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Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

pete6677 Re:I don't care what the user has at home (240 comments)

These are the type of companies that buy BMC products. Bloated and expensive must mean it's better, right?

about a week ago
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Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?

pete6677 Re:Do they have spare batteries? (184 comments)

Why on earth are you traveling with HIPAA regulated data on your laptop? Is that truly necessary?

about a week ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

pete6677 Only in America... (71 comments)

Only in America can you continue a lawsuit without a plantiff.

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

pete6677 Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

Can we just cut France off from the internet already? Let them go back to the 1800s, a century they were never comfortable moving past.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Forgets To Delete Revealing Note From Blog Post

pete6677 Re:Huh? What does this reveal? (114 comments)

When Comcast-owned MSNBC is pretty much a fulltime Democratic campaign channel, it's easy to get the government to look the other way when Comcast breaks laws.

about two weeks ago
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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

pete6677 Re:Early adopters (154 comments)

Pay no mind to Oligonicella, he's just a raving asshole. All of his posts are very similarly sarcastic and condescending.

about a month ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

pete6677 Re:First Post (328 comments)

Sure you can. "Officer, those aren't my drugs". Ever heard of someone being prosecuted for saying this? We would need a full-time "liar's court" to prosecute all the liars.

False reporting is a crime, as in completely falsifying a police report.

The FBI however has much more prosecution power in this regard. They typically throw this charge at someone they would like to indict but don't have anything else on them.

about a month ago
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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

pete6677 Re:This just proves... (173 comments)

If by meaningful testing you mean "runs on my machine in ideal conditions" then yes, they do meaningful testing.

about a month and a half ago
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Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

pete6677 Re:This is great news! (485 comments)

When did Obama ever attempt to work with Republicans on anything?

about a month and a half ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

pete6677 Re:What a surprise (not) (265 comments)

If anything, Ferguson authorities were not nearly harsh enough in their response. How long did the riots go on, and how many innocent people lost property and/or were assaulted? How many business owners lost their livelihood? What should the police have done, just pulled out altogether? Actually yes, that is what they should have done. Let the animals have Ferguson; just keep them out of the surrounding areas.

about a month and a half ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

pete6677 Re:What a surprise (not) (265 comments)

Going for a cop's gun is not anyone's definition of surrendering.

about a month and a half ago
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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

pete6677 Re:Netflix DNA (195 comments)

Why do hipster designers insist on dumbing down the entire internet by removing useful features and replacing them with worthless JavaScript pages?

about 2 months ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

pete6677 Re: Ok, but (580 comments)

Yeah right. They are looking for only one answer, and if you want to stay married long you had better answer correctly.

about 2 months ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

pete6677 Re:Mind boggling (167 comments)

Wall Street only wants aggressive growth. All growth is good, more growth is better. So what if it's not sustainable long-term?

Companies are pressured to cut costs to the bone in order to post double-digit profit growth every year. Capital expenditures are discouraged, since they take away from EPS. Enormous executive compensation is perfectly OK, as are share buybacks, but don't dare invest that money in R&D.

Once the company becomes unsustainable and that aggressive growth catches up to it, losses mount. Wall Street insiders saw this coming already and shorted the shares. The stock price takes a big dive, resulting in mass layoffs and resignations of anyone with talent. The now destroyed company is either taken private or massively restructured, often nearing bankruptcy.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

pete6677 Re:Grow up ... and learn about Engineering (275 comments)

That's how virtually all development was done circa 2004. Maximum complexity was encouraged "so we don't ever have to change anything".

about 2 months ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

pete6677 Re: Seems reasonable (462 comments)

Back in the 80s it was decided by the U.S. courts that the constitution does not matter when it comes to the War on Drugs. Any law enforcement action that would otherwise be unconstitutional is O.K. in the name of the War on Drugs. Sure, this isn't precisely what the rulings stated, but it's what was strongly implied. For example, the 4th amendment does not apply if you are pulled over in a motor vehicle.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

pete6677 Re: Solution looking for a problem (115 comments)

Your remind me of those cowards spitting on soldiers returning from Vietnam. I bet you'd never have the balls to say any of this to an actual soldier.

about 3 months ago

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