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Comment: Re:What was automated? (Score 1) 236

by funwithBSD (#48102763) Attached to: Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

IBM cuts are about shifting technologies and not needing staff in those areas. Those like my self that have taken on new job roles and not let myself be stagnant are keeping ahead of the curve.

  OTOH, I do work on some of the job costing. We put modifiers in to account for the difference in productivity for each of the Geo regions. Once you do that, there is only about a 20% savings over US labor.

Used to be much higher, say 50%, but rising wages in many areas are closing the gap. The GDF initiative has kept jobs in the US as the savings from putting service centers in lower wage areas of the US (Think Dubuque Iowa) has closed that gap significantly.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 324

by funwithBSD (#47951891) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Except this appears to be case of using regulatory power grab to do something that is probably not within the regulatory statute i.e. having to identify users. Does any other regulated service have to do so? cable? Broadcast?

Since they can't just order it via a judge or some other method apparently, they are trying to strong arm by threatening with an unrelated to the issue regulation they CAN control.

My idea of roughing it turning the air conditioner too low.