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Comment: Re:The kill switch would be the biggest threat (Score 1) 339

by pilgrim23 (#35151880) Attached to: Is an Internet Kill Switch Feasible In the US?
but... We are the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave... The song says so every sporting event. And the "Kill Switch" Idea came to the front because a Tyrant was doing his best to limit his people's calls for liberty and freedom. Is it just me or do Congresscritters think all Americans are extra special stupid? or. maybe they are right...and they are?

Comment: Re:They only ask important questions (Score 5, Interesting) 172

by pilgrim23 (#34932980) Attached to: US Supreme Court Says NASA Background Checks OK
Speaking as someone who has been interviewed many times by the FBI re High School friends who were seeking a "Q" clearance, I can say the questions they asked about my friends were not intrusive and related directly to the character, honesty, and truthfulness of the candidate. I realize all of these are now outmoded and tired cliche instead of esteemed and admired character traits but that is the evolution of culture right there.

Comment: Re:Programming != Data Entry (Score 1) 545

by pilgrim23 (#34667154) Attached to: Does Typing Speed Really Matter For Programmers?
Indeed. where exactly does Stephen Hawkings fall in this typing speed test? Comparing typing and piano is absurd. I know a jazz pianist who has his own fingering technique and is a flamin GENIUS on the bones. I play guitar but not the standard classical fingering style; I use a funky blues style which every wanna be will tell you is wrong. For one thing I use the thumb in some riffs to hit the low E string. Btw: I am a hunt peck typist and do OK. This strikes me as the clip board aproach to productivity. Someone just finish a performace review and have some of the HR metrics left over?

Comment: Re:And next week... (Score 2, Insightful) 146

by pilgrim23 (#34618622) Attached to: iBook Store Features Leave Indie Publishers Behind
I recall back in the dim dark days of the 1970s a book I had on 9 track tape recorded there from IBM cards via a utility IEBGENER. Still have that tape...... I recall back in the 1980s a book I had on a 5.25 floppy recorded in Fredwriter in ProDOS on an Apple II. Still have that Floppy........ I recall a book I had in Newton Book format pruchased to read on my 2100. Still have that book (remind me to change the Newton’s battery)....... I recall a book I bought that was published in 1629 . of all the formats I have listed ONLY THAT ONE is still readable. Now we have various E-Book formats. Oh Joy. Do I need to make space on the closet shelf for these too?

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.