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Comment One Promotion Too Many (Score 1) 299

In Management Science class, the tutor told us that engineers (he was speaking then of technical engineers, but it probably also works in other fields) would make one promotion too many in their life. In fact, they were trained at technical skills, but were expected to end up in management, of which they had only basic knowledge, or none at all.

And he told that often, the best engineer would be promoted to be department manager. This off course was not a good thing, as the best engineers were usually not the best managers.

I sincerely hope to make him proud by proving him wrong.

Comment Re:Sounds like the UK post Brexit (Score 1) 513

On the contrary. Once the British leave the neo-conservative corporatocracy called the EU, they at least have the opportunity to become human again. The British can choose to be governed by a democratic power instead of lobbyists. Whether they do so is off course the question. Much of the neo-conservative belief system came from people like Margaret Thatcher after all.

Comment abuse of resources (Score 1) 251

Retaining and recruiting talented technical personnel has become a top national security priority in recent years as Russia, China, Iran and other nation states and criminal groups have sharpened their cyber offensive abilities while the NSA wasted their resources on attacking their own civilians.

There, fixed that for you.

Comment Re:Let's hope they don't succeed... (Score 4, Insightful) 55

Copyright violation is not theft. And if it were, it would be pretty hard to steal something that is not (lovemaking or otherwise) available anyway. And if the girlfriend was born on this side of the pond, she had the right to see anything she wanted to see. After WW II, we were granted the right to receive all signals as a basic freedom (the Germans had made listening to free radio stations a crime). I know the industry wants to take all rights away, including the fundamental ones, but for now the radio freedom is still a fundamental part of being a free citizen.

Comment ... in a private and secure manner (Score 4, Insightful) 229

your Web app can communicate with nearby Bluetooth devices in a private and secure manner, using the Web Bluetooth API

Given the fact that even the battery API was abandoned for privacy reasons, I just don't believe it is ever possible to do this securely and privately. This is just an attack vector begging to be exploited.

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