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10% of IT Pros Can Access Previous Jobs' Accounts

jslater25 Re:well, i can (218 comments)

Exactly. I suggested to one of the higher ups that they should make sure ALL passwords were changed, including (but not limited to) VPN access, Outlook 'master account' access, Server passwords, local user logins, and domain account access. I seriously doubt that this was done, and if it was done, I doubt it was done in a timely fashion. When half the IT department leaves within 2 weeks, the other half is left scrambling and the management is typically too stupid to know what to do. Personally, I didn't see any point in ever checking to see if my previous passwords were changed. It was no longer my responsibility.

more than 3 years ago
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Tron: Legacy

jslater25 Re:purposely done (412 comments)

I was completely disappointed with Tron: Legacy. Visuals were lacking the effects I would have expected. Dialog was horrendous. And the whole plot thing was pitiful.

Whereas the original Tron had tons of computer references and lingo, and even felt like it was inside a computer, Legacy really lacked in all of those areas. I left wondering why they bothered doing the sequel.

more than 3 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

jslater25 Re:More Info & Dashboard (1657 comments)

At least the commercials using a fat actor portraying a doctor on television have the fine print at the bottom that states the fat actor isn't actually a doctor. How come we can't get Al Gore's speeches about global warming to come with some similar notation that he doesn't agree with nor follow the advice he spouts?

more than 4 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

jslater25 Re:More Info & Dashboard (1657 comments)

If Al Gore, one of the great leaders of the global warming movement, refuses to take his own advice, how credible is he?

Who is to say that his idea is the best choice?

more than 4 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

jslater25 Re:More Info & Dashboard (1657 comments)

Explain how a carbon offset works. All it does is transfer wealth. No one actually takes different actions then what they were going to do originally. Al Gore still travels by private jet. The bushman he pays carbon offsets to continues to live his lifestyle. How does this accomplish anything to benefit the Earth?

more than 4 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

jslater25 Re:More Info & Dashboard (1657 comments)

So which statement (or which time) was she correct? Because she stated to avoid only the interior of the potato, only the exterior of the potato and she also said to eat the entire potato. And she mentioned NOTHING about green potatoes.

more than 4 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

jslater25 Re:Global warming != anthropogenic (1657 comments)

Attempting to take the strawman argument out of this, I'm simply saying that humankind doesn't understand all of the implications of what it does until MUCH further down the road. What we would assume to be a solution now might cause further issues down the road. So I'll give my question a go again to see if I can remove the strawman:

How do we know that the "pursued solution" to Global Warming wouldn't cause more problems than it would supposedly fix?

more than 4 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

jslater25 Re:Global warming != anthropogenic (1657 comments)

Hmm. Of all 1,880 imperiled species in the United States, 49% are endangered because of introduced species alone or because of their impact combined with other forces. (http://www.actionbioscience.org/biodiversity/simberloff.html) Seems our meddling (by introducing a species, which then became an invasive species) caused a few more problems than we anticipated. Are you sure you now want to just blindly attempt to make changes to climate? Shouldn't we pause to determine if what we do could cause MORE problems then what is currently happening?

more than 4 years ago
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Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

jslater25 Re:More Info & Dashboard (1657 comments)

The problem that I've had is this. When I was much younger, my grandmother exclaimed that eating the outside of a potato was unhealthy. She had scientific studies backing her that it was bad for your health. A couple years go by and she then states that the scientists claimed that eating the skin of the potato was the ONLY healthy portion of the potato. In other words, the complete opposite of what was once believed. She later changed this again, stating that eating all parts of the potato were okay, so long as done only in moderation (imagine that... moderation). I've heard similar science about the egg. Are you supposed to eat only the yolk? Or only the white part? Eat all of the egg, but watch how many you consume? Seems that even within the scientific community, there are those who are for and there are those who are against. If those doing the science can't make up their minds, why is it wrong that I continue to disbelieve?

I understand that there is global warming. I also understand that there is global cooling. There's that whole cyclic thing going on. What I have a hard time swallowing is that those claiming global warming is due to humans refrain from modifying THEIR behavior, while exclaiming its MY responsibility to change mine. Why is it acceptable for Al Gore to travel in his jet? How does paying someone else (who doesn't have much C02 footprint to begin with) prevent this global warming due to humans? That is what I cannot grasp. Please, someone explain to me this. As explained by Pat Sajak (of all people, I wouldn't have expected Pat!) in the link provided by Attila Dimedici, why not set the example rather then pointing the finger everyone except yourself?

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Never Ask the Designers For a Favor

jslater25 Re:Link to the original (238 comments)

As soon as I read the article summary, I knew this would be a stupid David Thorne clip. How is it that I'm the only one who can't stand the dude? And why is /. now partaking in this?

more than 4 years ago
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Giant Guatemalan 'Sinkhole' Is Worse Than We Thought

jslater25 Re:Errr... yeah (357 comments)

That's a great idea, except that you likely don't realize that moving away would require you to lose a considerable sum of money. Who in their right mind would purchase your house?

more than 4 years ago
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The Genius of the Lego Printer

jslater25 Re:Ouch (187 comments)

Actually, if you've seen the prices for Lego pieces these days, I don't know if this printer would be much cheaper than a normal inkjet.

more than 4 years ago
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New Hotmail Integrates Office Features

jslater25 Re:Late, yes... (90 comments)

Don't forget that Hotmail (or is it Windows Live or Windows Hotmail Live or Windows Live Mail? I can never remember!) STILL doesn't support IMAP. So while Microsoft is busy trying to integrate most Microsoft Office products (Outlook integration requires an annual fee along with additional software), they continue to lag behind the competition in other areas.

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Recommends Android For Fans of Porn

jslater25 Re:Reputable? (909 comments)

Luckily with my wife, there's no need to look at Playboy.

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Recommends Android For Fans of Porn

jslater25 Reputable? (909 comments)

I'm pretty sure that my wife would have something to say about Playboy being considered 'reputable'.

more than 4 years ago
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What Is Holding Back the Paperless Office?

jslater25 Re:Try backup (511 comments)

I remember when my last employer decided to go paperless. When submitting a request for leave, it was originally done on a half sheet of paper and two carbon copies below (a total of three half sheets of paper were used). Management decided to move to paperless submitting, so they set it up so you were required to submit an email to HR. The side effect was this: upon approval from HR and your direct supervisor, an email was sent to all three (HR, supervisor and you). And each one would then proceed to print the email 'for their own records'. And the email took one full sheet of paper to print, thereby DOUBLING the paper used in what was supposed to be a 'paperless' submission.

True epic fail.

more than 4 years ago
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Russian Whistleblower Cop On YouTube

jslater25 Re:Slashdot is getting slow (176 comments)

That's because you live in Russia.

I seriously hope this guy knows to call the A Team for protection, because he is going to need it.

more than 4 years ago
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Software Piracy At the Workplace?

jslater25 Re:Bide your time (1006 comments)

And the most important statement is to make sure you document absolutely everything. I would go so far as to keep copies of email (perhaps a hard copy printed in the event that your email suddenly goes away when BSA does catch wind of this), and document all phone conversations with dates/times and parties involved as well as face-to-face conversations.

I've had an employer in the past that started off with trying to play hardball and didn't want to spend the cash to become license compliant, however he changed his tune when one of our competitors got a huge fine. Pretty amazing how that happens.

more than 4 years ago
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Whistleblower Claims IEA Is Downplaying Peak Oil

jslater25 Re:Bah! (720 comments)

All of that soot is definitely a good thing if you are into making ink and homemade paper.

more than 4 years ago

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