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Comment: Re:That's (Score 1) 91

by BosstonesOwn (#49076873) Attached to: Advice on How to Start an IT Business (Video)

Ironically... Im the guy that fixes this type of stuff.

When I go into most shops I call out the trends immediately... Im a fan of Dell servers, cheap, run well and are reliable.. But admittedly, I have seen some cases where the lenovo and hp options were a better choice and were chosen...

I have gone in and ripped out Oracle.. when mysql was more then enough and they had no issues... they also had in house talent for mysql and were spending uselessly.

Im happy to be where I am but.. admittedly I want to just co back to being a consultant... There seems to be a lack of good ones out there right now.

Comment: Re:Regulation Strikes again (Score 1) 194

by BosstonesOwn (#49005141) Attached to: Farmers Struggling With High-Tech Farm Equipment

Sorry there but both my nissans and my audi show me exactly which tires is low.

Audi Q5 - even tells me when the wheel is slipping on the display
Nissan Pathfinder - shows all 4 tire pressures.
GT-R Shows which tires are slipping and even shows me when it has to go into vectoring mode because the outside tires are slipping.

Comment: Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 825

And then there is a simple penalty.... You don't have a headquarters here in the US you don't sell a product here.... there are all sorts of cat and mouse games that can be played.

The us is one of the biggest with the most expendable income. It's financial suicide to not sell a product here. And as has been seen in the past.. when one company leaves here... another will spring up to do it's job here.

Comment: Re:Double Irish (Score 1) 825

Incorrect.. you can file abatements and they allow you to put it off until later. I do this a lot as a dual citizen. I file american taxes every other year, due to my income from colombia being a small portion of what I would earn in the US... I get a huge part of my taxes returned and I am considered low income.

My kids will have to do the same. When my oldest turned 16 and started working in colombia they were actually sending her more money then she paid in taxes.

Comment: Re:The point (Score 1) 133

And then what happens after the sun goes down and we don't have enough storage capacity to run the peak times ? We just fire up more solar... oh wait no sunlight. A well balanced approach is much better, replace some with solar and wind, and also try and scrub out what we can when we can.

Comment: Re:Pay versus billing rate. (Score 1) 234

by BosstonesOwn (#47160679) Attached to: Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

Not true... I worked at IBM as a contractor and was compensated very well.

I chose to leave for a better job/ higher paying role with benefits. The real problem is they are using contractors for a huge part of the us work force but paying pretty good comp for them, so that they don't have to cover all the little things. Like benefits....

I chose to leave after being the primary responsable admin in the group, who was denied a job in that group 4 times, due to "not hiring in the US at this time" their process for this stuff is completely short sighted. They can pay people 1/8th less and cover the benefits, but refuse to because if thier numbers don't look good it's not easy to dump a perm employee, where as a contractor they can just put on furlow or ask them not to come back.

+ - Court Orders Marvell to Pay Carnegie Mellon $1.5B for Patent Infringement->

Submitted by Lucas123
Lucas123 writes: A U.S. District Court has ruled that Marvell Technology must pay Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) $1.54B for infringing on two hard drive chip patents. Marvell was also ordered to pay interest at 0.14% annually, and 50 cents for each chip sold that uses the intellectual property. While Marvell did not comment on the case, CMU said it "understands" that Marvell will again appeal the ruling and the school "will look forward to the federal circuit court" upholding the lower court's ruling. The latest decision by a U.S. District Court in Western Pennsylvania ends for now a five-year legal battle between the two. In 2012, a jury found Marvell had violated CMU's patents, and the chip maker then appealed that ruling.
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Comment: Re:An educated workforce (Score 1) 164

by BosstonesOwn (#46921379) Attached to: Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?

they did it for the costs. parts changers are cheap, and power and bandwidth are cheap there as well.

When you have a parts changer, but good sysadmins across the globe you can do that. with remote kvm's and now most servers with good baseband management tools, it's cheaper to have good sysadmins do the cleanup and setup work from half a world away.

Pay the sysadmins to automate most of the process and have cheap parts changers on hand and it's easy as sin to keep a datacenter running well. It's pricey but the sysadmins are constantly busy across multiple datacenters and it lowers cost.

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