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Comment Obligatory Stroustrup "interview" (Score 1) 280

"Well, one day, when I was sitting in my office, I thought of this little scheme, which would redress the balance a little. I thought 'I wonder what would happen, if there were a language so complicated, so difficult to learn, that nobody would ever be able to swamp the market with programmers? "

Comment Re:As a tech worker with kids... (Score 2) 379

Here I am sitting in the 'middle of nowhere' on 20 acres. If the kid wants go go outside, we go out side. Walk on our own property. Go sledding, biking, or what ever else he wants to do. If I need a workout I'll go fell some trees. I can't imagine trying to raise a kid in a concrete jungle.

Comment Re:Security expert? (Score 1) 358

My laptop drops into a mostly Windows desktop after a timeout for exactly above reasons.

autologin-user=[name] - Name of the user
autologin-user-timeout=[value] - Timeout before session is loaded

If my laptop drops into a DOS looking command prompt they'll think the laptop is dead and won't bother trying to use it. If the laptop is usable the thief will probably try to use it as a laptop. It'll be wiped or dumped.

Comment They seem to have forgotten one important thing (Score 2) 93

The gravity on Mars s 38% less than Earth.

Of course, you still have to take into account weightlessness on the trip to Mars but I think the iInternational Space Station has that covered. Considering that once you leave Earth magnetic field you are going to get allot of radiation from the sun so you need protection there. When you get to Mars the only safe place is underground or in radiation proof pressurized housing since the atmospheric pressure on Mars is about 0.6% of Earth 's at sea level.

A better test would be to go back to the moon and run your tests there and it would be a lot safer for the prospective astronauts but that does not have the "wow" factor.

Comment Re:It's a start! (Score 2) 221

What happens when Americans refuse to move to the jobs? Both here and on Reddit are multiple people "I can't find any ____ jobs near Seattle" and when they are suggested moving they can't because they have a bag of excuses. H1Bs are already moving to a new country and don't care they're taking a job in Iowa.

Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 276

Allowing one person to have the power to cripple your organization is a recipe for disaster.

In every article I've read that's exactly what happened with this organization. They fired everyone for refusing to locate to Indianapolis.

He was the last one standing and they fired him then Administration tried to play IT and log into their old accounts and got themselves locked out.

At my job the second I'm no longer employed your IT problems become not my problem.

Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 276

Has it ever crossed your mind what would happen if you got hit by a bus? It sounds like the school didn't have proper succession protocols in place.

They fired the admin. From that moment forward he wasn't in charge of doing anything for them. If they needed access to something they should have thought of that before hand.

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