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Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 226

Dress codes do indeed have little personal benefit if you're sitting at a desk in an office all day. However it's also been proven that dressing professional makes people act more professional. And often people have to interact with clients, even if you're just sitting at a desk, clients may come in for meetings, they expect a certain decorum.

Comment Re:It's just too expensive (Score 1, Insightful) 229

Nuclear power in and off itself is cleaner and cheaper than any of them, as the article said, it's very profitable once you have them.

The problem is that it took Westinghouse over 25 years to construct a handful of reactors because of various lawsuits and regulatory changes. When you have to halt a lawsuit every time a NIMBY organization is resurrected, you're not going to get very far.

Comment Re:Sad. People lucky enough to have jobs should... (Score 1, Insightful) 383

You don't have to be lucky to have a job, just willing.

There are about 6M job openings primarily in transportation, food and professional services, a number that has grown for a few years now and roughly the same number as people currently unemployed, a number greatly exceeding the number of people unemployed for over 6 months. Additionally the rate of people quitting their jobs across the US has increased.

You think with the availability of unemployment income, placement help, free schooling and tax funded on-the-job training, those numbers would have equalized by now. The problem I find, as I know many owners in these businesses starving for workers, is that they are competing with government benefits or their applicants can't even be bothered to show up to work not high or drunk.

Comment Re:Background and the real issue (Score 1) 383

The title of the story makes it sound like they're cutting off funding.

They're only suspending the legal defense of the previous administration's lawsuits on the issue of state sovereignty. Apparently the FCC approved some applications from Internet providers even though the State they were going to be operating in didn't approve them (yet) and was going to make the Federal Government force the sovereign State to accept their application anyways.

The rest is just journalistic conjecture.

Comment Re:So 60 Minutes... (Score 5, Informative) 428

CA is a two-party consent state so it has never been legal in CA to record surreptitiously where the other party expects the conversation to be private.

The exceptions may be federal employees on duty at the time of recording under federal jurisdiction but this doesn't apply here, PP is a private organization and the employees are private entities.

Comment Re: Consider the source (Score 1) 105

If you buy a kit, the entire kit needs an FCC license unless parts of it are specifically exempt. It's not the end-user but the end-seller (eg. Amazon) that needs it. DJI is pushing for a similar set of FAA rules so you can't sell drones without FCC and FAA certificates (which FCC alone is already very expensive).

Comment Re: Consider the source (Score 1) 105

The FCC still requires the manufacturer to get a certificate for those 2.4 and 5.8 GHz radios or complete sets they sell on the market especially when combined with other electronics. As you note, it makes no sense so many cheaper-end brands will not have such certifications at all.

Does the drone have a micro controller that operates above a few hundred kHz (forgot the exact cut-off), then yes, the 'system' needs an FCC license or certificate of conformity just in case you fly too close near a radio tower unless it's "truly" home-brewed (no kit).

The FAA rules are an entirely different beast and this is what DJI is pushing - something that conforms with an FAA license similar to it requiring an FCC license, an endeavor smaller shops will not be able to afford.

Comment Re: Consider the source (Score 1) 105

Obviously DJI wants to limit the market to "legitimate" sellers. But as with radios, you *should* get an FCC license or your device *should* be certified but the cheap imports (anything sub-$150) simply isn't.

If an autonomous car were as easily gotten as a drone or an Android media player with no loss of life or damages there would be a boatload of them driving without VIN numbers.

Comment Re:Picking your post apart: (Score 1) 355

Citrix + vGPU + beefy VDI + decent pipe: Those are a lot of prerequisites that most companies won't shell out for and end up being way more expensive than just giving people a decent desktop or laptop (which they still need). For streaming, not a problem, but 200ms latency on interactivity IS a huge issue.

Comment Re:What does this indicate (Score 1) 166

Because there is no profit in space except where you can take from the government.

The problem here is that we're ALREADY using the private sector (Lockheed Martin and Boeing and a host of other smaller companies) but without any true management or expectations from NASA, these things tend to go over budget or completely replaced every time a politician wants some cred for his next campaign

The NASA budget is indeed small but it's being spent on hundreds of reviews over the same items. Nothing new is happening at NASA because it's politicized. Give a decent management NASA's budget without further interference and we'll go to Mars and back in 2030, give it to the current political appointees and when Trump leaves the White House, whatever projects were started will get cancelled again to spend on whatever the motivation of the new administration is (war, environment, local economies...)

Comment Re:Picking your post apart: (Score 1) 355

Exactly, but the level of security required for your repo's and monitoring is not a developer problem, it's (again) a manager problem. Plenty of programs (Linux) get developed without massive and intrusive desktop security policies, all code submits should already be verified. The link you presented is about an intentional design, not a bug. When someone adds a if (string == "") { goto authenticated }; to your authentication code and you don't catch it for a decade, you have a code review problem, not a bug.

On my network, there is very little room to move laterally since we treat everything as if it were connected to the Internet (because it really is).

Taking away all the credentials from your dev's just makes them run a full-admin VDI or VM which is no better than running a desktop/laptop with full admin - companies like VMWare make it seem like VM/VD is the panacea while you're just shifting the problem around.

Comment Re:Picking your post apart: (Score 1) 355

I agree that having a well-provisioned VDI is useful for development, especially if it's easy to cycle them back to their original states - you can run an untested binary and see what happens. The OP however asked about using VDI's for main development, as you stated, is unworkable.

If your company has such overbearing policies that a VDI becomes necessary, your company has failed.

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