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Comment Re:Bad idea for the worker (Score 1) 174

One of my previous employer did something like this, and I loved the idea, initially. Then I realized I was getting the same amount of work done, but being paid less for it and having less time to do it (unless I wanted to work on my own time, for free). .

I'm unconvinced this is a bad idea for the worker. It's a good deal for the employer certainly, in that you likely lose some slack in your working day when you are there. It still seems worth it for an extra day off to me although YMMV. I am unhappy because my productivity has gone up seems rather odd to me.

Comment Re:Once again, analog is better (Score 1) 157

This could never happen with an analog monitor (i.e. vga) in the same way "accidentally" throwing your car into reverse in a manual transmission car is impossible, unlike the weekly stories we hear about people and their automatic cars plowing into buildings.

Except that VGA usually has a digital side channel these days; BENQ has firmware updates over VGA for some models.

Comment Re:Lockouts have you heard of them? (Score 1) 153

I'm sure the defense will raise this. All this article talks about is what the prosecution alleges.

The defence probably didn't say a lot more than to enter a formal guilty plea. The prosecution just had to outline the severity of the case enough for the magistrate to refer it to a higher court for sentencing.

Comment Re:Domestic parliament? (Score 2) 62

laws in motion were voted in domestic parliament

"Domestic" parliament? A better word have been "National" Parliament. Bulgaria is still a sovereign state, not a province of a kind of EU Empire.

Domestic is a perfectly good synonym for national. For example, in the phrase, "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Comment Re:Shameful (Score 2) 45

It sure looks like someone is making a lot of money from creating bitcoin, and it's shameful. Bitcoin was developed as a tool to allow criminals to easy pay for contraband or illegal services without being tracked by law enforcement.

Are you sure about that? In my more paranoid moments I wonder if the whole Bitcoin ecosystem was created as a honeypot by a three letter agency. Sure, if you're scrupulous about it you can preserve your anonymity - but it only takes one slip.

Comment Re:Why not use irradiated mosquitos? (Score 1) 147

What I would like to know is why not use another technology, irradiated sterile mosquitos, to bring down the mosquito populations, which would avoid the whole GMO issue, at least until more research can be done on it.

According to Oxitec, irradiated mosquitos have trouble getting laid.

Comment Re:Detection rates go down, products stop being us (Score 1) 74

I would point out that VT concealing their data is detrimental to companies that consider purchasing security products; it erodes vendor trust from the market, which affects everyone, And it reduces malware detection rates for everyone, which can only hurt the public and society at large.

That assumes that none of the freeloaders changes their business model and decides to contribute back. It only takes one firm to decide to do so to make the net result improved malware detection for most people.

Comment Re:1% indigenous malaria in 2014? (Score 1) 126

0 cases seems remarkable given that two years ago, the ECDC said that only "99% of malaria cases [in Europe] are travel-related".

Most of this was a big (relatively speaking) and anomalous spike in Greece.

  "For instance, Greece had managed to remain malaria free between 1974 and 2009, but in 2010 three locally acquired malaria cases were reported, followed by 40 in 2011, 20 in 2012 and three in 2013".

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