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Comment Re:Cool (Score 1) 292

If you worked as many hours as you say, and you had other options, then you are a fool. If you didn't have other options then you are a wage-slave and should have been looking for a different kind of work, since you didn't, you are a fool.

No, my sweet tater, I was a professional who took pride in my work and enjoyed wat I was doing.. That you cannot comprehend this does not make me wrong.

See, this gets really whacked after a while. What's the metric? You worried about total hours worked?

Well drink this koolaid. using a standard 2087 hours per year metric, and that I retired at 55, someone who by virtue of their retiring at a normal 67 years has then worked 25,044 hours that I haven't. Foolish me!

Now just how the hell was I so foolish? I saved a lot of money. Where did that money come from? Here's where you can se the horrid extent of my foolishness. Cover the kid's ears Margaret, this is gonna get really ugly really quickly.

I banked and invested it! Horrors! What did I bank and invest? The extra money I was payed because I was making more because I was more dependable and professional that the smart non-foolish people who didn't allow those bastards they worked for to take advantage of them. Blasphemy!

Meanwhile, make certain you don't take a shit on your lunch break. Take it on company time so they aren't taking adfvantage of you. Its the intelligent non-foolish thing to do. Maybe you can take up smoking and get a few extra breaks a day as well.

Maybe just maybe, if people dropped the"I'm not going to shit on my time!" attitude, they could see what I'm getting at. While I was a professional, I had no plans to work forever. I gambled that by working hard, being compensated for it, and saving and investing, I might be able to retire early and enjoy a few extra years od relaxation before I died. Worked out okay. I'm getting ready to go on my third vacation this year, and then a winter excursion to Florida for a month.

If you don't want to follow the path I took - good for you! But This fool and wage slave idiot is being a fool and wage slave idiot for a strange sort of foolishness and idiocy. The smart people are still working, and I've been doing only what I feel like doing for 5 years now - something that I was being a fool to do. We'll just write that off to an interesting contradiction. 25,044 hours worth of being smarter than me.

Comment Re:"topic of discussion for many across the world" (Score 1) 108

Not entirely, People here hate FOX because they tend to be mindless cheerleaders of anything right wing and have a questionabe relationship with the truth. I hate it even though I tend to be fiscally conservative

I used to watch it for the lulz, but the people in the places where I eat breakfast all turned to different channels.

Comment Re:"topic of discussion for many across the world" (Score 2) 108

The American Press has for a long time labored under the idea that all opinions are valid. This gives rise to some seriously whacked stuff. And while it might be great grand fun to listen to a flat earther yammer on about thier belief, some times the media thinks it might be more fair to include the flat earthers in a discussion about GPS. (note I never heard exactly that - its just a likely example.

And the really whacked thing is that the kooks still get their nickers in a wad, claiming they aren't getting a fair shake. Of course, what they really want is all other views suppressed but theirs.

At some point, the kooks need to be ignored.

Comment Re:"topic of discussion for many across the world" (Score 1) 108

Since when is CNN left?

Since forever. It might not be as far left as MSNBC, but it is left just like ABC, NBC, and CBS.

Well, Fox News is now left of center. This is what we get when people who call themselves conservatives have to have a contest seeing who is the most conservative. Like the guy at work who built a house and insisted on wood siding because Vinyl and Aluminum was catering to the liberals.

They are all liberal, unless you get your news and truth from Breitbart, and Alex Jones. At least in some folks minds. Those are mostly peopel who only want to hear news they already agree with.

And oh, so angry. I heard some guys on Amateur Radio last night seriously talking about putting all of the media, ferners, and liberals in camps and incinerating them. Now that's the right wingingest Right wingers you're ever gonna see. They have the final solution to make America great again!

Comment Re:"topic of discussion for many across the world" (Score 1) 108

So you mean the external renaming to 'Clinton News Network' was only because the letters matched?

Clinton is not a liberal. She is a neocon. Trump is not a conservative. He is just a sleazebag.

Gotta remember though, the right wing pendulum has swung so far right that all but one person is a liberal now. The only right winger in America is Barry Goldwater, and he ded.

Comment Re:Cool (Score 1) 292

There are reasons for a 40-hour work week, and if your employer relies on people putting in 60-70 hours, they're idiots.

