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Comment Pascal, “not clean”??? (Score 1) 443

And not as clean as C? They’re smoking crack or what? Pascal is so clean you can’t shoot yourself in the foot like you can with C! Ever wondered why there were no exploits in MacOS like there are in Windows? Because MacOS is written in Pascal! Good luck doing a string buffer overrun in Pascal! Here is on what I wrote my first program ever: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Customs officers are seriously fucked up. (Score 2) 128

I once crossed into the US in a tiny crossing, way out in the woods.

As we were 4 hours into a 12 hours drive, we stepped out of the car. Since we were the only car, all the officers were out, one for each occupant of the car.

I was wearing a fanny pack, and “my” officer asked me what’s in there. “My money and papers and keys” (back then, we did not need passports to go in the US). But I handed him the pack, and he looks at the wallet, then hits the small change compartment. While he was running his finger through the coin, he made the face that you expect from an old pervert would do while sniffing out used japanese schoolgirl panties. The only thing that wasn’t there were the drooling sounds, but maybe I didn’t hear them because I wasn’t really paying attention for that kind of thing

These creeps are seriously fucked-up in the head.

Submission + - SPAM: Camada: mafia charges stayed after using Stingray

Pig Hogger writes: Canadian prosecutors have decided to stay charges against 36 mafiosi, after defence laywers challenged evidence obtained through the use of Stingray devices. (Stingray are highly secretive and controversial devices mimic a legitimate cell phone tower in order to intercept communications from nearby cell phones).
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Comment Re:So many bad bosses (Score 1) 300

I outlasted him in the company.

I was never “good enough” for my parents. Always short of this, or short of that. So, of course, I got to think that I wasn’t that good

On the first serious, full-time job I had, where I was the first guy hired by that startup, I was pretty amazed to see many people hired after me getting fired not too long after, until I was poached by one of their clients So I guess I'm not that bad, after all

(And the startup closed after one of the owners went to jail for selling nuclear technology to some exotic country full of good-looking, nice brown people who make very good food).

Comment Re:I'm sure we've all seen this one (Score 1) 300

It’s not exactly what you mean, but it reminds me at a place I worked with, as a senior programmer, who would make you do some menial, stupid job like program EPROMs for half a day (this was before the Internet, so you could not occupy your idle mind while the burner churned around). And when we complained, the most infuriated is that the boss replied “don’t complain, you’re paid four times the normal rate for doing that”

Comment Here is when I stopped giving a shit. (Score 1) 300

I was service manager for a 8 employee company, owned by 3 partners, one of which was my boss (but not the founder).

My boss was out, so the founder told me to go to a client’s and bring back their dot-matrix printer (this was long ago) so we can fix it.

So I head to the client’s, 50 km away. Over there, I look at the printer, and diagnosed the problem and fixed it in 10 seconds.

I then test it, show it to the client, who is totally thrilled.

I go back to the office.

— Where is the printer, the big (but not mine) boss asks?

— Oh, I fixed it over there, to the customer’s satisfaction.

— What? I told him we would bring the printer here! Now he’s going to think we can’t keep our word!

And this is the story of when I stopped giving a shit about my job.

When the company folded 2 months later, I did not give a shit either. And I was glad to no longer having a 3 hour commute.

Comment Re:Tried and True (Score 1) 188

There's no good reason to use PHP. There are bad reasons -- like "PHP is all I know", and "they made me use PHP" -- but there are no good reasons.

There's no good reason to use PHP. There are bad reasons -- like "PHP is all I know", and "they made me use PHP" -- but there are no good reasons.

The best reason is “that’s the only thing the host runs”

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