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Thatto Re:ISP idiocy (312 comments)

Only if you assume that the ISP isn't filtering egress already... which is doubtful.

about a month ago

Machine Vision Reveals Previously Unknown Influences Between Great Artists

Thatto Correlation does not imply causation. (74 comments)

An algorithm scanned through images of works of art, and identified similarities. And that means what?

about 5 months ago

Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

Thatto 5th amendment doesn't apply outside of court. (871 comments)

If the 5th amendment applied during interrogation, then no one could confess. Every case would go to trial. You can refuse to talk to police. Miranda rights apply when talking to police, AFTER GETTING ARRESTED. The summary is that there is nothing that you can say to help yourself until you get to court. By saying nothing there is nothing that the prosecution can hold against you.

about a year ago

What's Wrong With American Ninja Warrior?

Thatto Re:"Human Interest bloat..." (349 comments)

Indeed. What I find aggravating is that they show these human interest stories for people that fail. And don't show the successful contestants.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Knew About Xbox 360 Damaging Discs

Thatto Just another reason to backup all media (583 comments)

This is exactly the kind of thing that the "One Legal copy" exemption of the copyright laws was included to prevent. I am not up on latest xbox game copying techniques, but I am sure it is not easy for the average user... if possible at all.

more than 6 years ago

Should IT Shops Let Users Manage Their Own PCs?

Thatto Re:well...Not all engineers are computer savvy. (559 comments)

The organization is key. I worked support for a billion dollar construction company. The average user was below average in IT knowledge. EVERYTHING was locked down. By-and-large the folks in the office were promoted from the field. And in the field, if something didn't work, smacking it with a hammer and swearing were the first two options to get it fixed. I have been chewed out because Bubba-Ray's computer didnt work like he 'Thought' it should.

Most everyone had college degrees. The problem was that they were in mechanical engineering , structural engineering, or accounting. Nothing that would give any insight to pc maintenance.

more than 6 years ago


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tough spot

Thatto Thatto writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Well, I'm screwed. October 8th I was offered a job as a jr. sun admin. Awesome, start at the bottom, no problem. They sent an offer letter outlining compensation etc. standard stuff. I duely sent it back with my signature. On 22 Oct. I recieved a call form the HR rep of my new company.

          The fuckers withdrew the offer.

I told my old company that I could stay. They told me that they hired my replacement, and that I was not needed....CRAP! My manager and I get along, so he gave me until the end of november to find a job. So here I sit. training my replacement, and papering the city with my resume.
Ill try and keep the updates flowing.


Home Web hosting

Thatto Thatto writes  |  more than 12 years ago

I registered a domain today and want to host it from my home.mmmmm....ill figure it out..

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