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Comment: Re:PPC macs were awful (Score 2) 235

by confused one (#47474027) Attached to: Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

Right, so this is the infamous mac os 7 era right? Powermacs? Where motorola code was emulated to work on PPC? Apple being led by non-jobs? When Macs didnt just needed a restart every 24 hours (like windows did) but would outright ruin there system install every other week? That was the most shitty Apple period ever.

The emulator was key in allowing users to use older 68k apps on the new PowerPC chips, until the software houses released versions built for the PowerPC. A lot of companies (including Apple itself) hurt the platform by delaying their PowerPC update releases. The OS did have some issues; I'm not going to sugar coat it. Apple also took a few journeys down dark alleys with poorly designed hardware during the '90s. Of course the alternative at the time was Windows 3.1, which wasn't a utopian dream either.

Comment: Future proof... (Score 1) 506

by confused one (#47462975) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Not art.

If she's not college material, send her to trade school to learn a construction trade. Having a trade means she'll be employable. Some jobs are never going to go away -- there will always be construction jobs.

If she's college material I'd recommend two paths: lf she has a math or science bent, engineering. If STEM isn't her thing, as a first step send her to an accredited business school. Follow that with a good trade school. Having the business degree means she'll be able to operate at a higher level in the industry, handling the business with the background necessary to not screw it up.

Engineering and construction jobs will never go away. You have to keep up with new technologies, techniques and trends but you'll be able to find a job.


Comment: Re:job security (Score 1) 710

by confused one (#47313945) Attached to: Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy
I didn't miss the point. That was sarcasm. And, for what it's worth, the employer didn't see it that way -- they insisted I work to a project completion schedule and on-call schedule that required 80 hour work weeks. Either I got the work done or they wrote me up for missing deadlines. I would have left but I had no other job to leave to (there was a recession, remember). As soon as an opportunity presented itself, I was out of there.

Comment: job security (Score 3, Insightful) 710

by confused one (#47311199) Attached to: Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy
what were we talking about? sorry tired. Hey, my 80 hour work-weeks are what kept me employed during the recession. They couldn't fire me -- I was doing too much work for next to no pay. Yeah, I made a few mistakes. But I fixed 'em. Sure, my salary history will work against me when I go apply for another job. At least I stayed employed in my field. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need some more coffee before I pass out at my desk.

Are you having fun yet?