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Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them!

xkpe Re: Read between the lines (303 comments)

Lower wages - always good for business

That's not true if your economy relies on consumption, just look at what happen to some European countries when they decided to cut on salaries and benefits to overcome crisis, people had less money to spend, they were already in-debt to the limit, that led to a decrease in consumption resulting in a big percentage of companies closing down and a cyclic recession.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

xkpe Re:Yes they did. (572 comments)

Is your company disallowing the use of connected devices, doing full body scan searches and wiping out peoples memories every day when they go home? If it's not, all you said can be done anyway...

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

xkpe Re:Illegal? I doubt it. (572 comments)

In Portugal and most of Europe, a contract cannot go against the law. In case it does, that clause or the hole thing would be rendered void.

about 6 months ago

A Math Test That's Rotten To the Common Core

xkpe Answer to #9 (663 comments)

I figure the answer to question #9:

Write a subtraction story for 8 - __ = 2. Draw a Picture.


Eight kids do a math test, six of them know math, how many of them get the test right?



about a year ago

PayPal Credits Man With $92 Quadrillion

xkpe Re:Don't tell the tax man! (151 comments)

Your argument is flawed... If you get 92 quadrillion you can spend it at the rate you want, effectively you can control the inflation.
If you pay it in taxes and only keep 1 million, the wealth that you have just given away will be redistributed and will cause inflation.

about a year ago

Moscow Subway To Use Special Devices To Read Data On Passengers' Phones

xkpe What is this for? (163 comments)

I couldn't understand from TFA what information can this device retrieve that the operator antennas could not retrieve already?

It looks more like an excuse to give money to some company that provides a redundant service...

about a year ago

US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden

xkpe Re:Eric Holder (616 comments)

Sadly it's really starting to look like the US may be heading down that same road.

+1 Funny

about a year ago

Steve Ballmer Replaces Don Mattrick As Xbox One Chief

xkpe Re:Well, (343 comments)

You realize that the next both the XBone and the PS4 are outdated PCs, right?

about a year ago

Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

xkpe Re:Helps but not a complete solution. (953 comments)

It would, mostly, if they blocked all the traffic except for the required IPs/ports.

about a year ago

If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

xkpe Magnetic energy interface (456 comments)

I'd like an highly accurate magnetic energy reader and emitter connected to my nervous system, and let my brain figure out how to use it!

about a year and a half ago

Best Buy Follows Yahoo in Banning Remote Work

xkpe Re:Terrible move by a dying entity (317 comments)

Ironic is the default on slashdot. Insightful refers to idea conveyed the sarcastic comment.

about a year and a half ago

Illinois Politician Wants a Kill Switch For Anonymous Speech Online

xkpe In other news... (522 comments)

Anonymous Speech Online Wants a Kill Switch For Illinois Politician

about a year and a half ago

Unlocking New Mobile Phones Becomes Illegal In the US Tomorrow

xkpe It would be fair... (475 comments)

... if carriers actually released updated to their modified versions of the OS with little delay.

about a year and a half ago

Amazon: Authors Can't Review Books

xkpe Re:Reverse Review of Poster of Review (248 comments)

What's stopping me from ratting 5 stars on all the books that already have 5 stars and then rate 5 stars my friends book?

about a year and a half ago

After 12 years of Development, E17 Is Out

xkpe Re:anti aliasing? (259 comments)

Font settings -> Advanced -> Hinting.

There are way too many options for everything.


about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Do Coding Standards Make a Difference?

xkpe They will until... (430 comments)

They will until we all use editors that understand canonical representation of the source code and restyle it according to a personal preference.

As a software developer for more than 15 years I'm amazed why we still used this archaic system of writing text for developing software.

about 2 years ago

Windows XP Drops Below 40% Market Share While Windows 8 Passes 1%

xkpe Re:I Wonder? (310 comments)

I don't think that's what GP meant.
In my experience with windows 8 the metro panel gets cluttered with all sorts of files from installed apps.

about 2 years ago

A Tale of Two Companies

xkpe Re:Or Tumblr (70 comments)

Flamebait? Should be rated as informative.

about 2 years ago


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