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Comment: Re:aaargh! pinheads in the IT. (Score 1) 209

by jawtheshark (#47506759) Attached to: Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads
Why would you think that? I use it here for internal web apps, I don't care about their youporn visits and I don't want that on my network. So, if they're at home, let them connect to the VPN, access the internal apps and do their work and wank on the side using their own Internet connection.

Comment: Re:It is good verbally (Score 1) 4

by insanecarbonbasedlif (#47502497) Attached to: Phrase: It is interesting to note

So, be aware of your audience?

Or, beware your audience. Though on the topic, while it's not the most concise construction, signposting something you find interesting so that the reader pays extra attention (or even just a different kind of attention) to it is certainly common. I don't know if that makes it acceptable, but I tend to think it does.

Comment: Re:No Advertising does not power the Internet. (Score 4, Insightful) 369

by jdavidb (#47491901) Attached to: Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

Notice that the guy who said it is an advertising guy. That's his whole worldview. That's the way he thinks it is and the way he thinks it should be. Meanwhile for the rest of us, we have lots of alternatives. Paid sites, community-supported sites, ad-blocked sites, sites run by people who love what they are running a site about.

Basically this is a little advertiser wanting us to support clubbing a big advertiser, Google. He'd like us to get mad at his competition. What he wouldn't like is for us to start noticing just how much what he is advocating is in his self-interest.

I recommend we all switch to ad-block and screw them all. If some sites die or have to switch funding models, works great for me.

Comment: Re:Evolution (Score 1) 253

by Bruce Perens (#47485313) Attached to: New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

:-)

You make it sound like starving people are getting fat too.

If they are becoming obese, the particular individual has a surplus of caloric intake, if only for this year or month. This is not to say that they have proper nutrition. So I am not at all clear that the fact that there is obesity in the third world is confounding evidence.

Comment: Re:To me it's pretty clear. (Score 1) 502

by gmhowell (#47482631) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

The militaries of the world take people who are 'just' farmers all the time. Most equipment is made to be operated by and maintained by average guys of average intelligence. (Depending on the level of mechanization of the farm, the proverbial farmer may be overqualified to operate some machinery)

Beware of Programmers who carry screwdrivers. -- Leonard Brandwein

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