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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Trailer Trash Re: This is silly (712 comments)

We're headed straight into a wall where we'll have people without any skills we need and who are unable, financially or otherwise, to gain desirable skills, as well as higher unemployment across the board. We can't wish them away and they deserve decency as much as the next person.

So, what do we do? Give them spoons and pay them to dig holes?

5 days ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Trailer Trash Re:This is silly (712 comments)

I'm still waiting for my FREE iPhone from the government that Republicans always talk about but can never provide a link to the sign-up page.

http://www.obamaphone.com/get-...

That was hard.

Do you think the free cell phone program doesn't exist? That it's made up by Republicans? The program originated in 1984 - so, yes, it was made up by Republicans. Tricked you.

Anyway, it exists, although it's not exactly a iPhone that people get. But they do have some value:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

5 days ago
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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

Trailer Trash could be? (164 comments)

Government plans that mean computer users deemed to have damaged national security, the economy or the environment will face a life sentence have been criticised by experts who warn that the new law could be used to target legitimate whistleblowers.

Could be? Come on - targeting whistleblowers is the point. It's not about damaging national security, the economy or the environment - it's about damaging somebody's political career.

about a week ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

Trailer Trash Okay, I've been doing this for 30-something years (115 comments)

And the number "40,000,000" doesn't come up on my list of "potential overflows to watch out for". What's special about 40 million?

about a week ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

Trailer Trash Re:I've said that, but Master lock and demolition (123 comments)

I've said that same thing before. I happen to BE competent professional in certain security matters, so that affects my point of view.

On the other hand, the most popular locks, Kwikset and Master lock, are obviously not designed to be secure against a knowledgeable or determined advesary. They are designed to discourage your neighbor from casually getting into your stuff, and that's pretty clear from looking at the product and feeling how lightweight it is. Maybe that's what people want most of the time - a lock sufficient to make it rather inconvenient for the average person to walk in, not something that's going to keep the locksmith out when you lose your key.

My front door has a pretty decent kwikset lock that I can personally pick. But the door also has a window large enough to walk through in addition to a window on each side.

Unless you have a solid steel door the lock isn't relevant.

about a week ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Trailer Trash Re:Good riddance. (474 comments)

Now maybe we can finally move on to locking up those with pictures of people illegally downloading music or drawings of addicts using heroin.

Or people in possession of certain dead plants. Oh, wait.

about two weeks ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

Trailer Trash Re:Fixing the wrong problem (341 comments)

If you really want to speed up the line, introduce some competition.

You must be new here. Free markets never work, haven't you heard?

about two weeks ago
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Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case

Trailer Trash One way to sweeten the pot.... (54 comments)

How about $324M plus 1000 frozen eggs?

about two weeks ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Trailer Trash Re:Mod up the Archangel bitch slap! (228 comments)

I've done a little bit of standup and improv. In improv, the cardinal rule is you always agree with whatever was just said, never disagree. You then expand on that last line and keep the bit rolling.

Hecklers are best dealt with in the exact same way, at least when you can't ignore them. Make them part of the act and it totally disarms their only weapon.

A better response would have been something along the lines of "I'm sorry, was it getting lonely in the shelter without me?"

about two weeks ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

Trailer Trash Re:Local Backups (150 comments)

I find that local backups are better than cloud backups.

I do both. As far as I'm concerned it's simply stupid to not have local copies of everything that's important to my business, particularly given that hard drives cost something like $40/TB at this point. I keep stuff in "the cloud" for easy access, but I insist on keeping local copies of everything.

I make my customers do this, too. Their music is in the cloud for one purpose only: to ease distribution. They have to keep local copies of everything. They bitch and moan but it sure as hell beats losing everything.

about two weeks ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Trailer Trash Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

Fucking moron, go back to masturbating in your "Apocalypse Shelter" to videos of Rand Paul.

"Go back"? I never stopped. I was typing with my other hand.

about two weeks ago
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Navy Tests Unpowered Exoskeleton

Trailer Trash Yep (79 comments)

Instead it effectively increases your stamina by relieving fatigue caused by carrying the heavy tool.

Could solve a problem that guys like myself have to live with.

about two weeks ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Trailer Trash Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

There are many different ways that Ebola can reach out and touch people who are not from Ebola Land, shutting down foreign visas is not the solution.

Exactly. That's why I don't encrypt passwords on any of my machines. Passwords can be brute forced so they're not a solution.

I also have no locks on my doors. Someone can use C4 to blow them up and render them useless. Locks aren't a solution.

Sometimes, even if you can find some way around the proposed idea it doesn't mean the idea isn't good, just that it isn't complete. Nobody said it was. But shutting down travel directly from ebolaland is an obvious first step.

about two weeks ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Trailer Trash Re:Don't feed the trolls (367 comments)

And yet, here you are commenting on a troll article.

Yes, telling people to not respond. I didn't read the article nor will I read any more. PETA will cease to matter when ad revenue on PETA clickbaits moves toward $0.

about two weeks ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Trailer Trash Don't feed the trolls (367 comments)

Remember? Rule #1 of the internet? PETA wants attention, positive or negative. Just ignore them. Please.

about two weeks ago
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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

Trailer Trash Re:WTF is Legos? (252 comments)

Sure, just like there are not 2 Fords in the parking lot, but 2 Ford automobiles, and not 3 Pepsis on the table, but 3 Pepsi drinks, and not 4 Dells in the marketing department, but 4 Dell computers.

Speakers, not corporate lawyers, determine language use, even if corporations wish it were otherwise.

True, but they have a deeper worry here. They don't want their trademark to become a generic (and thus subject to being lost) so they have to make sure it's used properly at all times. While they can't change the way people talk they can have some influence over how folks write.

Plenty of trademarks have become genericized, Kleenex is a great example. Here's a good list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

Making that list is a mixed blessing. It means that you've owned a market to the point that people equate any product in the market to your own. On the other hand, you can lose control of such a trademark.

Companies like LEGO don't want that to happen.

about three weeks ago
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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

Trailer Trash Re:Pixie Dust (252 comments)

Lego are actively researching alternative materials from which to make their blocks, so your criticism is merely illustrating your lack of knowledge of the subject, and not a well-thought-out attack on Lego.

Unless I missed it, the "attack" was on Greenpeace who cluelessly badgered Lego to quit licensing the Shell logo for use in their products which are *made of oil*.

about three weeks ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Trailer Trash Re:The article is on dice.com. (547 comments)

It's chewing gum for the job seeker, no more, no less.

Yes. Good, tasty, onion-flavored chewing gum.

about three weeks ago

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rubyonrails.org - Poached!

Trailer Trash Trailer Trash writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Trailer Trash (60756) writes "The domain name "rubyonrails.org" has been snapped up by a domain farmer. Navigating to the site — any of the sites on the domain — brings up a smiling young lady and a list of "links" related to Ruby on Rails. I'm not adding an actual link; the new owner is probably getting plenty of traffic as it is."

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