* Posts by jason_derp

405 posts • joined 13 Nov 2018

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Only 29% of techies truly want to stay in current job

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Re: Stats

I really wish I could remember/find where I saw this stat, so take it with a boulder of salt: ~11% of employed and retired people have worked at a job they liked. Not even currently work, worked. Absurd.

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A person with job security?

Fujitsu: Dumping older workers will wipe out quarter of forecast profit

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Re: Disgusting..

Congratulations! You managed you replace one form of ageism with another!

Beware the techie who takes things literally

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Re: He protected his boss from legal problems IMHO..

Citation, please.

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Re: He protected his boss from legal problems IMHO..

Honestly, it hardly seems like it matters. All legal speculation aside, a company will take you to court out of pettiness should they feel like it, and facts hardly win a case in most situations.

We get the privacy we deserve from our behavior

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Agreed. I didn't vote because I'm honestly not sure what the hell I'm voting for.

Google sours on legacy G Suite freeloaders, demands fee or flee

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Re: vanity email domain?

"(I like fastmail)"

I, too, like Fastmail.

Alien life on Super-Earth can survive longer than us due to long-lasting protection from cosmic rays

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Re: "Earth’s magnetic field will disappear in 6.2 billion years or so"

"...and that'll be the end of us."

...Good?

Software engineer jailed for 2 years after using RATs and crypters to steal underage victims' intimate pics

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Re: In no way detracting from the offense

"...we're collectively near the bottom as a society. There isn't much farther to sink."

If you think this is as bad as a society can get, you lack in imagination.

US Senator Marco Rubio calls Intel cowards for scrubbing remarks about Xinjiang and apologizing to China

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Re: What would happen if

"Every nation other than China with citizens/resources located in China (or a China-controlled region) pulled said citizens/resources out until further notice?"

You mean, leaving China to themselves? That's, like, their dream! They might send everybody a card.

Games Workshop has chucked another £500k at entrenched ERP project with no end to epic battle in sight

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All the best to Games Workshop

I'm sure it's hard not being able to just steal the solution for once.

JavaScript dev deliberately screws up own popular npm packages to make a point of some sort

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Why is this malicious?

What about these packages constitutes malware? Github can get f*cjrdgf. This guy has some real stupid views and I don't like him, however, rules should be consistent regardless of what stupid thoughts are rolling around in somebody's head.

If we enforced things based on how much we like a person, nothing would get done ever, because almost all people think most other people suck.

They're his software, he can do what he wants with it. It was free, go make your own if you want it to run different. Criminy.

Two sides of the digital coin: Ill-gotten gains in cryptocurrencies double, outpaced by legit use – report

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Crypto is for crime...

...but not all crime is trafficking drugs and kids. Sometimes you want to buy something the government refuses to allow for sale, and crypto is a way to do that. If the government hates that so much, let me buy the things I want. It's not as though most of hte things I legally buy don't have associated costs in human life and suffering. Maybe governments should gtf over themsleves a little and realize that the differences between buying 2g of cocaine and 2 bluetooth headphones online affect them the exact same amount, and the only people who care are them and other busybodies who seem dead set on telling people how to live their lives.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes found guilty of fraud: Blood-testing machines were vapourware after all

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Re: Sentencing will be interesting

Time served and a -$5k fine, knowing how the justice system there normally plays out.

Fisher Price's Bluetooth reboot of pre-school play phone has adult privacy flaw

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Only sold in the US?

Those folks are used to having everything recorded by this point. Security flaws are rebranded as "convenience" features. Almost a non-story, nobody will ever notice. There will be two or five stories about some creepy stuff happening with the device, but you'd get those whether it was full of smartphone parts or was just a solid hunk of plastic. Maybe a YouTube video where the eyes look at the camera without anybody noticing somehow as the kid is using it. Meh.

You geeks have inherited the Earth, but what are you going to do with it?

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Re: Geek? really?

"Still in 100 yrs time we'll be back to the old ways due to over population and a carrington class solar flare"

I'd hope so, but I'm quite sure we'll unfortunately be around filthing up our iota of the galaxy quite messily after only a century.

