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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

jordanjay29 Re:Common Carrier (288 comments)

Wait, you're telling me that Uber drivers aren't trying to make a profit? That's news to me.

5 days ago

Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

jordanjay29 Re:Put it this way (789 comments)

Have you been awake for the last 20 years? Putin does not bluff. If anything, Putin is the revolver in Russian Roulette.

about two weeks ago

Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

jordanjay29 Midwestern Town (214 comments)

I came here to write something like this, but the parent nailed it. I have no mod points, someone please mod him up.

about a month ago

F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

jordanjay29 what about android? (164 comments)

Are you sending anonymous statistics? Or allowing auto-complete in the browser bar? All of these features rely on data being sent to Google's servers.

about a month ago

F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

jordanjay29 In other news... (164 comments)

...the sky is blue.

Carry on.

about a month ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

jordanjay29 What's stopping me you ask... (550 comments)

Same here. I'd jump at the chance to get LASIK if the technology was there, and I had the money.

about 2 months ago

A Look At NASA's Orion Project

jordanjay29 One small step..... (108 comments)

Unfortunately, I fear that's a distinct possibility.

about 2 months ago

Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

jordanjay29 Re: any responses (205 comments)

Your math skills need work.

about 2 months ago

Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

jordanjay29 RE:I hate push button start (865 comments)

My Nissan Juke has a wireless key fob. I can just sit down in the car, and it's ready to start. No messing with fobs in a certain position or keys in a switch. Just sit down, press the break, tap the start button.

about 4 months ago

Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

jordanjay29 RE:EMP Bait (865 comments)

I'm pretty sure your traditional-starting car's battery would be just as susceptible to an EMP blast. Better break out the hand crank.

about 4 months ago

Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

jordanjay29 It doesn't seem there would be any good defense ag (630 comments)

I'm sure at some point, someone thought the same of missiles, cannons or even bow & arrows. Eventually, a defense will be discovered.

about 5 months ago

Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters

jordanjay29 Re: victimless crime (205 comments)

Because actual kids are being filned/photographed performing such acts? Since minors can't legally give consent for sex, they are the victims in this crime.

about 6 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

jordanjay29 Re:GDP (717 comments)

Any number of vacation weeks above 0 is better than 0. I'm not sure it matters whether it's 5 or 6.

about 7 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

jordanjay29 Re:Another type that is interesting... (717 comments)

Unless it's in the contract that they have to be available after 4pm, what exactly is the problem?

about 7 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

jordanjay29 Re:It's a status thing (717 comments)

WM and MD jobs are not there for you to "actually live" on them, most of them are not. WM has over 2,000,000 employees, those are starter jobs, as in: you have no skills, you are at the beginning of your professional career, or maybe you are a new immigrant and need the first job in the country, type of jobs.

They're not really what you believe they are. You clearly have never worked in such a place before. The minimum wage plus erratic hours is designed to ensure that you're stuck working there, it's difficult to find the time to seek out new jobs if you're also a student, parent or both. The mere fact that there are people at Walmart who have worked there for over 20 years in a low-end, low-wage position proves your point utterly false.

about 7 months ago

Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

jordanjay29 Re:On Topic (179 comments)

It's been around for years, quietly chugging away. The goal is admirable, but with the sluggish progress I've seen, I have little confidence that there will be an actual product someday that will operate as a FOSS platform for natively running Windows software.

about 7 months ago



Simple Machine Forum Co-Founder Speaks Out

jordanjay29 jordanjay29 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SMF Friend (1298951) writes "It seems there's something going down at, home of the Simple Machines Forum. Within the past week, a new website has cropped up with dozens of former developers and project management in heated discussions over events that transpired last Saturday. A statement has been released by former Developer and Co-Founder Jeff Lewis, which chronicles the life and hardships of SMF and includes a letter from 30 current and former SMF Team Members asking for the removal of three of SMF's Managers.

"Over seven years ago my friend Joseph Fung and I decided the web needed an alternative to the leading PHP forum package out there. We created a PHP fork of perl based YaBB and after working with what we called YaBB SE for a bit, we re-branded as SMF, or Simple Machines Forums, along with a new core of code written by a developer who called himself [Unknown]. After seven years its crumbling but why?"

Other former SMF contributors are already picking up the story (Original German version).

As of writing this, the SMF community has begun banning members who link to blog post on their official forums, including Co-Founder Jeff Lewis."

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