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Comment: Re:More proof (Score 1) 666

by Anon-Admin (#48875597) Attached to: US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

> The only controversy is "is 97 larger than 3".

On a scale of 1 to 100 with 1 being a pure fact and 100 being a pure lie, where would you rate the global warming debate?

Yep, 3 is bigger than 97 :P

The old saying is that “figures will not lie,” but a new saying is “liars will figure.” It is our duty, as practical statisticians, to prevent the liar from figuring; in other words, to prevent him from perverting the truth, in the interest of some theory he wishes to establish. -- Carroll D. Wright 1889

Comment: More proof (Score 5, Insightful) 666

by Anon-Admin (#48869037) Attached to: US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

More proof that this debate is political and not scientific.

Passing a law that says it is real is like voting on the sex of a chicken. No matter the outcome of the vote, only testing can provide the answer.

How about we get politics out of science and rely on the scientific method to determine if "Global Warming" is real or not.

Comment: Re:All about keeping IT Salaries low (Score 1) 263

by Anon-Admin (#48868461) Attached to: The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

Yep, and to that I say:

People Soft, ERP, Email, etc,etc,etc. How much is lost when they go down? Name one department that does not require an application or system to be up all the time! If the sales system is down, the sales department does not make sales!

If you think a medium sized company or larger can continue to operate in this day and age without IT. Simple let your IT group go and see how long it takes.

Comment: Re:So...don't be disposable. (Score 1) 263

by Anon-Admin (#48867343) Attached to: The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

What you are suggesting is that a generalist will be kept while a specialist is disposable.

Simple question, when the MBA/management person is looking at the spread sheet with all the numbers on it trying to decide which people should be laid off, which filed is the one that indicates your skill set?

Comment: Re:How much of this is due to mergers? (Score 2) 263

by Anon-Admin (#48867275) Attached to: The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

LOL, the last company I worked for Laid off the IT staff in a "Re-org" They had just announced how they had made 3 Billion euros in the last year and the President of the company took a multimillion Dollar bonus! However, no raises as there was "no budget" for it, then they laid off all the IT staff, to cut costs. Turns out they out sourced it to a firm in India that thoroughly failed at managing the systems.

9 months later, they run ad's looking for IT people. They were having trouble finding people because they are offering 40% less than market. So they decide to call the people they laid off and offer to bring them back. We have all turned them down.

With a whopping 1.2 star approval rating on www.glassdoor.com they will have trouble finding anyone to work for them!

Comment: Re:Application installers suck. (Score 1) 324

by Anon-Admin (#48803275) Attached to: How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

I have used Linux for decades and am a fond believer in it being a better OS.

However, it is now Microsoft that is the issue here. OsX and Linux have great package management and in most instances it is used. Once you get into commercial software the install shifts. I am not sure why they don't make RPM's, DEB's, etc but even the commercial Linux producers use these crappy installers. Try installing the NVidia Drivers from NVidia. They require you run the install script and run you through the next, next, next, are you sure?, are you sure the first six times that you made the correct choices?, etc, etc.

+ - Linus Torvalds: Apple's HFS+ is probably the worst file-system ever->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It’s been long since we heard a good rant from Linus Torvalds. Linux doesn't rant much, but when he does he hits the nail and he doesn't mince worlds and this time he targeted Apple's HFS+. Linus says, "The true horrors of HFS+ are not in how it’s not a great filesystem, but in how it’s actively designed to be a bad filesystem by people who thought they had good ideas.""
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+ - Why don't all consumer motherboards use SODIMMs?

Submitted by bluefoxlucid
bluefoxlucid (723572) writes "I have an extra SODIMM from upgrading a Mini-ITX, which could go into a DDR3 laptop; I also have an extra 8GB DDR3 DIMM, which can go into a desktop. As far as I can tell, they have the same timing, speed, heat concerns, capacities, and cost. Standardizing SODIMMs would make the market demand easier to predict, stabilizing supply-side risk and reducing costs to manufacturers. SODIMMs on desktop boards would reduce space usage, allowing for more slots or bigger on-board feature chipsets. Why don't desktops use SODIMMs rather than DIMMs?"

Comment: Re: Thats why I keep my money in petro-dollars. (Score 1) 114

by Anon-Admin (#48754691) Attached to: Hackers Steal $5M In Bitcoin During Bitstamp Exchange Attack

You are not exactly right. That only covers up to $100,000

So if you have a retirement account with $500,000 in it and the bank gets robbed, you get $100,000 back. Unless the bank has taken steps to guarantee amounts above $100,000. Thought most dont, they simply have you sign I form when you open the account that states you have been notified.

Comment: Re:Somehow banks... (Score 2) 161

by Anon-Admin (#48737389) Attached to: Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

Say hello to ChexSystems

https://www.consumerdebit.com/...

Unlike credit reporting there is no time limit on it and banks will refuse to issue you an account based on the information. I know because the bank that I closed the account on charged me an account fee after the account was close. I was never notified so did not know it was there. Some years later (10) when trying to change banks I was declined because that was in the chexsystems report. The original bank had gone bust, been sold to another bank that went bust and was sold to another bank that later split into three banks. It took me 2 months to track down who had the original records and could clear the entry on the chexsystems report.

Comment: Re:Somehow banks... (Score 3, Insightful) 161

by Anon-Admin (#48737069) Attached to: Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

Right, regulations help.

Back some years ago I was using a bank that over drafted me. I say they over drafted me because they showed an ATM withdraw some 50 miles from where I was that caused my account to over draft.

I had paid the overdraft fees and explained to them that I could not have been there to withdraw the $62 they claim. The lady tells me that as per bank policy I am responsible for the first $50 lost from the account and there would be a $10 "search" fee for them to research what had happened and determine if I had withdrawn the money or it was a bank error. My simple question, "If it turns out to be a bank error do i get my $52 back?" Well no, as per policy I was responsible for the first $50 lost so I would only get $2 back.

I told them to do the research, give me my $2 and close my account. The bank persons response, "Absolutely, there is a $2 filing fee to start the search, $10 for the search, and you are responsible for the first $50 lost. Then there will be a $15 fee to close out your account."

It amazes me how they lost the exact amount that it would require to $0 out. I close that account and simply moved of. The moral of this story is you may have faith in religion, with all others watch your ass because they will take all they can get.

"Say yur prayers, yuh flea-pickin' varmint!" -- Yosemite Sam

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