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Comment Re:Major disconnect from layers (Score 5, Insightful) 317

I am assuming you've never had a C type person make huge IT decisions without having even consulted with IT.

In my 30+ years of experience, I've seen enough clueless C types make clueless decisions because some dude in a suit with a briefcase sold them a nice fat lie.

In our case "All it will take are a couple IP addresses and a server. No other IT is required" If it takes IP addresses and a server, it requires IT support. And in this case, the product was so fucking horrible that it requires regular (several times a week) IT support, just on back end crap from a product designed so bad that it just breaks every two weeks from design flaws.

Or this, "We've already bought it, you WILL support it" (with no additional IT funding for more IT help) multiple times over.

Or buying a mom and pop application with no Enterprise class requirements in its design. "What do you mean you don't do LDAP for authentication. There is no fucking way I'm entering 16,000 users by hand"

The issue with certain people is that they want "Shiny Pretty Technology" without caring, or wanting to know about what it actually takes to run. And it happens in enough organizations that I know that it is not an exceptional experience.

You're right, the C types don't know shit, which is why they should stay out of shit that they have no clue on. Yet they think they know better than the people who REALLY do know whats going on. In short, IT is a bastard child in most organizations, one that has more power than most of those C types actually know.

Comment Re:And? (Score 1) 205

Give a craftsman a tile saw, and the work will be better than an apprentices work, regardless of which of the two both are using. The poor workman will blame the tool, the craftsman will likely tell you the cheap saw produces cheap results. But it will still look better than the apprentice's work.

Comment Re:Apple can't modify Time Machine Firmware? (Score 1) 224

Layer 1, maybe 2 would be baked in. But Layer 3, if that that can't be modified, that's a major major problem. Meaning, if Apple isn't allowed to have the firmware updated for post-sales support on a routing bug, that' very bad news. That is to say, might as well make it all ROM based storage.

I suppose they could make updates in the form of console-like cartridges; swap em out. YUCK!

Comment Re:Apple can't modify Time Machine Firmware? (Score 1) 224

The software logic can be modified via firmware. But the RF side of things must be baked in as I understand it. So if there's WiFi bug, depending on where in the OSI layer it effected, (closer to the hardware for example), the device might have to be recalled and shredded and replaced with a newer product rev.

Comment Re:Ideology not reality ... (Score 1) 144

I belive the parent was referring to a self fulfilling prophecy. Meaning, you have an ideology of proposals built out the results of a previous ideology that was the cause in the first place. Meaning, the human element of decision making can't be modeled based on the resultant actions of others, only the results.

Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 1) 227

WRONG! That's 5.0Mb/s for HD (assuming only 720p), and 3.0Mb/s for SD content. Though with overhead and other traffic, I'd recommend at least 8 Mb/s of available bandwidth to ensure smooth playback without interruption for 1080. Other home devices that periodically squawk over the internet might cause a momentary hick-up if you're right at max usage. Again, that's assuming you're the only one at home. You could use QOS or prioritize by ethernet port, but whatever.

Per Netflix, 25Mb/s is required for 4K content, but for most people, that's not an issue insomuchas either limited content and no newer TV that supports the format. It's right up there with 3DTV; it's a novelty for now.

Comment Re:In before (Score 1) 606

Well, to be honest, most liberals are more scared of words than Muslims. Probably because words hurt them while no Muslim has. So their views are completely accurate for that data point.

So anecdotally liberals are correct, WBC is more dangerous than ISIS to the USians. But only if words hurt.

Comment Re:And? (Score 1) 205

Give a Craftsman a crappy tool, and he can make it work. Give an apprentice the same tool, and he will likely fail. The difference is not the tool.

The difference is that a Craftsman doesn't rely on the tool, but rather on experience. A poor workman blames his tool, a Craftsman gets it done right in spite of the tool.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.