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Comment Re:Comment (Score 1) 302

" Again, are you going to force them to hire actors that they don't want to hire?"

When I can prove they don't want to hire because of age, especially when a role and script generally call for such a character? GOD FUCKING DAMN RIGHT I WOULD.

Did you forget what a fucking bona-fide occupational qualifier is, sir?

Comment Re:What about the NBA? (Score 1) 416

"Why do people with genes from West Africa (but who live all over the world in different cultures) make up the top 95% of the top sprint times? It isn't because they grew up sprinting."

I love your anthropological fail. They most certainly did grow up sprinting, as nomadic hunter tribes.

Comment Re:This simply means we're succeeding. (Score 1) 226

It's often also cheaper. It costs me less to take a train to Stansted airport, then an Easyjet plane from Stansted to Edinburgh and a bus to the city centre than it does to take a train from Cambridge to Edinburgh. Even including faffing at the airport time, the plane is a bit quicker. I'll take the train given the choice, because it's more comfortable and I can get some work done on the way, but it's a close-run thing.

Comment Re:Exposing those who store plaintext passwords (Score 1) 126

Make sure that you let them know that, because you have gone through responsible disclosure, if they are compromised then you will happily testify in court that they were aware of the insecurity of the personal information and that this makes them liable for increased damages for any compromise resulting in a failure to address the issue in a number of jurisdictions.

Comment Re:Comment (Score 1) 302

I can tell you don't live out here.

"There are age-related anti-discrimination laws already on the books, and they should be plenty sufficient for protecting actors as well as all other kinds of labor. "

If you're 40 and over, yes. Problem is, many actors get discriminated against in their 30s, considered too old. Unless you've got star power behind you, you're pretty much fucked, and might as well get a job being a gaffer or boom operator if you want to stay anywhere in the field, or relegate yourself to TV roles.

Comment Re:Am A Noob Too (Score -1, Flamebait) 275

"Dude, I'm not a network technician but I've been putting computers together since the late 80s and have been running Linux OSs as my desktop OS for over a decade now...

And I couldn't set up the network you described without some serious googling."

If you don't know what pfsense is (and you claim to run Linux as your desktop OS for over a decade) and if you don't realize that almost everything described is actually a cable job (outside of making VLANs and configuring pfsense) then I suggest you get out of the IT field entirely.

Comment "an unmanned exploration mission by 2018" (Score 3, Insightful) 134

"an unmanned exploration mission by 2018"

It's too bad no one thought of that 40 years ago. We could have had an unmanned exploration mission on Mars back in 1976 or so.

Oh. Wait. Viking landed on Mars in 1976, didn't it.

40 F'ing years ago. Are we maybe kind of done with the exploratory crap, and ready to send people yet?

Let's see... we went from the first autogyro to landing on the moon in 40 years. Now it looks like we've moved from an unmanned landing on Mars ... to Yet Another Unmanned Landing On Mars(tm) over the last 40 years.

Good job, dudes.

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