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Comment: Regardless of the main conversation about whether (Score 1) 446

by euroq (#46742101) Attached to: Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

Why don't you think it's OK to allow people who join a company after day 0 to get stock options? I just joined a new company and received some stock options. Granted, it probably won't be millions, but why do you think I shouldn't be allowed that form of payment? I plan on working hard and contributing to the value of the company as well or even better as the people who started before me.

Comment: Re:What happens in the future (Score 1) 683

by euroq (#46077533) Attached to: VC Likens Google Bus Backlash To Nazi Rampage

> Google and the rest of Silicon Valley is actually harming our country. They are importing poor people to work for less

LOL, this whole conversation is about how the Silicon Valley workers are being paid too much.

I'm a software developer at a San Francisco startup. I guarantee you my company is not importing poor people to work for less or ripping off the system. I don't know every single startup in the city - but I know more than a few, and all of those are not harmful to our society, but indeed the exact opposite.

Comment: Re:Fuck religion. (Score 1) 903

by euroq (#45843303) Attached to: US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Forcing other people (including other women) to pay for birth control for other women

Every single tax that you've ever paid will almost always pay for something else that doesn't directly relate to you. And, generally, you are forced to pay tax. For example, all the liberals have to pay for all the conservative's wars, and that's a bagillion times more expensive than birth control.

Comment: Re:My Recommendations: (Score 1) 796

by euroq (#45842335) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

Yes, the Koran is the exact word of God and there are no translation errors.

However, people still say that the Bible is the word of God regardless of translations.

And interesting note, there's even a "conservative bible": Some of the highlights are "Express Free Market Parables" and "Utilize Terms which better capture original intent: using powerful new conservative terms to capture better the original intent;[9] Defective translations use the word "comrade" three times as often as "volunteer""

Comment: Our company just switched from Outlook to GApps (Score 1) 101

by euroq (#45062619) Attached to: Whirlpool Ditches IBM Collaboration Software, Moves To Google Apps

... and I HATE it. It's inferior in every way regarding usability as compared to Outlook.

E-mails are more difficult to compose. There's only very basic formatting options. No format paster. In the world of browser tabs, it's very annoying that I now have to find the e-mail tab as opposed to switching between active programs to get my e-mail and calendar.

The calendar is harder to use. It keeps moving the start of the 5 day week to the current day, making it hard to use. (On a more positive note, I like the temperature forecasts built in)

The notifications suck. Suck suck suck. I tried the standard Google Notifier and the messages were left too long in the upper-right hand, blocking important information up there which lasted too long. They aren't customizable. And I've already missed so many meetings because the calendar reminders don't stay on the screen! You have to be actively watching for those reminders to do anything.

I know it's fashionable to hate Microsoft and love Google, but come on. Outlook was a great product, and I was just forced to return to a technology that is 5 or 10 years behind.

Comment: They're worth it in a startup (or company start) (Score 2) 356

by euroq (#44823731) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are 'Rock Star' Developers a Necessity?

I am considered a pretty good developer (the word "rockstar" is stupid to me - maybe I am, maybe I'm not). I came in at a startup almost 2 years ago, and to this day I am still fixing problems that the original developers left.

If the code had been written correctly in the beginning, we would have saved millions in man-hour-dollars. Millions.

No, you don't need them all the time, but when you are building a foundation, you need it done right.

Comment: Re:This is bad. (Score 1) 372

by euroq (#44571085) Attached to: New Tech Money, Same Old Problems

Silly Valley, for all their cosmopolitan heirs, is one of the most provincial places in the world. They think that the only places on the planet where their business can be done is the Bay Area and India. They could save a lot of money by expanding into other areas of the country, and pick up some great talent. Want great programmers? Try Pittsburgh.

Wrong. They don't think that. You can imagine that people who run a business have heard of the idea that they can hire anywhere, can't you?

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