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Comment: In other news... (Score 2) 134

by jayhawk88 (#47824747) Attached to: After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

Kappa Beta Phi has announced that it has a under-aged drinking policy, which it expects it's members to respect.

The NSA has a policy against eavesdropping on phone calls, which it pinky promises it will observe.

And finally, Slashdot is instituting a "No Trolls" policy, which First Post, Natalie Portman Naked and Petrified.

Comment: You all don't understand the magnitude of this (Score 1) 521

by jayhawk88 (#45795757) Attached to: Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

This is going to play in the midwest about as well as if the government suddenly decided to outlaw beef. F-150's/Silverado's/Sierra's/Ram's are basically standard issue for men aged 18-55 in the midwest, and the commercials are right, F-150's dominate. Chevy/GMC/Dodge are going to have a field day with this.

The fact that Ford is jumping into this with the F-150 too, and not testing it out on a lesser model first, is just staggering.

Comment: He's fighting for his job (Score 2) 165

by jayhawk88 (#44271289) Attached to: Say What? Wading Through the Nonsense In Microsoft's Re-Org Memo

Microsoft can't seem to do anything right on the consumer front, and while pushing customers into the cloud may get them a nice reliable monthly subscription from a lot of shops, it's also a dangerous gambit, as it increases the odds that shops will abandon the Windows desktop OS or eventually move their services to another provider.

It's a very dangerous time for Microsoft right now. They'll still be selling a whole fark ton of software/services, but if they don't grow at the rate that Wall Street expects them too, their stock will start taking a beating and then the spiral starts.

Comment: Be wary here (Score 2) 331

by jayhawk88 (#43960147) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Prove an IT Manager Is Incompetent?

If you're a consultant/outside entity being asked to do this, then no worries. Just tell them like it is. You don't need any kind of technical test here: Just show them the trail of failed projects and unhappy employees/customers and how they all lead back to one source.

But if you are part of the company...or worse part of IT the fuck out.

Something stinks about this. Managers are usually the first target when it comes to determining blame for failed projects/bad internal PR. That's part of their job after all. The stuffed shirts know this, and if it was just about the IT Manager being terrible they'd fire him and bring in someone new. They don't need a third opinion to tell them the head of IT is incompetent. There's something else going on here, probably related to internal company politics, and you need to be sure you're not being thrown under the bus or are risking getting caught in the crossfire.

Comment: Well this is going to be great (Score 5, Insightful) 630

by jayhawk88 (#42368641) Attached to: Drawings of Weapons Led To New Jersey Student's Arrest

We're going to spend the next 10 years as a nation obsessing over guns in schools. We're going to talk non-stop about arming teachers, arming janitors, putting cops with assault rifles in the halls, defining exactly what assault rifles actually are, glorifying the idea that those with guns stop crimes, making movies and TV shows about the topic, design special gun models for school protection, and perhaps even speculate that students themselves should be allowed to carry guns for their own protection.

But on the other hand, the first time any student mentions the word "gun" in class, they're pulled from class, suspended for weeks, arrested, put in psychiatric care and scarred for life. Seriously, this is like one level down from the brainwashing scene in A Clockwork Orange.

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