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by Ace Pace
2017-04-18 09:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 72
Views: 2210

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

I'm with streetad. It's plain that she's unhappy with her current role and feels shackled. The question is what will she campaign on?
by Ace Pace
2017-04-14 03:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General North Korea thread
Replies: 333
Views: 43811

Re: General North Korea thread

Broomstick wrote:So....

The Portly One is gearing up for another nuclear test

The Orange One is threatening a pre-emptive strike to prevent that.

:banghead:


The NBC report that mentioned a pre-emptive strike is pretty much being denied by other networks, I wouldn't put much stock into it.
by Ace Pace
2017-04-11 06:48am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: the problem of overbooked flights in the US
Replies: 67
Views: 2366

Re: the problem of overbooked flights in the US

The Romulan Republic wrote:I guess Wall Street likes a company that knows how to keep the peasants in line?


Stock markets like companies that deliver financial results. If you incentivize ethical behavior like conflict free sourcing (to pick one example) then they will reward that.
by Ace Pace
2017-04-11 04:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: the problem of overbooked flights in the US
Replies: 67
Views: 2366

Re: the problem of overbooked flights in the US

The thing is, how much money is United going to lose after this? Their 2016 revenue is $36.6 billion. Are they going to lose thousands, tens of thousands, millions? They could have just increased the money for someone to leave. I mean even if they jack up the offer of $800 to $4000 per passenger an...
by Ace Pace
2017-04-10 04:50pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Job hunter’s interview cancelled after she asked about her salary
Replies: 44
Views: 1905

Re: Job hunter’s interview cancelled after she asked about her salary

Or the HR person can do another HR trick and just ask you how much do you expect to be paid. And forgive me for my ignorance of non IT hiring, but what's the problem with that? If you tell them what you're willing to work for they can legally pay you below the fair market value if you don't know wh...
by Ace Pace
2017-04-10 12:18pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Job hunter’s interview cancelled after she asked about her salary
Replies: 44
Views: 1905

Re: Job hunter’s interview cancelled after she asked about her salary

Zixinus wrote:Or the HR person can do another HR trick and just ask you how much do you expect to be paid.


And forgive me for my ignorance of non IT hiring, but what's the problem with that?
by Ace Pace
2017-04-05 04:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: St Petersburg metro explosion suspect believed to have 'radical Islamist' links
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: St Petersburg metro explosion suspect believed to have 'radical Islamist' links

Fragments of body = severed head in relatively good condition. On one hand the tendency for suicide vest/backpack/torso blasts to leave the head intact must make forensic identification of the bomber somewhat easier on the other I also wonder whether there's any need for suicide bombers to hide the...
by Ace Pace
2017-04-01 09:25am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Israel planning new unrestricted settlement building
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Israel planning new unrestricted settlement building

So have they fixed taken all the water yet? Of course not. Nor do we really know what went on in the last failed attempt at peace talks, outside of a single point of view given by an Israeli negotiator here . My guess is that most of the water extraction infrastructure would be left in the Israeli ...
by Ace Pace
2017-04-01 06:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Israel planning new unrestricted settlement building
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Israel planning new unrestricted settlement building

madd0ct0r wrote:I would not expect land swaps. Land takes maybe.



All peace negotiations in the last two decades have included the concept of land swaps, where Israel "takes" Gush Etsion and the Jerusalem suburbs and gives away land in the north Shomron.
by Ace Pace
2017-03-31 01:00pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Israel planning new unrestricted settlement building
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Israel planning new unrestricted settlement building

Without disagreeing with the commentary, lets focus on the actual facts. Building inside the blocks is pretty much required, atleast in case of Jerusalem. Jerusalem can't survive in it's current structure otherwise and they're not going to be evacuated. What you call the settlements in this case are...
by Ace Pace
2017-03-26 06:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Flippy the Burger bot
Replies: 179
Views: 6757

Re: Flippy the Burger bot

In other automation news, Uber is suspending their testing of driverless cars in Arizona, due to a crash with one: NBC News Self-driving Uber crashes in Tempe 12 News , KPNX 3:55 PM. MST March 25, 2017 TEMPE, Ariz. - A self-driving Uber SUV crashed in Tempe Friday evening. According to Tempe police...
by Ace Pace
2017-03-25 06:19pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Logan
Replies: 134
Views: 4420

Re: Logan

Came back from seeing it, with zero background or spoilers. I'll actually say I was stunned and don't recall a better Marvel movie. Interesting and emotional but in a way that doesn't beat you over the head with the message like the original X-Men movies. While the violence seemed over the top and c...
by Ace Pace
2017-03-20 09:31am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: [Novel] Ninefox Gambit
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: [Novel] Ninefox Gambit

