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Interview With TSA Screener Reveals 'Fatal Flaws'

Linuxmonger Re:Firing in US (582 comments)

If you are self employed, you get to keep whatever you can make - but if you work for someone else, then that someone else is making a profit from your effort. If you think you can sell your talent, or you could do better elsewhere, then move, it really is that simple. I treat my employees with respect and honesty, they have access to the company files and know exactly what I charge for their services - but they don't have to spend half their time trying to find themselves the next paying gig, that's my job. Most folks that are self employed fail at it because they have a skill that's salable but don't know how to market themselves.

about 2 years ago
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Interview With TSA Screener Reveals 'Fatal Flaws'

Linuxmonger Re:Firing in US (582 comments)

Lambent: Life is about profit - not just in terms of cash as you seem to think I implied - my children and their children will have more because of my efforts, what have you done for the next generations?
AC: First - I don't know anything about Jenny, didn't even read the article, I was replying to a specific anti-business thread. However, if one of my employees were to go to the newspapers or TV and complain about how I do business before discussing it with me, he'd be impacting my business in a negative way and get canned - it's in the contract.
evilRhino: I'm not a programmer, but I need programming done to advance the product I sell, the PHB is an intermediary that keeps them on point and me informed - I have the time to seek out more work for everyone and so everyone gets something - how many really competent programmers have you met that also excel at sales?

about 2 years ago
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Interview With TSA Screener Reveals 'Fatal Flaws'

Linuxmonger Re:Firing in US (582 comments)

Okay, then instead of simply spreading mild insults, how do thing work where you live?

about 2 years ago
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Interview With TSA Screener Reveals 'Fatal Flaws'

Linuxmonger Re:Firing in US (582 comments)

Indivuduals that are profitable to retain are retained, those that aren't are not - that's what business (and life) is about. This isn't about exploitation - if you think that any company is going to pay you 100 units of currency a day when they only scrape 50 off of your back, you are mistaken.
If I hire a programmer at 60K per year, you can be certain that he's worth 75K to me, and I get to keep the 15K per year per programmer - I have enough of them that I can afford a pointy haired boss to keep them all going in the same general direction and still pocket a nice sum at the end of the year.
Welcome to profitable business, where is it any different? There may be differences in title, but nothing else.

about 2 years ago
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GNU/Linux Running On An 8-Bit Processor

Linuxmonger Re:Why? (361 comments)

a processor of that caliber

My toaster uses that processor! I really can run Linux on it! Now I can use SNMP to check how raw my toast is, it's a beautiful thing.

about 2 years ago
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Hackers Nab Unreleased Michael Jackson Tracks From Sony

Linuxmonger Re:why? (192 comments)

How does any of "patching, backups, updating the content, accessing the content" prevent a janitor from stealing the hard drive? How do you prevent the person that installed your security system from using it against you?

more than 2 years ago
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Hackers Nab Unreleased Michael Jackson Tracks From Sony

Linuxmonger Re:why? (192 comments)

Wow what a pain that would be to administer such a landlocked system. Patching, backups, updating the content, accessing the content.

Do you really need to do those things on a machine that has no network connection?

Assuming that when the machine was put into place it did the functions it was required to, what is the point of updating? I remember doing an update on a machine once to find out that the single file changed was the software providers logo - they had changed a background color and listed it as a required update.

more than 2 years ago
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Dharun Ravi Trial: Hate Crime Or Stupidity?

Linuxmonger Re:Hate crimes... (671 comments)

I am a single human being, there are 6 billion of you who are not me - I am therefore a minority and should be protected from all of you - you should be taxed to pay for that defense, because there are so many of you and I am only one.

A populace that fractures into gangs is a populace creating minority groups.

Hate crimes are there to suppress the realization that there are differences in culture and thought

You are a criminal if you don't think like me.

more than 2 years ago
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Dharun Ravi Trial: Hate Crime Or Stupidity?

Linuxmonger Re:Whom to blame (671 comments)

The term hate crime has always been offensive to me.

Laws are meant to punish actions that infringe the rights of others.

Thoughts are not actions. They are not provable.

I can prove beyond reasonable doubt that a person stole my bicycle, I cannot prove that he was thinking of an ice-cream-sandwhich at the time.

It is mostly irrelevant why a crime is commited, If I steal a dozen apples from you, I have commited a crime, and if caught, I should be punished. Whether I stole those apples to sell, eat, or feed my children should not matter, there is really only one issue - did I know it was a crime at the time the crime was commited. This is not a measure of the quality or morality of thought, only of intent.

