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Comment: Re:Fake free market argument (Score 1) 1146

by acoustix (#45703779) Attached to: US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

They argue that if the new ones really are so good, people will buy them on their own without being forced to do so.

If we had pollution and carbon taxes, that might be a valid argument. But we don't, and so people have no reason to take into account all the damage they're causing. With such massive externalities, any appeal to free market principles is a straw man.

Nuclear power. /thread

Comment: Re:You are overstaffed (Score 1) 383

by acoustix (#45604617) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?

300 desktops/laptops, 800 mobile devices (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Qualcom MCP200) and the phone system as well. There are multiple other systems as well, but I won't go into detail...

I could go on and on, but it's pretty obvious that the OP is overstaffed. The manager needs to manage, and they need to automate repetitive tasks, and use a ticket system.

Comment: You are overstaffed (Score 1) 383

by acoustix (#45603459) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?

I'm the Director of IT for my company. 1,000 employees, 15 physical servers, 6 ESXi hosts, countless VM's, 12 locations around the country. We have a total of 4 people in IT. Exchange, SQL, Windows, Linux, massive SAN, you name it - we probably have it.

Be careful when talking to management. You might get downsized.

Comment: Re:www.healthcare.gov just redirects to 127.0.0.1 (Score 1) 644

by acoustix (#45567747) Attached to: Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well

I guess "bh" means black hole. I'm blackholed, too, when accessing it from outside of the US. It could be a poor man's DDoS protection method.

So, Americans who are outside the country cannot sign up on the WORLD WIDE WEB?

Yeah, I would say this is definitely a government project.

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