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Comment: Other skills have agents (Score 1) 145

by Enry (#49118479) Attached to: Attention, Rockstar Developers: Get a Talent Agent

Writers, performers, singers, boxers all have agents. I'm not sure if the model works for all those groups of people, but that's what's there. On the other hand, that's mostly because they don't have a regular job - they need someone to find and negotiate the pay for them as they're either otherwise busy working or don't have the skills or contacts to get the work. Maybe if the job were per-project and rockstar developers could come in and guarantee some level of performance for some level of pay negotiated by the agent that could work.

Comment: Re:So how many Sparc Systems does Oracle Run? (Score 2) 190

by Enry (#49041217) Attached to: Five Years After the Sun Merger, Oracle Says It's Fully Committed To SPARC

IBM no longer sells desktop and they're getting out of the server market as well, so I think they'll be Lenovo's best customer for the foreseeable future.

As for Oracle, my guess is that these are Big Beefy Machines(tm) used as replacements for the IBM mainframes (which IBM still owns). They probably do use some in their back-end gear, but don't forget that Oracle also owns Oracle Linux and they have their own line of x86 hardware. That's more likely what they have most of.

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