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Comment Re:24/7 job (Score 4, Insightful) 513

Sounds like you gave up all chances of having a normal private life for 4 years to become a company drone. Fine for a short period, and if financially rewarding, but no way to spend a life.

If a company wants me to be available 24/7, in the office, in addition to usual office hours, they would have to pay me a small fortune and I'd be planning my exit from day 1. Employing me does not mean you own my life.

Comment Re:And then there are the sites. . . . (Score 2) 498

Or do tell you the password rule, but only once you've failed it.

And then they tell you next rule you've failed.

And then the next.

And then you find that in fixing rule fail 3, you've inadvertently breached rule 1 again.

Then you want to kill the designer of the website and can't bear the idea of going through the process yet again. So you put in the simplest password you can think of that can't possibly fail. Well done, designer, you've beaten all complexity out of my password and reduced it to the lowest common denominator.

Comment Re:Obligatory XKCD (Score 1) 498

Aka, if the last letters the person typed in were "stapl", what do you think the next letter is going to be?

In what circumstances would I know what the last letters the person typed in were? Passwords don't work like that.
The only circumstances this may be known is with a key-logger, in which case all bets are off. I don't have to work out what the next letter might be. Just wait and I'll be told.

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 5, Insightful) 920

His point was that it takes very little to get people to openly proclaim beliefs they don't hold.

And that needed to be proven, because.... ? Or is this just one of those bullshit "social experiments" where Youtubers get to act like assholes because they're holding a camera to record what happens?

Youtube is a cesspit of wannbes trying to outdo each other in shock value, while avoiding getting banned by Youtube, all for the views. PewDiePie was just another one playing the game, but he got burned. He paid people desperate for money to do something stupid, and then pretends to be shocked that they actually did it. That way he gets to claim he's not really responsible, while being the one who conceived it, paid for it, videoed it, uploaded it and collected the ad revenue.

Comment Huh? (Score 1) 73

"once they had accepted employment there, handed them resignation letters"

Isn't resignation something the employee hands to the employer, not the other way around? Am I missing something here, or is this just shoddy journalism?

Comment Re:The end is near? (Score 1) 481

Some people will have to move. Just like they've had to due to changing conditions since, oh, forever.

Except this time at a speed never seen before. And where are they going to move? Do you think that it's all going to happen and you're going to be living in happy isolation somewhere, untouched by the chaos around you?

Comment Re:Let's hope it's true! (Score 2) 481

You have a cute idea that raising sea levels will just mean property values of higher land goes up.

That is not what will happen. History shows us that people dispossessed of land (by, say, flooding) don't just roll over and disappear. They don't turn up on your street, decide it's too pricey and meekly head off somewhere else where they won't be a bother.

They are refugees. They need somewhere to live. If they can't buy property, they will squat. They will set up a tent in your front garden, and to hell with your property rights. If you have a problem with that they will fight you. To the death if so necessary. They have nothing to lose. They must live somewhere.

So your luxury property in warmer climes is much more likely either to become a densely packed slum, or a fortified encampment surrounded by dispossessed hoards. It won't matter who was there first, we will all be losers in the upheaval.

Comment Re: I feel that lone sysadmin's pain (Score 5, Insightful) 356

This seems like a good idea, but it gets you into the habit of thinking that "rm" is a safe command that you can easily recover from. Then one day you use it on a server where you have forgotten to, or haven't yet, done your "sweet script" trick. Or worse; on someone else's server.

Far better to treat the command "rm" with the full respect it deserves at all times and never assume it does anything but wipe data. Call your little script something like rm2 instead and get into the habit of always using that. That way the worst thing that can happen when it doesn't exist is "command not found".

Comment Re:love the subtle anti-brexit push (Score 1) 172

Pretty much matching the old pricing.

You're an idiot who has no idea what the difference is.

Give me all your money. I promise to give you it all back "pretty much matching the old pricing" of one a year ago. I think you'll find you then have a clearer understanding of what the a drop of 0.12 in the dollar means. It means someone has just stolen 12% of your money in US dollar terms.

Comment Re:Depends how you look at it (Score 1) 383

You can tell he's a real internet tough guy because his words are 200% tougher than other, fake, internet tough guys.

See how tough they are. See how they punch through your browser like it was made of tissue. Recoil in fear from the words armoured in muscular boldness and caps. These are the words of a man who people take notice of, who gets his way. Respect him or suffer another merciless pummelling of tough guy words.

Comment Re:This Is Why I Voted for Brexit (Score 1) 156

"our" laws?

This isn't any law of mine. So I suppose by "our" you mean "that of the elected government". The bunch of twats in Westminster in a government I most certainly didn't vote for, but have to live with as the will of the majority (if you can call it that in light of our antiquated election system)..

Just like the European Court of Justice is that of the elected EU parliament, the one you had the opportunity to vote and appoint, and have to live with as the will of the majority.

Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 181

If we don't insist on a minimum support period for updates of specific devices, all that will happen is that manufacturers will continue pushing out updates to all their products, with increasing bloat and focus on the capabilities of their latest model. And then what'll happen is your 5 year old system will choke on the new bloat, unable to handle it, and become increasingly useless. At this point the consumers who care will deliberately stop updating. So we need enforced support period with updates that are guaranteed to not only be compatible with old models, but does not degrade their performance either.

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