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Comment Re:Managers are dumbasses (Score 1) 142

Migrations often bring a lot of this out of the woodwork.

You aint wrong there.

This story immediately brought back memories of a migration for a large oilfield company back around ~2K. We were doing background data transfers from user's existing machines to the new ones while they were still using their existing machines. One of the techs gets a call from the guy he's working on at the time and the guy wants to make sure he gets his 976 (anyone remember those?) pron dialers (plural) reinstalled! Another guy is getting frustrated because his data copy is never ending because as he copying the user is downloading pron videos. The tech made the mistake of opening one and was met with a decidedly geriatric individual. Then there was the Indian user who had a drive full of Bollywood pron (women with their faces exposed dancing). That was a fun project...except for every time Documentum destroyed MS Office and required a re-image which was all too frequent.

Comment Re:Visual vs wall of code (Score 1) 158

Of course programmers are going to say LabView is a horrible language because it's a GRAPHICAL programming environment. Its entire purpose for being is to allow scientists and engineers to quickly piece together a control environment for scientific/SCADA type equipment without knowing how to code. All scientists/engineers should be able to do logic and flow charts and as the OP pointed out that's where these "languages" shine. If you need more robust code LabView works with C libraries just fine. I wouldn't want to do a purely software related project with LabView but if I need to trigger an oscilloscope when a certain anomaly occurs and send that data to a function generator it's a lot easier than writing a C program.

Comment Re:Intel's trolling us (Score 5, Insightful) 337

Intel's so far ahead of AMD, they have to roll back the clocks in order to stay competitive.

AMD isn't Intel's competition. Intel needs AMD to prevent Anti-Trust litigation. Intel's competition is ARM and all the OEM's who use ARM based chips. Especially if Microsoft ports full Windows 10 to the ARM. The big draw of ARM is performance/price per watt which is exactly what Intel is shooting for.

Comment Re:Might cause more problems in a big company (Score 1) 258

This is exactly what happens and why companies are so dead set against employees discussing compensation. You have to ask yourself if you want to know and if you're being ripped off are you willing to live with it or walk. If you can't answer those questions it's better not to look.

A little off topic but similar in result. I was working for Compaq when HP took over. HP execs were outraged to find out Toshiba was charging Compaq substantially less for a particular HDD they both sourced.

Comment Re:It's wrong because... (Score 1, Troll) 294

You are blaming the entire problem on half of those actually responsible. Many scientists today refuse to let facts get in the way of their theories. This stems from many factors. Pressure to produce results, ego, fear of failure. But there is overwhelming evidence the scientific model has been superseded by the trending now model.

Comment I just won Buzzword BINGO for the week! (Score 2) 22

From the abstract: "Through this pilot project, Roadtrip Nation will lay the groundwork and provide proof-of-concept for a CS Roadtrip, leveraging a combination of multimedia deliverables, an evidence-based educational curriculum, and dynamic engagement strategies (a triple score!!!) that will provide critical connections between students' natural interests, positive role models who align with those interests, and corresponding CS educational and career pathways. To that end, the CS Roadtrip Pilot will develop up to four student-facing videos that feature the stories of diverse computing professionals, appropriate for on-air, online, and classroom purposes, along with the appropriate Learning Guides."

This sure reads like a marketing pitch at an ISV. This should be part of next week's Dilbert run.

Comment Re:Because of the endless whiners (Score 0) 151

Oh look a troll with a Facebook logon!

If I paid for a product that did XYZ and then a few months after I purchased it the manufacturer said "If you want to keep using feature Z you must upgrade the firmware. Oh and by the way the new firmware removes feature X." I am well within my rights to be butthurt whether I use X or not. And I have never even attempted to mod my PS3.

BTW it was the Air Force that built the cluster.

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