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Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 1) 496

by Nimloth (#48427177) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

When you look at the overall without understanding it at all.....it looks like we live in a sexist society because women choose more emotionally rewarding careers than financially rewarding.

Because... traditionally there is more social pressure on the husband to bring the money home. Perhaps this could play a small role in the equation, no?

Comment: Re:Unifi (Score 4, Informative) 172

by Nimloth (#42471349) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deploy Small Office Wi-Fi SSIDs?
+1 for Ubiquiti Unifi. I run the controller on my Macbook, the APs are spread across several locations and some locations have several. Roaming is seemless, quality and features are impressive and they are dirt cheap. 3 packs are 250$, that comes to about 85$ / AP. The controller is included and there is no license to pay or recurring fees.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 671

by Nimloth (#39240781) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Using Company Laptop For Personal Use
For what it's worth XenClient is exactly what you need, though it requires a Citrix infrastructure at work so it might not work out. But you'd have an hypervisor on the laptop with two VMs, Work and Home. Work is loaded by IT and sync'd with XenDesktop, and Home is loaded by you and you control everything on it. Complete isolation of both images.

Comment: Re:I hate subjects (Score 5, Interesting) 90

by Nimloth (#39125775) Attached to: Playbook OS 2.0 Released
You're looking at it wrong. They didn't cripple it to sell more phones, they developped the product when they still had good market share in the mobile world and wanted to sell PlayBooks into existing BlackBerry accounts. It was a way to bypass IT having to manage another device and piggyback on the already-approved BlackBerries in enterprise (think FIPS approval, etc). They did not expect then that nobody would want BlackBerry devices anymore, and that it would be a major handicap to the PlayBook to not be able to function as a standalone device.
Short-sighted yes, malicious tactic I think not.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo