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Ask Slashdot: How Does Your Company Evaluate Your Performance?

Zsub Easy answer (525 comments)

Performance measurement is for sissies. Getting along with the boss/owner, that's where it at.

more than 2 years ago

Are We Failing To Prepare Children For Leadership In the US?

Zsub Re:Sure... (754 comments)

In Switzerland, sitting on that motherlode of gold and art of dubious legality. Duh. Seriously, though, I suspect that Switzerland is very capable of retaining its high potentials, although its banking system may not have everything to do with that.

more than 2 years ago

Judge Who Ordered Pirate Bay Censorship Found To Be Corrupt

Zsub Re:My goodness... (104 comments)

Although as a Dutchie I am rather ashamed and angered by the reason and/or cause. I used to smirk at articles about the US where someone was ordered to pay boatloads of money for down/uploading some songs on Kazaa or Napster or whatever. Karma man, karma.

more than 2 years ago

Judge Who Ordered Pirate Bay Censorship Found To Be Corrupt

Zsub Re:Why? (104 comments)

They would, but don't forget this is the same country where a private organization goes around smacking small ISPs with court orders not even meant for them for fuck's sake, to get the small ISPs to ban TPB.

However, as the article rightly notes, the commercial enterprise is in educating lawyers, and thus not a general anti-piracy practice. Although still sort of shady in my personal view, I can see how this does not constitute a direct conflict of interests.

more than 2 years ago

TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

Zsub Re:The TSA (1174 comments)

And this is your mistake, see. You should consider any person trying to pat down a 4 year old a child molester. Any mistake to do so results in news like this.

more than 2 years ago

Travelling Salesman, Thriller Set In a World Where P=NP

Zsub Re:In a world... (165 comments)

Oh dear, I'm terribly sorry but I misclicked. Now I have to comment =/

more than 2 years ago

I believe humanity will first achieve ...

Zsub Re:Of course... (637 comments)

Which is a bloody shame. It may not be the most cheerful book, but what it describes, the image it paints of a totalitarian future, I'll be damned if our current society isn't moving in that direction faster than anyone should like.

Then again, my big brother rather likes it.

Wait, I don't even have a big brother.

more than 2 years ago

Europe Agrees To Send Airline Passenger Data To US

Zsub Re:Fuck this. Fuck EVERYTHING about this (403 comments)

First Europe sends banking info, passenger info, what will come? And there, for a moment, I believed Europe stopped being America's bitch. I'm voting... No wait, I don't know what or who I'm voting, because all parties I somewhat agree with agree with this shit. Fuck.

more than 2 years ago

HP To Certify Ubuntu 12.04 LTS For Its Proliant Servers

Zsub WTH, voiding HW warranty by installing software?! (66 comments)

Why is this even necessary?! Apparently, you can void your hardware warranty by installing software (from TFA):

it simply means that by installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on their current (or future) ProLiant hardware that they won’t nullify any kind of hardware warranty

But how does this even work? Also: as TFA notes, it's unclear who is endorsing who here, with HP being extremely profitable and all, but wouldn't it be cheaper for HP to just not be a little whiney kid about what kind of software you can or can't run?

about 2 years ago

CISPA Sponsor Says Protests Are Mere 'Turbulence'

Zsub No he's not. (258 comments)

But here you are wrong. With SOPA, the public at large managed to find -- finally, I might add -- the supreme spot where to exercise influence over legislation. See, if corporations control politics, it's no use trying to influence politics directly. But if we can influence the politics corporations push for, which we demonstrably can, we can influence politics. Therefore, your point that people don't matter anymore is false.

more than 2 years ago

VA Court To Review "Official" Email Rules

Zsub Re:In Massachusetts... (102 comments)

(snip) I don't have any ideas about how to deal with the members who are not online much, of course.

Make available computers to use specifically to browse the archives and related activities? Seems quite reasonable. Also attach a printer so they can print it all and study it at home.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Movie/Video Search Aggregation?

Zsub Re:square peg round hole (96 comments)

Yeah, I concur. If friends are over and we want to watch a movie, either I already have it, or I can download it in about ten minutes, so while that is going on, we play a short boardgame or prepare some drinks and food and hé presto!

more than 2 years ago

The UK Government's Struggle With Digital Rights

Zsub This feels a lot like (155 comments)

V for Vendetta
A Brave New World

We see it coming and just don't give a damn, it seems. Where are the times governments were afraid of their people? Or at least had some respect for their people?

about 3 years ago

Boot Linux In Your Browser

Zsub Re:Nice! (393 comments)

Like slacking off while your code's compiling?

more than 3 years ago


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