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

clam666 Re:Rant Mode Activated (658 comments)

SJW - Social Justice Warriors. You've seen the type, quote a billion statistics and lies, hate everything about anything first world countries and love to talk about the trials and tribulations about PoCs (People of Color) while treating them like ignorant animals and disdain.

Usually they've gone to college and taken their first class and see the injustices of the world everywhere.

They're all over the interwebs. You could be talking about how you got a raise and are looking forward to finally being able to buy a house, and then they'll say "You know, some people only live on $2 a day...." and try to make you feel bad about yourself. Or that you just had really hot kinky sex with your spouse and then "You know, all sex is rape because women can't conciously consent...." it's like they're in permanent buzzkill mode.

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

clam666 Rant Mode Activated (658 comments)

I know slashdot loves SJWs, but they've irritated the fuck out of me for years here.

I knew the post wasn't technology based when it contains lines like that while it may be true for McDonald's to say that its tech plans will improve customer experience, the move is also "a convenient way...to justify a reduction in the chain's global workforce."

Can't we just discuss the technology about how it would be to order food this way? Why does is always comes down to some retarded "WHAT ABOUT DER CHILDREN" every time? I didn't see anyone complaining about the internet killing the travel agent business, doctors killing the bloodbowl makers business, or when the internet changed the journalism business? Why is changing your ordering capabilities so detrimental to the world?

A convenient way to reduce their workforce? Those bastards! That workforce wouldn't be made up of a bunch of PoCs that desperately need white people to help them would they since they won't survive on their own without a bit of noblesse oblige? Desperately clinging to their jobs with single tears running down their faces? Is sarah mclaughlin singing about them? That's the height of arrogance and insulting.

"Today Fred Smith announced he was cutting back on the number of his girlfriends, deciding that it was easier and more fair to concentrate on one girlfriend, but critics point out that he was conveniently saving money by not spending it on 5 other women. This change will naturally causes economic waves as these other poor women won't have their social lives subsidized any more. Who will help their social welfare? One woman was quoted as saying, 'You used to be able to support a family of four on one boyfriend. Now what am I going to do? Go back to school to learn how to dress like a slut? Do you know many girl's social lives are less than $2 a day? And 1 in 4 women have to date someone in IT? "

Have people ever actually run a business before? They're talking about using kiosks to improve the customer experience, and it desperately needs improving. The phrase "they fuck you at the drive through" isn't new by any means. I'd say I'm lucky if I get my food successfully 50% of the time, and this is from a workforce that cannot manage to follow instructions written...sorry....pictures of instructions on how to make my food and then manage to put it into a bag successfully.

Sorry again, one employee manages to assemble and microwave my food correctly, and the other manages to put it into a bag. And they have a failure rate of 50% in that complicated ordering pipeline. I assume it's because their brain pans are filled with mayonaise.

I, for one, welcome our new kiosk overlords. I'd like the warm fuzzy feeling in my balls when I can push pictures and get what the picture looks like even 75% of the time. I'll take an increase in customer satisfaction any day over having to spell my order out 6 times and then wonder why this person wasn't drowned in a river as a baby.

Smart people work at minimum wage, realize it sucks, and GTFO as fast as they can for better pastures. If you're over 21 and still working at minimum wage, you're either medically retarded or you've made severely bad choices in your life, neither one of which I want handling my "food" or whatever McDonalds calls it these days. Continuing to repeatedly fuck my dining ability because of fear of "DER TECKNOLOGY" is retarded. Why don't we applaud the tecnological innovations that would actually improve our lives, and let people worry about their lives and better themselves without our pretend concern for them?

yesterday
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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

clam666 Re:Trading Freedom for Security? (264 comments)

Personally I think this is a good idea. I think props should be given to whomever came up with the idea. A change in techology, that provides safety and protection from the government, should always be welcome.

Huzzah to Keith Bristow.

about three weeks ago
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Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

clam666 Re:So what you're telling me (146 comments)

Yeah really. I canot believe ANYONE would think that LEO is all up in arms that now devices are "encrypted" and the kiddie porn will run rampant.

If you're familiar with public relations tactics, these articles are so damn blatantly obvious.

It's a good deal, google and apple who already work with the government anyway, are now allowed to act like their devices are safe, and the govt. can pretend to act like they're styimed and will never break a case again.

