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Comment There are 4 types of shops.... (Score 3, Informative) 136

There are Microsoft shops out there, and there are some that I've worked with that are happy with Microsoft.

There are IBM shops out there, and there are some that I've worked with that are happy with IBM.

There are Best of Breed shops, (LAMP/OSS/etc) and they are happy as hell.

There are Oracle shops out there, and never have I heard a client say "We Love Oracle!"

Comment Re:At least Microsoft and Slashdot listen to users (Score 1) 236

The software was Xfree86 vs Xorg. The quickest way to get up to speed on the politics of that fork is here: XFree86 was the default X server for 15+ years till it made a nasty license change and all the distributions dropped it like a hot potato for Xorg in 2009.

Comment Re:Do they make high-quality LTE bridges? (Score 1) 107

We have a Cradlepoint MBR1200B with Verizon LTE service as tertiary fail over for our headquarters. The router is about $800 for router + modem + replacement 4G antennas. $500 for a static IP from Verizon. $50 a month for a sim and basic service. (If we ever need it, we expect to pay overage.)

Comment Re:That's ADMIRAL Grace Hopper (Score 1) 137

Whoosh. (You guys are +5ing bad facts again). The point the AC is trying to make is that Admiral Grace Hopper has a title, and it should be used to honor her career.

Also, the Commodore to Rear Admiral changed occurred in 1985, and Admiral Hopper was involuntarily retired in 1986.

Comment Re:Solution - Face-saving way out (Score 3, Informative) 482

Compelled vaccination would fall under implied power. Random fact of the day: ICE's jurisdiction is an implied power.

Here are the relevant parts of the constitution:
"Implied powers are which can reasonably be assumed to flow from express powers, though not explicitly mentioned. The legitimacy of these powers flows from the "General Welfare" clause in the Preamble, the "Necessary & Proper Clause", and the "Commerce Clause." " (Quote from Wikipedia)

Comment I have left companies over coffee... (Score 1) 769

One company I worked at had a Flavia machine. Flavia is expensive as hell but the packages always work. Then they got rid of it for regular coffee. I left. (One of many reasons).

The next company had regular coffee and then "upgraded" to a Keurig machine. Every other day the machine would overflow is some spectacular fashion. I left.

My current company had regular coffee,was acquired and a perk of the new megacorp is Flavia machines in every office. Happy bee.

The patent on the Keurig has run out, so they are going to try and borrow the playbook from HP/Lexmark/et all? Hahaha. Sell short.

16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling