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Comment: Computers these days are more than adequate (Score 5, Insightful) 564

by Jimbookis (#45920815) Attached to: PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History
Anything sold in the last 4-5 years with an i3/i5/i7 with over 2GB of RAM and Vista or Win7 is still more than enough for most businesses and individuals. There is no real incentive to replace the whole machine when there are cheap options to upgrade with a few more GB and an SSD to give it a new lease of life.

Comment: Re:More "graphic material" needed? (Score 1) 277

by Jimbookis (#45197207) Attached to: Facebook Lets Beheading Clips Return To Its Site
I agree we do lived in a death and gore sanitised world. I don't like such gore as entertainment like we get now with Dexter or any number of other splatter fantasies as it's not tempered in the west with the agony of injury and pain and the finality of death. Gimme living boobs anyday for entertainment! I remember visiting an Indian friends house and a newspaper he had showed a large front page picture of the woman who blew up Rajif Ghandi pieced back together as much as possible - head, arms and legs only. It was pretty jolting to see as a teenager but I think the West needs more of such doses reality.

Comment: With Windows Backdoored, What's the Point? (Score 4, Interesting) 174

by Jimbookis (#45022773) Attached to: Former NSA Honcho Calls Corporate IT Security "Appalling"
Given the creator of Windows and US government can, sufficiently compelled, walk into any Windows system that is internet connected at any time they desire what's the frickin' point? Everything else is security theatrics. Do what the old security honcho of MS has done and drop out.

Comment: Re:Can't offer much (Score 1) 509

There's nothing wrong with raising a family instead of staying current as a developer, it's a perfectly fair choice, just don't then be surprised when the real world will let you no longer be a developer as a result of you opting to do other things than stay current.

I agree. At my age I am at the point where I want development to be more of a hobby and do work activities that don't involve sitting in front of a CAD tool, CRO or debugger any more anyway. Time for a career change? Probably.

The snotty little wet-behind-the-ears original poster needs to show some obviously lacking maturity and get some perspective instead of just whining like a little spoilt bitch.

Comment: Re:Can't offer much (Score 2) 509

> They want you current but do nothing to provide you the necessary tools or the time to stay current. Every single damned company I have worked for (all engineering and IT) have all insisted any new learning is to be done on your own time and expense, even if it benefits the organisation in the long run. Oh, but they still expect you to keep on top of the latest and greatest and contribute to the bottom line at all times.

If what they've been doing hasn't solved the problem, tell them to do something else. -- Gerald Weinberg, "The Secrets of Consulting"