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Comment Re:Convenience for ALL (Score 0) 30

Yes, yes they have. But, never has it been easier. Modern "smart devices" are like having a KGB agent in every home, office, and bathroom.

Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Comment Re:Since '85?! (Score 1) 538

No actually old farts are being hired in droves. We're not "snowflakes" in need of constant coddling and stroking. We understand we work to pay our bills and be of service to our employers... Not fulfill our dream selves. Great if our job can be fulfilling, but not really necessary.

So what you're saying is your just old snowflakes?

Comment Re:Splitting Musk's Pubic Hairs Pretty Fine There (Score 2) 93

What makes you think that "autopilot" will drive your car with no input from you? .

Because the "auto" in "autopilot" stands for "automatic" as in, done automatically without user interaction. Bitch all you want, thats just the fucking facts. It's also not an airplane, it's a car that might hit fucking guardrails and other vehicles in midair. Musk is a fucking idiot to think people wouldn't use it like this. Period.

Comment Re:More proof (Score 1) 414

...and is getting millions of Pounds spent on fixing it. Men looking to become primary school teachers get massive incentives, for example.

There's a good reason we don't do that in America: any man who wants to be around little kids like that is automatically deemed a pedophile and has a cloud of suspicion around him. Almost no man is dumb enough to go into that field because of this, even though I'm sure many would like to if society weren't so paranoid about it.

That was my profession of choice once upon a time. I would have loved working with those kids. It's my favorite age group and their energy is contagious. I skipped over it though for two reasons. The one you stated and the horrendous pay. I know teachers that qualify for EBT the pay is so bad.

Comment Re:If I can delete them. I don't care (Score 3, Informative) 198

If on the other hand I can't, the phone's going to get unlocked and rooted. All carriers should take note - we're getting closer to a discontinuity in how much we're willing to be abused.

So what happens when Verizon pushes out a malware infested app that roots your device?

Comment Coverage changes and now this (Score 1) 198

Verizon coverage where I live used to be amazing. But this last year something changed and its been degrading terribly. I was going to try an Android phone again next year but between this news and the worsening coverage I may just end up going to T-Mobile. At least I get wifi calling with them.

Comment Re:So now we buy hardware from....? (Score 1) 239

From this, I'm assuming that all of Cisco's hardware that's not been EOLed is upgradable, right? And so all they need are people who can upgrade their firmware. Need an IPv6 upgrade for some old router that doesn't have it? Ready to go, right? Need IPv6 acceleration on the router? No need to replace it, just reburn some FPGAs?

Or does Cisco think that this market can go to the likes of Juniper, Brocade & Foundry, and that they need to phase themselves into the Infrastructure Outsourcing business?

Cisco has been moving to VM's recently. You can run pretty much anything Cisco in a VM now. Its sloppy and the performance is often terrible but you can do it. Even their routers can be VM's.

The hardware isn't going away though. You can still get their hardware and the X series units are modular and can be upgraded or new modules added for additional functionality. Such as integrated IPS via their Snort aquisition.

My guess is most of these lay offs will be people from their recent aquisitions.

Comment Stupid stupid stupid (Score 1) 161

If people are out looking for something to be offended by they will inevitably find it. Why do otherwise civilized societies keep pandering to these butt hurt babies that can't avert their eyes from shit they don't like? My whole life I was told if I don't like something, don't do it, don't look at it, don't get involved. When the fuck did we change from that to "Ban it, delete it, get it out of the world."

I feel like I'm in the fucking Twilight Zone. We used to mock the nanny state.

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