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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

defaria Re:Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (742 comments)

In this sensible country he too can take the employer to court and win big. What' your not seeing here is that this guy Conal's story is pretty much bogus, which is exactly why he will not take it to court and will not win.

about a month and a half ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

defaria Yeah right. (742 comments)

Sorry but this doesn't pass the sniff test to me. Do we have anything other than this Conal characters statement that this stuff happened? It doesn't seem like we do. We have to trust that what Conal said was exactly what happened. As they say, there are two sides to every story.

"Do or don't! There is no try!" What the fuck do you mean "attempted to cancel service"? It's like that other video on Youtube or something with some guy trying to cancel service to Comcast. You don't need to try that hard. Just do this - "I'm canceling service. I suggest you take me off your books. I won't pay another dime" then hang the fucking phone up. That's all you need to do. I know, I've done it several times.

I would take that $1820 bill and send it back with a note: You send your shit here. I suggest you pick it up by the end of the week or I'm fucking tossing it. I wouldn't lift a finger to return it. Not my mistake? Not my problem to fix.

If you schedule an appointment with a service like Comcast and they don't show up within the allotted 4 hour window you can sue them for wages lost. I know. I did it. Won $500 too.

If what this bozo is saying is really true then he has an excellent case against both his former employer and Comcast.

His conversations between him and Comcast are irrelevant to his employment. If his former employer really said that and he has proof then he'll be one rich man as he should sue the shit out of them. What I do in my private life between me and businesses of which I become a customer is no fucking business of my employer at all!

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Compromised Yahoo Servers Using Shellshock Bug

defaria Re:Can someone explain... (69 comments)

This lets bash execute anything as the afflicted user.

Yeah and who exactly is this afflicted user? Right, normally apache or some other unprivileged user who has relatively little power though granted you don't even want unprivileged users logging in from the Internet

So what can you do? Everything httpd can do - which may include accessing databases, or loading in other scripts and then getting those to run to get at databases, or dumping the server files.

You may not be able to write /etc/passwd, but you can certainly try to dump the user database for the web application.

Like suing in America, you could try. The question is will you succeed. IN the case of most DBMS's you need to log in to access anything. The unprivileged apache user without the knowledge of the username and password to access the database that contains the list of users is still a rather large huddle

It's a pretty deep bug because it's a design bug - POSIX doesn't specify how exported functions are passed from shell to subshell, so bash uses environment variables in a special format. One patch to fix it makes it so all functions must be declared as _BASH_FUNC_name= which helps limit exposure. There are going to be many other patches because fixing this is hard.

Note really. Just tell bash "hey, after the function definition is completed stop parsing (unless perhaps it's yet another function - which I don't think is allowed anyway).

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

defaria Re:OMFG, stupid (644 comments)

Could it be because Windows Lost? ;-)

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

defaria So what! (561 comments)

Why to people stupidly assume that the percentages in the population should represent the population of a subset?!? That's asinine! You don't see such outrage about the lack of men in the cosmology field....

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

defaria Invalid zip+4 forms (278 comments)

I've tried time and time again to get Kforce to fixed their fucked up form and accept zip+4 as a valid zipcode! How long has zip+4 been around? Since 1983! That's 31 fucking years and so many forms will not accept zip+4. Stupid.

My resume is on my web site. I just point people there. It's also under GPL!

Here's a neat tool: http://jobscan.co/ (don't know why it's .co but it is). It scans your resume and the job requirement and tells you how much of a match you are.

about 3 months ago
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Google Will Give a Search Edge To Websites That Use Encryption

defaria Re:Great step! (148 comments)

Add to this that sometimes the reputable companies still don't do the right thing. As a large financial institution you'd think that Wells Fargo of all companies would at least be sporting an extended validation certificate! But they don't. And that's not their only fumbling in security (http://defaria.com/WF). I have my reasons for still dealing with them but I watch them like a hawk!

about 4 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

defaria Re: name and location tweeted... (928 comments)

No it's private property. It doesn't change your ownership just because you let people in. Sure the laws may say "Oh you're really a public space" just because they wish to invade our privacy yet again so they can regulate and tax but it doesn't change the state of reality just because some government official proclaimed otherwise. By your definition, if you've every let anybody into your house you've lost ownership of it, is fucking ridiculous!

about 4 months ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

defaria Re:Contractor Vs. Employee (193 comments)

Hate to tell you this dude but you're in the worse situation there is. A W2 with no benefits! What's the point? Oh I see you like them taking out taxes. Well if you were a real business you could easily pay a service to do that for you (I use Wells Fargo) for about $0.15/hr. Oh the 7.5% you need to pay in "employment taxes". Hmmm. I see. you're bad at math aren't you. If they are billing out at 2-2.5 times what you make that'd be about 100-150% more right. So if you subtract 7.5% off of 100% you could be making 92.5% more than you are now you idiot!

Saves you the trouble of doing sales? Really? You think that this consulting company will get you another contract down the line? You are new here aren't you? In the some 25+ years of contracting I've never, I repeat, NEVER had the same consulting company place me a second time. Extend me? Yeah that happens but another contract from the same consulting company - NEVER.

You sir are just the sucker these consulting firms thrive on.

about 7 months ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

defaria Re:Contractor Vs. Employee (193 comments)

You have no business sense. Insurance as a business owner can be had cheaply if you know what you are doing. Miss out on a lot of corp perks? They are really overrated. The perks of getting to keep more of your money by reducing taxes far out weighs these corp perks in most cases.

And if you think a full-time position as a real employee offers you any sort of security or permanence then you got another thing coming.

about 7 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

defaria Why (1633 comments)

I see nothing in there requiring any of that.

about 7 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

defaria Sexism (1633 comments)

Interesting sexism there...

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

defaria Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

Are you fucking on ludes? It's clear that when somebody says that somebody "cannot lead in this setting" he's talking in present tense not past tense. Therefore it's not after the fact, it's before the fact.

about 8 months ago
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All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech

defaria Why Men Earn More (427 comments)

If women really did get paid only $0.75 per a man's $1 and yet performed equally to men then I must ask you - which businessman would not hire all women seeing as they are 25% off! The so called gender pay gap is just a myth that women attempt to use to get more money for nothing. Warren Ferrell's book, Why Men Earn More, explains all of this.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

defaria I believe that private companies should have the r (917 comments)

I believe that private companies should have the right to discriminate against anybody. Otherwise they are not really free are they?

about 8 months ago
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A New Car UI

defaria Just make the current buttons bigger! (237 comments)

This is ridiculous! You mean now I have to learn and think about how many fingers do I use to control control X and do they need to be far apart or not?!?

It's simple, just make the current buttons bigger for the kinds of adjustments you are likely to make when driving. All too often toggles and play/pause, etc are small buttons to look appealing instead of large buttons because they are likely to be used frequently. Usage of screen real estate often sucks big time. For example, in my car, when the bluetooth is paused I get a small button to make it play again. It takes up about 10% on the right hand side of the screen. The other 90% is completely fucking blank! Put the damn play button in the center of the screen and make it fucking big. It's the most likely thing I'm gonna hit next! Geeze! This is really not rocket science - common sense is all one needs.

about 9 months ago
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A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

defaria gitshell (96 comments)

$ while true; do
> echo -n "GitShell:"
> read command
> git $command
> done

Well that was easy!

about 9 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

defaria Re:Why? (578 comments)

Well that's just outright stupid!

about 10 months ago

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