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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

BurfCurse Re:Corporations are not people (139 comments)

Most of this happened longer than 5 years ago under different leadership. HP is still suffering from the mistakes of the past. HP was financially successful then but at a cost. This is the way people like Mark Hurd do business. Its all about short term gains. Being told your pay was being cut because of difficult times and it was necessary in order to survive, only to find out that 6 months later HP had record profits. That's why all the top performer's no longer work there.

about 6 months ago
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Paris Bans Half of All Cars On the Road

BurfCurse Re:Think you miss the point (405 comments)

I wouldn't compare many US cities to San Francisco. It's a terrific place to ride a bike. But cities like that in the US are far and few in-between.

about 7 months ago
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The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

BurfCurse Re:Replusive (505 comments)

Why is it that everytime I see a truly insightful post, its always the day after my mod points expire?

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Configuring Development Environment On a Shared Workstation?

BurfCurse Be a professional (158 comments)

And by another computer.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

BurfCurse Its fun (308 comments)

I do the same and I consider it fun. I guess that's why I like what I do. Does it benefit my employer? Well certainly, but it benefits me too in terms of job performance, confidence, and job satisfaction. I tinker with things that I think are fun. The experience that you gain will take your career in that direction.

about 10 months ago
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How a MacBook Camera Can Spy Without Lighting Up

BurfCurse This is news? (371 comments)

There are a lot things you can do with "small tweaks to firmware".

about 10 months ago
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Google Cuts Android Privacy Feature, Says Release Was Unintentional

BurfCurse Re:Look at it from a dev's perspective. (324 comments)

That's exactly what I proposed. But can you selectively reject any permission on an IOS app? I honestly don't know. Its a pain in the ass for an internet browser app to have to handle the case where the user has rejected internet access to the app. That's something that should be opted into before installing the app. If the user doesn't trust the app, they can install something else.

about 10 months ago
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Google Cuts Android Privacy Feature, Says Release Was Unintentional

BurfCurse Look at it from a dev's perspective. (324 comments)

It would be great for an App maker to be able to selectively ask for permissions from a user. But letting the user pick and choose what permissions they want ANY app to have creates a giant headache for app makers. Think about all of the permutations you have to test for if a user selectively grants permissions. Think about the intelligence of half the people who use smart phones. A user disables a critical permission, app fails to function, and user rates the app 1 star. And don't tell me its the dumb user's fault, cause you know the app maker is going to have to deal with it regardless.

about 10 months ago
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Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

BurfCurse Isn't this a waste? (296 comments)

Due to inefficiencies in electricity storage, wouldn't this result in more electric consumption? How is this not counterproductive?

about 10 months ago
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Rental Business Aaron's Admits Role In Spying On Customers

BurfCurse Re:Can I form a LLC and commit crimes? (119 comments)

Ok, so extend it to small business. Small landscaping company owner. One of his employees starts stealing from the property owners. Should the owner be liable for the loss? Absolutely. Should he be sent to jail? Absolutely not. What would be the point? He's not a criminal. This is a slippery slope, one that leads society into constant fear, with everyone assuming unavoidable liability.

about a year ago
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Rental Business Aaron's Admits Role In Spying On Customers

BurfCurse Re:Can I form a LLC and commit crimes? (119 comments)

I hear people say the exact same thing all the time and it scares me that people believe this. Do you really want to live in a society where you can be thrown in jail because someone, that you have limited control over, does something illegal without your knowledge? Yes, as a CEO you have a responsibility to know what your company is doing, but anyone who has ever worked for a large company knows the CEO has very little visibility into what most of a company's individual parts are doing, other than what his/her direct reports tell them.

about a year ago
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Snowden Claims That NSA Collaborated With Israel To Write Stuxnet Virus

BurfCurse Re:For a field that is compartmentalized... (491 comments)

Even mildly sensitive phonecalls do not get made anywhere near a window and anything down to mundane items like laser printers and photocopiers are either imported from a secure source or if they are bought locally they are examined back to front to make sure they haven't been interfered with.

Given what we know about the US government, I think I'd have more faith in a laser printer bought from Walmart than one imported from a "secure" source.

about a year ago
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Book Review: Creating Mobile Apps With JQuery Mobile

BurfCurse Re:*Shudder* (91 comments)

"If your site doesn't work with JavaScript disabled, then it's a bad site" No its not. Its just a site that has accepted that it may have alienated a certain percentage of potential users. For many websites, that percentage of their customer base can be extremely small and have decided a degraded experience isn't worth it. The rest potentially benefit from a better user experience.

about a year ago
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John McCain Working On Legislation For 'a La Carte' TV Channel Packages

BurfCurse Why are their even parties? (614 comments)

I thought the GOP stood for smaller government?

about a year and a half ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

BurfCurse Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

Fair enough. I agree there are numerous cyclists that don't follow the rules of the road. There are still a lot of people that do. I hope you aren't blowing smoke in their faces. I bet if you sat down and had a beer with us after our group ride you would find out that we aren't much different than you.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

BurfCurse Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

What you are saying is true, but the vast majority of this is due to the bigger is better mentality and the rednecks that subscribe this usually aren't responsible enough to take care of their shit.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

BurfCurse Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

And when I see you in your diesel truck blowing by me on the road, the one that we all know you really don't need and is blowing all that smoke because you haven't changed your oil in two years...we all know that you are compensating...

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft's Sneak Attack On Apple: SkyDrive, Not Surface

BurfCurse Uh, yeah right (150 comments)

Windows couldn't make Windows Live Mesh run on their own platform. What makes you think they can make Windows SkyDrive work on someone else's?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Announces Plans, Pricing For Kansas City Fiber Network

BurfCurse Re:Unusual Pricing (263 comments)

Agreed, I'm paying $70 + tax for 20 MB, internet only.

more than 2 years ago
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Hulu To Require Viewers To Have Cable Subscriptions

BurfCurse Re:Line fees (648 comments)

Not in my area. Internet is $45. If you don't want cable they charge you $60. The competitors do the same thing.

more than 2 years ago

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