Seriously. Is there anyone stupid enough to believe that the govt. allows encryption techology like this without their control? Or that there aren't backdoor protocols?

Name one thing you can have where the govt. doesn't have you bent over. And people believe they either have, or are allowed to have, something they can't access.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

clam666 Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

That's why I just format and reinstall every 6 mos. Apps don't matter, data does. I save data offline anyway as part of my retention plan. The OS and everything gets wiped, which eliminates all the app spoor and rootkits and various things that build up. I have no idea why people aren't wiping their system regularly anyway.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

clam666 Re:Think of the children (354 comments)

No one actually believes that they don't have access right?

I mean...people do know that any unbeatable tech is snapped up and not in the wild for civilian use?

about a month ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

clam666 Phone Value (299 comments)

No one steals phones to use "the phone" with a new sim. Well, some people do, but they are a tiny tiny minority. The real value is stealing electronics is boxing them up and selling them by the kilo to "resource extractors" for the money. No one who makes this a side business gives a crap about your bricked phone.

Phones, depending on type and the resources in them, have a per kilo value. Like anything, it's volume volume volume.

This is totally about law enforcement stopping free communication. It will not stop theft in the slightest. Anyone telling you this has some deterrant about theft is an idiot at best and lying at worst.

about 2 months ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

clam666 Re: You dorks (418 comments)

I know that slashdot has windows popping all over with full streaming video sucking away all my bandwidth.

I know that I can't "window" the damn browser because it's busy floating on top of the article.

I know that it doesn't work on firefox on ubuntu.

I not know I will never ever buy a Duralast tire.

So yeah, they're manipulating and screwing up the content. I don't mind a static banner, or sidebar, and have in fact used advertising before. I don't mind supporting sites I frequent.

But this is bullshit. The experience is crap. How can HTML be this fucked up that you don't even test it with the latest, say, top 4 browsers?

about 3 months ago
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Critical Vulnerabilities In Web-Based Password Managers Found

clam666 brainpower (114 comments)

I just remember my passwords. As if someone else storing them is possibly safe.

about 3 months ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

clam666 Re:Easier for Illuminati (468 comments)

Will they be using Nvidia drivers and DirectX?

about 4 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

clam666 harddrive (702 comments)

Of course I want to have a fully charged battery in my laptop, that way, when they ask me to power it on and show the BIOS, I have plenty of room to put the explosive where the HD was, and need the power to fire the detonator.

about 4 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

clam666 Re:Oh, absolutely .... (702 comments)

Or they're just bad people who go into positions of power with no chance of being fired because they're bullies and jackasses.

When I go through the security screening, I often notice how they're members of the intellectual proletariat, obviously rising up in revolution against the bourgeois pigs who have their foot on their neck as they try to do their performance art about how hard it is being poor. Clearly they are from the non-nobility, who has codified peerage laws specifically naming them as next in line for the throne.P>

about 4 months ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

clam666 Easier for Illuminati (468 comments)

At least now it will be easier for the planes to be flown into buildings without the pilots knowledge and no terrorists needed, by projecting a false camera view.

#911InsideJob #blessed #lolcats

about 4 months ago
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Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

clam666 Re:Sooo.... (78 comments)

Is that the only measure of success?

...and this is why the terrorists are winning. If you're in 'murica, get some Jesus. If you aren't, stop takin' meh jobs!

about 4 months ago
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Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

clam666 Sooo.... (78 comments)

This saves us from the terrorists how?

This sounds like the beginning of evil technology so that I can't use my DVR to skip commercials.

about 4 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

clam666 Re:No thanks (561 comments)

MENSA is for people who are insecure and conceited about their intelligence. An analogy I always use is the Club of Certified Badasses. What kind of badass would want to join that?

I hear they're pretty big on scientific racism too...they can have fun with that without me.

Wth is scientific racism? Do they refuse to research black body energy or something?

So it's a group of insecure people who are conceited, and you spend some amount of your waking hours constructing analogies for them.

And FYI? Chuck Norris is a certified bad-ass. That's who.

about 4 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

clam666 Re:Mensan here (561 comments)

I thought I was special until I realised there are 140 000 000 potential mensans on earth.

...and most of them are from China and India.

And the fact that I'm pretty good at guessing which dice should come after a serie of 4 other dice doesn't tell much about myself, and surely shouldn't be taken as a genius indicator.