If you bowl over a child while driving, you have commited a crime unless you lost control of the vehicle through some fault of the vehicle itself, not caused by negligence on your part (driving with bald tires is negligent, a tie rod snapping because of a bubble in the casting is not). I don't care whether you injured the child because you were drunk, high, stupid, angry, or careless, it doesn't matter - there is only one issue, did you know it was a crime at the time, or was it a manufacturing defect? This is not a measure of the quality or morality of thought, only of intent.

I also don't care how you happen to become impaired, only if you are or not, NyQuil is as bad as pot or worse, don't do drugs and drive, licit or otherwise, stay home and enjoy them in the privacy of your own home.

Hate crimes are an invention designed to lock a person up before they have done anyone a wrong - It's simply newspeak for 'I don't like the way you think and will hurt you any way I can!"

Punish actions, you cannot prove thoughts.

> I ain't scared of homos, but I don't want them around me. First part of this sentence clearly contradicts the other part. You simply say that "excomunication" (not having "others" around) is what you prefer.

Did you know that for social beings the excomunication from the society is in fact even worse then death? Why would you wish anybody such as horrific punishment if you are not a homophobe?

To me it looks like you are the typical homophobe. :-) Sorry if I am wrong but there is no other way I can explain your words.

I could point out that the person might simply be iridophobiac instead of homophobaic - and that an assumption was made as to who was being excommunicated. I know a number of folks who want to separate themselves from society.
I also question the assertion that excomunication from the society is in fact even worse then death, you haven't met my spouse and cannot immagine the desire for peace and quiet.

more than 2 years ago
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Most People Have Never Heard of CTRL+F

Linuxmonger Re:/ (slash) (567 comments)

it works in a lot of *nix things, less comes to mind as well as anything that uses it like the man pager.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla To Remove User-Facing Firefox Version Numbers

Linuxmonger No version numbers? (683 comments)

What version are the going to start with?

more than 2 years ago
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Installing Linux On a 386 Laptop

Linuxmonger Re:this is a hack? (260 comments)

Newbie! I have a couple spools of wire for a wire recorder in the garage, I have an Osborn Executive with a Z80 processor and 5" amber screen. It still boots CPM. I have an ancient Eagle 5MB drive pack that we use as a cake pan!

more than 2 years ago
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Faint Praise From WSJ For a Linux Touchscreen PC For Seniors

Linuxmonger Re:Price point (59 comments)

Buttons on the front isn't the same as a touch screen - this isn't equivalent hardware.

more than 2 years ago
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Women Remain the Ignored Audience In Gaming

Linuxmonger We'll write games for women (432 comments)

We'll write games for women, as soon as they tell us what they want - be specific, say what you want, not just that what we offered isn't it!

more than 2 years ago
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Linux-Friendly Alternatives To Skype

Linuxmonger Re:Sky .NET (236 comments)

Here's the current situation: - Email works everywhere. There's no "Microsoft email vs Google email" problems. You have an email account, you can send and receive email from other users with an email account. It's all compatible, world-wide.

You don't seem to remember winmail.dat files or TNEF in general!

more than 2 years ago
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Court Rejects Winklevoss Twins' Facebook Appeal

Linuxmonger Re:Made my day.. (106 comments)

Somebody tell me again how much Bill Gates duped out for DOS?
Creative folks never tend to think of the value of their creations, that's up to the marketing whores to do.

about 3 years ago
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A Closer Look At Immersion Cooling For the Data Center

Linuxmonger Re:Liquid Cooling in Military Applications (213 comments)

You're right, it takes a lot of energy to heat up that much oil, that's the point. It doesn't take much energy to heat up a cubic foot of air, it takes a lot more to heat up a cubic foot of oil, the effort here is to remove as much of the energy that would go into melting chips as is possible.
Liquid to air heat exchangers can be made as big as you need pretty cheaply, it's easier to pump 800 cubic feet of air through a big radiator cooling one cubic foot of oil than it is to pump 800 cubic feet of air through an OEM heat-sink.

about 3 years ago
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RSA Says SecurID Hack Based On Phishing With Flash 0-Day

Linuxmonger Re:Thanks again ADOBE (153 comments)

But, and this is a huge but, Linux also has zero day fixes.

about 3 years ago
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Common Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin

Linuxmonger Re:Stupid (592 comments)

As apposed to "A service failed to start, use Event Viewer blah, blah, blah". I love my little green "OK"s when my machine starts up, I even remember seeing some red "Failed"s a long time ago, the damn cat chewed through an ethernet cable, used the remnants to hang the cat from the rack as a warning to her kittens - no issues since.
My all time favorite windows error - The file xyz does not exist or it does exist.

more than 3 years ago

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