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Comment: Re:Honestly... (Score 1) 327

by youngone (#48918443) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister
I'm not sure I understand you correctly. Since the EU was formed, (or, more precisely, it's previous incarnations as the common Steel market, Common Market etc) Europe has been at war with itself no times. Over the previous 15 centuries or so since the fall of the Roman Empire, there has been no period of peace as long. I would say the EU has been nothing but success, as it has prevented young men like my Father from being drafted into an army and sent to fight a bunch of young men he had no real quarrel.

Comment: Re:what about spectrums rights? (Score 1) 104

by youngone (#48814693) Attached to: Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own
The only job I've been drug tested for is my current one. The factory guys are all drug tested randomly, and management decided that it was only fair if everyone had to be tested too. I'm not sure if it has any relevance, but the company is American owned, (but I'm not in America). Luckily for me my drug of choice is made with water, grain, hops and yeast.

Comment: Teachers (Score 1) 388

by youngone (#48808469) Attached to: UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them
I'm not in The UK, but my teenagers tell me that the IT teachers they have seem to be one chapter ahead of them in the text book, and are not terribly confident of their subject knowledge. For instance my year 12 son, (16 years old), helped the teacher set up a DHCP server for the class lab, as he had done it before at home with me, but the teacher had never actually done it, just read about it.

Comment: Lies, Damn Lies etc (Score 1) 219

by youngone (#48769791) Attached to: FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses
So according to Clapper, the North Koreans connected to Sony's network through proxies, except when they didn't, also we're still trying to determine how the North Koreans accessed Sony's network. Clapper just sounds completely out of his depth here, no clue about what went on and probably doesn't even understand the briefings he will have been given.

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