You should use a Hidden Markov model. It'll free up your time.

about 4 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

clam666 Re:IF.. (561 comments)

They know how to control for controlling for economic and social factors? What?

You make sure the test is in both metric and imperial units, to make sure dark poor people will answer the questions since they deal with kilos and grams often because...um....never mind.

...sup.

about 4 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

clam666 Re:I.Q. is a flawed system of measurement. (561 comments)

People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. - Stephen Hawking

Said the man who is too stupid to operate a stairwell.

about 4 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

clam666 Re:What do they call their members? (561 comments)

Mensies?

It's pronounced, "Menses". You've gone and made a bloody mess of it.

about 4 months ago

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Threats Posted On Your Own Facebook Page Are Crimes, Florida Court Rules

clam666 clam666 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "In an apparent first in Florida law, a state appeals court ruled this week that posting threats on one’s personal Facebook page can be prosecuted under state law.

The 1st District Court of Appeal decided in a criminal case that a Facebook post could be considered a “sending” for the purposes of the “sending written threats to kill or do bodily harm” law, a second-degree felony. In the ruling "When a person composes a statement of thought, and then displays the composition in such a way that someone else can see it, that person has completed the first step in the Wise court’s definition of 'sending'."

The pertinent quote in question:

“FUCK my [relative] for choosin to be a lesbian and fuck [the partner] cuz you’re an ugly ass bitch . . . if you ever talk to me like you got a set of nuts between your legs again . . . I’m gonna fuck you up and bury your bitch ass. U wanna act like a man. I’ll tear the concrete up with your face and drag you back to your doorstep. U better watch how the fuck you talk to people. You were born a woman and you better stay one.”

Even though the Appellant didn't directly send anything to the person directly, because it was posted on his own page, then therefore the thought appears to be sent. As if THIS won't be a stepping stone to more fun rulings."
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Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with a Novel Coronavirus

clam666 clam666 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "CDC and WHO Health officials identified a new virus that has sickened at least 14 people worldwide, killing eight.

The coronavirus, clinically and genetically similar to SARS, known as hCoV-EMC, is correlated with an unexplained respiratory illness after traveling to the Arabian peninsula or neighboring countries."

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Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer

clam666 clam666 writes  |  about 2 years ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "White House sources partly confirmed an alarming report that U.S. government computers — reportedly including systems used by the military for nuclear commands — were breached by Chinese hackers.

I mostly submitted it because I just loved the phrase "The attack originated in the form of a spear phish, which involves a spoofed inbound email with either a link to a malicious website or a weaponized document attachment such as a .pdf, Microsoft Excel file or Word document"

Damn those weaponized Excel files."
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Sabotaging the Workplace CIA style

clam666 clam666 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "The 1944 Strategic Services Field Manual is declassified by the CIA, with its intent being to show how to teach saboteurs how to disrupt the enemy. The goal being do cause as much disruption as possible.

Around page 28 it gives gems for management and empployee sabotage including "Insist on doing everything through
'channels.' Never permit short-cuts to be taken
in order to expedite decisions.", "When training new workers, give incomplete
or misleading instructions.", "If possible, join or help organize a group
for presenting employee problems to the management.
See that the procedures adopted are
as inconvenient as possible for the management,
involving the presence of a large number of
employees at each presentation, entailing more
than one meeting for each grievance, bringing
up problems which are largely imaginary, and
so on.", and my favorite, "Act stupid."

It seems like where I work the used this as the basis of the employee handbook."

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Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979

clam666 clam666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

clam666 (1178429) writes "Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.

Earlier this year, predictions were rife that the North Pole could melt entirely in 2008. Instead, the Arctic ice saw a substantial recovery. Bill Chapman, a researcher with the UIUC's Arctic Center, tells DailyTech this was due in part to colder temperatures in the region. Chapman says wind patterns have also been weaker this year. Strong winds can slow ice formation as well as forcing ice into warmer waters where it will melt.

Why were predictions so wrong? Researchers had expected the newer sea ice, which is thinner, to be less resilient and melt easier. Instead, the thinner ice had less snow cover to insulate it from the bitterly cold air, and therefore grew much faster than expected, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center

In May, concerns over disappearing sea ice led the U.S. to officially list the polar bear a threatened species, over objections from experts who claimed the animal's numbers were increasing.

On a personal note, I, for one, hopefully welcome our new polar bear overlords."

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