Now where am I going to get my hyperdestructive upgradeable weaponry!? There are no Gadgetron offices in this galaxy and I really don't want to be stuck using MegaCorp's crap for self defense and taking down supervillains. Their household products are more dangerous than their pathetic weaponry! What am I supposed to protect myself with, a used B20 Crotchitizer?
I work in IT, have for a long time. Employers don't intentionally set out to burn people out, but because IT is a cost center rather than a profit center you get more and more squeezed to do more with less and constantly whittled away at that that's the end result.
Also, most people are terrified to quit not because they fear being fired due to looking around but they are fearful that they won't be able to find other work.
That was the point I was trying to make, but my lovely upper midwestern linguistic style causes me to sometimes only imply conclusions rather than stating them directly. Also your point is very confusing - I THINK you meant "terrified to look for a new job" rather than "terrified to quit" else you would be implying that quitting to find a new job and getting fired and having to find a new job are somehow inequal in real-world terms.
I see this very often. Once you have a family to support, priorities change drastically and it becomes all about stability rather than interest or self-fulfillment. I see a lot of people stuck in horrible jobs, abused by their employers, working crushingly high work loads, and terrified to even look for work because they're worried they'll be fired. In this economy, that can be synonymous with losing your house and worse. And employers KNOW this and will consequently treat you like crap more and more until you burn out or break down.
As a dumbass who forgot to log in, the above statement is mine. Please mod accordingly
Maybe now Slashdot will institute an Altar of Literacy that must be prayed at and passed before commenting
My HTC Evo comes with a wi-fi hotspot app built in that allows I believe 4 clients. It may not be the fastest but it works.
+1000 to this. The only beer I've ever been able to stomach at all is super watered down "free beer with admission" at some night clubs, and even then I have to grit my teeth. After years I've finally acquired taste for coffee with TONS of sugar and cream (replaced my caffeine addiction to Coca-Cola so I view it as a win) and hard cider.
As noted above, it doesn't even approach the same functionality so I don't count it. Hyperbolic rhetoric still pumped. Flame on!
+1000 insightful on this.
I will not use Chrome or Opera (or IE for that matter) simply for their lack of anything even remotely approaching NoScript.
I rest my case.
...is it bad that seeing a goatse makes me wax nostalgic?
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Even in open source.
No, because RAW formats vary and are proprietary. If you want high quality uploads, I would suggest
Someone please mod this up. Fantastic value for the money, also has built-in online editing tools, grouping/sets, blah blah blah etc. I probably have on the order of 5-7K+ pics on Flickr these days, works fantastic for what I need and easy linking.
Amen to that, good sir. Paper for books and CD's/LP's for music for me. I do NOT like "purchasing" something only to find out later I merely purchased a non-refundable revocable license to media that can disappear at the drop of a hat.
If I buy it I own it, and the only way I know of enforcing that right now is sticking with physical media.