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Comment What a prick! (Score 1) 379

Vanderhoth leave Bob and his system alone and do something useful instead! As long as the documents are backed up it's ok. It doesn't matter how they are organized or that you, the new guy, can't just find the right document because you are new. You get on the board and now you want to be the alpha geek This is about your status. You are on /. so we know you are old enough to know better

Comment Re:how do these people get into these positions? (Score 1) 1113

Are they elected? Or just randomly assigned?

Elected, and saying whatever he thinks will get him re-elected.

I agree but this probably wont help him get re-elected. You vote for Christians in the US because they have a known set of somewhat altruistic beliefs. You don't know what your other citizens believe and you sure don't trust them but surely you trust hell-fire spouting crazies and psychopaths even less? Here in Sweden we known what everyone else thinks so religion is not a merit.

Comment Re:Many Factors (Score 1) 240

What you are missing is that our children are worth more than we were. The equation is simple enough - longer lives, less risk and fewer births makes each of our children very precious. Healthcare industry fatcats making shit up? Would you be talking about dentists fixing buckteeth? ADHD is real enough, but before we put up with it or beat the kid or put him in a special class for specially fucked up kids but those are not options for an only child today.

Comment Re:I disagree. (Score 1) 171

/.ers offering parenting wisdom? If you introduce your child to cleaning he will keep your house and those around it clean forever. True for how many children? Mine clean up only in minecraft. I love playing sport but my efforts to get my kids to enjoy sport have come to nothing.

Comment Re:Assange condemns greed? (Score 1) 944

This is about our parents, our grandparents, and our future. Our grandparents and parents because their retirement disappeared when bankers toying with other peoples money failed.

The problem is caused by our retirement plans. Here we are buying scarce resources with our excess cash and building grand homes that nobody needs so that people yet to be born have to buy it all from us later when we are no longer able to work but can still breath. Money can't buy much fun when you are nearly dead so why let ourselves do this wasteful hoarding? It's time for a retirement plan prohibition, for the common good.

The average ./er is mid forties so having grandparents is scarce than being them here.

Comment how old is a second grader? (Score 1) 430

We are talking about US children and not a road building machine? Tell those 7 and 8 year kids that programming is making those games they play on their xboxes and that it can take many lifetimes of programming to make a few minutes of fun something that many programmers don't have that much of. I have an 8 year old and I haven't tried to explain programming to him but I think that if I show him how to assign a keyboard macro in Starcraft he will get the idea.

Comment Re:Password (Score 2) 289

To me it shows a great lack of discretion by the Guardian or at least David Leigh.

I agree. The Guardian is one of my favourite publications but they shouldn't be claiming that their publishing the password was reasonable as they are doing. They undeniably and stupidly broke half the security making it likely that they are dumb enough to be the source of the file leak as well.

Comment Re:Stay Put (Score 1) 772

I have another 5 years left in the field and I'm aware of it....

If you're any good, you probably have another ten at least. Age-out in dev doesn't really start until 45, and isn't enforced with too much vigor until 55. After that, it'll totally depend on how many months ago your HR people finished college...

I've noticed this to be true. It's due to a shortcoming of managers that needs to illuminated. A manager being a particularly social status orientated animal prefers underlings that confer lasting status benefits so you being older will feel pretty wrong to a manager even if your skills are right. Employing somebody is a bit like making friends. It's a dangerous manager that fires people that get the job done just because they are old though.

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