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Comment Re:Torrent Availability (Score 1) 48

Reminds me of the punk in a planning meeting a few years back. Us old timers were talking about packet sizes and network congestion preventing our test results from getting to the servers in a timely manner. Young turk pops up and tells us "we don't send 'packets', we send 'files' to the analysis software." and looked at us like we had no idea what we were talking about.

He ain't here no more.

Comment Re:The "it's always someone elses fault" boss (Score 4, Interesting) 300

My boss 18 years ago:

"All of our projects are behind! We will have 3 status meetings every day with all people involved until we catch up!"

So literally at least 4 to 5 hours a day were preparing and presenting status reports for the boss. Gave us 3 or 4 hours to work on the projects.
Eventually I stopped going to all but one meeting and finished my projects. He tried to fire me for that. Fortunately his boss had more sense.

Comment Re:Wow, just wow. (Score 4, Funny) 115

Well, you know only the BIG ISPs are able to afford things like computers, which can automatically calculate things like fees and bandwidth usage.

It's these poor "Mom and Pop" providers that are still keeping all their records on paper, and have to manually copy every packet from one internet tube to the next. It's REALLY exhausting. Can you imagine if they had to add up all the numbers and write a report for each and every subscriber every month? That would truly be burdensome. Someone needs to help these poor overworked people.

Comment Re: the real reason theyre arguing it. (Score 1) 310

Because there wasn't anything else.

In the US.

In Japan, they had smart phones in the 1990s. I remember playing with them in 1997 (we used to buy competitors products from all over the world and tear them apart) and asking "when will we get that here in the US?" And the marketers at my company were saying "US consumers don't want all that frippery on a phone!"

So one thing I thank Steve Jobs for is not listening to people like that.

Comment Re:There are human examples (Score 2) 47

Fairly accurate.

When I have some seriously repetitive or physically difficult task that I am avoiding (washing dishes, cleaning house, putting in fence posts, shoveling rocks or dirt, mixing concrete, etc.) weed gives me the motivation to do it and the stamina to finish it. (I live on a farm)

Anything involving dangerous equipment or serious thinking (chainsawing, taxes, writing reports, etc.) and I definitely do NOT hit the pipe first.

YMMV.

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