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Comment Re:You were hired to work for THEM (Score 1) 359

if a company is paying you, then by law they can dictate what you can do (with obvious restrictions) during company time. obviously california is best for their workers compared to other states, but even there, companies can fire you for not working your 8 hr days.

Comment Re:Why pre-installed? (Score 1) 128

my daily driver is linux and i constantly run into issues where i have to start searching the ubuntu forums or even more obscure stuff off google in order to fix problems. i would totally pay a premium for a machine running linux that just... works... but i dont think any amount of r&d on the company that makes the hardware will fix that... this is mostly an issue with just how unreliable linux is on the desktop (people are obviously working on this, but not a huge amount of money is going into it)

Comment Re:Time To Invest In Infrastructure (Score 1) 469

the problem of our highways isnt the lack of space on the highway, it is the shitty ass human drivers on the highway. in a perfect world, as long as there is an inch of space in front of you, you should be able to drive at whatever speed you want... why? because the person in front of you is doing the same. the problem we have is that human drivers cant seem to match the speed of the guy in front of them, so they hit their brakes, forcing everyone behind them to hit their brakes as well. Another issue is people constantly shifting lanes to 'get in the better lane'... this also causes slowdowns for everyone behind them. People have no idea how to merge onto highways. also because of the above points, there are always accidents on highways, causing major slowdowns. in 10 years when self driving cars are mandatory, highways will become a lot more efficient.


i try to have secure passwords for everything, but some of the things i have issues with are all of the changing requirements for each website, password length limits, etc. It is hard enough to come up with secure passwords that are different for every site that you can still remember. (usually involving some sort of algorithm that changes the password on a site-by-site basis but still is rememberable).

It is far more difficult to remember hundreds of passwords when 20 of them have a password character limit that is below 20, 20 of them have ridiculously long lists of requirements ranging from 'must be 8 characters or higher' to 'can not have any consecutive digits or consecutive characters' to even shit like ' can not use any special characters'

Comment Re:Quality was never the problem (Score 1) 565

the biggest issue with linux is driver support from the major hardware companies. in windows i can plug in any nvidia gpu and it will just work. it will have SLI multimonitor support, overclocking support etc. on linux, i can with a lot of effort turn on SLI, but i CANT turn on SLI AND have multi-monitors working because nvidia disabled that feature for everything other than the workstation cards. i also cant smoothly overclock through a gui like MSI afterburner.

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