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Comment: Re:There's a clue shortage on the hirEE side (Score 1) 574

by Discgolferusa (#48308977) Attached to: The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

There's plenty of crappy coders out there who think they're way better than they really are.

My dad had a saying when trying to hire competent developers. Out of every 100 who apply, you're lucky if 10 are good, and most often only 1 is great. I have to say, that it definitely seems to hold true in many situations.

Comment: And who has it hurt? (Score 1, Interesting) 739

by Discgolferusa (#48277243) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare
Plenty of people honestly. Whether through cancellation of plans due to lack of mandated coverages, or in my own personal case, being forced to a plan with weaker benefits because my wife's employer was going to be penalized for offering a "Cadillac" plan to their employee's. For those that don't know what that is, it's a mandated 40% excise tax placed on plans that offer premium coverage.

So now we pay about the same amount as before and have a deductible and coinsurance that we didn't have before. Thanks ever so much for that. Considering now we have to be concerned for up to 4800 dollars more a year in expenses. In an environment with looming inflation, and stagnant income growth. Hurray for Obama. Thanks so much for causing millions of Americans into the threat of financial instability.

If the 10 million people now being covered are primarily from poor and rural areas, you could have easily covered them by modifying existing options like medicare to better suite the needs of those unable to properly insure themselves. And probably at a lesser expense.

So yeah, lots of people have reason to hate the ACA, and the people who shoved it down our throats.

Comment: We had a name for that. (Score 1) 226

by Discgolferusa (#46766159) Attached to: How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer
One of my old companies had an actual name for those of us in that DevOps role. It was called the swat team. We were the ones called in when it absolutely had to be done yesterday. Did it suck? Sometimes, but when we said something needed done, management actually would listen instead of blowing it off.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato

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