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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

alta Re:In other news... (477 comments)

Wow, yall obviously can't take a joke!
I don't really think the french are lazy. No, just a bunch of sissies.

Well, come to think of it, yeah, lazy too.

about two weeks ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

alta Re:What the French call la dolce vita? (477 comments)

without googling, isn't that "The Sweet Life" or something like that?

I don't know any french or Italian, but it's close enough to Spanish.

about two weeks ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

alta In other news... (477 comments)

France fails at having an Internationally competitive workforce.

about two weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

alta Re:how do you convince microsoft (353 comments)

This is a non-issue. It takes a lot more than a new harddrive to make it re-activate. And even then, it will almost always let you re-activate using the original key. And on the rare chance that it doesn't calling the 800 number has always got me back in business.

about three weeks ago
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

alta Re:Back in my day (142 comments)

BBSs died off? That's why no one is playing Usurper with me any more!

about three weeks ago
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

alta Back in my day (142 comments)

I remember how happy I was the first time I had cable internet. I was beta testing for comcast. Free for the first 6 months. So exciting. Now, I'm old (37) and bandwidth doesn't excite me the way it used to. I'm paying for 10MB I get 12MB... I could get up to 100, but why bother. I come home, sit on my couch and have a beer. The kids can and I can play all the minecraft we want on that 12MB connection.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

alta Any code that's not my code (373 comments)

My stuff gets the job done.

I generally put enough notes in that someone could come behind me and see what's going on. And where I don't I try to use pretty obvious variable/function names. But it's usually not to pretty. And it's in PHP so most of yall would say it's not even actually CODE.

about a month ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

alta As I get older (285 comments)

My tolerance for doing the pepper challenge goes down. Not that I think they're any hotter, more like I have less to prove.

Now I don't eat much hotter than a jalapeno. I've done the ass-in-the-tub sauce type stuff before and now I'd just rather not have the heartburn.

about a month ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

alta Mystery? (491 comments)

The cause of the crash isn't a mystery. It most likely ran out of fuel.

The cause of why the whole damn plane went AWOL IS a mystery.

about a month ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

alta Noah? No (667 comments)

Most Christians are boycotting that movie. Including that on the list is disingenuous . Even the director said he doesn't care about what the Christians think.

about 1 month ago
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Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:

alta Re:missing option (146 comments)

You said "YOU" that's my point. I personall lose no time staring at the glowing "TV" box. They do. Now the glowing "Monitor" box is a different story.

about a month and a half ago
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Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:

alta missing option (146 comments)

None - Not interested. Abstinence implies that I'm fighting off the urge to view. We have cable at home for the wife and kids.

about a month and a half ago
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Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft

alta Instead of wiping (158 comments)

How about, instead of wiping it, it just automatically sends all outbound calls to the carrier's customer service number for stolen phones?

about a month and a half ago
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Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft

alta Re:Fine, if and only if it can be turned off. (158 comments)

What if, for the feature to work, you had to contact the carrier and give them the phone's PIN. Only then would it wipe. The carrier wouldn't be able to wipe until you contacted them with said PIN.

Or maybe when you set up the phone a 'wipe pin' that doesn't get reset when the phone is wiped?

about a month and a half ago
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Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft

alta Re:"... as a means to reduce theft." (158 comments)

what makes you think this isn't already available, on many, many levels?

about a month and a half ago
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Water Filtration With a Tree Branch

alta Re:Take That, Capitalists! (205 comments)

Yes, it is. And I'd rather be hit by the one bullet than all 100 of them. I'd stand a much better chance of living.

Especially since there's a much better chance of your body's natural defenses defeating that 1%

about 2 months ago
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Water Filtration With a Tree Branch

alta Re:Pour water through the branch? (205 comments)

Is a hopper a funnel? I could see that working.
Or a bucket? I'm assuming this is only going to be gravity fed, branch isn't going to move it uphill.

about 2 months ago
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Water Filtration With a Tree Branch

alta Pour water through the branch? (205 comments)

Exactly how do you pour water THROUGH a branch? This sounds like the old boyscout prank of expecting someone to push a rope. Or maybe this is more like herding cats?

about 2 months ago
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Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

alta Re:And when it doesn't fit (162 comments)

I'm more concerned about when they put something small in a rediculously oversized box.

Now me personally, I drive an Armada, so I'll take any sized TV!

about 2 months ago
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Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

alta And when it doesn't fit (162 comments)

You end up with a nice large expensive thing sitting on top of your car until you get there to deal with it.

about 2 months ago

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alta alta writes  |  more than 5 years ago The idiots running the building have the AC on full blast, but it's only 60 degrees outside. But I'm going to be green. I turned off the AC in the server room and put a box fan in the door. All should be fine in a few minutes.

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alta alta writes  |  more than 5 years ago

For the past, well, however many years I've been here, my Karma has always been excelent. For the first time, it's been demoted to "good."

I can thank the campaign discussion for that one. If you are a conservative, and you let your views be known around here, you can count on it being -1 troll, or flamebait. I have let it be known where I stand, and have been punished accordingly. Thank you all for being open minded ;)

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Old UID.

alta alta writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Hey, my UID is 1263. If anyone else has a really low one, leave a note.

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