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Comment Re:Unlimited files for $60/yr (Score 1) 225

Because you can? If I get together with a friend, I can put my backup with him and he can do it with me for free.

This is not about being able to find a cheap way to do things. This is about playing the system and turning a 1.4GB file look like an image, so it can be hosted like an image, even if it is not really an image.

Comment Very naught, naught boy (Score 5, Insightful) 151

It is election time. So they say something that sounds nice to voters. Nothing will change. Even if they put up a bill, it will be changes so much that it will be law to do what they are doing.

This is great, as they can always blame the other party. Both parties are guilty here.

Let's be honest,the political game is lost to the companies for a long time now. They are able to fool enough of the people all of the time.

I mean, even Sanders said that even if he got elected it might already be to late.

There is a reason for separation between church and state. That is that a certain group might get influence over a majority that might think differently and only that groups interest will be looked at and not that of all. The same must happen with corporations. There must be a separation between business and state (and business and church, but that was covered 2000 years ago). Only then will there be a governement for the people by the people.

Until then: I do welcome my old business overlords.

Comment Re:The moderationg system needs an overhaul. (Score 1) 1819

I am about 1 to two hours on /. and hit the cap all the time. It makes me go even less. I think it should be linked to your karma. Higher karma, faster posting. Lower karma, slower posting.

A posting a minute for those with a high karma. One every 5 minutes as a standard and 1 every 15 minutes if your level is below 0.

This is, after all, a social platform where people interact with postings. Having that limited is not that great.

Comment Re:legalism is a crap philosophy. (Score 1) 555

Then you drive too fast for the road conditions.The road signs are there to indicate the maximum speed, not the suggested speed. If you drive the maximum speed with dense fog or with ice, you are an idiot that will see the obstacles in summertime as a challenge.

There is snow in Europe as well and this does not seem to be a problem here. Sure, the occasional idiot who sees the obstacles as a challenge will hit them. Better that then a kid. And they either learn or take themselves out of the gene pool.

Remember we are talking about areas where people live, not really roads with high volume of traffic. Here an example of a street : https://goo.gl/maps/gXcAhno61U...

Similar things are on wider streets, all to naturally reduce the speed of the cars. I assure you, you are not going to speed in that street, unless you are really want to challange everyting and then for sure a sign or a toicket will not stop you. At that moment you become a person intending to kill. Impossible? No. Unlikely? Yes.

Comment Re:legalism is a crap philosophy. (Score 5, Informative) 555

That does not mean anything if we do not know what happened or the layout of the street. Perhaps that car was speeding, but by how much? Perhaps the kid was jumping in front of the car and would have been injured anyway.

What happens in Europe is that they start making the streets in such a way that they are automatically so that you drive a lower speed. Especially in neighbourhoods where people live.

A lot of curves in the streets by placing objects in the streets., making the road more curvy and what not.

That means that the average speed will go down a lot. They just change the natural flow of traffic. and people adapt to that. Downside is that is is more expensive than placing some traffic signs and you can not generate extra income from tickets.

Comment Re:What the doctor ordered... (Score 1) 697

I do number three. Took me a while to get used to it, but now I will type e.g. 'rm * -rf' and that gives me just enough time to realize I am in the wrong directory (because on the wrong terminal or wrong tab) or that I needed to type e.g. 'rm tmp/* -rf'.

Because doing e.g. a tab for completion at the wrong moment can be terrible.

Even not being root, it has saved me a few times. At least several hours of work that would have been lost otherwise.

Comment Re:Conflicting goals (Score 1) 172

The majority of users will never go that far. They rent/buy the router from the ISP and somewhere in the contract sign up for them to be allowed to do whatever they desire.

So if you are going to do such a thing, first go over the fine print. Also be sure that you not want to use the service anywhere else, as that would make you a hypocrite.

I just bought my own modem/router, connected it and there is no way they can get access in any legal way. It also means I have no access anywhere else and I am ok with that.

Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 3, Insightful) 1304

I would like to see a difference in anonymous because of not logging in and anonymous who has otherwise an excelent karma, but doe not want to reveal himself because of reasons (e.g. to give info they are not allowed to give).

They should get a +1 by default and any +1 does not reflect on their karma, but any -1 would. That way you have the ability of posting anonymous, still not be at the bottom and no sillpostings just saying 'n*gg*rs' or 'frist post' as that would harm their karma.

Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 1) 1304

I also would like to be able to post more comments. When I get hit with a 'you posted something 4 min utes ago' is terrible. I understand that it is against bots, bvut apperently it hurts people.

Us the karma scale to shorten that time. Karma of excelent, 20 seconds. Add a minute to eacvh level and 5 minutes for everybody else, for all I care.

Yes, sometimes I and I assume others will want to post faster.

Comment Re:Document the costs and benefits, management dec (Score 1) 233

This. A manager told me once that these kind of things are very easy. Just look at it as if you offer a menu. You have a starter, a soup, main course, desert, coffee and wine during the meal.
You tell them the cost and then thye decide if they want the whole meal, drop the starter, or the soup or the wine or whatever.

The hard part is to stick to your price. Do not be tempted to give the whole menu for the price of the menu without the soup. So you need to have good knowledge of the pricing and be able to defend those prices.

Be prepared for all the questions. e.g. but what if we use cheaper hardware? That should already be part of the menu.

If you are smart about it, you have three prices. The cheap one where everything will fail, the perfect one that is WAY too high and the one that you want to sell to management, because you know it will be the best because you did your investigationand you have the experience they hired you for.

I have been in meetings where the CEO said basically: Seems very clear you know what you are doing, so do whatever you think needs to be done. That did not mean a free for all, it ment that the decision was well thought out and all (as in the huge majority of them) questions were thought of.

So yes, let them decide and help them make that decision and when they choose to have no maincourse, make it clear that they will go hungry at the end and that ordering extra food later wil take longer and cost more as the chef is already gone home.

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