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Comment: Re:The road to hell (Score 2, Informative) 545

by cogeek (#48535223) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?
Yes, just ask those money-making auto-workers in Detroit how well that worked out for them. $45 an hour, 2 months paid vacation, retirement, to stand there and push a button all day? And everyone feigned such shock when the companies said "F*$% it, we'll move to Mexico!"

Comment: Re:But DC is different,no? (Score 5, Insightful) 588

by cogeek (#48318077) Attached to: Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

Obama has stated that this issue is not of major concern to him and will not be seeking prosecution.

That's what he's stated, but not what he's done. They've raided several marijuana dispensaries and farms here in Colorado.

How do you know when a politician is lying? When their lips are moving.

Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 399

by cogeek (#48036615) Attached to: Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?
The average end user has no clue as to what kernel they're running on. Microsoft is killing themselves with the name change shell game. I've known several people that went and bought a Windows tablet only to find out that the tablet is running Windows 8 RT and they can't install any full Windows programs on it, only downloads from the bountiful Windows app store.

Comment: Who cares? (Score 2) 399

by cogeek (#48030757) Attached to: Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?
There's no rhyme or reason for Microsoft's numbering system. 3.11, 95, XP, 2000, Me, 7, 8, 10.... I think MS's biggest mistake with Windows 8 was showing people there are viable alternatives out there. I don't know if they'll come back from this one or not, if it wasn't for their stranglehold on the corporate environment, they'd have died off long ago.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.