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Comment Re:Different Profile (Score 1) 78

that's trivial, don't connect with any recruiter/headhunter choads. You do have your search-engine friendly resume online on your own website right? with "No Recruiters" at the top?

That's been working for me for 15 years, to hell with recruiters.

Not connecting to "choads" is not a solution because the whole idea of the site is that your profile is visible and that people not connected to you can see it.

How *I* use or don't use the site is irrelevant, I was just pointing out that she's probably going to be playing whack-a-mole with fake accounts: block one and another pops up. If someone want's to stalk you, linked in is pretty much the perfect place.

Comment Re:desomorphine does not rot flesh (Score 1) 618

The lady was also 79. The burns she suffered would not have been as severe if she was able to move off her seat. However, given her advanced age she was unable to move once she spilled and hence she sat in the hot coffee much longer than a average person would. The jury decided that she was 20% at fault and McDs was 80% at fault. Many common misconceptions are false though: she was not driving, she was in the passenger seat, the car was not moving. The injury was very gruesome, but again it was so bad because she just wasn't healthy enough to react in a normal way that would have prevented injury.

Having bought McDonald's coffee before, I would never try to open it over my body. I think most people know that's stupid. Given that people of that age shake like a minor earthquake I can't believe her grandson let her open her coffee over herself in the car. Her grandson was in the drivers seat.

Comment Just the tip of the iceberg (Score 5, Insightful) 740

If people knew half the shit that Wall Street does they wouldn't like it. I think articles like this actually make it harder to have a productive conversation about the fairness of Wall Street because it makes it seem like this type of abuse is the exception rather than the norm.

There is a revolving door between Wall Street, Corporate board rooms, and the Fed. Not only do people go through that revolving door but so does information, so does hits about what might happen in the markets or what might come out of the Fed. Go watch Wall Street, either one, it's dramatic but its accurate enough for the average person to get a idea of what goes on behind those closed doors.

Submission + - Comcast data mining SS# for "verification" w/o reference, why?

S1G1L writes: 3 calls to Comcast support, each time asking for the last 4 digits of my SS# to verify account... problem is, they don't have them to verify against. So why do they need them? I asked all 3 times if they were mailing me a check or W2 & only one was smart enough to get the joke. So why would they risk my account security just to get those 4 numbers, since they have no refernce to confirm they are right? Most people give this out without thinking, those of us that don't suffer... what is the data for & why is my question?

Comment This isn't new (Score 1) 356

Lots of big corporations fund initiatives in schools to get students on board with their agenda. A lot of high schools require a "personal finance" type of class where you get a pretend monthly salary and have to budget like an "adult". The fucked up part is that the program is sponsored by Comcast, ATT, and other big companies and you are required to budget for cable, land line, cell phone, internet, new car, ect... So we're letting big corporations convince high schoolers that being an adult means buying a bunch of shit that you really don't need anymore. You can bet they aren't teaching that you don't need to buy cable or a land line (especially if you cant afford it), you can drive a used car, you can split internet usually with people that live in your apartment building.

This has been going on for a long time and no one gives a fuck about it. They aren't going to start giving a fuck about it now.

Submission + - What to do when your boss is ineffective

An anonymous reader writes: I have recently starting working for a company in the last year and my boss was newly promoted to his position. We all work remote except for the few days we try and meet in the office. It's becoming more and more noticeable that he's more concerned about deadlines and timelines than actually putting out functional designs and servers. He would rather put in a half working server cluster that meets a timeline he sets than actually making sure it's done right and working properly. And then when it comes back that the stuff isn't working properly, he puts it on us as if we didn't do our job.This has caused numerous people in our department to quit within the last few months leaving the only real working staff in it as me. I'd like to stay working here because the pay is decent and the advancement opportunities are good, but the 24x7 work days are killing me. I rarely spend time with my kids anymore. I have tried both the vocal approach and the subtle approach with him to no avail. Sometimes he actually just flat out doesn't respond to questions or ideas. What do I do? Mark it up as life as an admin and find a new position? Or try and convince the company and him that there's a better way to work?

Submission + - Why Are Some Hell-Bent on Intelligent Design? (

Funksaw writes: An Op-Ed by first-time politician, long-time Slashdotter Brian Boyko, where he talks about his experiences testifying at the Texas Board of Education in favor of actually having real science in science textbooks. But beyond that, he also tries to examine, philosophically, why there is such hardened resistance to the idea of evolution in Texas.

From the article:

[W]hat is true is that evolution tests faith. The fact of evolution is incontrovertible and supported by mounds of empirical evidence. Faith, on the other hand, is fragile. It is supported only by the strength of human will. And this is where it gets tricky. Because to many believers, faith, not works, is the only guarantee that one can pass God’s litmus test and gain access to His divine kingdom. To lose one’s faith is to literally damn oneself. So tests to that faith must be avoided at all costs. Better to be a philosophical coward than a theological failure.

Comment Re:Skip to page 6 (Score 1) 233

Ars is not a technical website. They are a tech news site.

I said I thought they were a "technical oriented website", contrasted to HuffPost which is a generalist news site (any political bias aside).

Ars seems to consider themselves to be technically oriented: Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT new, reviews, and analysis.

Look, I obviously pissed off some people who hold Ars in high esteem. All I was getting at is I felt the piece was a little fluffy, light on technical details, and oriented at laymen. Not the website for me, although it probably brings value and enjoyment to millions of people who are not me. Live and let live.

Comment Skip to page 6 (Score 1, Insightful) 233

1) Multi page stories are really annoying.
2) I guess I never read Ars a lot before but there is so little technical detail in the article I don't really understand how Ars can consider itself a technical oriented website. Seems more like a huff post story.
3) Skip to page 6 if you want to see anything about performance/benchmarks. Most of the other 5 pages are thoughts on UI changes.

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