It's a fucking shame This site used to be so great back in the day. I remember when it was routine to see postings with over 1,000 comments (don't be fooled by my UID, I've been here a LONG time). And I'm still not sure why Dice seems so absolutely determined to kill it off. But man, have they done a great job of it! Even after the outcry against the Beta, they are just DETERMINED to FORCE it on us. They're like a drunk friend who wants to fight you tooth-and-nail to get into that car and drive off that cliff. He is just GOING TO DRIVE OFF THAT CLIFF, no matter how many times you plead with him and warn him.
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They finally got rid of the ability to follow comment histories on the nobeta. Now it's impossible to see if a comment has been replied to and following any comment thread has to be done manually, one post at a time.
Anybody else's Slashdot break today?
Personally, I think it's very progressive of Dice to hire special needs students to do all their web design work. Special Peter did an excellent job with the Beta redesign and today's re-skin, and his mom is certainly VERY proud of him--probably even proud enough to bake that lasagna he likes so much. Good work, Peter! You keep achieving, just like your baseball cap says!
Automated cars will smash the unions
Well, until all the unemployed workers smash the automated cars.
I wonder about the sheer amount of money that must be changing hands to induce all city governments to sing the same song from the same hymnal in perfect unison.
Have a look at how much a taxi medallion sells for in NYC to give you an idea of the kind of money we're talking about here. Average selling price $800,000+. And that's AFTER Uber (they used to go for over $1 million).
I wonder why Uber don't have the appropriate license?
Probably because getting an appropriate license involves things like:
1) Paying a huge brib...ahem...."registration fee" to the issuing authorities, and/or
2) Being a good friend or relative of the right people, and/or
3) Making generous campaign contributions to the right politicians, and/or
4) Being the son or daughter of an existing license holder.
Just look at New York City, where a taxi medallion is treated like a royal asset and can set you back $1 million+. Once you get one, it's basically a privileged monopoly license to treat customers like shit.
With companies like Uber capitalism has really hit rock bottom. No products, no innovation, just a parasitic entity
If you define competition as a "parasitic entity" then you must have a VERY strange definition of capitalism.
Because 30-40 years ago, every mother wasn't a panicky obsessive who was scared to give her kid a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because she read in some magazine that it would be abuse if she didn't treat her kid like a delicate snowflake.
All the other jobs are being filled by H1-B's. Looking for the jetpack is all we have left.
He started on a TN visa, recruited from an engineering school in Mexico. After a year he was transitioned to an H1-B visa, where he still is.
Just out of curiosity, do you pay him the same as your American engineers?
I wonder if our American programming grads could get visas to go work in India and China. It must work both ways, right?
He'll demand the best agent and then take out a full page ad telling us how his agent is going to make all other agents his bitch.
Highlander II was an abomination of a movie. I refuse to accept that it can teach us anything except how low Sean Connery will sink for a buck.
Any fix on this scale will come with many, many unintended consequences.
Yeah, they have some shitty side-effects, but without at least some drive everyone would just sit around smoking weed all day until the winter did us all in.