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Comment: Re:Um.. we don't see it as advancing our career (Score 1) 108 108

by fahrbot-bot (#50020117) Attached to: The Programmer's Path To Management

At least in America if you don't move into management you're dead meat by 40, 50 tops (unless you're some sort of genetic freak). Around that time it becomes impossible to put in the 50+ hour work weeks at a moments notice ... It's not even age discrimination. They don't care that you're old, they care that you either can't or won't put in tons of overtime they don't pay you for.

Genetic freak checking in. I'm 52, still a senior systems programmer/administrator and can still work 36 hours straight when needed - though I seriously try to keep those sessions from being needed. I've been asked many times if I want to move into management, but always decline as I'd rather shoot myself in the head than attend meetings, do budgets and write reports, etc... So far, I've also managed to avoid daily scrum and other process meetings (which are a complete waste of time, or my time anyway, btw).

Sure they can fire me, but I'm debt free and financially independent (even w/o a job) for, basically, the rest of my life, so they have little leverage over me... I work because my teammates depend on me to help get things done.

Comment: Re:Wow gorgeous (Score 1) 236 236

Windows HAS given repeated guarantees that we will not have to pay for subscriptions for Windows 10. Waiting more than a year is stupid if you have a free upgrade path.

Uh huh. And the next minor rolling release will be labeled Windows 11, thus ending your free Windows 10 subscription.

Comment: Re:Evidence? (Score 1) 236 236

Evidence? The linked article (picture gallery) has 6 paragraphs and 5 exclamation points. The photos show, basically, nothing that couldn't be shopped up off-line. The author, Onuora Amobi, needs to cut back on the exclamation points and drink way less M$ Kool-aid.

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 2) 1061 1061

by fahrbot-bot (#49996875) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

The religious argument is irrelevant here, because marriage has legal rights and protections which have nothing at all to do with any church.

The declaration of independence would seem to disagree with you: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights". It's not me saying that...it's the founding fathers.

The "Founding Father" - geesh. A bunch of unelected lawyers setting up a Democracy. Scalia would be soooo pissed. :-)

Comment: Re:Welcome! (Score 1) 1061 1061

by fahrbot-bot (#49996767) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Several of the more conservative Republican candidates are already adding a push to get a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage added to their platform.

And if they and/or their supporters actually believe anyone could get 3/4 of the states and a super-majority of the Senate to pass such an amendment, then they're: (a) really drunk, (b) really high, (c) really stupid, (d) all of the above.

Do Republicans even care -- at all -- about anyone who's not: rich, white, old, and heterosexual?
[Hint: They don't and if you're not in all those groups and support them, you're an idiot - just my $0.02.]

Comment: Re:Prime Scalia - "Words no longer having meaning" (Score 4, Insightful) 588 588

by fahrbot-bot (#49990423) Attached to: Supreme Court Upholds Key Obamacare Subsidies

Typos can indeed lead to ludicrous conclusions that can be corrected judicially. This was not one of them.

Apparently, six justices disagree with you...

But if six judges disagreed with you, and they happened to rule against your favored political party, would you placidly accept their decision?

Yes. That's how this works. Part of the function of the Supreme Court is to do what *they* interpret as correct WRT to the law and Constitution, not the most popular or the wishes of the masses or majority.

Congress is free to amend or write a new law - but if they weren't spoiled, selfish children, they would have done that already. They could have easily clarified this, but didn't because Republicans would have used the opportunity to destroy the ACA rather than helping to make it even a little better -- especially important in light of the *fact* that the Republicans have no alternative to the ACA, except to get rid of it. Don't know why they don't want to keep the poor and middle class from getting health insurance...

The person who brought this particular suit is special kind of asshole as he has admitted he has no personal standing as he is already eligible for VA or Medicare coverage - so nice for them to have *his* Universal Healthcare Coverage taken care of...

Comment: I've seen this before... (Score 2) 54 54

by fahrbot-bot (#49981733) Attached to: The Open Container Project and What It Means

The list of folks signing up to support the effort contains the usual suspects, and this too is a good thing: Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and VMware.

And the band of new brothers and sisters set off on their Quest, little realizing that buried deep in the core code was this:

One Container to rule them all, One Container to find them,
One Container to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

Many would die along the way.

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

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