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Comment: Re:Yes... (Score 1) 809

by Pubstar (#49049467) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?
I'm currently employed by a large hospital network. The dark magic required to get some of the software working combined with the inability to have downtime means very few can cut it for even basic desktop support. The nightmare that happens when an ER machine goes down is something i hope i never gave to deal with again.

Comment: Re:You can decline to be tested (Score 1) 673

by Pubstar (#48886283) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?
You're under the assumptions that all drug users are terrible people. I find it odd that 50% of people failed the drug test since they are very easy to beat. As for the whole IT thing, I was just saying that because it's the field that I work in, and would prefer to work. I just think its asinine that all these places require drug tests when the people that are the worst to work with are alcoholics. I'd rather have a stoner working for me than have someone who drinks their lives away. And yes, I've worked plenty of management positions before, including in the hiring process.

This was also stated before that people that use things like Meth, Crack, Heroin, and even chronic alcoholics will get past a drug test since most of the metabolites that are tracked in your system are gone within 3-7 days. Someone who smokes pot regularly and on their free time? Up to 30 days in urine, 15 days in saliva, and years in hair. The people that are most likely to get caught by a drug test are those that pose the least amount of problems to your business.

Comment: Re:Better Late Than Never (Score 1) 693

by Pubstar (#48867141) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"
Honestly? No idea. I just remember hearing about the whole incident on NPR while driving home a few weeks ago. Since there is so much BS going around right now, its hard to pick out what could be a real threat and what isn't... but since these people like poking the hornets nest that is 8chan/4chan/wizardchan, I have no idea what the future holds for them.

Comment: Re:Better Late Than Never (Score 1) 693

by Pubstar (#48866817) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"
How about the IGF Scandal that came to light? The tl;dr version of it was Phil Fish tries to push a game that doesn't even meet the standards for what they needed (i.e. a finished game). They allow it in, he wins first price, gets tons of free press over the unfinished game. Then it comes to light that (I think) 5 of the judges had directly invested into the game. They are looking at racketeering charges over this. What does Phil Fish do? He self-doxxes him company and puts up the financial statements online then tells everyone Polytron is for sale.

http://gamesnosh.com/fez-inves...

Also, I think that if the guy just had a hard on for the game that ZQ released because it "was the sort of politically correct ground breaking art piece that critics often swoon over" - well, that is one thing. The fact that he had a sexual relationship with her and repeatedly mentioned the game in his articles is another. The thing here is that if media outlets want to be taken seriously, they need full disclosure. That is what the original fight was for, and that was one that was won. Where things are going now is more just a pissing contest then anything else between SJW and a bunch of guys that want things to be back the way they were.

My personal stance on this is that we do need more disclosure in the industry (especially after the guy at PCGamer that writes about UbiSoft was found to be dating the PR Rep from Ubi), and that we need #GG to stay on the ball to out these people... but I also believe that this shitstorm of harassment needs to die down on both sides.

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