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Comment: Re: Define "Change jobs?" (Score 1) 282

by certain death (#47388847) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?
I have changed jobs every 6 months to a year for about the last 7 years. Most of the gigs were contract or contract to hire, but either the "hire" part never came through, or I didn't want to stay there as a perm slave. I have about 10 more years until I retire, so I am hoping I can keep the job I have now at least that long.

Comment: Re:Automotive (Score 1) 158

I wish I had a hundred mod points, I would give em all to you! I have been in IT for about 25 years, I retire in about 10 more, and I plan to be a "mechanic" when I retire. I can work on cars all day and nearly not need to wash my hands to eat! The reason I got into working on cars is because they are a lot like computers. They have an issue, you figure out what it is, and fix it...and I don't require air conditioning/heat or feel sorry for myself if I have to lay under a car.

Comment: Relocate? Really? (Score 1) 606

by certain death (#46335315) Attached to: 'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official
How much do you suppose it would cost for Google to relocate their HQ? Or Apple? The infrastructure alone would cost so much to replicate, it would probably put them into bankruptcy. Okay, they may have made a mistake in choosing their locations initially, but I don't see them changing at this point, the investment has been made...get over it.

Comment: Re:Not privacy (Score 1) 174

I think one of the major problems with privacy, is that there are too many opinions on what it is. If we could decide it means what you say it does, then maybe we could get a better handle on protecting it. It is kind of like trying to protect assets on a network...if you don't know what is there, or what it does, how can you protect it?

Comment: VSAT Terminal (Score 1) 175

by certain death (#45331621) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good Satellite Internet For Remote Locations?
I used a VSAT Terminal (Commercial account, not residential) to backhaul dial up users for a few years. We paid about $1750 per month for 4mbps down, 1.5mbps up. The latency was between 1500-3300ms nearly always. It wasn't bad for dial up, but wouldn't stand up for any kind of broadband.

What this country needs is a good five cent microcomputer.