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    and is very unlikely to change. For one thing--it's a marker for in-group membership One idea that I find compelling is that it's an evolutionary selection marker. As social monkeys we need to select for sociability in order to...
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    they want to watch you working, to make sure you're working. Often only the first part of that is true. Known as the "bums in seats metric", many managers would much rather you be in your seat where they can...
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    Being stopped by police when one is driver of a motor vehicle is a special case It's quite reasonable when viewed as "show that you have the necessary permit". You're having to demonstrate that you have permission to operate dangerous...
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    When you can't function in an open plan office - that is a problem. Yes, but largely for whoever put the wrong sort of staff in an open plan office. They are deservedly unpopular with the inmates. The ideal of...
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    Why am I thinking "like a sawn-off shotgun, but less accurate"?...
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    It's only a problem when the body language says something that the talky bit doesn't want to discuss. I have learned that I have to wait until a new relationship is announced before saying anything, and never mention periods or...
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    You'll all be happy to know that actual geniuses* are more likely to be anxious and depressed. Not because of the climate catastrophe or anything, just as a side effect of being a genius. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bad-news-for-the-highly-intelligent/ The biggest differences between...
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    3. *ALL* security fixes get back-ported by RH We had one very specific security issue that had not been back-ported 6 months after it started affecting us. Since then I have been extremely sceptical of claims like the above. Luckily...
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    if everyone on the team had known this ... rather than just demanding that every single person fit into a narrow stereotype? IME the better workplaces deal with people as they are, with whatever variations from the rough social mean...
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    there are nonentities who suggest it has an impact on capacity and you can therefore downgrade people's entire contributions and opinions for that reason Which is surely evidence of a social disability on the part of the nonentity. "unable...
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    One of my ex's had her bed propped up on 2U servers, which were all powered and networked just in case her room got cold. Or she wanted to play with ideas in the middle of the night (of the...
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    You're welcome :) I have some random photos of Oz too. I find it different, although having been mobbed by leeches in Queensland I do sometimes appreciate the difference (on the other hand, "insect mesh" on Australian camping gear is...
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    For those who like looks at photos of random landscape and stuff, here's one of my visits back home: I start you with a photo of something I found amusing, an unlocked door with a warning sign "risk of battery...
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    Wow, qedit has some discussion in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_SemWare_Editor...
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    Brief. Was slightly a fan, but preferred qedit backed by vi or textpad, depending on whether I was locked to Windows (long term Delphi developer, often Windows was the only option). Once IDEs started getting proper features like column blocks...
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    fedora (no, I don't want 10 updates today, and another 7 tomorrow, and 13 the day after, and....) I also *hate* gnome. It's a royal pain. I run KDE. Great, I see it's being depreciated on CentOS 8, so...
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    I wouldn't even try to bring used camping gear into NZ. Sadly my dominant reason for travel is "go somewhere, ride bicycle there, go home" and buying a new bike+camping kit would be prodigiously expensive - it would be cheaper...
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    I've not had a bad border crossing experience. The most disturbing was entering Hong Kong on a ship during one of the times what people were pirating ships like I was on, sailing into HK, picking up cargo, leaving, dumping...
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    it's possible that Peter Watts would just rather not risk further encounters with US border officers Given his attitude and behaviour that would seem sensible. Border crossings are fraught at the best of times, and the US is busily working...
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    That can't work. Even politically, the deal is that the tax department is hated but tolerated because they want what's right, not everything they can get. Especially in a country like the USA where corruption is assumed everywhere, one of...
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    There are an *amazing* number of photos of American train wrecks, because wrecks were dirt common the late 1800's. Head-on's, in particular Many of those photos come from the paid spectacular "train crash" entertainments. That really was a thing, and...
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    You might think that this was excessively cynical: It's a much more effective use of police and court time if they focus on those least able to defend themselves. But today I learn that it is the explicit policy of...
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    Things like file sharing and networking have actually gotten harder. Problems which were solved 20, even 30, years ago have come back, and appeared in devices which are distributed by the hundreds of millions Nah, once USB-C becomes common people...
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    This could be where I discover I'm positively *months* out of date and the situation has changed for the better. A couple of years ago Centos desktop was a disaster and Fedora not much better, Debian was ok until I...
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    or you could just up the policing of the underrepresented Ah, but then taxes would have to go up because prosecutors would be dealing with people who can afford lawyers, and mostly good lawyers at that. Success rates would also...
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    FWIW I write this on a laptop that's running Fedora, and have a Centos desktop at work that I use sometimes. But sadly hardware support for Linux is often better done by running Windows and using a virtual machine, because...
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    Generally if I want a specific thing because the obvious answer I see around me is garbage I assume that if what I want is available it will be very expensive and come with expensive things that I do not...
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    support for cross-platform integration, for starters. Microsoft is currently working towards/announcing "'windows in the cloud", with promised support for anything that can do HTML5. As it is Word is part of Office.666 which is also clouded, so I assume...
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    Whereas in Australia we use modern and sensible spellings like Woolloomooloo and Marayong which are pronounced as they are spelled. With a few oddities like Melbourne (pronounced Melbun or Melbin) and Eastbourne (pronounced East Born) because after all we do...
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    Our local government is where all the acid casualties If only you lived in a democratic country you could stand for election to local government and use your obvious passion for such things to improve the situation. Or even stand...
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