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Comment Re: This always worked for me... (Score 1) 216

When I am asked how long something will take by a boss I simply say that I cannot say with reasonable accuracy, but that it will be done as or more quickly if I do it than if they assign it to someone else. If a person knows how long it will take the program is trivial, or you are lying (perhaps to oneself.)

Comment Re: I thought Linux was supposed to be secure? (Score 1) 111

Any OS can be made insecure by idiots. Linux has the potential to be secure. The source code is also available and it is still administered by humans. This means any idiot can create an insecure Linux distribution or turn an out of the box secure one into an insecure one. Linux isn't a panacea, but Windows is a petri dish. HTH

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