Well, relying on people who leave when there's work to be done the next day, and it isn't done doesn't work out too well.

And no one was making them. They came and left when they felt like it, and the prime directive of slashdot - anything extra is me being taken advantage of, so nope, nope, nope! In return for what you all think was my employer and myself being idiots, was I got paid well, learned and did interesting things, and was seldom bored.

They knew they could rely on me to get the job done and get it right.

And hold your hands over the children's ears - this is going to be shocking........ I did a lot of things outside of my job description. I'm an Uncle Tom, the house boy as it were. Okay, I'll quit swearing now

And there was that putting in 30+ years, somewhat of an anomaly these days.

Sucks so much to be me!

Much better to be part of the cubicle crowd, doing the same thing over and again, and being paid what everyone else is being paid.

In the end, I only present my situation as an alternative to what I see in here. People who hate their jobs, hate their employers, and I suspect hate most everything and everyone around them. You read the stuff in here, and my postings on a different approach to work really piss people off. I'm not telling them to do what I did, just offering a differential opinion, on something that has worked better for me than my peers.

That's all.

Comment Re: We love you, mr. Torvalds you systemd loving (Score 1) 236

What BSD essentially means to me is "no SystemD", and that's a reason enough to adopt it, license or OS.

What's it like to part of the noise floor?

Looks like a person who thinks that it is acceptable to pollute every single linux discussion with "systemd" bullshit has mod points.

This is a perfect example of how fucked up Slashdot can get every some often. Linux subject, and the trolls come out with "systemd! sysystemd!

And if someone ceomplians or tells them that their trolling is beyond pointless, they get modded down?

Sounds legit, carry on!

Comment Re:The MS Merry Go Round. (Score 1) 212

Yep and I'll be advising customers to disable updates, which won't be an issue since the browser runs in a sandbox and all web pages are scanned before load.

Meanwhile all my business customers are looking at exit strategies, some looking at Apple, some looking at Linux with a Windows VM for the Windows centric software that is required. All MSFT is doing is shooting themselves in their face with this dumb shit because a desktop is not a cellphone and the shit people will put up with on a cellphone the majority will NOT put up with on a desktop. I should know as uninstalling windows 10 is frankly one of my most popular services, it even surpassed Win 8 uninstalls awhile back, its just too fucking buggy.

Comment Re:Cool (Score 1) 292

The pay gap is a myth and when the studies are analysed and things such as years of experience and hours worked are taken into effect women earn the same if not more than males in the same job.

The biased studies that try to show a gap try to equate age to "years of experience" and don't account for a 40 year old male who has spent 20 years working after college to a 40 year old female who took 5 years off to stay at home with kids.

What will happen next is that women will demand equal pay regardless of experience or even job role.They will say that teaching kids is just a valuable to society as designing a jet engine and therefore the government should step in to equalize pay. Which given the way economics actually works, will only bring down the higher pay not increase the lower pay.

There is an inherent illogic in th ewhole setup as well. We have tech people being laid off in order to bring people over from other countries to work for less. There is no argument regarding that.

Why on earth do corporations that would do that, not hire all female staff so they could save 30 percent on payroll? If all else is equal, that's a hellava saving, which services the stockholders very well indeed. SO far it looks like only HuffPo has figured that out.

IOW women should get hiring preference, and the male unemployment rate should be much higher than the female rate.

Comment Re:Given the reviews (Score 1) 461

Here is a good example from the bad old days, new games aren't USUALLY this bad but I chose this because its rather easy to see the pop in...notice how it looks like the path ahead is clear then suddenly mountains and other terrain just magically appear in front of the ship? That is pop in which is caused when a game for whatever reason is simply incapable of rendering in objects before they come close enough to the player for the player not to notice their being drawn...THAT is pop in and its irritating as hell and pretty much kills any sense of immersion in the game world.

Comment Re:Morons (Score 1) 304

you don't think having substantial female characters is important?

There are very few substantial characters of ANY gender or race in Hollywood movies. You fix that with better writers, not some silly software. Leave it to Silicon Valley idiots to think software is the solution for EVERYTHING.

"We need to build a house. Grab that hammer and let's get started."

"Um....can't I just build an app for it?"

"No idiot, an app won't build a house."

"But what if it's a REALLY GOOD app?"

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