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Comment: Re:This problem is quite common. (Score 5, Insightful) 312

by YayaY (#38258650) Attached to: Institutional Memory and Reverse Smuggling

Yep, It happens all the time everywhere.

What I find most troubling about this is that most company don't recognize the problem or are not even aware of it? I think the mentality that "anyone can be replaced so we don't have to create incentive to retain them" is going a bit too far.

Because the real problem is in fact employee turnover.

Comment: Re:Got it (Score 2) 381

by YayaY (#32123268) Attached to: CRTC Approves Usage Based Billing In Canada

With the new proposed rates, Bell would be charging reseller 18.20$/month just to get a ADSL line to a customers. This is about the same as before. What changes is that they now charge for the data going through the pipe. They couldn't charge 2$/month to lease a copper line because it cost much more than that to maintains! In fact, the most expensive thing an ISP has to do is to run copper wire to every house, and pay for the nice tech that plug you in when you rent their service.

Actually, data is pretty cheap to move around. You can get rate at 4/GB in large datacenter to move data anywhere in the world. Bell will be making a large profit with their 112.5/GB overcharge. Plus, Bell don't even have to move your data to the Internet, they only have to get it to your reseller which have to provide Internet connectivity. I don't believe it cost them more than 1/GB to move data to the reseller which is often local.

Comment: Re:Huge Fail (Score 2, Interesting) 146

by YayaY (#30319434) Attached to: Children Using Technology Have Better Literacy Skills

Dunning-Kruger effect :

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which "people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it". The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than actuality; by contrast the highly skilled underrate their abilities, suffering from illusory inferiority. This leads to a perverse result where less competent people will rate their own ability higher than more competent people. It also explains why actual competence may weaken self-confidence because competent individuals falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. "Thus, the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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