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Comment: Resturant seating (Score 1) 404

by Larry_Dillon (#47309113) Attached to: San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

This isn't exactly the same, but it reminds me of the restaurant seating problem that happens when patrons, upon seeing that there's limited seating, have members of their party camp on a table before they've ordered. It exacerbated the problem. People who have just got their food can't find a seat because table-campers have what would be empty seats.

Comment: Re:Families come first (Score 1) 370

by Larry_Dillon (#47298685) Attached to: Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry

The problem I've seen is that no one want to train anymore. Every company thinks they can get the perfect employee off the shelf. That a big part of ageism. Companies want young grads that have just been trained in the new technologies. But the flavor of the week will change again. Some will argue that it's up to the employee to learn new technologies, and that's true to an extent, especially if the company you work for says, "We're switching to technology X in two years," but that seldom happens. It doesn't make a ton of sense, from an employee's point of view, to learn some random new think hoping the current company or the next job will want it. If you don't use the new thing you just learned everyday, you'll just forget it anyway.

Comment: Re:And another on the ban pile (Score 3, Interesting) 289

I'm not trying to defend Kingston or PNY but it may be that they had supply problems or other issues with the original part. It seems that Joel Hruska is assuming intentional deception/malice where none has been proven. I do think that companies should be required to change the model number when they change critical internal parts.

WiFi cards used to be horrible about this. Companies would change the WiFi chipset, requiring a totally different driver, and nothing on the outside of the box would give any indication. Somewhere on the card it would usually say rev b, etc.

Comment: Viable career path? (Score 2) 306

With people like Zuckerberg saying that he only wants people under 30 and the reports of ageism in CS and IT fields, I can see why people aren't going into CS and IT. Some are going to do well but many are going to drop by the wayside. Why not go into a career where you are still valued are 50 or 60?

Comment: Commercial Internet (Score 0) 162

by Larry_Dillon (#46994487) Attached to: The Internet's Broken. Who's Going To Invent a New One?

Back when they started to allow commercial content on the Internet, they should have made a few more rules:

1. Require a business license to get a .com
2. Require 501 non-profit status to get a .org
3. Require a /24 network to get a .net
4. Make a new TLD for everything else.

Look at how well this worked for .edu. (must be an accredited, four year, degree-granting organization).

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