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Comment Re:They are doing the same in Brazil (Score 1) 429

OK, read the news.

Dilma's impeachment is not about alleged corruption.
They accuse her of making government number look better than they are, by moving money around.
You can call that bad government, or even hiding the truth from the people, whatever, they are not impeaching her for corruption.

If you want to know further, her party has many officials involved in corruption. The trigger for the impeachment was that they accused some guys that were part of the governing coalition, of corruption. The guys felt betrayed, and hit back by trying to overturn Dilma.

The president, again, is not being accused of corruption.

Comment Re:They are doing the same in Brazil (Score 1) 429

You forgot to mention that while corruption scandals were in all parties, they affected most of the guys who are impeaching the president.

"The other guy does it too" is a terrible excuse for corruption. Impeach em all, says me.

Read again. I never said that. I'll say it differently:

Dilma is clean. The ones that impeach her are corrupt, she is not even been accused of corruption.

Comment Re:They are doing the same in Brazil (Score 1) 429

You forgot to mention that while corruption scandals were in all parties, they affected most of the guys who are impeaching the president.

Also, the president is not involved in any corruption issue, so the scandals did trigger the impeachment, but they are not the cause or excuse for it. They accuse her of misreporting public finances, not a crime, just something they don't like.

Comment Re:Outsourcing danger (Score 1) 301

Well, that's the thing. If you work for an outsourcing company, they get to fire you on a whim, but you don't get to care, and you can leave some clients yourself, without big harm for you, if you manage your timing. If your project is scrapped, you just go to the bench for a couple of weeks, and then go to a different project, maybe for a different client. In my job, I got "laid off" at least once, only to go back to the same client after a month. I also managed to leave assignments I just didn't like, without having to take drastic measures like change jobs. If they paid a bit more, I could keep doing this for a long time.

Comment Re:Outsourcing danger (Score 3, Insightful) 301

I do work for an outsourcing company, won't say which, but your I don't think you comments about dangers of outsourcing quality are accurate right now.

Not IBM, but some outsourcing companies have learned to provide very good quality services, and do anything, from providing more staff, to taking over all IT from a company.

I wouldn't outsource my core business IT if I were a CIO/CEO, but I know why old fashioned companies would do it. You may pay less, but you can at the same time get way better results. Outsourcing companies scale up and down a lot more easily, they bring experience from other industries, you get some free consulting, and you even get to "fire" employees for any reason, no question asked, no sheriffs to call.

Comment Re:Third option - don't care (Score 1) 403

You are kinda right, but you are probably old.
I am old too, and I think the same way.
My coworkers, though, happily share and watch very long videos at work, about anything.
Those guy probably would like videos on slashdot, and it may be a good idea to try and lure them here.
We are a nice community, but new people is a good thing.

Comment Re:Keen to hear? (Score 1) 187

You do make sense, but I don't agree.

It would be interesting to have some kind of rating system for the internet. I would like something like sites rating their content with some kind of header, so you can do client filtering more easily. You could just use sites rating, and have a grey/blacklist of sites that misrepresent their content. As an example, I don't care whether my kids see tits, but I would like to filter some of the violence they see in children oriented content.

Identifying actual users is very expensive, but most importantly, opens the door to track everything everyone sees, with a strong identity, like if all your browsing activity went through Facebook. We just don't want that to happen, it's spooky, and very dangerous,

Comment Re:The WHO! (Score 1) 1310

Slashdot probably has more uses for a marketing agency than trying to sell stuff to engineers.
I would use primarily it as a research lab. You have a great community of dedicated people who will contribute valuable content.
You can just let it live, gather valuable information, and play your experiments there. Do they contribute more when headlines are more sensationalist? Do they react to unfair moderation? How many ads will they put up with before complaining?
Also... can this be used to leverage engineers as "influencers" ? I don't mean slashvertisements, I mean well planned manipulation.

Comment Re:I guess it's easier... (Score 1) 425

The food pyramid recommends I eat most of my calories from cereals and other carbohydrates.
There is no scientific evidence that carbohydrates need to be most of your diet, calorie-wise.
You might need a very small amount of them, to jump start your day, maybe, but no reason to fill half your plate with them.

A diet of only protein and veggies is a lot better for me. I am overweight, but I do lose weight if I diet, I just cut as many carbs as possible, add as many veggies as possible, make sure all meal have enough protein, and not care about fats. If I add exercise, I can lose 2-4 pounds a week. I managed to lose over 40 pounds that way. Gained half that over several years of bad diet, no exercise.

Before that strategy, I tried several times low calorie, "balanced" diet, with exercise, I might lose 2 pounds in a month. My doctor says that carbs are bad specially when you are fat, and many fat people benefit from cutting carbs.

Also, most importantly, there's a psychological side to this. Eating is not something yo decide to do, it's more like an addiction. Some foods make you more likely to keep your diet. That's very important. Losing weight can be an test on discipline, but it's much better if some technique is found that helps you lose weight _without_ discipline. That would help more people.

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