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Comment: Good IT technicians rarely make good managers (Score 2) 25

by calagan800xl (#35878390) Attached to: Promotion Or Job Change: Which Is the Best Way To Advance In IT?
Large companies provide ways to advance in IT (at least in terms of salary/bonuses) WITHOUT going into management. While working with a large Redmond-based software company, I noticed that some of my fellow, more experienced colleagues earned more than our manager and that's the way it should be: you become an expert at what you're doing and get paid accordingly, while your manager should be good at managing his/her team, not an IT guru converted into Management by taking evening classes. My advice is to go into Management within your own company if you're tired of updating your skills, keeping up with technology. Otherwise, if you like what you're currently doing, but don't get paid enough, then you should look elsewhere.

Comment: Windows 2000 (Score 1) 438

by calagan800xl (#35853662) Attached to: Internet Explorer 10 Drops Vista Support
Windows 2000 Workstation (I specify Workstation because IIS 5 did a lot of damage to its Server counterpart) was the best OS MS ever came up with: I wish I could run IE 9 and 10 on it (just to browse MS specific stuff such as SharePoint and OWA, not as primary browser). Ensuring Windows 2000 compatibility would probably also help the Linux+wine users getting IE on their platform.
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EU Wants Power To Block China's Tech Buying 203

Posted by timothy
from the communist-block dept.
itwbennett writes "In an interview with German daily paper Handelsblatt, the EU's industry commissioner, Antonio Tajani, said he wants the power to block China from buying up European tech companies. Tajani envisions an authority along the same lines as the United States' Committee on Foreign Investment and would determine 'if the acquisition (of a company) with European know-how by a private or public foreign company represented a danger or not.'"

Comment: Re:Android on PS3? (Score 1) 154

by calagan800xl (#34471232) Attached to: Playstation Phone "Zeus" Revealed
Do you think usurping the title "Doc" and slapping as many fancy terms in one sentence as humanly possible will make your post less moronic? Well I don't think so, especially if you clearly have no clue what you're talking about. An RSX driver would run in kernel space so replacing the entire GNU/Linux userland which runs in user space is just plain irrelevant. The strong belief referred above is based on experience as my PS3 has seen a wide range of Linux distros in its OtherOS partition, such as Ubuntu, xUbuntu (IMHO best choice, with its very lightweight UI) Fedora, Gentoo and YDL. I can also state that I've installed and used linux distributions on older PCs with less than 512MB RAM and obviously a far inferior CPU than the Cell.

Comment: Re:Android on PS3? (Score 1) 154

by calagan800xl (#34461104) Attached to: Playstation Phone "Zeus" Revealed
Ok, this post clearly looks like a flamebait, so I guess I'm falling into it... Please get you facts straight: 1. Linux is not an OS but a kernel 2. Android uses a Linux kernel (2.6.35.7 in the case of Gingerbread) => debating whether the driver should be written for Linux or Android seems pretty moronic... I strongly believe that the Linux distros that were already installable on OtherOS before the "update 3.21 fiasco" would perform very comfortably if they could benefit from GPU hardware acceleration.A more serious issue would be the absence of a Linux PowerPC version of Adobe Flash as gnash is still behind in terms of performance and compatibility.

Comment: Enough with the PSPGo bashing! (Score 1) 154

by calagan800xl (#34459008) Attached to: Playstation Phone "Zeus" Revealed
I get really irritated with all this PSPGo bashing. Although unpopular, getting rid of the UMD, was an ambitious statement, setting the mark for next generations and hardware-wise, making a PSP that's actually pocketable (at least for a guy) is real progress. This is a with no noubt a market failure, mainly due to the rather high price and also probably the fact that you still can't play pirated games on it, but it would really be stupid to discard all the improvements that this device brought and come up with somethig radically different. Android is definitely a cool thing, but IMHO, adding plain simple telephony to the PSPGo would have been a wiser choice (after all, it already does Skype pretty well) and result in a less resource/battery-hungry phone

Comment: Do these H1-B stay in the US (Score 5, Interesting) 209

by calagan800xl (#33186488) Attached to: Microsoft & Intel Get a Pass On Higher H-1B Fees
As I've been the beneficiary of an H-1B with Microsoft, I know very well that MS also does a good job at sending H1-B permit holders back home after 1-2 years, before they get a green card. They actually paid for my 1-way ticket back to Europe. I'd be interested to see what is the proportion of H-1B visa holders who end up staying permanently in the US and which company hired them.

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