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Comment Eagles v 'Rape and Pilllage' Gold Mining company (Score 1) 136

"....In this case the intruders are 'commercial mining' interests. If the miners find anything they will inevitably destroy the local ecology...."

I say one for the 'Little guy' but the little guy is one of the world's largest eagles with a wing span of 1.8 to 2 metres.

A mining company like this will take all the gold out using open cut mining and leave a huge scar in the ground.
'Rape and Pillage' of the enviroment on a grand scale. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Its the Plutonium thats the problem (Score 1) 169

... 3. A full-recycle system, which uses a fast neutron spectrum reactor that can be configured to 'breed' plutonium that can subsequently be used as either nuclear fuel or weapons material.

To date that one little word disposal has been the biggest problem for the nuclear Industry they can not figure out a way to get rid of the Plutonium that is in the waste so why would you create more ?


Comment Re:What a great use of money (Score 1) 390

His intervention comes after a long-running campaign from children’s charities to ensure a blanket ban on unacceptable sites on public WiFi networks.

Because when I donate money to a children's charity, that's exactly what I'm hoping the money will be spent on. Think of all the children saved by these campaigns.

But did you donate money to censor what people can view ?

Um What are these kids parents your trying to save from viewing porn doing?

Its a case who's watching Big Brother ?

What happens when someone viewing (a hypothetical headline ) on "free" WiFi, British troops massacre Afghan civilians becomes unacceptable ? or horror of horrors Prince Harry mistaking kills an Afghan tribal chef in his role as Gunner on a Gunship ?

Is it considered war porn and therefor banned ?

Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 467

Or, you know... Use RAID how it's intended: To guard against disk failure.
It's never a replacement for backups.

RAID is for availability of the system, not for keeping your data safe.

THANK YOU Anonymous Coward .
If anyone has mod points lets give him a 5 (Insightful)

RAID is Not a backup its like a tire on a car that lets the air out slowly
so when you get a puncture you can stop and change the tire without
their being death and destruction.

Comment Isn't it better to train the employee ? (Score 1) 776

Seems to me this is really about exploiting the employee.

The good places I have worked the interview process is about whether they like the person and will this person be a good employee for the company.

The company would then train you to meet their standards.

With this sort of test it is quite plain that you don't wish to train the person and that you don't care about the quality of the code just the deadline.

Seems like a waste of the company's time to me.

Comment Re:attention brindafella (Score 1) 225

without anyone picking up the irony

You are either:

(1) a dumb ass fuck, and thinks this is actually true.

(2) a condescending dumb ass fuck, that thinks people can't see through your feeble attempt at waving your obviously tiny penis.


or (3) His Dick is so huge that you can only see a tiny fraction of it.

Comment Re:Humour and irony (Score 1) 225

so not understanding your culture's particular brand of humor is now seen as a way to look down on other people's culture


seriously, this entire thread pisses me off. it's blind stupid ethnocentric condescension. you all suck, you're a bunch of useless western douchebags, seriously..../p

ummm dude the video of Australia PM ... it's meant to be funny.

In fact it's absolutely hilarious.

The stuff about "ethnocentric condescension" have you been taking your "medication" lately?

Maybe you need to talk to your "doctor" about that seriously.

Comment Re:An abusive employer? (Score 3, Insightful) 245

By using terms such as "culprit", "idiot", and "turkey" you indicate that you are a big part of the problem.

Only gross mismanagement would let you get into such a mess in the first place.

It sounds like he is well rid of you.

Parent post should be modded up +5 insightful.

I agree this poster does sound like a very poor manager or the company he works for has management issues.

What training programs do you have in place ?

Was this person doing a poor job because of company work practices ?

Was he faking that he knew what he was doing because no one showed him how to do it properly ?

If these above questions could be answered then I think you would find that you would not need to be asking what to do after your Sysadmin / developer went off and found greener pastures.

Comment Re:How do you feel about Apple? (Score 1) 612

(oh the shame sorry hit submit rather than edit) Steve thanks for the words of wisdom and even just replying most "Celebrity's" (apologies for putting you amongst the kardashians of this world) wouldn't bother and need to be hand held by a PR agent to make sure they say the "right things".

Comment Re:Where do you think the iPhone is going? (Score 1) 612

With iOS6 and it's very evolutionary nature, and with Google's Android and MS's Windows Phone as competitors, plus the fact IDC and Gartner both put iOS as becoming less relevant with time... what does your gut tell you about the landscape? And what do you think about the competitors to iOS? I would say "iPhone", but my interest is more in the software than the hardware.

LOL Windows Phone doesn't compete with Android and iOS.

It competes with Symbian, Blackberry and MeeGo.

really ... Woz? what relegates it to the past ? (real question curious to know )

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