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IT Night Shift Workers: Fat and Undersexed

farseeker Re:This isn't news (203 comments)

Who the fuck is dubya?

I hate this whole grandfathering thing "Oohh my User ID has fewer digits than yours, therefore I am more correct".

Did it perhaps occur to you that I re-registered under a new account? Or that I've been reading /. for years but wasn't really interested in contributing until recently? And even if it did not, why does my user id have any relevance to what I'm saying?

Why is your anecdotal experience working at a porn shop any more valid than my anecdotal experience of living with and being married to a shift worker?

about 3 years ago

IT Night Shift Workers: Fat and Undersexed

farseeker Re:This isn't news (203 comments)

My apologies, I forgot, /. is just Year 10 science class all over again

about 3 years ago

Exploiting the iPad's Glowing Keyboard

farseeker Put it to work for you (127 comments)

With any luck, ShoulderPad will be open to SQL injection. Little Bobby Tables strikes again!

about 3 years ago

IT Night Shift Workers: Fat and Undersexed

farseeker This isn't news (203 comments)

Anyone who has ever lived with a shift worker doesn't need some fucking study tell them this.

I've been married for years to an RN, so I can tell you first hand that almost anyone who works shift, the first thing to go is their energy, and sex is an immediate victim. In fact, all of those issues related to a lack of energy.

about 3 years ago

Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

farseeker Just too much homosexual innuendo in G+ (1223 comments)

I just can't help thinking of a Circle Jerk every time I drag someone into a google "circle".

Is that just me?

about 3 years ago

DisplayPort-To-HDMI Cables May Be Recalled Over Licensing

farseeker Re:DVI-D, HDMI Cables (417 comments)

Uuh, at what stage in your sudafed analogy did? At no stage did you mention anything illegal happening.

The restrictions put in place around sudafed is because sudafed contains codine, and it's been proven that drug manufacturers were purchasing over-the-counter codine-based products to produce amphetamines. Not theoretically, they really were doing it.

If you buy two packets of sudafed within 30 days from the same chemist you're not going to get red flagged, and it takes what, 10 seconds?. Sheesh.

about 3 years ago

The View From the Ground At an Indian Call Center

farseeker Damn forigners (214 comments)

When I used to work at a Cisco callcentre in Sydney, Australia I used to deal with 90% Americans, as they would be doing routine maintenance in the middle of the night and it would go wrong.

I had two gentlemen on the phone one day, and one of them goes "Well siree, I must say I'm very pleased that I'm not talking to a foreigner this time!" to which the other guy on the phone says "... you do realise this guy is Australian, right?"

Funniest moment of my day.

about 3 years ago

First Thunderbolt Peripherals Arrive To Market

farseeker Re:WTF is Thunderbolt? (259 comments)


1. A flash of lightning with a simultaneous crash of thunder.
2. A supposed bolt or shaft believed to be the destructive agent in a lightning flash, esp. as an attribute of a god such as Jupiter or Thor.

about 3 years ago

First Thunderbolt Peripherals Arrive To Market

farseeker WTF is Thunderbolt? (259 comments)

WTF is Thunderbolt?

about 3 years ago

Hard Drive Overclocking Competition From Secau

farseeker Re:links broken in comments? (162 comments)

Double-right-click and the menu shows up in FF5

about 3 years ago

Massive Botnet "Indestructible," Say Researchers

farseeker Re:Take 'em offline (583 comments)

The third time, require a faxed copy of a receipt/invoice/statement from a third party

Yeah, because I still live in 1998 and work at a law firm, and thus have access to a fax machine

more than 3 years ago

Video Game Free Speech Ruling Aftermath

farseeker Re:Why? (258 comments)

Because as far as I can tell, some parents are lazy and want the ability to blame everyone else for their failings, rather than realise that it is their own job to raise and educate their child.

I do not believe that this is the majority of parents. I believe the majority of parents do a good job of this. However it's the minority of parents who, of course, make the most noise.

Where I live, pornographic magazines are right next to the checkout counter at my local petrol station. They're wrapped of course, but the visible part of the covers is still quite provocative. It's MY responsibility and duty to teach my son how and when/if he should consume such material, and until he becomes old enough to make the decision for himself, to make it for him.

more than 3 years ago

With regards to beer, I prefer it to be:

farseeker Re:Missing option, and only option needed: (840 comments)

I cannot think of anything more vile than a warm beer (and yes, 12c is warm).

Nothing beats coming home after a 40 degree day, opening up the fridge and grabbing a cold Coopers Pale Ale or something similar.


more than 3 years ago

I Name My Servers After:

farseeker Re:Spacecraft (722 comments)

Windows Boxes: Soviet spacecraft Linux Boxes: American spacecraft Mobile Devices: Space probes Wonky Mac: Odyssey (Apollo 13 CM) Wonky Print Server: Ariane5 (French rocket which blew up) I used to use the phonetic alphabet, but it was too boring. /And yes, the poll is deeply, fundamentally broken

And using that naming scheme, how on earth is anyone who hasn't memorised the specific function of each server going to know what it does? For example, if an new hire is told they need to restart the Exchange server for New York, who the hell are they going to know which server it resides on without consulting a lookup table? With a naming scheme like ny-exch-01 it's so simple a trained monkey could do it.

more than 3 years ago

Man Ordered At Gunpoint To Hand Over Phone For Recording Cops

farseeker Re:Been there, done that? (983 comments)

You sir, are a lemming traitor piece of shit. Its fuckheads like you that empower fuckheads like that.

So, my opinion gets slammed as being a troll, but this one somehow gets a score of 2? Oh, what an upside down world /. is

more than 3 years ago

Man Ordered At Gunpoint To Hand Over Phone For Recording Cops

farseeker Been there, done that? (983 comments)

Have you ever been in a high adrenaline situation that ended in you shooting and killing someone? Have you ever voluntarily ended someones life? Have you had someone film you whilst you do this? Unless the answer to all of the above is "yes", how about you keep your damning judgements to yourself. These police put their lives on the line for your protection every single day, and it's not our place to pass judgement on their behaviour. That's for disciplinary hearings. Also, phrases like "in a hail of bullets" stink of tabloid reporting and have no place on a serious news post. Dissapointing.

more than 3 years ago


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