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Comment Re:Linus management technique works (Score 1) 1501

Jobs, Gates, Ballmer, Torvalds and the rest are assholes.

Acting like an asshole is all fine and dandy for them until one day they drop dead and people remember the rich, successful, yet still dead asshole.

Many people think like the ends justify the means, they don't. There's no rule that says you have to manage like a raving lunatic to be successful.

Comment Let the Internet fix this flaw (Score 1) 323

I propose that we need to call on the brightest and best and put together a think tank for fixing the mess that passes for security these days.

It is well past time that we fix SMTP, DNS, HTTP and others to require strong point to point encryption and fail if that security is broken.

Comment Re:For pity's sake... (Score 1) 405

Make using a mobile phone punishable by confiscating the car immediately (as it is in the UK for driving uninsured) and a mandatory appearance in court, punishment being revocation of license.

In the US, that's so blatantly unconstitutional it would be thrown out of court about 15 minutes into the trial. 14 of those minutes would be the judge yelling at the prosecutors.

Comment Re:Why blame the tool for the fault of the user? (Score 1) 405

I also favor the immediate suspension of the right to drive upon arrest (not conviction) until the case is decided. This huge inconvenience alone will make people sit up and pay attention.

Well, if you completely throw the entire concept of due process out the window, then WOW! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

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