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Comment Re:Who makes these decisions? (Score 1) 627 627

Raymond Chen? Is that you? Because, all software has bugs, but WE CAN EXPLAIN WINDOWZE BUGZ explanation point.

Disclaimer, I have not even tried Win10. But WTF is this?

Bios is from 1981 and has many limitations

Oh, so not Raymond Chen. My bad. Microsoft does not make your BIOS, and most BIOS implementations are more recent than 1991. Oh, that was only 24 years ago, I meant 1981. I remember getting an AMD XP 1800+ system, and the BIOS was far more recent than 1981. It had unbelievable shit that 1981 would be embarrassed to admit. Like boot to CD, so I could install Windows 2000. A custom disk, thanks to Norton Ghost. Without some of the inherent problems. But I digress.

The only 2 things I give Windows 7 credit for today in 2015 is it is rock stable and has a more consistent prettier UI

Isn't that what people want? If not, please let us know what people want. I want rock stable, and I don't want a shitty tablet experience on my desktop.

Comment Re:Secure Boot (Score 1) 627 627

How do you know if you have a valid reason until your compy is bricked?

The people who can't be bothered should apply almost every patch immediately, but there are plenty of patches that Microsoft has released that immediately brick the computer. XP's "Operating System Not Found" due to not flushing the HDD cache is among the best, but there are more.

I have had a valid reason since "Operating System Not Found", and everyone running Windows has as well.

I'm talking about ignorant users, who are about 99+% of the user base. Sysadmins excluded you say, but who are the primary posters on those threads where something has gone wrong and the solution is to uninstall KBXXXXXX? Oh, maybe sysadmins. Because that's the population who notices a pattern in 10 or 100 or 100k installs going badly.

Your ignorance is showing.

Comment Re:Sit down, shut up, and do your work... until... (Score 1) 165 165

For insurance we don't use.

Oh, you forsaw and forreplied to my reply with the old "classic high deductible catastrophic policy" crap? Do you realize how much of my paycheck goes to insurance? Do you know how much of my employer's contribution goes towards insurance?

You probably don't. But you probably get paid for it. If you don't know, you really should find out. And if you aren't paid for it, you really should re-negotiate.

I don't care how much it costs. I care whether you get paid above rate to compensate for your employer not contributing. Because that's life for a 1099.

Insurance you don't use means that you have not factored the future into account. I do wish you that healthy life you are imagining, but it probably won't happen. Just statistics. I had a $128k med insurance bill, and I paid less than $2k out of pocket. I didn't need insurance before that, but I did need it at that time. Or maybe you and your wife make bank and can afford that.

I was asymptomatic prior to incurring that bill. Maybe you are asymptomatic as well.

Comment Re:Sit down, shut up, and do your work... until... (Score 1) 165 165

"contractors most certainly do not simply take vacation when they want. "

You don't just say "This week is off limits, I have something scheduled?" Assuming that's well ahead of time, of course, not the day before a week off. I work with 1099s who do exactly that. You can't just decide Monday morning that you're going to take a week off, but you can schedule it at your own pleasure, which if we translate, means whenever you want. If you have a contract that specifies otherwise, you are sucking the syphilitic cock of an unholy form of government.

I *EARN* vacation every paycheck. My vacation time on my pay stub goes up every time I get paid, and I'm a normal non-1099 salaried person. It didn't start at 40 or 80 or 120 or whatever, it started at 0 and I earn more every week. I have worked for companies where I get the agreed upon amount on 1 January, but it is not a legal requirement.

I work with a 1099 who earns more than me, in take home pay. That covers the cost of a paid vacation, insurance, and other things. Taking vacation for a week means not having a paycheck to cover that week, but that should have been factored in during salary negotiations.

I'm not sure if you are a 1099, a disgruntled 1099, or completely ignorant. I'm not a 1099, but I can assure you that there was no troll, unless it was you. And you will have to forgive me for responding to you, except that trolls don't do that, so ignore that I did if you are actually a troll. As you probably will regardless, based on your comments.

Comment Re:Is this a big deal (Score 1) 165 165

Yes, this. The part I found the most disturbing was:

"Maybe since we in the IT industry tend to be well paid, nobody should care, and there's no reason complain."

Me too. Grammar is important.

Also, we in the IT industry tend to be underpaid unless we actually land a job offer. Getting a retention raise or accepting is irrelevant, it's the fact that we can be misclassified in our job title and vastly underpaid.

