing for humans..

The 10 commandments are themselves a critique of a rules based approach. In less than 40 days since the commandments were audibly announced by God, to all Israel, they made an idol and worshiped it. As for Adam, he couldn't even follow ONE rule.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.