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Comment Re:teach 'em a lesson (Score 1) 136

I think you missed the parent's point (or joke) and I think he was being ironic. I believe he meant that all CA's will learn from this is that the company should never, ever reveal that they've had a data breach.

Of course he's joking. Any company that tried to keep secret that their certs server was hacked in any way, shape or form would be subject to extortion and other legal liabilities.

Comment Re:Just don't need one. (Score 2) 618

3 or 4 years ago, I had the same mindset you have now. I don't expect my post to sway your direction either way.

In a recent experience with my Android while shopping I was able to look up a ton of information about the wireless routers I was looking at while at a brick and mortar store. I was able to determine which one's were a best fit for running DD-WRT and a wealth of other information. I was also able to determine who in my local area had the item for sale cheapest.

Yes, I could have done this from home before departing but the thought of using DD-WRT jumped in my head while out and about.

Submission + - Tweet Causes Price Chopper Retaliation on Customer

Like2Byte writes: "US food chain Price Chopper contacted a customer's employer after finding the person made an unflattering tweet on Twitter and attempted to have the individual 'disciplined.' is running the story. A friend of the person at the center of the attack has started a blog to discuss the impact of social media on society."

Comment Re:What is he hiding? (Score 1) 1155

...which means they convinced someone in authority...

Whose authority? A judge? whoopee fuckin dew.

Only you can give someone authority over you.

If someone feels strong enough about their convictions they will, and should, *never* reveal the key. Civil disobedience and all. It's the only peaceful measure civilians have to ensure they're taken seriously by a court of their peers.

That being said, I'm posting from the United States of America. I don't think the Britons have that kind of freedom.

Comment I think our reviewer has missed the point. (Score 1) 205

I have not played this game/simulation.

Performing missions in space or for a space vehicle is all about training. Astronauts spends enormous amounts of time training. They train for casualty situations. They train for normal situations. They train for abnormal situation. They don't train simply for just fires on aboard; they have to know which low temp alarms are going to impact other interfacing systems on-board, etc....

Being an astronaut is not very much unlike being a submariner (IAAFS - I am a former submariner). The systems they have to control are complex. One slip-up and suddenly that $2B piece of equipment is so much scrap metal. So, here's why I think our reviewer missed the point. NASA is looking for people who are adept at performing boring repetitive procedures accurately over and over and over again. That's their mission.

People who thrive at their simulation will be the ones who are drawn to NASA's work-sphere. The kids who were wowed by 'The Last Starfighter' and thought they'd become a NASA engineer or astronaut...probably not so much. (yes, I low-balled that reference.)

Something called setting expectations comes to mind. Something along the lines of recruiting for the mind-sets you need comes to mind. Something about planting a seed comes to mind.

Comment Re:C too complex? Hilarious. (Score 4, Insightful) 878

This is exactly the reason I program in C and C++. Because it is hard. The level of knowledge required for entry into my field is higher and I am therefore surrounded by more competent engineers.

Anyone complaining that C/C++ is too hard needs to stay in GUI application and web development. Have fun, I say.

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