Wait, "misclassified" sounds familiar. Should I care?

Comment Re:I'm being taken advantage of (Score 2) 165 165

OP is not asking "What are my options to stop it?" - that should be directed to the lawyer he has already retained. Asking that here will get the response "Ask a lawyer".

OP is asking what we think. I think I'm going to have a really nice shit in a few hours after what I just ate. I also think I don't understand

"These contractors are expected to be on site full-time, are not allowed to use their own hardware or software, and are managed alongside, and perform substantially the same work as other, regular employees."

I get "none of the benefits or protections of regular employees", but they are usually paid more to compensate (as in we pay you the money we would pay towards insurance and other costs you pay for yourself). But I don't know what state is involved, so I can't define "Misclassification" and neither can the rest of us.

I think I'm going to die in 35 years of natural causes, and I have a coworker who is cute but I would not want to date him/her. I think a lot of things. I could go on for hours, and it would be relevant because the scope of the question has not been restricted enough.

Comment Re:The pessimists totally ignore history. (Score 2) 391 391

Comparing a pre robotic world to a post robotic one?

I understand your point generally, and agree. But, even if we take every hour spent doing work, and replace it with an hour, or more, programming or repairing robots, some people will be out of work due to lack of trainability. There will be no job they can do. Because they are on the wrong side of the bell curve.

And they will do what, exactly, at that point?

Comment Re:Robots do eliminate jobs (Score 1) 391 391

The summary said entry level and some mid level jobs are being replaced, and mid and upper have more work. So how do I bypass a low or entry level job and get to the expanding workload?

The stats show we are replacing workers with robot managers. That's obvious just in the summary.

Where do these people find a job?

I'm all for the robotic economy, but this horseshit is self serving, myopic tripe. I would argue that your dregs don't have a place in the robotic economy, but these stats argue it for me.

The difference is the conclusion. Apparently It's not going to cause problems, but it very fucking well will. Either we kill them before age 10, or we commit to supporting them with welfare. No argument about net hours will get the stupid hired.

I sound demeaning, but you can replace everything with P.C. versions in your head. Anti tax, anti welfare people are going to cause the same problems as pro slavery, pro segregation, anti women voting, and anti gay marriage have caused, all added and then multiplied. Poverty, and related problems, on an unreal scale.

Because of asshats like this OP.

Comment Re:Marilyn Monroe Complicated Things... (Score 1) 178 178

Because she was the first in many regards. And, after all if these years, there are few who can claim to be admired on the percentage base she had.

Looks have evolved, but unless you can go back in time, you can't top her.

Context matters.

Comment Re:kinda dissapointed... (Score 1) 187 187

Are you saying that "systemd" means many different things?

Because that seems to be its first problem, and one that should be easy to correct in the next month or so. A minor change will bring on a publicity firestorm, so do it right the first time.

Putting the onus on people who read the same word in multiple contexts to learn more, seems like too much to expect at this point. It's obviously not working, and there are more reasons, but that seems to be a sticking point.

Overloading can be confusing. We know this from C++, and lots of other places, but apparently haven't learned it. Or rather, I have, but lots of people haven't. Q.E.D.

Comment Re:Swedish quote (Score 0) 187 187

We can trust Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia that Any Dumbass Can Edit, or we can have yet another Ask Linus where 100 idiots ask whether telling a fucking idiot she/he's a fucking idiot is wrong and a nincompoop of tards try to get Linus on record as saying whatever they like or don't.

I'm picking on you, Brave Named One, because picking on AC is just too easy. AC who claims to be native and quotes EN Wikipedia is just, I don't know, a bulging fuckhat full of cumdumpster food. You, on the other hand, have a complete lack of relevant credentials to be ridiculed. So here we find ourselves.

Comment Re:linux hard to install and use for desktop users (Score 1) 187 187

I love to give open source a hard time, because most of its advocates (who are generally not contributors, but rather evangelists) are blind to the bad sides.

But, pretty much anything Linux is rock-solid and quite user friendly since my brother sent me a CD in 1997 or so. If I didn't have a penchant for certain aspects of Windows, and a strong muscle memory for short-cuts (which I realize can be customized, but I also made a previous point), I would have no reason to use anything other than Linux.

And I say that knowing that there are problems with some major Desktop Environments and some minor annoyances with other window managers.

I have several Live CDs available in case I need to resolve a Windows issue. And it works, every time.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.