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Comment: Re:15" Golf Holes (Score 3, Interesting) 348

by jedidiah (#46806467) Attached to: Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

You really don't want some random schmuck trying to interpret your MRI scan. The idea that you can be a help desk schlub one day and be responsible for the health of people's spine the next just smacks of utter cluelesssness and contempt for other technical specialities.

Everyone seems to think that what everyone else does is trivial.

No one respects anyone else's education, skill, or experience.

Comment: Re:Uh. no (Score 1) 220

by jedidiah (#46792381) Attached to: California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

So it's local outsourcing. They're still taking away your job so that they can give it to someone that isn't in as good of a bargaining position. It doesn't matter if it's some guy in a 3rd world country, or some guy that's visiting from a 3rd world country who gets to be treated like dirt.

Both "illegals" and H1-B's fall into this sort of 3rd world underclass.

As if we didn't already have enough pockets of 3rd world fester...

Comment: Re:Servers are for applications... (Score 0) 293

by jedidiah (#46780885) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

...so what you're basically saying is to just f*ck all of the applications that ultimately depend on the OS that's the "bedrock" of everything.

You're kind of attitude is why a CAB gets put in place to begin with. ANY change should be done only after consideration to it's impact. Trashing production because you can't be bothered to examine things or let someone else examine things is why these beaurocracies gets created.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1608

by jedidiah (#46769347) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

> Yeah, there's even another gun-rights organization

Except the NRA really isn't a "gun rights" organization. It's original charter was to encourage the development of marksmanship skills. Basically, they wanted to make sure that people could effectively use the kinds of weapons one might find in the Army or Marines.

You can't really do that if you can't own a rifle.

That whole "well regulated militia" thing can't happen if people at large aren't ever allowed to practice.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1608

by jedidiah (#46769127) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

The problem with the "lets guess what a psycho will do" game is that it really never ends. We live in a very technologically sophisticated and open society. The means to do stupid or evil things are all around us. It's not just guns. It's our entire modern society. If you think otherwise you're just kidding yourself.

Or you have no imagination whatsoever.

If you try to ban anything that anyone could abuse, then everything will unravel because psychos and terrorists will adapt even if you can't.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1, Insightful) 1608

by jedidiah (#46768991) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

> I don't know why you think you can determine what long dead people intended based on grammatically ambiguous language with very little context

People wrote stuff down. None of this is a mystery. You simply can't get away with re-writing history because someone already wrote it down when it wasn't even history yet.

That's the problem with a literate society. You can't just make up nonsense and pretend it's reality. Any one is free to dig up primary sources (or even secondary sources) and demonstrate just how much of a corrupt piece of shit you are.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1608

by jedidiah (#46768757) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Fine.

If you want to butcher it then there is a well established procedure for that. Just use it. Good luck with that.

Weak transparent lies just undermine law and order and democracy. Redefining terms to suit your political agenda should be rightfully placed next to the worst political abuses anyone can summon.

Although in truth you are just trying to pretend that a severe and pervasive economic issue is instead a matter of simply interfering with personal property rights.

Comment: Re:Certifications and experience are more importan (Score 3, Interesting) 286

by jedidiah (#46747455) Attached to: Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

Having managed myself to generate counter-factual results with such industry certifications, I have zero faith in them. A University may not be your idea of a suitably custom crafted trade school but it does imply a bit more depth than cramming for some multiple guess exam.

Comment: Re:Does this mean it's really dead? (Score -1, Flamebait) 245

by jedidiah (#46737079) Attached to: PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

I dunno. At one time I had access to the internal EA version of reality on this subject and at that time, console gaming was clearly the dominant force in the industry. I can't really see how that situation would have actually improved in favor of the PC since then. Although I don't have an insider's veiw any more.

I think this article is just a bunch of hogwash and people trying to keep up appearances and pretend that the Titanic really isn't sinking when it is.

The entire PC platform as a consumer product is in danger. It may stick around indefinitely as a business machine but I think the "must be DOS compatible" mentality for home computing is coming to an end.

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