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Comment: Facebook the new Microsoft (Score 1) 108

by Herkum01 (#46599359) Attached to: Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?

So lets say Facebook is the king of social media, but they are a one trick pony, they have their web site and little else. I guess they will buy their way into markets. Sound familiar? It is like he copied the Microsoft business plan, buy anything their competitors would be involved in.

It did not work for Microsoft, and it is not going to work for Facebook.

Comment: Re:So what happens when there are no more jobs? (Score 1) 870

by Herkum01 (#46580699) Attached to: Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

I think these guys live in the bubble imagining that things will auto-magically work out instead of it turning into the Roman Empire where everything just gets stripped to the ground.

Rome only did well as the plunder kept coming in. When that stopped, you are looking at bread and circuses and a matter of time before the existing system(whatever that may be) falls apart.

Comment: Re:No expectation of privacy (Score 4, Insightful) 405

by Herkum01 (#46559927) Attached to: L.A. Police: <em>All</em> Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

The law also does not provide that the police officers can stalk you 24/7 without some sort of warrant.

The laws were originally written when there was no "Orwellian" state where you could anonymously watched/recorded in public everywhere. Lets no pretend incidentally stumbling onto a suspicious conversation is the same as monitoring EVERY conversation.

Comment: Do the crime, do the time (Score 4, Insightful) 137

by Herkum01 (#46558783) Attached to: Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Cartel Went Beyond a Few Tech Firms

So, can look forward to anyone doing jail time? That is the really the only way this will stop. That or directly start suing the individuals who implemented the policies and make them pay. After that I am willing to bet once a few executives lose their hard won millions will be a little gun shy about conspiring to do anything.

Actually the more I think about it, the best way to reign these practices in is directly suing individuals. Once they can no longer hide behind the corporate veil, the less inclined they will be collude together.

Comment: Code is not Bricks (Score 1) 716

by Herkum01 (#46223253) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

To use the building analog, did they use an architect to design the building? Did they have engineers inspect the drawings to ensure that it won't fall down? Did they inspect the quality of their materials to ensure that could support their specifications? Or he just ask you to keep piling bricks and was shocked that bricks were falling out at the bottom?

Is code just a bunch of bricks? Bricks are pretty simple, they don't have to do anything but exist. Code is logic, and given some specifications you write something and hope the specs were close. Should you be blamed if we ask you to add 2 numbers together and complains about errors when he uses strings instead?

If your boss is asking you to work on your own time because of something like this, I would find a new boss. He is just trying to pass the blame and you would be a sucker to accept it.

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