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Comment Law mandated technology (Score 2) 111

I love how political types think that we just need to mandate using less power, oh and this time at ever increasing rates because that worked for a few decades for transistors.

Ironically, computers are one of the least regulated industries on the planet.

If you want to see what mandated goals do, check out your health insurance bill, the government has been regulating that industry for 40 years.

Comment Re:Huh? I use these all the time. (Score 2) 258

I just select the tabs that I want to close in gang (either with shift or ctrl/cmd) and then close them either with ctrl/cmd-w or a right click. For me it would be very rare that I want to close all but a single tab.

But I admit that I'm weird. I still can't completely let go of Firefox because of Tree Style Tabs. Tabs on the top is madness! :)

Comment Add more fuel to .... (Score 1) 300

Add more fuel to the concept that there is a "talent shortage". Companies are just completely unwilling to pay what workers are worth or offer them any training flexibility or even kindness.

Modern employers feel completely entitled to perfect workers for dirt cheap pay and completely unfulfilling work.

Then they whine "labor shortage".

Comment Re:I guess /. still approves this crap (Score 1) 270

We set up institutions up like this all the time when the goal is a level of detachment from popular politics or cooperation across jurisdictions. In local government, they are usually set up as "authorities", such as the entities which administer the bridges between states (e.g. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Delaware River Port Authority, etc.).

More broadly, every single corporation in the US gets its charter from a government. What we think of as "private" are actually entities that exist only at the whim of government.

At the end of the day, congress could dissolve the Fed with a single law, and that's what is important.

Comment Re: If it's unzipping encryption it has to re-zip (Score 1) 101

Yep, the IT group continually sends employees emails telling us how much they don't trust us, THEN the decrypt our SSL sessions and expect our Complete trust in them... no dice, you made it completely clear that No One could be trusted. How does your newfound snooping power change that concept?

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