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Comment Re:Another reason to ban rifles (Score 1) 1134

No, it's another reason to relax gun laws. Making it easier for non-criminals to own and carry firearms would make the country a safer place.

People who intend to commit crimes with guns would think twice or scrap their plan entirely if they knew that everyone else had guns too. Nobody is going to pull a gun when they know that by doing so they'll have a hundred guns pointed at their head.

Sounds like they wouldn't have worried about it in this case, they shot up a bunch of special needs adults who would never own guns anyway.

Comment Re:Maybe, but you won't make it past HR (Score 1) 255

Excel is pretty good at doing a quick sanity check on a CSV before handing it to an importer. These tools would not have survived as long as they have or be considered as indispensable as they are without being at least marginally useful.

Only if you only use the comma to separate your fields. I use an export from a database that has commas in the fields so I use the pipe (|) as my delimiter. Excel will not properly open that csv file and will only split the fields on the commas. Open/Libre Office let me select the delimiter - best feature ever.

Untrue. Excel will open a text file using any symbol of your choice as a delimiter. Maybe old versions didn't use to be able to or something.

2010 doesn't and doesn't give you the options that I can tell. And I don't control the version.

Comment Re:Zombies or fail over? (Score 2) 107

I've been in IT Management for 15+ and I can assure you it is a good thing you are not in management. I would lose my job in a heartbeat if production server decided to take a dump and I had shut off all our fail-over servers.

It's not just a matter of what those fail-over servers costs. It's the question "Can we afford (financially) to NOT have fail-over servers?". If you stand to lose more due to a production server failure than the cost of running a fail-over for a year then you will not EVER wish to be caught without one.

How is it a failover server if no data has traveled into or out of the machine in six months? Wouldn't you want to keep a failover server up to date (data and software updates) so you don't notice the failover? What good is a failover server if you have to load six months of data from tape? The machine could be off until you need it in that case.

Comment Re:Maybe, but you won't make it past HR (Score 1) 255

Excel is pretty good at doing a quick sanity check on a CSV before handing it to an importer. These tools would not have survived as long as they have or be considered as indispensable as they are without being at least marginally useful.

Only if you only use the comma to separate your fields. I use an export from a database that has commas in the fields so I use the pipe (|) as my delimiter. Excel will not properly open that csv file and will only split the fields on the commas. Open/Libre Office let me select the delimiter - best feature ever.

Comment Re:Purpose slowing down of packets (Score 1) 88

I think that certain traffic is slowed/delayed to give people the impression they need a faster link.

The traffic that takes the longest to get to me is the 47 pages of included javascript someone convinced a web site creator to use. My page load times would be greatly reduced without all that extra garbage.

Comment Re:So? (Score 1) 310

This is just smart trading. I know 100 guys that COULD do this, assuming they had the requisite margin. As long as you place trades on the book that you're willing to fill based on the rules of that market there's no reason why you should be called a 'crook' for that.

I don't think he was actually willing to fill the trade.

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