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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

ubersoldat2k7 Re:This is why I became a leftist (132 comments)

It is the purpose of government to preserve the status quo. To keep the rich rich and the poor poor

Actually, many of this corporations didn't exist ten years ago and none of this guys weren't shit-load-millionairs. So there, the govermente sucks at preserving the status quo.

about three weeks ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

ubersoldat2k7 Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

I would add to this that southern Spain and many parts of Portugal are becoming Russia's Florida, where old millionaires come to spend the last years of their lives.

about a month ago
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

ubersoldat2k7 Big Kahuna!!! (269 comments)

Man I would love to ride one of those waves... to infinity and beyond!

about a month ago
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Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers

ubersoldat2k7 Re:We are ALL Temporary employees (287 comments)

That's one of the reasons I cannot feel any sort of loyalty to any company I've worked for ever and I laugh at those who do.

I'm a "soldier of fortune" (yes, I've been called that in pre-job/post-job interviews) but it's all business at the end of the day and your beloved company won't feel any regret of firing my or your ass when the gods of the spreadsheets declare their thirst for blood. Hell, even Steve Jobs was fired from Apple, which the guy founded.

Also, all that crap about corporate values: I don't give a fuck! The only way I'm staying somewhere is because I'm either better paid or because I have better conditions, if that's not the case, I'm gone. And so do you.

about 3 months ago
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Toyota Announces Plans For Fuel Cell Car By 2015

ubersoldat2k7 Re:they've had this place since what 2010? (115 comments)

Do you know what a crowded city is? Well, Sao Paolo, Mexico D.F., Bogota, Caracas are crowded cities which have something in common: a whole bunch of cars running on CNG or LNG with the this tanks holding up +3.000 P.S.I.

OTOH, just wait until all oil has ran out, you won't care if you have to carry the freaking hydrogen tank on your lap.

about 5 months ago
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Is Europa Too Prickly To Land On?

ubersoldat2k7 Re:Hmmm... (140 comments)

I think it's time to change the "In God we trust" with "Nuke it!".

Asteroid? Nukes! Japanese? Nukes! Penitentes? NUKE! Mutant whales? NUUUUKEEEEEE!!!

about 6 months ago
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Firefox's Blocked-By-Default Java Isn't Going Down Well

ubersoldat2k7 Re:Uses of Java applets (362 comments)

Exactly.

In some cases you can see that the use of a Java Applet is a shortcut (VPN for instance) but in others, there's no other way around because browsers aren't allowed to do some stuff (like USB, which I'm perfectly fine with). Saying it isn't so is because you don't have enough data to take an informed decision... or simply because you're trolling.

I've developed Java Applets before, and believe me, when confronted with a problem, a Java Applet is surely the last resource any serious JEE developer will take. I mean, Java Applets, apart of the security stuff, are hard to maintain, to test and provide a horrible UX compared to a nice web frontpage. I myself find any sort of plug-in disgusting, be it Flash, ActiveX, Silverlight or Java.

OTOH, I can see that Mozilla, in the end, is pushing its own strategy with HTML5 and that the people making the decisions aren't exposed to this scenarios where the browser simply isn't capable/allowed. But if you're going to block something, provide a solution to the problems Java Applets try to solve too.

about 6 months ago
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Valve Announces Steambox, Sort Of

ubersoldat2k7 Re:They've got a good shot at it (252 comments)

Apart of the 200 already existing titles already mentioned, SteamBox + HalfLife3 would be a killer move from Valve and place them, at least, at a very good starting position. I can dream, can't I?

What worries me is that, some big shots like GTAV are not in those 200 titles.

about 7 months ago
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AquaTop Immersive Display System: Get Your Hands Wet to Sink Some Files

ubersoldat2k7 Give them a break (52 comments)

It might be rubbish or plain stupid, but it's a pretty cool use of different technologies which might give birth to other cool stuff.

If B.Franklin discovery was published in /. he would get comments like: "oh, a glow in the dark kite string, what's the use for that? jewelry?", "Attach it to your penis and have (your last) sexual experience thanks to Tor", "Who the hell needs electricity when we have candles... get off my lawn", "OMG!!!!111! Hittler".

Pathetic.

about 8 months ago
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Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WW2

ubersoldat2k7 Drone Carrier (282 comments)

Nothing less, nothing more. First of its kind I guess, maybe that's why the name got lost in translation.

about 9 months ago
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The Latest Security Vulnerability: Your Toilet

ubersoldat2k7 Re:As John Crapper intended? (211 comments)

It seems you're a little constrained down there, do you need any help with that?

about 9 months ago
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Is the World's Largest Virus a Genetic Time Capsule?

ubersoldat2k7 Re:In Soviet Russia... (111 comments)

In NSA America world's largest virus discovers YOU!

about 9 months ago
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Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

ubersoldat2k7 Re:Smart guns eliminate sharing (814 comments)

Good point, arms DRM! Man, the NRA should be lobbying for this HARD!

about 9 months ago
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Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

ubersoldat2k7 Re:Battery (814 comments)

Or worst yet, what happens on a 5% charged battery? Some cheap electronic components misbehave on low charges.

about 9 months ago
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Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

ubersoldat2k7 Re:Boom (814 comments)

You seem to have left Europe out of it. Little fact, Switzerland and Finland have close or higher rates of gun ownership than the USA.

about 9 months ago
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Generic TLDs Threaten Name Collisions and Information Leakage

ubersoldat2k7 Re:Why not use real domains instead? (115 comments)

In that case, simply edit your hosts file and add your own entry for project123.ibm.com. Your first DNS server is your computer... unless you've changed the default host.conf

about 9 months ago
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Linux 3.11 Officially Named "Linux For Workgroups"

ubersoldat2k7 Re:what? (376 comments)

Not sure about your comment about Win2K, maybe you weren't working within an enterprise at that time but I remember it being much better than Win982E and WinXP. Win2K Server was very good also (apart of having a GUI on a server).
Actually, it was the last version of Windows I touched for more than 15 minutes before inserting a LiveCD/USB.

about 9 months ago
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Linux 3.11 Officially Named "Linux For Workgroups"

ubersoldat2k7 Re:what? (376 comments)

Right, like people are going to know/care the kernel version their smartphone is using. Come on! I've been working and developing software for/on Linux for 15 years and I don't know the version of the kernel I'm running. Hell, I didn't even know kernel versions had names.

Right, I'm running 3.2

about 9 months ago
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Steve Ballmer Reorganizing Microsoft

ubersoldat2k7 Re:More fiefdoms not less (387 comments)

SHUT UP!!! I swear that if I ever see MSSQL, IIS or a Nav product running on my Linux machines I'll hunt you down.

about 9 months ago

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Big Banks preparing millionaire claims against HP in Spain

ubersoldat2k7 ubersoldat2k7 writes  |  about a year ago

ubersoldat2k7 (1557119) writes "HP España unions have an indirect ally to press their labor demands: banks. The legal departments of many large Spanish companies are reviewing the SLA contracts and require compensation to the U.S. multinational.
The constant interruptions since Monday, when indefinite strikes began, on platforms that support services such as ATMs have generated complaints from users of CaixaBank and other banks.
So far no concrete proposals from HP, but top management have transmitted to trade unions their will of ending the labor dispute."

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