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Comment: Re:Yep (Score 1) 407

by chuckymonkey (#49356037) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US
I agree with everything you just said. Before I moved jobs I was working at a place where I was making 30-40K less than everyone in my shop. I knew the systems better than anyone in there because I had worked my way up the company from lowly technician to a senior engineering position. When I went to my boss and brought up that I needed a raise to stay he agreed, but HR said that due to me not having a degree they weren't going to give me one. This despite being top ranked in every metric within the company from performance reviews to actually getting shit done. So I went out and interviewed for a few jobs, brought back an offer letter that was more reasonable. HR said "Ok, we'll give you a 5% raise", my response was to tell them to fuck off and I left forcing them to hire someone that didn't know the systems inside and out at market rate. Where I'm at now I'm being paid a little above market average, but my co-workers are excellent, my boss is cool, and climate science is a lot of fun. Honestly, I'd work here for a little under market average but my boss is pushing for a serious promotion/pay upgrade.

Comment: Re:TFS just has marketing (Score 2, Interesting) 71

by Kadin2048 (#49239115) Attached to: Google Nearline Delivers Some Serious Competition To Amazon Glacier

Yeah I'd like some more meat to the story as well. Amazon Glacier achieves its pricing by using low-RPM consumer drives plugged into some sort of high-density backplanes; supposedly they are so densely packed that you can only spin up a few drives at once due to power and heat issues. Hence the delay.

I assume Google is doing something similar, maybe with somewhat better power or cooling since they're offering faster retrieval times which implies that perhaps they can spin up a higher percentage of drives at a time.

Comment: Re:scientific computing (Score 4, Insightful) 125

by chuckymonkey (#49180079) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Getting No-Reboot Patching
If you have weeks long running jobs on your desktop you're doing it wrong. There's a reason servers exist in datacenters. I work in scientific computing and people running jobs on their desktop is a huge problem, they spend ridiculous amounts of money for something like a Mac Prol to run this stuff on when they should be buying actual servers instead. Then complain when their desktop is running like shit or their job fails because the building took an intermittent power hit. You can even put GPU compute in servers and have a lot less concern for your systems going down.

Comment: Re:I'd expect lots of cross-over branding crap (Score 3, Insightful) 208

by chuckymonkey (#49172235) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?
I fail to see the problem here. My kids have dozens of sets of those branded Lego kits and you'd be hard pressed to find a single one of them intact. The tie-ins make the kids interested in the sets themselves which is fine because they immediately tear them apart and make new things with them which is a good thing. So if marketing sells a toy to that interests a kid which can then set that kid's imagination free then I fail to see a problem with it.

We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.