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Comment: Look the part (Score 2) 125 125

Yeah - sorry dice - dressing pretty to become a boss just shows how stupid people who want to be bosses are.

And that's why competent people hate them.

Clothing does not reflect ability. I'm quite sure I can code far better naked than someone who thinks spend two or three grand on an Armani overhaul can.

Comment: It's a great idea (Score 2) 111 111

It's a good marketing move - most people just download the free version and scan. Problems fixed so they won't buy it for the bells and whistles - now they'll get lots of people to try the bells and whistles and might retain future revenue.

It's better than them canceling the free version and make it pay only for revenue.

Comment: Re:Glaing Error (Score 1) 305 305

Nope.

Just asking honestly - when people are driven from their lands from 1920 to 1948 and lose everything, and in my case lose an uncle to drowning and another uncle sent to siberia - and have a portion of my family deported to australia during that time - I'm asking an honest question as a first generation American.

How does my family get everything back in Lithuania? Why do the people protesting a telescope refuse to care about my families plight, and with that asked and answered - why should I care about theirs?

Comment: Re:Glaing Error (Score 0, Troll) 305 305

My grandparents were forced from their lands - had to flee to america or be deported to Siberia.

Can you tell me how to regain my ancestors homes and religious areas? Can you also explain why you never cared about my ancestors, and why I should care about yours?

Thanx in advance!

Comment: Re:When You Are An Isil Freedom Fighter (Score 2) 126 126

From my experience single programming with quality co-workers that you can interact with is the way to go.

Once they started scrum - progress slammed to a halt at the last big company I worked at. I have no idea why they blame programmers for excel spreadsheet failures that were timelined by project managers.

If I was lazy, I would love to have one person at a keyboard and happily chirp with the rest of the crowd on how to process a variable. I don't understand how that actually saves money - anyone with spreadsheet skills, can you show me?

Comment: confederate flag = nigger (Score 2) 818 818

If Confederate Flag = Nigger then

Then search engines and shops banning stuff having the confederate flag or containing the word nigger are definitely in the right!

That being said - I'm missing where all of the bandwagon jumpers are blocking rap lyrics - or anything to do with the word nigger.

If we accept Confederate Flag is racist or hurtful to some people and embrace the block, then we must also accept that the failure to do the same with the word nigger means is not racist or hurtful when used and therefore should be allowed and embraced.

That being said - I just changed all of my devices to duckduckgo for a search engine. I do believe that the same amount of hatred directed at the confederate flag should be directed at people calling other people niggers.

I apologize for using the word nigger - but if you sit down and think about it - google is actually being racist.

Comment: Jobs (Score 1) 54 54

If you're thinking about being a pilot and flying helicopters for a living, you might want to rethink your investment in your future.

Major corporations want to stop paying for that - and the needed construction/hospital/fire jobs will be stacked with folks that have experience and migrating to that because of losing their jobs to joystick flying 401 bs in India.

We fly drones in the United States that are in Iraq and Afghanistan - Allstate and others will similarly offset all drone flying to other countries.

Comment: Re:Amen brother! (Score 1) 424 424

Google has explicitly said that they weigh search results to focus on sites that are friendly to smart phones.

http://www.pressherald.com/201...

So If I am trying to fix a an old computer I won't actually see a fix immediately because the fix might be on a snitz forums 2000 that will never ever be on a mobile phone.

Comment: Re: Of course not. (Score 4, Funny) 307 307

...ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it; that does not make sense!

        Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.

Comment: Free Speech (Score 1) 401 401

I guess the United States is ahead of the world when it comes to the freedom to speak.

It's a bit shocking that other governments need to make sure that everyone is politically correct and doesn't bully people, and are forced to accept other peoples opinions without being able to actually address them.

My Mom once told me that if I swim in the sewer, , I'll start to smell like it.

If a person considers a site to be bad - stop swimming in that sewer.

Comment: self driving cars (Score 1) 389 389

I still don't understand the hype for them.

The last four vehicles I owned - Escort zx-2 that one had a check engine light come on from a faulty sensor in the first ten thousand miles. Nissan pickup - that one after two years started stalling and stopping on damp days because of a fuel sensor, my mercury sable had a sensor break in the first 5000 miles - when the check engine light popped on , I pulled into the dealership at closing time and forced them to fix it. I have a jeep wrangler now, and whenever the outside temp goes over 89 degrees f and I turn the air conditioning on, the car shudders and jerkes then the check engine light pops on with a low speed idle fault in the OBD (finally bought an obd kit to clear faults to pass inspection).

The point is, I've owned 4 brand new cars, and each car had faults.

How can anyone expect that the car driving itself won't fault and cause cataclysmic accidents? maybe 100,000 cars will be perfect. Maybe a 1,000,000 cars will be perfect. But based on my experience - I'll be freaking terrified if everyone else has self driving cars.

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