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Comment: Re:Yes. (Score 1) 1216

by brennz (#45504771) Attached to: Should the US Copy Switzerland and Consider a 'Maximum Wage' Ratio?

I'm not sure why this is being down-voted because this is exactly what will happen.

We'll see much more of companies with their core competency senior management on staff only.

Basically Senior managers, VPs, President, CEO, etc.

Everyone else will be contracted in, or 1099 (which is already quite common).

Comment: The story is bogus (Score 1) 295

I have never seen a real college campus served by a Cisco 3945.

I have seen plenty of branch offices and banks with using Cisco 3800 series devices, the 3945 predecessors.

Whether or not the device was overpaid for is a different question - I wouldn't be surprised if they used some 8A competition limiting factors that jacked up prices, or, if it included the actual installation and smartnet maintenance costs.

Comment: Transfer it to NOAA? (Score 1) 71

by brennz (#39019733) Attached to: NASA Considers Privatizing GALEX Astrophysics Satellite

Why not transfer it to NOAA's Satellite Service (NESDIS)?

NOAA's Office of Satellite and Product Operations ( ) in NESDIS is fully capable and staffed for performing 24/7 satellite operations of production systems, or older NASA research satellites. Unlike a private initiative, OSPO is already paid for by the american people, and makes the data available to everyone.

Comment: This is all about shifting the blame (Score -1, Troll) 185

by brennz (#37422960) Attached to: Seismologist Manslaughter Trial Begins Next Week

Idiots who chose to live in antique buildings, in an earthquake prone area.

Rather than take personal responsibility for it, they are now trying to blame the scientists.

I doubt scientists can accurately predict earthquakes due to the limited amount of time we have been observing the earth. Half the Nuclear plants in the Eastern US were built to specifications considered accurate at the time, something we now know not to be adequate.

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