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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 2219

by bobmorning (#46185913) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Concur, why the change?

I have been here for years and the site has truly went downhill.   The quality of the submissions, the topics being picked, the duplicate submissions, and the move toward topical submissions that are asinine and belong over at TSG or TMZ or some other fluff site.

I want my hardcore tech, I want to read what the subject matter experts have to say.

Go back to your roots or close the doors.

Comment: Re:Shocking (Score 1) 409

by bobmorning (#45951451) Attached to: Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'
Really.   Your shocked?

I used to work for them.  If you weren't a poster boy or girl 30 something and had the CQ/Vogue look, you weren't part of the in crowd.  I was at the US Federal Consultancy practice out of Bethesda spent most of my time there on the road dealing with technical/install/performance issues for the various 3 letter agencies.  I quit because I grew tired of having to reset the customer's expectations on what the product did/could do/or perform due to the lies that pre-sales and sales would lay on the customer to close the deal.

I lived for the end of the quarter to see how many sales punks were going out the door with their banker boxes cause they missed quota....

Met Larry once, what a pompous ass.

+ - Cell Phone Detector - How does it work??->

Submitted by bobmorning
bobmorning (316459) writes "New phone detector that seemingly works by magic. Did they discover something everyone else missed or is this BS?

From the article:
"The Manta Ray, made by Berkeley Varitronics Systems, can find phones through walls and other barriers even if their batteries and SIM cards are removed. The materials that the handheld detector can penetrate include aluminum, brass, copper, concrete and plasterboard, according to the company. The device, available from the company's website for $499, has been demonstrated in YouTube videos""

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Comment: Times are a changing (Score 1) 1521

by bobmorning (#37217526) Attached to: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot
I cannot remember when I first joined slashdot, it's been part of my IT persona for so long. I do remember spending hours reading posts while doing DBA work in the dead of night and waiting for Oracle imports/exports to finish. Now as a VP of IT I still make slashdot one of my daily stops (although now I do read quite a bit of it on my Android RSS reader). Wishing you the best Rob. Never met you, you don't know me; but we shared a lot in common.
Government

+ - Business Intelligence Opportunity: Find the dogs!->

Submitted by bobmorning
bobmorning (316459) writes "Cash-strapped Los Angeles is going to the dogs — literally.

The City Council voted Tuesday to have two departments share information in order to track down people who haven't licensed their pets. Council President Eric Garcetti estimates two-thirds of the city's dogs are unlicensed. Licenses cost $15 for a sterilized dog and $100 for an unaltered pet.

Getting all dogs licensed would mean at least an additional $3.6 million in fees to the city. The Department of Animal Services has eight full-time people whose job is to find and license dogs. The Department of Water and Power keeps a meter-reader database of homes with dogs. The council ordered the departments to coordinate to find the pooches.

I wonder the city is smart enough to use any business intelligence tools to help correlate the data between their data sources? Would it be worth it?"

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