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Comment: Re:Having a private pilots license (Score 1) 269

"my car's not going all that much slower than a Cessna."

A Cessna 172 cruise speed is 143 miles/hour. Remember kinetic energy formulae states it goes to the square of speed and you'll see that yes, you are going all that much slower than a Cessna (and that's cruise speed, if you are uncontrolably heading to the ground you'll probably go faster than that).

Comment: Re:Ah, antimatter (Score 1) 393

by turbidostato (#46679991) Attached to: Why Are We Made of Matter?

"I think what's really going on is we actually are anti-matter, and what WE see as anti-matter is the real matter."

You probably have a point after all.

After all, I don't think the problem is what kind of matter are we, that one of them should become majority it's obviously a must. The problem is why matter instead of antimatter... but if antimatter was the majority it automatically would become matter, wouldn't it?

Comment: Re:Why not? (Score 2) 133

by turbidostato (#46560847) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Moving From Tech Support To Development?

"Certification counts for very little BTW, it'll be read on your CV, and then ignored"

Certifications will be read BY AN HR DRONE and, if not found, your CV ignored. You won't get to an interview unless:
a) It is a short company so CVs are triaged by technical staff themselves.
b) You know an insider so your CV bypasses HR.
c) Your CV has the proper buzzwords for HR to pass it to next level.

Note that having the certifications won't hurt on cases 'a' and 'b' but not having them will kill you in case 'c'. Now you need to look around you and ask yourself what's your proportion of 'a', 'b' and 'c' cases to see if it's worth for you the investment on time and money to get the certifications.

Comment: Re:English? (Score 3, Insightful) 230

by turbidostato (#46538801) Attached to: Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

"For pragmatic-minded people, PHP is an extremely productive language to work in. No compiling, or waiting for compiling, no object files to mess with or get out of sync, and still relatively good speed. "

You mean, like any other interpreted languages you could choose?

"The down-side has always been that the language also had many sloppy characteristics."

You mean, like those avoided by any other interpreted languages you could choose?

Comment: Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (Score 1) 520

by turbidostato (#46320049) Attached to: Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

"No, plain old rule of law is where the same rules apply to everyone and has nothing to do with what type of economic system you use"

And therefore all and any economic system gets under the rule of the law -and thus controlled by it, as it happens with any other public affair.

Comment: Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (Score 1) 520

by turbidostato (#46319813) Attached to: Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

"Fascism is government control of the economy while still allowing private ownership"

Sorry, that's not fascism. That's plain old rule of law.

In order to go from there to fascism you also need totalitarism, statism, autarky. utranationalism, militarism and, then, full entrenchment of corporations and state.

And no, "control of the national economy" is not the same as full planning of the means of production in accord to a national plan.

Comment: Re:How about 80? (Score 4, Insightful) 717

by turbidostato (#46257771) Attached to: Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

"1 month later, the entire team was laid off except me and the documentation writer (all four devs and both full time QA people). We had a fixed deadline to ship to that customer [...] I don't think firing over 60% of the US workforce without transitioning knowledge was the brightest way to transition"

Unless you are the company owner, no, "we" didn't have a fixed deadline, your company, the one that laid off 60% of the employees, had a fixed deadline. And given the results, your are wrong: the way they managed the transition was brilliant because it was cheap and sucessful... thanks to a simpleton that was working 2.5x for free.

Comment: Re:Every single company (Score 1) 236

by turbidostato (#46252687) Attached to: Target's Internal Security Team Warned Management

"there are lots of things that could be done, that are low impact, that AREN'T done because it would require management to authorize it, and the people who understand it can't communicate the importance to management."

This management needs to be called for authorization for a reason. If that management doesn't understand what they need to manage and authorize, that's bad management per the book.

In fact, it's always bad management.

This place just isn't big enough for all of us. We've got to find a way off this planet.