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Comment: Re:Capital and Investment (Score 1) 387

by jbolden (#48464241) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Except that the company reneges or loopholes you on the back end, like millions of people getting canned just before being able to retire.

Reneges is breach of contract. We have pretty good laws against that. Canned before being able to retire is a poor contract. We have systems to avoid that.

How about the company pays 3 months salary for the first two weeks of work as a contract and if you both like what you got you stick around.

That's like paying for training. I was suggesting the reverse where the employee takes the risk but the company sinks in money. Your system is not a compromise just better for employees completely. Which I'd be in favor of but that would require law.

Comment: Re:The real question is... (Score 1) 387

by jbolden (#48463659) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Which raises the cost of college thus ending up in a wash for the most part.

How does reducing interest rates on debt increase college costs?

As for food safety: http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITI...

As for smoking I disagree with you. Testing I don't know what you mean about so far it doesn't look good, major improvement. Why wouldn't Obama get credit for gulf oil compensation? Etc... I don't think you are scoring fairly here. My point being yes they do stuff for the middle class.

Comment: Re:Well Duh (Score 1) 387

by jbolden (#48463173) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Tell me how a flat tax of 10% on *everyone's* income starting at the first dime is manipulation.

  You are taxing income but not capital gains. Which means you are creating a massive incentive for people to create situations where they take short term loses but build capital in their investment thereby offset their income. So for example it becomes highly profitable to sell my house to a 3rd party before doing extensive home repairs then buy it back while he charges me huge rent fees (i.e. negative income). It becomes the norm for companies to not pay dividends but do stock buybacks. It distorts the market by favoring equity over debt: in investors directly leverage up rather than companies leveraging up.

The other thing is of course you are taxing income but not property. So you are encouraging property to stay underutilized. Japan has traditionally had this problem where very valuable real estate doesn't go to its rational (i.e. highest disposition).

The third thing is you are forcing more direct government intervention. The government right now is able to shift societal resources by offering tax incentives. By getting rid of those you force the government to directly buy things and pass them out which is likely to increase cronyism.

Fourth, the tax you propose isn't very progressive. 10% isn't going to cover the current size of government, it would likely have to be more in the 30-40% range. That's going to hit the lower middle -upper middle class very hard.

Comment: Re:The real question is... (Score 1) 387

by jbolden (#48462765) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Just in the last 6:

Allowed middle class children to stay on their parent's insurance (Obamacare)
Student debt interest decreases via. kicking the banks out...
Rescued the auto industry and thus saved about 1m middle class jobs
Repealed don't ask don't tell (many was an issue for officers so I'm calling that middle class)
Credit card reform
Food safety (a major middle class concern)
Kept up the pressure on smoking (both poor and middle class mainly benefit)
Developed next generation school testing
Gulf Oil spill compensation (many many small businesses)
Huge expansion of broadband to rural America
and I could easily keep going.

Comment: Re:Systemd Is Inevitable (Score 1) 566

by jbolden (#48461543) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Let's be clear. Systemd's logs have way way more information. They will not be as easy to use by just reading the stream. 100x as much data will obscure what you are looking for. Your way of working has to change.

Also remember systemd does export to text, you want text you can have text. That's an option. The option isn't being taken away from you.

As for the murphy and ... stuff goes wrong with software. This is heavily used software. I'm not going to defend against silly hypotheticals that are just FUD like weird bugs that appear for no reason.

Virtual machines do figure because most of what you want is inside the VM's systemd not on the hardware's systemd. So hardware failure isn't going to be a problem you boot the image on new hardware.

It isn't just me that's furious. I, at least can appreciate the more useful parts of systemd. I'm not rejecting for the sake of rejection. But take away functions I use every day and replace them with a second-rate black-box substitute and I'll definitely howl.

Lots of functions you use everyday are going to be replaced with stuff that is more full featured but quite different. This is the first of many you'll notice. I'll disagree with you on worse but not o this is a change.

The journalctl mess is essentially an Apple approach. You'll take what we give you and you'll LIKE it. And that's not what people are expecting in Linux.

People have taken the disadvantages of text logs for decades. The other side had to live with it.

As for there not being choice there is choice. There are distributions that use systemd there are ones that don't. That is the difference between Linux and Apple. It stil exists. Systemd is just too low level for it to be easy right now for their to be distributions which are and are not effectually systemd.

Comment: Re:The real question is... (Score 1) 387

by jbolden (#48461465) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

The Democrats have done quite a lot for the middle classes. You can look at things like wage growth under Democratic administrations vs. Republican. Honestly the Republicans aren't even that good for the rich anymore. The .01% are having to pull from the top 5% now and the Republicans are helping that. It is basically

Republicans = pro-plutocracy
Democrats = pro-middle class society

Comment: Re:At least there's an implied admission... (Score 2) 387

by jbolden (#48461375) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

I'm horrified by what's happening to our code over time. The lack of institutional knowledge at all levels in American companies is simply breathtaking. One of the reasons the shadow IT movement grew was that IT systems couldn't be expanded because no one knows how they work. The problem is of course that our investors are now funds trading equities not long term stakeholders who plan to hold the stock for decades.

I don't know what to do because our finance system does work well, but at dreadful cost.

Comment: Re:what about air? (Score 1) 82

by jbolden (#48461125) Attached to: Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

Well yes... In theory the big players could wipe the MVNOs out by so advantaging their own retail division. In practice that doesn't happen. The retail divisions have branding and focus concerns. The wholesale divisions are competing for the MVNO's business. And for some players (like Sprint) the MVNO business is more important than their retail division. So I'd say it is a non problem for now though it could become one.

Comment: Re:Capital and Investment (Score 1) 387

by jbolden (#48457915) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

The way to solve the training problem is an employment contract. Both worker and company agree to a contract with salary increases and training. Workers accept less in the beginning and possibly have to pay an early termination penalty equal to some percentage of the cost of training. Employers have to pay a lot on the tail end and pay a penalty for early termination.

Works well. It would be nice to bring this back to America for non executives.

Comment: Re:The real question is... (Score 1) 387

by jbolden (#48457851) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Bribery doesn't explain it. The American people aren't in most places voting for pro-labor politicians when they have the chance. In 2008: Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich nor Bill Richardson won the primary. Republicans who are anti labor win many many elections against Democrats who are better. Neither party is perfect but the American people aren't voting their interests.

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