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Comment Can you say "move the goalposts" boys and girls? (Score 2) 54

Because if Google's proprietary OSes that are more locked down than Windows ever was (say what you want about Windows but I can grab a windows laptop and inside of 10 minutes be booting into anything from BSD to Zorin OS, just try that on a Chromebook) now counts as "Linux" because it uses the kernel, which even the community acknowledges that "the kernel is not Linux"? Well sheeit, by that metric you could claim Linux "won" half a decade ago since all those cheapo locked down routers used by millions are using the Linux kernel as part of the embedded OS.

It certainly doesn't come anywhere close to being open or supporting the four freedoms so if this is what it takes to "win" I'd say "well what exactly did you "win" other than replacing one corporate master for another?

Comment Re:Don't blame the publishers ... (Score 1) 6

I will admit I do not have military experience, so I cannot back this up for all cases. My understanding though is that any time a service member chooses to disobey an order from a superior they are in very real risk of being charged with (at least) insubordination. In some cases they could lose their rank. pension, or more.

Comment Re:You prove you're a moron again (Score 1) 142

"Where do hosts get bypassed no mind? Windows Update ONLY stupid fuck!"

And every browser, and any program can be programmed to bypass HOSTs, proven time and time again with a simple GOOGLE SEARCH - how? Ignore fucking DNS resolution in the OS and do it yourself (ever hear of ZenMate for Chrome? It does exactly that.)

USELESS. This is why IP blocking works best.

BTW, you can simply bypass HOSTs if a piece of malware simply removes the user permissions from HOSTs. Pretty shitty 'security.'

Comment Re:Yet you didn't know you are wrong... apk (Score 1) 142

"Windows doesn't block hosts fool (only 4 windows update)"

I didn't say Windows blocks HOSTs - now you're putting words in my mouth you incompetent fuck.

But it still bypasses it for Windows update? THAT IS EXACTLY WHY HOSTS IS USELESS!

If I fucking say YOU DO NOT GO THERE and yet the computer STILL GOES THERE, then HOSTs is BROKEN.

That you cannot accept this logic is proof that you're insane, untrustworthy, and a FRAUD.

Comment Re:2020 campaign? (Score 1) 7

WTF is wrong with that sorry excuse for a man?

The shorter list is what isn't wrong. Indeed that list is so short that aside from "breathes in oxygen" I can't think of anything to put on it.

In that press conference a few days ago he mentioned Hillary Clinton sixteen times.

He - or his handlers - is smart enough to know a dog whistle when he hears one. Nothing excites the GOP base as much as the name "Clinton". He could mention Chelsea Clinton's child - or for that matter mention NY Governor Clinton (who was responsible for the Erie Canal) - and the GOP would promptly circle jerk themselves into a frothy frenzy. If a little bit is good, then obviously even more is even more gooder, right?

Comment Re:Travel phone (Score 1) 420

You *do* need Facebook to log in to various other services. I used it, until recently, for Tinder, for example.

This doesn't mean you actually have to post stuff on there, or do anything substantive with it besides use it as a login service. The only things I use my FB account for are logins (and not even that at the moment; I have a girlfriend now so I don't log into Tinder now), and being "friends" with a few distant friends and not-so-distant family members who insist on using it. I never post anything.

Comment loaded question (Score 2) 133

Are remote software teams more productive than what? Than local software teams? That is an impossible question to answer without knowing much more about the teams, isn't it?

OTOH as a person running a software business with different types of teams (I have local, I have remote teams) I can say that as long as there is somebody in the remote team capable of understanding the requirement at the business level and capable of managing the team there shouldn't be any reasons for the remote team to be less productive.

Unfortunately as all things in life this also is not as simple, it is very difficult to ensure that the remote team understands the business really well, so rather than trying to achieve the unachievable you have to give out requirements in short, easier to manage portions and you have to coordinate daily.

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