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Comment Re:Why so complicated? (Score 1) 111

What this guy said.

"Why is a high speed data bus so complex?". They evolve to be faster and more efficient each year. What's high speed today isn't in two years from now. So do you want to fast in two years, built on today's tech, so it's underutilised battery life is terrible? Or do you want to limit the efficacy of the new plug-in modules in future by having the bus under spec in two years? Or do you want to build it on something that doesn't exist yet, sooner than two years from now, so it costs a fortune to design and manufacture?

Something as simple as a "high bandwidth data bus" has capacities and costs associated with it. I don't know why it took so long for the Ara team to find this out.

Comment Fighting it only makes it worse (Score 1) 424

Back when Google was new, I avoided it for the longest time because I'd spent so long with Atavista and friends curating my searches with "+this", "-that" and other modifiers, but Google didn't support them well.

Turns out, Google didn't support them because it didn't need to. It would return the right results by phrasing the query naturally, not like some bastardised SQL incantation.

Give in to querying like a human and you might find Google works much better for you. There are a lot of very smart people that understand how people look for data, including the long tail. Trying to second guess them is a path to failure.

Comment Bootstrap problem (Score 1) 65

How accessible is the best open source dev suite?

"All the accessibility tools included in Linux are open source, meaning their code is readily available if you want to examine or improve it"

This "it's better because you can fix it yourself" is usually pretty dubious. In this case, it's worthless unless the folks who need the accessibility can work on it. What's the most accessible dev environment? Are its accessibility features usable? Does it support all developing all the tools that need improvement?

Comment The article is full of crap (Score 1) 271

Article says "These companies are making a choice. They're deciding that it's faster and cheaper to chuck people overboard and find new ones than it is to retrain them." ... but i don't see where the companies are re-hiring instead of re-training? They cite HP and say they're still letting people go, not hiring.

Gotta back these claims up with numbers, or it's all BS.

Comment Never hire the wrong person (Score 1) 574

Meanwhile, hiring managers feel the pressure to fill openings instantly with exactly the right person, and when they can't, the team and the company suffer.

The team and company suffer if you hire "because we need someone" and end up with the wrong person. It sucks as an applicant, no denying it, but a bad hire can be toxic to a team or project. They can end up making more work for everyone else.

Complaints about buzzword filtering and what not might be very true, but you have to understand that the hiring manager must never hire just because they need someone.

Feel disillusioned? I've got some great new illusions, right here!