Know you folks have me thinking how something like this might look. Given the comments and assuming that people are not next door, I wonder how best to approach an IT services company of some description with a focus on "seasoned" professionals? Experience is paramount, age not a factor, honor, integrity, and honesty also critical components. I think if you dare to lead, the lemmings will follow...;-)
Sadly, yes, agreed. To be honest, within honor, and integrity is surely a minority anymore. Hey!, where's my protection?
Your strategies imply deceit is the ticket to employment? You know, I'd rather be under a freaking bridge and happy than a liar just to appease others who are employed and don't really give a f... Seriously, I was once told "You don't know how to play the game?" and I replied, "I don't want to play the game." This is real life with real people. I so much want a system based on merit, no PC, demographic, politically motivated BS. I fear I will be dead before anyone sees it. Depressing...
Of course you heard nothing, too much potential for liability. Silence is not a crime in this case. I think us 40+ folks should get together and create a startup: Grey Computer Corp. =- Only us "seasoned" folks will get this. Lol....
Well put and I shall put it to use. I am 40+ with 20 in the biz, have been unemployed for about a year, lost just about everything and am scratching my head. I think the title of this article is appropriate. It's all economics. There is nothing worse than seeing a manager with a smirk on his/her face low balling you simply because they can. Plus the external expectations that you will foot the expense to keep yourself up to date on technology is a bit much too. Which one, at what cost, and how far to take it? Cops, firemen, and many other professionals get, as a benefit, some training that is required to maintain their roles, not IT. IT is not unlike the software industry; here, sign this EULA that exempts us for any liability resulting from the use of our "killer," must have app even though it was run through some code mill and subject to limited testing. Security was not a consideration, sorry. Tell that to GM. I bet the auto industry would love to be allowed to use and apply EULA's. Yes, I am a bit bitter today as I digress.
These are great little machines. I have had two and want another. Oh, and I am agnostic when it comes to these things, but I do give credit where credit is due.
I am not swinging at nuts and it isn't a simple issue with performance, rather working! It has been and continues to be a question of whether or not I can have any confidence in their products, period.
Given AMD/ATI's reputation and my own experience, no wonder. I would have left AMD/ATI too. Much about marketing and less on performance. nVidia is my personal preference for just that reason. I am only writing this because of a recent experience with HP/AMD driver issues on a Windows 8 install and non-compliant, non-working OpenGL implemetation. Inexcusable in my humble opinion. This is NOT a gaming issue, rather a high performance application issue and this is not the first time. AMD, GYST (yes, explatives involved)! Screams of SCO type litigation...
Imagine if we did this to services we dislike more often? Democracy still works folks.
On the payroll...
This will happen as likely as the Democrats actually passing a formal balanced budget. I wish American business was as much about the customer as it is about the bottom line. You know, you can do both.
It used to be for the "women and chilren" that obsurd things made their way through government. Now it is all in the name of "National Security". Fear is a powerful motivator and they know it. Just because they can, they will...
December 21, 2012 the date of first contact! Seriously, what will we do when/if this happens? Will it mean a paradigm shift for humanity or the implosion?
The faster we can move data is in some way connected to how fast life moves in every respect. There is a point when "cool" is truly a four letter word. Not that I am arguing against it, it's just that there is a similar arguments within the AI industry. In more and more ways our achievements are outstripping out ability to deal with the consequences.
Sorry for my mis-spellings. PEBKAC