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A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them

DrLang21 Re:Gimmicks gonna gimmick. (180 comments)

They play the Wii in gym just because it's raining out? What they hell happen to the classic past times where children learn to endure pain like dodgeball, floor hocky, or my personal favorite, those finger crushing scooters!

about three weeks ago
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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

DrLang21 Re: Want to write a kernel ? (392 comments)

I've never signed a spec or a drawing.

Really? The approval processes at the places I've worked usually require several signatures, usually from more than one person who holds an engineering title. I doubt any of us have a PE.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

DrLang21 Re:Still there... (379 comments)

Cisco is here for example, big, huge, thousands of jobs, and nothing whatsoever to do with startup culture or web apps.

And nothing whatsoever to do with real products either. Zing!

about 1 month ago
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Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

DrLang21 Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

You can sexualize anything. Should taking pictures of shoes be a sex crime too?

about a month and a half ago
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Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

DrLang21 Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

no matter how short the woman's skirt is

This is no simple issue precisely because of this. At some point, a skirt is so short, that you just do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy period. Intent here is everything, and not only on the part of the photographer.

about a month and a half ago
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Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

DrLang21 Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

if my girl decides to stop occasionally going panty-less (exciting to both of us) because of a few pervs, then this idiotic up-skirt photography behavior should be stopped.

What exactly about doing this makes it exciting if not for the real risk of someone noticing? If that risk didn't exist, it would be no different than going commando with jeans.

about a month and a half ago
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White House Responds To Net Neutrality Petition

DrLang21 Re:Translation: Piss off, Peasants (245 comments)

Are you suggesting that thousands of young people weren't disillusioned about the federal government in 2012? They traded in their hope for fear at the ballot box.

about 2 months ago
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White House Responds To Net Neutrality Petition

DrLang21 Re:Translation: Piss off, Peasants (245 comments)

The FCC is an independent agency.

He should have been stopped right there. How is an agency which reports directly to the President in any way independent? The President hires the heads of the FCC (so long as they can get through the Senate pissing match).

about 2 months ago
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Kicktaxing: The Crazy Complexity of Paying Tax Correctly On Crowdfunding

DrLang21 Re:stay out of business until 2017 (128 comments)

Just don't even bother trying to do any business until after 2017 at the earliest. You don't need to pay any taxes to the corrupt Obama regime if you don't make any money.

What kind of idiotic business would just give up until 2017? How the hell am I supposed to eat for the next 3 years? Oh, I suppose that $900 a month should be enough to cover my rent, school loans, utilities, and food. Why I wouldn't even need to give up my caviar!

about 2 months ago
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Kicktaxing: The Crazy Complexity of Paying Tax Correctly On Crowdfunding

DrLang21 Re:stay out of business until 2017 (128 comments)

McDonald's, for example, is pursuing automation strategies.

McDonald's is way behind on this front. Burger King has been using an automated broiler for decades, eliminating the grill cook completely.

about 2 months ago
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Kicktaxing: The Crazy Complexity of Paying Tax Correctly On Crowdfunding

DrLang21 Re:stay out of business until 2017 (128 comments)

I'm fairly certain that if you put that money into the hands of the average citizen, banks would find themselves with a lot of liquidity as people start dumping their debt.

about 2 months ago
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Kicktaxing: The Crazy Complexity of Paying Tax Correctly On Crowdfunding

DrLang21 Re:5th anniversary of stimilus (128 comments)

All the experts are saying it kept the economy down.

All of them? Every single one? When you make a blanket statement like that, you're either lieing or you are personally deciding who is an expert and who isn't. We would have been a lot better off if that cash had gone straight to the citizenry. I could have paid down all of my debt and be ready to actually spend serious money.

about 2 months ago
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Target's Internal Security Team Warned Management

DrLang21 General QA Problem (236 comments)

This is a general QA problem. It's hard to get management to listen to on going quality problems. They don't want to spend time on things that do not translate into a quantifiable cost savings or income generation. It take a lot of effort and time to sell the problem.

about 2 months ago
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How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

DrLang21 Re:**still** dont blame the voters (269 comments)

If everyone is telling you half truths, no matter how many sources you go to, half of it is still lies. How are you supposed to tell which half is a lie and which isn't? And knowing a politician's voting record is really only useful you you can stomach reading the bills since titles are often misleading and the content is extremely complex. No one has time for that shit. Hell it looks like the politicians themselves usually don't have time for that shit.

about 2 months ago
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How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

DrLang21 Re:dont blame the voters (269 comments)

(3) They need to actually have time to do their own research. This is why people pay for news media (if you still buy a newspaper at least). We TRUST the news to tell us what is going on. You really can't expect the average citizen to have time for much else.

about 2 months ago
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Why Whistleblowers Can't Get a Fair Trial

DrLang21 Re:This Is Nothing New. (441 comments)

I openly admit that I am presupposing no malicious intent and that the purpose of whistleblower protection is to genuinely help root out corruption in the government. Whether or not we agree on that detail, I think we can both agree that a derogatory adjective of some kind is appropriate.

about 3 months ago
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Why Whistleblowers Can't Get a Fair Trial

DrLang21 Re:This Is Nothing New. (441 comments)

That's why there are supposed to be legal protections for whistleblowers. These cases are not supposed to even get past the court hearing. However, they made a stupid exception for anything dealing with national security, which is where the most egregious corruption can occure.

about 3 months ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

DrLang21 Re:Lesson from this story...don't be a glass hole! (1034 comments)

I don't disagree that you should not be wearing Google glass in a movie theater. But the fact that the FBI wouldn't just look at the pictures like was originally suggested shows that this is indeed thuggery.

about 3 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

DrLang21 Re: Fuck religion. (903 comments)

What party wants zero government? As I understand it, Republicans just want different government. But they definitely want more of it.

about 4 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

DrLang21 Re:Fuck religion. (903 comments)

And yet, in the end it was passed by damn near every Republican in the House. In fact, more Democrats voted against the final bill than Republicans did.

about 4 months ago

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Time Warner Cable Internet Under Attack in Los Ang

DrLang21 DrLang21 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DrLang21 (900992) writes "

For the last three nights, my Time Warner Cable Internet connection in Los Angeles County has suddenly gotten sluggish and at times came to a full stop for the remainder of the evening. Finally fed up with the service interruption, I called Time Warner Cable last night to find out what was going on. After spending 50 minutes on hold, a customer service representative informed me that Time Warner's servers have been under attack from an unknown assailant. No news articles about this event seem to be popping up yet, but one blogger managed to acquire a written statement from Time Warner describing the attackers as zombie computers.

However, this particular series of attacks has been larger and more difficult to contain than similar attacks in the past. We suspect that the attackers are using "zombie computers," or hijacking unsuspecting subscribers' machines to perpetuate the attack without its owner's knowledge.

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