To all of those people, please, please , please do the world a favor and change careers. Seriously. If you can't see why he is 100% right to be outraged at all the time wasted and all the problems caused by the sloth it takes to make this kind of incompetent mistake, just accept the fact that as a software developer you'd make a great janitor and change careers. Let the people who are qualified to do software development work, and accept that you were sold a bill of goods when you were told that computers were where the money was at, and that anyone - even you - could do it. It takes real skills and commitment, and you are destroying the industry with your sub-subpar skills and lack of attention to detail.
"But Linux is not seeing serious adoption outside of programmers/technical folks. I'm sorry, but it's true; Linux marketshare is nothing."
Well, you got one and only one thing right. You truly are sorry
"Pretty much the only sensible answer in this discussion so far - and based upon the number of people (trolls? shills?) saying that the gear should be used for mining crypto-currency, I could probably make a small fortune as a security consultant looking for abusive sysadmins wasting company assets for dubious gains. Let's not forget, your employer is moving to the cloud either because they do not see value in what you provide, or they want you focusing on more strategic initiatives."
So those are the only two choices then? You probably could make a small fortune as a security consultant looking for abusive sysadmins wasting company assets for dubious gains. All you'd have to do is throw around a few buzz words and use some marketing speak to the same idiots that made the decision to "move to the cloud". That being said, let us not confuse "making a fortune" with "being competent".*
* You only had to read as far as ""Obviously something revenue generating is great" to realize that he wasn't planning on pocketing the bitcoins, etc.
"Oh, awesome, smashing riposte. It's not like we were discussing Bose as related to their speakers as related to Beats, eh? "
That is correct. It is not like we were discussing Bose as related to their speakers as related to Beats. The suit is about their active noise cancellation. Evidently you don't know what that means. This is, of course, in direct congruence to your cluelessness in everything you have written.