Intel ‘regrets’ offending China with letter telling suppliers to avoid Xinjiang

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'Otherwise, the message being sent is "it's okay to collude in acts of genocide, so long as you can invest the profits for long enough"'

I think you'll find "it's okay to collude in acts of genocide" is considered sufficient for most companies, honestly.

MPs charged with analysing Online Safety Bill say end-to-end encryption should be called out as 'specific risk factor'

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Hubert Cumberdale and his long ass list are busy like bees proving my point, I see.

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I find the people most interested in talking about veganism are people who aren't vegan, oddly.

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Re: It's OK, freedom of speech is a quintessentially British right

I think there's a public service announcement (with guirar) that mentions a caveat to that right.

Linux Foundation spends 20% more in 2021, highlights new LFX platform

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Quick!

Time to get upset and lose your mind in the comments!

Microsoft makes tweaks to Windows 11 Start Menu for Insiders but stops short of mimicking Windows 10

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Installed my Win10 update yesterday

And now the start menu doesn't open at all! Beautiful! Always a surprise as to what the next update will cripple!

Swooping in to claim the glory while the On Call engineer stands baffled

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Re: Hands On

"In my experience, only when used in close conjunction with the Mk1 wetware sitting inside their skulls."

Actually, I've been working on some gear...

Academics tell Brit MPs to check the software used when considering reproducibility in science and tech research

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Encouraging

Most of these comments boil down to "I believe wholeheartedly that science is important, now here's why all science is done wrong, here are the specific sciences I don't trust." Very encouraging.

Kremlin names the internet giants it will kidnap the Russian staff of if they don't play ball in future

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Re: a state run by mafia

"i don't understand how that country haven't evolved over thousand years to have a normal or at least resembling to normal government."

I'd say that about most human governments. Maybe I have a more stringent definition of "normal" than most.

NASA boffins seem to think we're worth saving from fiery asteroid death so they're shooting a spaceship at one

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Re: Impacts are not always bad

"Had the Earth not been struck 50 million years ago we would probably never have evolved"

Well, you convinced me. Asteroid impacts can have horrible, unintended consequences. Best we be careful, then.

Crypto for cryptographers! Infosec types revolt against use of ancient abbreviation by Bitcoin and NFT devotees

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Re: Dumb Politicians, Crypto and Lobbysts

"Now they can't talk to politicians."

They appear to have done a shit job before cryptocurrencies ever existed.

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I don't understand the big deal

I use it as shorthand for both. Lots of acronyms mean two different things, and I've gotten along fine with those. Nobody is unnecessarily put out, attacked, or offended by using it for both, so fuck it. If it's not clear with context, isn't that a good thing? Doesn't that mean cryptocurrencies are more in tune with the cryptography part of their name, then? Seems like people being angry because they're so used to be angry they can't help but turn their personal preference towards something into an issue we all have to be a part of, unfortunately.

GPU makers increasingly disengage from crypto miners

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Re: "more troublesome than real money without any real advantage"

Another inherent problem with crypto: KYC regulations making it very easy for the government to be able to trace it (unless you're a miner). All the advantages of crypto are getting stripped away by governments because those advantages were things the government could never compete with.

I want to win a race, but I don't want to have to train and run faster than the other guy. What do I do? Beat his f*cking shins to mince with a breaker bar. It's not the most elegant or sportsman like solution, but then again, governments have never seemed particularly fond of those when something so overtly threatens part of them.

Do not try this at home: Man spends $5,000 on a 48TB Raspberry Pi storage server

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Complete vs. Good

"Radxa Taco is a complete NAS/Router solution designed based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4."

Proof that a complete solution isn't necessarily a good solution. Kind of like finding "complete assholes" in the wild.

Indian PM calls on the world to save youth from Bitcoin

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Informed!

Cryptocurrency is basically digital cocaune. You know, that drug that makes you see vivid scintillating colors and become deadly good at engineering problems. Can't let the youth get spoiled by that! I know what I'm talking about. Yep.

Activision shareholders demand Kotick's head after CEO 'failed' to take claims of staff sex assault seriously

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Re: Of course, he's stepping down!

