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Comment: Re:IBM (Score 1) 382

by Salgat (#47475555) Attached to: Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go
Heaven forbid other people who happen to be from different countries compete for your job, right? I have no problem with immigrants and others coming to our country to earn a living. You have to remember, these people will be using their skills for American companies, their salaries for American taxes, and as an added benefit, they can help themselves and their family to earn a better living (which yes, is a good thing because they are humans, people just like us). I have family in China that benefit strongly from outsourcing and I'll be damned if outsourcing hasn't brought hundreds of millions out of crippling $1/day poverty. We work in a global economy now, your cushy jobs with little competition no longer exist, and I feel no sympathy for you losing that.

Comment: Re:I guess they won't need any more foreign Visas? (Score 1) 382

by Salgat (#47475497) Attached to: Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go
It amazes me that people need to realize that skillset is just one factor in compensation. There is a reason why even lawyers can have a hard time finding a good paying position; it's because they, just like programmers, have to compete for high paying jobs. More competitors means more selection and less monetary incentive required by the employer to hire people.

Comment: Changing everything is not always a good thing (Score 1) 204

by Salgat (#47451813) Attached to: New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture
While it is good to change something if need be, it can be very detrimental to be overexcited, ready to change everything to how you see fit, and end up causing a lot more problems that solving. On the lower levels you'll especially see this with power hungry over ambitious managers who take advantage of their role to completely change how things are done, regardless of whether the old way actually worked. The best way to "shake things up" is to slowly transition and test your new ideas so you don't create a mess in the process.

Comment: Re:Consciousness (Score 2) 284

by Salgat (#47398653) Attached to: Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain
I wasn't aware of the soul as being defined by that, at least for Christians/Jews the Bible barely makes any mention of its properties. Considering the "soul" is metaphysical, the explanation can be simply explained away as a supernatural copy of our state of mind that is restored after death in a new supernatural body. Who knows though, I sure as hell don't know anything about souls and to discuss it is pure guessing.

Comment: Re:The goal of 1st world countries (Score 2) 401

by Salgat (#47398351) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say
This is why outsourcing is a good thing; it systematically eliminates poverty throughout the world. I'm an American but outsourcing has allowed family in China to have a chance at being middle class. I guess what it comes down to is that as long as people out there are seriously benefiting from this, maybe it's a good thing. Yes people lose their $80,000/year jobs, but on the same hand hundreds of millions in impoverished nations are building a strong middle class and enjoying a life where they might have a chance to not be poor.

Comment: Re:That's not going to make (Score 2) 105

by Salgat (#47382713) Attached to: London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally
He has a legit point though. Google not only can give you multiple routes to take depending on what you want, but also knows in real time the traffic on every street in the city and can dynamically change your route to avoid it. Technology is constantly replacing jobs and freeing up money for other parts of the economy, this is a good thing but the transition can be difficult for some.

Comment: Re:Why can't (Score 1) 349

by Salgat (#47370137) Attached to: Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap
The problem with caps for internet is that you are restricting the flow of information, which is harmful for society as a whole. Internet is something far beyond any other utility and is so revolutionary that you can't just simplify it down to being another utility that goes by usage, especially when the cost to the company is not by data amount but by bandwidth, which can justifiably be charged for.

Comment: Re:I skipped Windows 7... (Score 1) 681

I'm pretty sure the GeForce GT 750M is not a workstation GPU, unless I am mistaken? It seems to be meant for gaming/desktop use. If, instead, you are trying to be pedantic about his use of the word "card" instead of GPU, then your completely missing the point of his statement and just being an asshole.

Comment: Re:Windows 7 end of life... (Score 1) 681

At least for 8's release the upgrade only cost around $60, which for those of us with a decent paying job is only the cost of a video game, negligible to improve the performance and support for something I personally use everyday for several hours. If you can't invest $60 in something that you see as a small but noticeable benefit to your everyday life, then that's your own choice. Of course, this only applies to those who see it as an improvement (which I'm assuming will be the case for 9 over 7).

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?