Troll, really? I took this tongue in cheek and laughed out loud. This is a sad comment on the times, to little humor and to much political correctness.
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In the words of the immortal Foghorn Leghorn: "That's a joke, ah say, that's a joke, son."
Besides, they'll just let someone else pick up the tab for their healthcare.
And therein lies the problem, I get to pay for someone's poor lifestyle. It would be nice to have a healthcare penalty on smoking, drinking, and eating processed foods such as this.
Sadly you posted this AC and I don't have mod points, but this is spot on. While don''t work at Yahoo, I've worked for companies in a similar downward spiral. I suspect that more than a few people have become disenchanted and lost motivation. Sometimes, a bit of a "reset" is needed.
I feel your pain because I'm in the same boat. I'm currently looking for work, and I'm sure I'll be able to find something soon. I do wonder how much longer I'll be able to continue in IT before I'm completely ignored because of age.
That makes a lot of sense. Too bad Apple couldn't renew ahead of time, and avoid some of this pain. I'm deliberately not upgrading to iOS6 until they get Apple maps fixed, or Google ports their map app to iOS6. In the mean time, Ill give Waze a try.
I'm not aware of any crushing weight problems in the steel server racks...
For most server racks. probably not as there is a log of empty space in standard servers. Here at $WORK, we have a MAID array for archival storage. Since the drives in the unit only spin up (and get hot) when needed, the array contains many more drives than a standard disk array. This makes the unit quite heavy, and could overload the floor on some buildings. Luckily, this is on the first floor, so it won't come crashing through the ceiling.
He's right, you can get one here. Of course I've probably placed myself on some government agency watch list by posting this.
At some point in the future, those younger people will get older, likely get sicker, and hopefully get wealthier so this all evens out in the wash. If you're older and 'wealthier', then you'll have to get insurance now, which is a good thing.
That's called the 'Lovelace Factor': All software sucks, it's just a matter of how much it sucks.
Except he has a point. Some organizations still have an investment in a Solaris infrastructure. For some small to mid sized companies the M series are a too expensive for what you get, while the T3 is too underpowered for a database. Hopefully the T4 will try to fill that gap, especially in the price category. Will the T5 eat into other platforms? I have my doubts there as I think this is all in the 'too little too late' category.
It's too bad really, as Solaris is a nice OS. Time to work on yet another career course alteration.
That's the interesting question, isn't it. I dropped the streaming plan, because I rarely used it. Most of the streaming movies are a bit long in the tooth, so it's just not worth the extra money to use streaming once every few months.
That's a very interesting observation, and goes to explain a few situations I've encountered. I'd always assumed that most people tend to associate with others that are like themselves. Given a few similar candidates, they will hire someone that most closely resembles themselves.
Yep. My ISP is Speakeasy in San Jose, CA. You would think they'd support IPv6 in the middle on Silicon Valley, but you'd be wrong. I've got a NetScreen capable of IPv6, but no way to use it without a tunnel. Are you listening Speakeasy?
Too bad you posted anonymously (though I understand why you did), as some may miss this post. Until we get everyone on the same page as to who should be prosecuted, it's just going to be too easy to hide.