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Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

Cederic Re:HTTPS Everywhere (187 comments)

Soylent News can't even email a password to me. If I want to use their site, it's anonymous or not at all. Fuck 'em.

6 hours ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Cederic Re:Critical thinking test for y'all (504 comments)

Or maybe the marine walked into the room, took the glass, pissed on the pillow and dropped some diamonds on there.

We'd better check the cameras.

6 hours ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Cederic Re:School is just fine. (504 comments)

Are you nuts? Being at university was the best way to get onto the internet in 1995.

I used to catch a train to my nearest one and join the students sat in their lab.

7 hours ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

Cederic Re: Boycott ASDA (164 comments)

Ethics? In London? Don't make me fucking laugh.

As for language, it's called English. Leave the boundaries of the M25, you'll find we still speak it in the rest of the country.

2 days ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

Cederic Re:Boycott ASDA (164 comments)

In a country where retail jobs are pretty much readily available, especially if you have retail experience, yeah, it's a matter of choice.

If Asda treated their staff _that_ badly they'd get fewer recruits and have to improve working conditions. Walmart benefit from the relative lack of a safety net in the US but in the UK people just don't have to take abuse from employers.

That said, Asda have gone from winning 'Best company to work for' awards (e.g. Sunday Times Top 100) to not even featuring in the lists, so Walmart's influence does sadly appear to be taking effect.

Purely anecdote, but a former girlfriend likes her job at Asda. Then again she was also an instigator of domestic violence, so who knows.

2 days ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

Cederic Re: Boycott ASDA (164 comments)

Here's some fucking news for you: London is not the world. London is not Europe. London is not the UK. London is not England. London is not a fucking barometer for behaviour across the country.

Just because it's fashionable to declare that you're boycotting Asda to excuse choosing to shop at Waitrose in London doesn't mean that's a common thing. I live outside of London and I know nobody that boycotts Asda for any reason other than price or quality of product.

Some people prefer to shop elsewhere, but that's not a boycott.

Personally I prefer M&S but Asda, Sainsbury, Morrisons and Tesco all offer far greater variety and are often far easier to get to, so they all continue to draw greater numbers of shoppers than the more constrained supermarkets.

If it helps any, I don't work for Asda. Or Walmart. Or indeed any retailer at all. I just share the Scot's dislike of the attitude of people that live in London and the way the government pander to them. You're not special, and you don't speak for the rest of us. Do try and remember that.

2 days ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

Cederic Re:The obvious question is (164 comments)

'to'? I want one for her to masturbate _with_

2 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Cederic Re:Why are we being linkstas? (324 comments)

You're the only fuckwit to mention Obama. But carry on, enjoy your life. Even idiots should be happy.

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Cederic Re:All the movies had women in business (766 comments)

Programmers that talk to each other are more productive.
Programmers that talk to the users are more productive.
Programmers that talk should be the fucking norm.

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Cederic Re:All the movies had women in business (766 comments)

Programming is fun.

Problem solving is fun too, and you're right that as you gain seniority the problems become more complex and the solutions become a mix of business, social and technology approaches. You'll find as you progress further that the bigger problems generally become less likely to have single correct answers too, so suddenly you're using an additional set of problem solving capabilities and seeking minimums or maximums rather than simple classifications.

But sometimes you just want to walk away, sit at a computer and write some code. It's simple, but it's fun.

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Cederic Re:All the movies had women in business (766 comments)

it's just that all other code besides mine sucks

Including the code written three years ago that you spend days refactoring and bugfixing to make a trivial change because it was so awful it held back the entire codebase. Then find out it's actually you that wrote it, back then.

Been there..

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Cederic Re:Boy toy (766 comments)

ASCII porn was massive on usenet - see http://www.asstr.org/

If you don't think that was popular with the ladies, explain the success of 50 Shades of Grey.

3 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Cederic Re:Good riddance. (472 comments)

My understanding is that 50 Shades started life as badly written fanfic, so it's still an excellent example of how stupid such a law would be.

4 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Cederic ironic timing (472 comments)

Today's also the day that the guys responsible for prosecuting child pornography offenders stated that they lack the resources and would only prosecute the highest priority cases - leaving around 50,000 alleged offenders uncharged.

So that's up to 50,000 people that allegedly have images of actual child sex that wont be charged, and one person with cartoons that's been found guilty.

Fucked up situation indeed. Interesting that it's his second conviction for breaching child pornography laws without ever being found in possession of child pornography. And people wonder why I refuse to browse porn sites these days..

5 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Cederic Re:Good riddance. (472 comments)

Actually Government ministers have stated a desire to extend the law to written materials.

Since the laws on images include scenes of bondage, the moment they extend it to written materials I'm bringing around 400,000 private prosecutions against women that own 50 Shades.

5 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

Cederic Chris Grayling is a cunt (488 comments)

I live in the UK and I think Chris Grayling is an utter twat. I hope he loses his seat in the election, and that causes a terminal depression.

He deserves it.

There are already laws against harassment, against threatening rape or murder, against pretty much anything he wants to try and cover with further legislation. So fuck him, I reserve the right to offend him and if I see him in the street then he'll find out that I don't just do that online.

5 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

Cederic Re:As expected from google (113 comments)

I didn't espouse data retention or destruction. I merely highlighted that the EU courts have demanded that Google engage in neither.

That's just fucking stupid.

about a week ago

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L1NUX for sale

Cederic Cederic writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Cederic (9623) writes "The vagaries of the UK car licensing system mean that in 1993 the number plate L1NUX was given out as a valid UK number plate. Surprisingly it's taken until 2007 to reach Ebay. No, I didn't bid."

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