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Comment Re:Thanks to (Score 1) 364

Especially when three people misunderstand my post, and I want to clarify. Do I clarify to all 3? The first one? The most popular one? And what about the future ones?

Good point. I hadn't thought of that.

I will offer this non sequitur, though:

I have become much better at posting because of Slashdot.

The rules against editing and appending have been in play since my frist psot.

Comment ah (Score 1) 38

... 62% of drivers think "connected cars will be hacked," and that 42% say they "want cars to be more connected."

Numbers may not lie, but they are occasionally insightful. If these two statements are true, and they represent the survey results of a similar control group, there is a minority report on an overlap that evidently admit cars will be hacked... but they like it, they love it, they want some more of it.

Comment Re:Not just a denial of service, (Score 1) 23

I find it incredible your moniker was still available.

Regarding GP, how hard up would we need to get to use the fear of eminent disaster by cyber attack in our population control propaganda?

Like, already using disenchanted members of third world nations with no standing armies or nuclear capability against the most well-funded military the World has ever known?

Comment Re:Thanks to (Score 3, Insightful) 364

Clever idea, but still, you can append a post presently by adding another post; bad form, but if you think it really needs correcting...

Freedom of speech is what's going away rapidly on much of the internet, so with a grain of salt, we must continue to allow the anonymous to survive here.

A freedom that is exploited for a distasteful act should not be revoked to satisfy someone's delicate sensibilities. There is no implied right to your need to not be offended.

Comment Re:It's A Bargain (Score 1) 456

If my understanding of the payroll laws here is correct, the employer cannot involuntarily take the money from the paycheck.

But. Often, the clerk will make it up out of her pocket to avoid looking like a thief herself. If your drawer comes up short too many times, that's grounds for dismissal.

What I could never get across to "Rocky" was this lesson. He defended his actions by accusing me of being unable to understand how much that money meant to him versus what it meant to me. Yet, he was completely blind to what the absence of it meant to the clerk.

Comment Re:It's A Bargain (Score 1) 456

He's actually a thief. I would have turned him in.

You're correct, of course. Though I'd have a difficult time turning him in, if I had it to do over, I would return the money to the cashier.

The point of the parable is that we make judgements based on our personal situations and worldviews, while often forgetting there are other shoes to walk in, if you will.

My work friends and I have many opportunities to discuss the cardboard sign holders on the intersection corners. A universal theme seems to be, "I would never!", and yet, there they are in greater and growing numbers. We have a difficult time imagining circumstances from another perspective.

Comment Re:It's A Bargain (Score 1) 456

A several dollar difference in subscription fee is very little to me, but there are some tightwads out there who are planning better for retirement than I...

so, it's really a matter of relativity... I was with a friend, and I noticed he kept the extra, after a cashier gave him change for a hundred instead of the twenty he'd handed her.

After I admonished him from my high ground, he proceeded to brilliantly explain how the difference between good and bad food was only about 24 hours.

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