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The American Workday, By Profession

brainboyz Re:9 to 5 is a myth (146 comments)

Wrong actually. In CA they're mandatory. Prevents employers from threatening the employee and then later saying they "voluntarily skipped lunch" leading to he-said/she-said.

4 days ago
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Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Northern California, Causing Injuries and Outages

brainboyz Re:Not strong in Oakland (135 comments)

Because you can feel the relative strength where you are. Also, you start to get a feel for how far away it is based on the motion. Close ones rock'n'roll at the same time, while further ones get a jolt or two followed by a rolling motion.

It's part of the SoCal culture/tradition, so Independence Day had it right.

about a week ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

brainboyz Re:...The hell? (291 comments)

What's funny is his complaints are mostly about apps. On an Android. Where you can mostly replace the functionality without fanfare.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

brainboyz Re:We can thank corporate America (282 comments)

Just a word of warning: My current coworkers have been on the job for 8, 12, 15, and 17 years respectively. Three of the four are idiots, resistant to change, and like doing things backward because it's comfortable (we're still using Classic ASP and VBScript for our webpages, exposed SQL server, build 70% of queries in code, filter data in code loops instead of bulk where clauses). Sometimes, they have no choice but stay because they're too incompetent to move on and the manager is too dumb or spineless to fire them.

about 2 months ago
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California Property Tax Exemptions For Solar Energy Systems Extended To 2025

brainboyz Re:Property Tax? (76 comments)

If they think it adds to the value of the house in some way, yes. They'll grasp at every last penny they can in an effort for tax money.

about 2 months ago
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Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss

brainboyz Re:Internal and External Simultaneously (104 comments)

We consider these services to be in quantum hyper-position states until a need is chosen.

about 2 months ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

brainboyz Re:on behalf of america (625 comments)

One can hope that if this goes through they put the designated parking spots at the back of the parking lot.

about 3 months ago
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Astronomers Solve Puzzle of Mysterious Streaks In Radio Images of the Sky

brainboyz Re:Reflected EM Waves? (66 comments)

Not many people transmitting x and gamma rays.

about 3 months ago
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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

brainboyz Re:Ethanol IS a scam (432 comments)

As someone with one of those trucks destroyed by ultra-low sulfur diesel, it's true. If I don't include additive with every tank, I'm risking a costly injection pump replacement. Older injection pumps relied on the fuel as a lubricant internally and the ultra-low sulfur diesel doesn't provide that. Older trucks are either using additive, or have had a $1500+ repair to upgrade/replace the injection pump. That's more than some of those trucks are worth.

about 3 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

brainboyz Re:Next target, please (626 comments)

I've got no problem with cannabis, I've got a problem with people wanting to ban things. I cannot partake of it, but I don't wish to deny it to those who wish to.

about 3 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

brainboyz Re:Next target, please (626 comments)

As someone that occasionally and responsibly brews and enjoys alcohol, but is allergic to MJ: fuck off.

about 3 months ago
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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

brainboyz Re:Yes! No more mandates! (584 comments)

You mean space shuttles and naval ships that have an army of support engineers constantly maintaining them at very high cost? Or vehicles where electronics failure generally isn't life threatening and failure modes are taken into account which lead to the electronics doing nothing?

And jamming the signal doesn't require a lot of time. There would be a limited number of chips driving the technology with a known frequency list. Easy enough to create a jammer.

about 3 months ago
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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

brainboyz Re:Yes! No more mandates! (584 comments)

Mandate smart guns and see how quickly smart gun jammers become available. Despite being illegal, we have cellphone jammers for relatively cheap. I don't see anything stopping thieves from doing the same if it means they can't be shot at.

about 3 months ago
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Lavabit Loses Contempt Appeal

brainboyz All it takes is one criminal now? (128 comments)

One potential suspect on a network and the cops suddenly want the capability to spy on the whole network unimpeded? That sounds like a GREAT idea. Oh, wait...

about 5 months ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

brainboyz Re:Let it die (510 comments)

It's not the culture, it's the supportive society and power they're lamenting the loss of. The more deaf there are the more pressure they can exert politically for support, the more people the deaf have with which to share something in common, and the more they can feel special/different/unique/etc. It's 100% selfishness on the part of the deaf community; particularly for those which cannot utilize the implants for various reasons. They're attempting to use political correctness to equate handicap to beauty instead of individuality to beauty.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

brainboyz Re:Do you need a database? (272 comments)

Gah, the day I don't have mod points.

about 5 months ago
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Start-Up Founders On Dealing With Depression

brainboyz Re:Huh? (257 comments)

But if you rule out a reasonable amount of everything else, attempting to treat depression may give results.

about 5 months ago
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

brainboyz Re:Universities should have no patents (130 comments)

Agreed, double dipping on "private" profits and public funds seems a little...what do they always call the private sector?...Oh yeah, greedy.

about 5 months ago
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NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

brainboyz Re:Politcs vs. Science (291 comments)

Minimal casualties. It wasn't bloodless.

about 4 months ago

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