I really really enjoyed it, read over the past summer (during Finals season). I found the action scenes practically irrelevant, focusing far more on the psychological warfare between Cheris and her "guest". The closest thing I can remember is similar scenes in Enders Game, in both of the b...
by Ace Pace
2017-02-23 04:40pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: "Rate my Rig" thread
Replies: 996
Views: 102461

Re: "Rate my Rig" thread

Like I said, I think this is a no brainer since the i7 is an i7, but "which one should I use?" My only real beef is Windows 10 can and does go into sleep mode even when you tell it not to. It's not a server OS, but I do have a backup copy of Server 2008. I had considered going back to Lin...
by Ace Pace
2017-02-16 01:55pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 285
Views: 14641

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thead I)

ray245 wrote:Did Trump just told Netanyahu to stop building settlements in his face?


Yes, didn't stop 99% of the Israel right from celebrating.
by Ace Pace
2017-02-16 02:02am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 285
Views: 14641

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thead I)

K. A. Pital wrote:So, Trump and Israel: "not committed to a two-state solution".

The gift that keeps on giving!


The mere fact Trump is stupid enough to go off script in a press conference regarding IvP is hilarious.
by Ace Pace
2017-02-16 01:31am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Michael Flynn has resigned
Replies: 78
Views: 3680

Re: Michael Flynn has resigned

Or you go to 3 different sites (assuming it's not an AP story, in which case flip a coin) and read the same articles about the same story and form your own opinion. If you can't be bothered to spend a whole 10 minutes doing that, then put on a tinfoil hat and hide in the closet. Sure. And I got som...
by Ace Pace
2017-02-14 01:08am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why software engineers should ditch Silicon Valley for Austin
Replies: 17
Views: 1066

Re: Why software engineers should ditch Silicon Valley for Austin

Austin also exists as it's own "bubble" in Texas. Austin natives operate on a different wavelength than other Texans, even those from cities like Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston. This is both good and bad in my experience. That may be true but again, the magnitude of the bubble in SanFran...
by Ace Pace
2017-02-13 02:36pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why software engineers should ditch Silicon Valley for Austin
Replies: 17
Views: 1066

Re: Why software engineers should ditch Silicon Valley for Austin

To look at it from the foreign perspective, no sane engineer moves to SF for the money. People move to SF in order to live in a social bubble for better and worse. There's no better concentration of software talent and job opportunities right now in the world. Furthermore, for anyone who wants to qu...
by Ace Pace
2017-02-05 05:17pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: I need books/information on writing secure software
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: I need books/information on writing secure software

Thank you. I was planning on doing some stuff on Linux. As for unsigned stuff, I've already committed myself to avoiding them whenever possible as my learning resources said it's easy to make very bad mistakes with them. :P The other way around! Data is unsigned untill specifically said otherwise. ...
by Ace Pace
2017-02-05 04:38pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: I need books/information on writing secure software
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: I need books/information on writing secure software

Jesus. No Certs. No Certs. No Certs. Ok, this is going to be a ramble. Writing secure C code is easy. Don't write C code. Ok, I had to get that out of the way. But still, C is a very specific language for (today) specific tasks. What are you trying to use C for? Now we're past that, let's talk busin...
by Ace Pace
2017-01-16 11:39am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: What's wrong with this?
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: What's wrong with this?

I'm going to give 3 easy answers. 1) This seems like ASUS bloatware. Unless you need the functionality it used to provide, just remove it. 2) It's whining because it can't find something. My guess is that it's installation is broken and/or you upgraded your OS and it broke then. So reinstall should ...
by Ace Pace
2017-01-13 04:26pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Equation Group (NSA) Windows toolkit leaked
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Equation Group (NSA) Windows toolkit leaked

Ars technica Shadow Brokers, the mysterious group that gained international renown when it published hundreds of advanced hacking tools belonging to the National Security Agency, says it's going dark. But before it does, it's lobbing a Molotov cocktail that's sure to further inflame the US intellig...
by Ace Pace
2017-01-09 04:11pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: "Rate my Rig" thread
Replies: 996
Views: 102461

Re: "Rate my Rig" thread

Now the reason is that this isn't used much is that switching these windows is very problematic. Why? Because you just lost access to all the prior 4GB. So this technique is for all intents and purposes, not used. PAE was used by enterprise applications, e.g. most major databases. You are correct t...
by Ace Pace
2017-01-09 04:10pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Report board software problems here
Replies: 1231
Views: 218942

Re: Report board software problems here

Did something get done to the forum yesterday? I'm suddenly getting e-mail notifications again. Still having to bypass the lack of a valid security certificate, though. Just how safe (or not) is this situation? Not bad. The certificate is still the same it always was, it's just out of date, meaning...

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