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Comment: Re:Suck it Millenials (Score 1) 393

by CWCheese (#49355167) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US
unfortunately, what Socal Edison did has been happening for decades and is only now being noticed. The most blatant case i saw was 10 years ago when i worked on a project in a New Jersey call center, the company had contracted either Infosys or Wipro to offshore the customer agents. Same deal, the current workers were tasked with training their replacements prior to themselves being laid off. The white vans rented to bring the trainees from Newark airport were somehow unavailable that morning, so the transport company rapidly grabbed a small fleet of black limousines to pick them up, then the limos pulled up to the front of the building and drop them off in the main lobby. Serendipitously, the windows of the call center were on that side of the building and suffice to say, it was quite the uproar for several days. That was my introduction to the reality of offshoring, outsourcing, whatever-you-call-it; I'm very upset that you millennial folk are stuck with this culture, as I'm a late boomer and sad to see it will continue to kill jobs you all should be getting.

Comment: Re:if it doesnt work (Score 1) 464

by CWCheese (#48719535) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?
Coke bottle glasses are referring to the thickness of the glass lenses when viewed from the edge, they looked quite a lot like the thick bottoms of the classic greenish glass Coca-Cola bottles before Coke moved to the plastic containers. Polycarbonate has severely reduced the thickness of lenses so it's rare to truly see those inch-thick (25.4 mm for you Euro folk) monstrosities nowadays. As to progressives (really just bifocals without the dividing line) and computer screens, I've had to suffer the indignity of age and have worn them for nearly a decade. Still bobbing and weaving to find the best focal position, but that's not really a major issue, there are other worse things in life.

Comment: Re:what? (Score 1) 138

by CWCheese (#48374593) Attached to: Google's Lease of NASA Airfield Criticized By Consumer Group
Actually, Google did *some* work for NASA but mainly enjoyed the perk of buying lower cost jet fuel through the NASA contracts, much less than they would have paid on the commercial market. When it came to light that the vast majority of their air flights weren't NASA work-related at all, the scandal ensued.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- The Wizard Of Oz