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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

nitehawk214 Re:Nothing new here (225 comments)

That sounds like the exact same logic that places linux administrators in charge of phones.

I also find that a company careless to have all of their development and management staff with root in production is also careless enough to either have no security policy, or to not follow whatever security policy they do have. It isn't a matter of "if" they get owned, but "when".

2 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:The world will be a better place (790 comments)

Na, I would rather he have to live the rest of his life with being fired from his job and denied his pension for being a corrupt asshole.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Works as Designed (790 comments)

Religion is involved all right... the religion of high school football. The parents elect the board and the board hires administrators that protect the holy football. Football jocks bully some geek, reactions range from slap-on-the-wrist to nobody-gives-a-shit. Administrator punishes football players, team misses the playoffs, and the board fires him.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Hit the school where it hurts. (790 comments)

Why would the WIPIAL (the organization responsible for HS football in Western Pennsylvania) give a shit about some kind that is not a football player being bullied? The school administrators stick together and will cooperate on the coverup.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Hasn't changed since the 70s (790 comments)

You have correctly identified the thought process behind every highschool administrator in western Pennsylvania.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Same old, same old. (790 comments)

To this day I'll never understand the 'smart' people who can't understand a dynamic or that it takes two to tango.

So if I am going to start punching you in the face for no good reason, and if you fight back you deserve to get punished just as much as I do?

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:How factual is the article? (790 comments)

While the post linked in the story is some right-wing nutjob blog (AR15 contest on the page of a report of school bullying, there's a solution for you)... the story is real. GP's link to the Tribune Review is an actual newspaper with actual reporters.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:All-party state (790 comments)

All police hate being recorded. It forces them to do their job properly.

3 days ago
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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

nitehawk214 Re:Nothing new here (225 comments)

Funny how my company is going in the opposite direction. They want to get developers out of the production environment completely, and have an ops team do all of the support and maintenance. I for one am glad to see this happening.

I consider this the same direction. Getting people who are not qualified to stop doing things that are not their job.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Quite logical reaction (790 comments)

And before social media and enhanced coverage of school issues... this was the standard operating procedure. School administrators will only do the right thing when shamed into it. Until then, cover up and deny everything.

I am wondering why more kids do not go into "break the nose of everyone that looks at me" mode. The old "stand up to the bullies, they will cower away" simply does not work when they know they have the back of the administration.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Must have made some football players look bad (790 comments)

True, but Stubenville is effectively a suburb of Pittsburgh. (I think the rape thing stopped those idiotic "burb of the burgh" commercials they used to run all of the time on local tv.)

Either way, the entire region (w PA, WV, e OH) puts high school sports, especially football, on some sort of altar that the local government and police assholes worship.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:WTF?? (790 comments)

Yeah, and supposedly this school has a zero tolerance policy towards bullying.

Simple, they redefine bullying as meaning "anything that embarrasses the administration". Everything else is "kids will be kids".

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:WTF?? (790 comments)

Does that count when one of the parties is committing a crime?

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Felony vs terrorism deterence (790 comments)

And the kid that is charged was being terrorized.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Rewarding the bullies... (790 comments)

Yep, this teaches kids. "Don't trust authorities, take matters into your own hands."

I think we know where that can escalate to.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Rewarding the bullies... (790 comments)

Guns are much more reliable when you are looking to kill someone. And "safer"? Most people involved with a mass murder are not looking to escape it alive. They just decided they are going to take someone with them.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

nitehawk214 Re:Rewarding the bullies... (790 comments)

I was reading my mother's Stephen King collection when I was a kid. She had probably forgotten that Rage was in The Bachman Books. It was written years before I was born and even then my high-school years were before the Columbine / regular school shooting era.

Even King says he is "glad it is out of print", something I just learned today. Odd, as I did not see the anti-hero as particularly inspiring. If I had been slightly more unstable, perhaps I would have thought so. It is amusing that today a kid that reads that book might be considered a deviant and locked up.

Kids that are bullied always think of this scenario, reading about it might actually help rather than hurt. Now, writers will not touch this topic with a ten foot pole, leaving teenagers with less support. Talking is not going to help; try getting teens to talk about any important matters, let alone suicidal ones. Yeah, I am not surprised that it comes to a breaking point of school shootings.

After all these years people will not admit that these thoughts happen and that kids help. Instead we have "blame the victim of bullying", "toughen up", and "kids will be kids." If Stephen Fucking King is afraid to talk about this subject, it is truly hopeless.

3 days ago
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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

nitehawk214 Re:Nothing new here (225 comments)

I have seen far worse. Full on applications written in Excel VBA by those SME's, MBA's and Finance (degrees? I am not sure). And those people that somehow thought that:
A) they weren't shit and
B) they were now programmers and the job was so easy, why do we pay you assholes...

You can figure I did not stick around that job for long.

4 days ago

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