top America 'Has Become a War Zone'
And yet Canada - geographically the largest part of North America - is nearly universally known as a punchline for being unfailingly polite.
As someone said above, the so called "logic" being thrown around this thread is appalling.
top Strange New World Discovered: The "Mega Earth"
(so yes, paper would auto-ignite there).
Ah, home sweet home.
top Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board
Go directly to your Change Manager (not the CAB, but the person who is invested in the day-to-day management and running of the process).
Utter the following sentence "I wish to get regular patching of Windows Servers defined as a standard change, what do I need to do?"
Follow those instructions.
It might seem like more beauracracy for the first run through, but it'll be smooth and seamless after that. As a Change Manager for years, I can tell you that the people in that position are far more worried about project managers trying to push through craptastic updates at the last second than they are with competant domain support people. They'd love to get you off their radar just as much as you want to be off the CAB's radar.
top Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?
About 10 years ago I left a fairly established consulting gig with a company that was winding down operations / being acquired.
Had to make a decision to move to the new company & stay in the same becoming-boring job or strike out again and search out the small internet startup / potentially rich-making / more exciting and hugely more risky gigs.
I chose the latter.
End up getting screwed on the IPO on both of them (one went private instead of public and screwed everyone but the founder), one reneged on the handshake deal I had with the president (since he left before the IPO happened - he'd been outsted by the founder). With my kids getting a bit older, I then went and hid out at a big company where the money was stable for 6 years to trade on benefits instead of income potential. However, I wouldn't trade the experience of working for those small, nimble outfits for anything because I've carried the "of course we can change that - what's to stop us?" attitude that you build up in that environment everywhere I've been since.
It's made me a better consultant, no doubt.
Someone above questioned where you are in life and that to me is a huge factor. Are you married? Do you have children? Are you the sole breadwinner in your family? What financial obligations are going to be there whether you are working or not (like a mortgage or retirement savings)?
The choice between a small company where you can make a difference every day and decisions are made in the president's office in an afternoon (but "the money" can vanish overnight) and a large company where it feels like you are trying to steer the Titanic (but the money will be there all day every day) is somewhat about what makes you tick. Are you an adreneline junky? Are you risk averse? How about the other people who are counting on you? (if there are any)
top No, Oreos Aren't As Addictive As Cocaine
Perhaps this was the actual experiment.
"Postulate the different take-up rates of a poorly configured fake science experiment. Measure the difference in the overall takeup rate between media classed as "Left Wing" and media classed as "Right Wing".
top David Cameron Wants the
Guardian Investigated Over Snowden Files
Who the fuck is Emmanual Assange?
See, that whole "unperson" thing is already working...
top "451" Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites
Well, I made the connection...
top UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"
It's disgraceful that the general public is so eager to watch porn, but is so unwilling to actually teach sex education to it's youth.
about a year and a half ago
top Computer Failure Disrupts British Air Traffic Control Systems
That book. So good, so chilling...
about a year and a half ago
top Can a Court Order You To Delete a Facebook Account?
I was going to threaten him with that same punishment, but then figured out that my dog sled was frozen to the igloo driveway
... so I'll sit here on my chesterfield and steam politely instead.
top Ask Slashdot: What Would Your 'I've Got To Disappear' Plan Look Like?
Hey, I know you
... you're that 300 pound guy from the last Comic-con.
top Dozens of Reported Plagiarism Incidents On Coursera's Free Online Courses
If big business owners "have us by the balls" and "have bought and paid for the Senate, etc" then why do they also need to "spend billions of dollars every year lobbying".
Are you saying that's just theatre to keep people from noticing?
top The Rapid Rise of License Plate Readers
You've obviously never had your license plate swapped by thieves with a stolen car similar to yours. Contrary to popular belief, all criminals aren't stupid.
1 - steal car
2 - drive directly to mass transit parking lot in middle of the work day
3 - cruise around to find similar looking vehicle
4 - swap license plates.
I have no idea how long I drove around with "stolen car" plates on my vehicle, but I can just imagine what would have happened had I been pulled over because I was flagged by some license plate reader. Wouldn't that be fun to have the cops storming my house because my car was parked in my driveway....
top UK Authorities Threaten To Storm Ecuadorian Embassy To Arrest Julian Assange
. What is the proper way to apologize for smearing rape victims?
Volunteering for a Rape Crisis Hotline?
top Famous British Autism Study an 'Elaborate Fraud'
When we slashdot them off of the internet?
top Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles
Hey man, leave me out of this.
Do you know how hard it is to be a fireman these days? Burning ebooks gives off no warmth whatsoever...