So all one had to do was send an unvalidated text? All he has done is to expose widespread gullibility.
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Prior to the ATX standard, many will recall that AT motherboards received power from two separate connectors, fitting adjacent to each other onto a single row of pins on the board. Unfortunately, it was possible (and common) to connect these incorrectly, thereby trashing the MB along with the components connected to it.
Someone who had done just this, asked me if I knew of any place that had a 'motherboard repair service'. In these situations one endeavours to keep a straight face, so I thought for a moment then replied: 'Actually all computer dealers provide this service; you just give them the spec of the equipment you've destroyed, and they'll cheerfully sell you replacements.'
There are some looks one never forgets.
"I still cannot get used to Xcode's habit of automatically inserting a closing '}' when I start a clause in 'C',"
Sounds like a good idea, providing the opening brace is:
a) Always vertically aligned with matching closing brace.
b) Never allowed to reside at the end of a line.
( Sound of hatch being screwed shut )
Linux Mint 20.3 appears – now with more Mozilla flavor: Why this distro switched Firefox defaults back to Google
"It's very hard to estimate the relative popularity of Linux distributions. Aside from a couple of paid enterprise distros, they're all free downloads without serial numbers, activation nor any other tracking mechanisms"
I'm sure I remember reading on this site that each copy of Firefox has it's own unique serial number. Given the relationship with Mozilla, that could be a tracking mechanism.
Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike resigns, leaves WhatsApp co-founder to run things until a successor is named
Re: Different types don't match well
"Only to receive a phone call a few weeks later; it turned out that the person they'd hired actually had zero programming skills, but had somehow managed to blag their way through the interview."
If you're smart, that's the first thing that should concern you; if you're really smart it'll also be the last.
Re: The gap year
" I have interviewed plenty of people and found that interviews are much more about finding out who the person is, than anything else. "
So you're not too worried about incidental factors, like for instance whether they're actually capable of fulfilling the advertised role? Sounds about right for a typical employer.
Holy margins, Batman: Pandemic tech prices balloon as demand outweighs stocks and suppliers get greedy
This developer created the fake programming language MOVA to catch out naughty recruiters, résumé padders
""The information age has matured to the point where it's very difficult for people to represent themselves as something they're not," he said, pointing to sites like LinkedIn and GitHub as vetting mechanisms."
So they're vetting people via LinkedIn; a site that could have been designed for the purpose of fooling recruiters.
We need a 20MW 20,000-GPU-strong machine-learning supercomputer to build EU's planned digital twin of Earth
The wastepaper basket is on the other side of the office – that must be why they put all these slots in the computer
Re: Whoops mind your head if there is a fire, and dont trip
"The local builders were very helpful and provided a fireman's pole - unfortunately that only helps you get quickly to a lower floor, not a higher floor "
They'd probably seen the film Fahrenheit 451 and thought that's how they actually worked.