I'm skeptical this had anything to do with the allegations at all, and is merely convenient. Recently, Kotick was a bit of a standout for being maybe the only American executive ever to get told by his shareholders that maybe he didn't need bonuses the size he was getting for himself when compared to every other video game company executive, or something thereabouts.

Truckload of GPUs stolen on their way out of San Francisco

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Re: But how would the buyer know?

Honestly if I knew they were stolen, at least there's quality control. Better than trying to buy rebranded or refurbed cards online. Hard to see any negatives for the consumer.

Red Hat forced to hire cheaper, less senior engineers amid budget freeze

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Re: Red Hat turns to running the company by spreadsheet

I very much doubt you need people happy to run a company properly. I very much doubt you even need to provide a meaningful service or produce anything. You're living with a pre-1970s mentatility.

Microsoft: Many workers are stuck on old computers and should probably upgrade

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Re: Or

"It's only because they have billions and huge influence that nobody dares to question their propaganda."

Yeah but, billions and a lot of influence go a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyy long way.

22-year-old Brit accused of Twitter SIM-swap heists charged with $784k cryptocurrency theft

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Re: So what's "FA" mean?

You laugh but delivering numbers via post is a legitimate method of accessing online government services in my country.

Australian cops find cocaine stash in PS5 from Portugal

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Re: State of the world

I feel bad for all those people slinging crack who decided to turn their expensive powder cocaine into cheap rocks. Almost like the value the cops provided is a complete lie.

Singaporean minister touts internet 'kill switch' that finds kids reading net nasties and cuts 'em off ASAP

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Re: Here's a radical idea,

Be careful what you wish for. I've seen people I'm very glad to have taken a hands-off parenting approach given the potential outcomes otherwise.

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This is the most

"I'm old and have never bothered to understand a computer" nonsense I've heard in a while. Great job, mininster!

Protonmail celebrates Swiss court victory exempting it from telco data retention laws

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Re: scan under-13s' faces in real time to determine their true age

"I bet they can identify criminals too, based on the shape of their foreheads."

That's pesudoscience you fool! What are you? A 19th-century phrenologist?! They use the width of the bridge of the nose and the flaring of nostrils! All criminals are constantly flaring nostrils due to their deep-seated rage and disgust towards law-abiding citizens and society, and this causes the bridge of their nose to expand to take in greater volumes of air, a trait passed on to their children, a la Lamarck. Science!

Here comes the blob: Asia's top 'net boffin thinks 'shapeless services' could replace the Internet

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Re: I predict

"X" is usually a service. And often, young people DO use X, just in a different way.

Computer scientists at University of Edinburgh contemplate courses without 'Alice' and 'Bob'

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Re: Whatever

I wish I had the resources to help you.

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Re: Poor little Alice.

Better she found out early, eh?

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Cue

a lot of angry people.

Instagram is testing feature that tells panicking users the service is broken again

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Re: What is wrong with a 404?

I'm not sure what your point is actually. Jobs don't count unless you're underpaid and overworked? My point is just that jobs are jobs. There's not some magical Scotsman job somewhere to aspire to, if you get paid for work, it is a job.

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Re: What is wrong with a 404?

Scarecrows are scarecrows.

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Re: What is wrong with a 404?

if you're getting paid for it, its a job. "IT people don't really work. They just sit in front of machines moving electrical charges around all day. They're not saving lives like nurses and doctors. Besides, it's all so frivolous. Nobody dead cares if the internet works, and we're all going to die. A solar storm could wipe it all out in an instant one day anyways."

It's an easy (and sad) game to play, belittling the jobs of others.

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Re: What is wrong with a 404?

If Instagram is your job, it's important. You don't just sit in front of a workless laptop screen when you can't connect to your work VPN. At least, if your boss asked if that's what you'd do, you'd lie and say "no". If you're your own boss, it's a bit harder to not deal with that sort of thing.

How Windows NTFS finally made it into Linux

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Re: I can only warn

Wait, the solution you had to them typing in a long login name was them legally changing their name?

I'm diabetic. I'd rather risk my shared health data being stolen than a double amputation

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If a cure for our diabetes comes from sharing our data, we went be able to afford it, and we'll never get health coverage. We can enjoy those amputations early by not being able to convince an insurance company to help pay for our insulin, I guess

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