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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

pete6677 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.

4 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

pete6677 Re:As long as the Republicans... (358 comments)

Right, all those San Francisco Republicans... Did you eat paint chips as a kid?

4 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

pete6677 Re:Simple problem, simple solution (358 comments)

Rent control is the CAUSE of housing shortages. Notice that all American cities with perpetual housing shortages have rent control, and heinous building regulations. What developer in their right mind would build something in this environment? You never hear about Chicago having citywide housing shortages. Why? Because there's no rent control. And rents are a hell of a lot cheaper than "market rent" in cities with a lot of rent controlled apartments.

4 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

pete6677 Re:Simple problem, simple solution (358 comments)

Streetsblog is an anti-car greenie propaganda site. When they say they want to share the roads, what they really mean is they want the private automobile gone.

4 days ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

pete6677 Re:Simple problem, simple solution (358 comments)

It's more than just that. The United States post-war economic expansion was coming to an end. The rest of the world was starting to catch up, and the U.S was no longer the center of the universe. The steady decline of the American middle class is more because of this than anything else.

4 days ago
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FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Labeling Equipment Rental a Service Fee

pete6677 Comcast does what they want (97 comments)

Comcast does not care what the FCC says. They have legislators in their pockets to make sure no real action will ever be taken against them. They will flat out ignore FCC regs and know that nothing will ever come of it.

about two weeks ago
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Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things

pete6677 Re:Stupid (163 comments)

Where should I go to school that both maintains high standards and doesn't have such a massive tuition cost that I need to have a high paying job immediately upon graduation to pay off a massive debt?

about two weeks ago
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New Jersey Auto Dealers Don't Want to Face Tesla

pete6677 Re:Three easy steps (342 comments)

Not my idea but I sure can't find a flaw in the plan.

How about coordinating the whole thing and getting enough people to act in the same way at the same time to actually make it work? And then there's the matter of what happens when you force a company out of business after they've tried to sell a product for less than their costs?

Just a couple of the many problems with your simpleminded plan.

about a month ago
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A Dispatch From Outside the Prison Holding Barrett Brown

pete6677 Re:Prosecutors too busy to catch the real criminal (95 comments)

Corzine raised a lot of money for Obama's reelection bid. This has made him immune from any real prosecution. If he were a Republican he'd be in a Supermax prison by now.

about a month ago
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Speedier Screening May Be Coming To an Airport Near You

pete6677 Re:I know how to make it go faster... (163 comments)

If there is one industry that does not care one bit what the public think of them, its airlines.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

pete6677 Re:Air Gapped Box (445 comments)

Completely off topic: what would be the best way to physically disable the wifi capability of a device. Obviously you can disable in software, but I'm the paranoid sort, and would love a way of knowing that my IP web cam is not gonna be doing anything with that wifi antenna. Thinking maybe some kind of terminator or some other way of "absorbing" the signals.

That's easy - dunk it in water. You'll obtain the exact functionality you are asking for.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

pete6677 Re:It's never happened to me (384 comments)

"THIS" is becoming the new "me too". Knock it off already; this is not an AOL chatroom.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You To Tell Your Client That His "Expert" Is an Idiot?

pete6677 Re:You Don't (384 comments)

So? How bad was the inevitable clusterfuck? Did the consultants ever get it working at all?

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

pete6677 Re:Laws server their purpose (248 comments)

Right, because France is full of Republican legislators.

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

pete6677 Re:Hacker??!! (248 comments)

I don't understand why every business doesn't just pull out of France altogether. It can't be worth staying in a place where the government does everything in the absolute dumbest way possible. Whenever I hear of American government stupidity stories I remind myself that at least I don't have to live in France.

about 2 months ago
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GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible

pete6677 Re:You sound like an industry lobbyist (618 comments)

You could not be more wrong. There is nothing in the comment you replied to that say anything of the sort you are claiming. The former EPA employee simply wanted to replace obsolete regulations with some that are more applicable in the modern world. You then set up your own strawman argument to attack him.

about 2 months ago
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GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible

pete6677 Re:EPA Full of Bad Code (618 comments)

What would be wrong with tying the sunsetting of old regulations to the implementation of new ones? This law replaces the old law, etc. That way you wouldn't have to worry about old ones going away without new ones to replace them.

about 2 months ago
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DEA Presentation Shows How Agency Hides Investigative Methods From Trial Review

pete6677 Re:Just another reason to abolish the DEA (266 comments)

Public opinion is turning sharply towards favoring legalization of marijuana. If the DEA did what you said and swooped in, that would backfire big. Congressmen would be talking about chopping the DEA's budget down to basically nothing, because its what the people would want to hear.

about 3 months ago

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