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Comment: Re:To those who never could run any business ... (Score 1) 422

by jedidiah (#49804637) Attached to: Mandriva CEO: Employee Lawsuits Put Us Out of Business

Some of them did. Some of them just got a run around. It was just like all of the money thrown at the broadband ISPs. It was given to them as corporate welfare with the intention that it would eventually "trickle through" but it quite often never did.

In truth,there's rarely much serious resistance to bailing out those that are "too big too fail". Whereas the small fry are simply eviscerated because they allowed themselves to be led astray by con men working for large corporations.

Comment: Re:So, the other side? (Score 1) 422

by jedidiah (#49804617) Attached to: Mandriva CEO: Employee Lawsuits Put Us Out of Business

>> extra year of pay,

> If you hire someone, why wouldn't you owe them for the time they > work plus a year? Only Republicans believe that you only owe
> someone for the time they worked.

Yes. What a strange idea: actually pay for what you get and get what you paid for. Truly a radical idea.

Comment: Re:Just wait... (Score 1) 125

Most people are idiots.

You're far better off depending on a warm body on the ground that can be told what to do if necessary. In an actual disaster, some random schmuck with a medical kit is going to be much more reliable than any sort of fancy cloud enabled robotic surgery kit.

In an actual disaster, a field surgeon would probably be easier and quicker to set up than some overwrought bit of civilized technology.

Comment: Re:Just wait... (Score 1) 125

No. Data is data. So are doctors apparently. Both act the same way. You can't just run some shoddy network connection and then kid yourself that you're good. It's far better to forget the network entirely and just ship the actual doctor. It's much like shipping physical media.

There remain jobs and tasks for which Cloud hype snake oil just doesn't cut it. The network isn't good enough and probably will never be. So you just need to stop pretending.

If you're on the other side of the world, you're still better of if everyone understands there's no real replacement for doctors or physical media.

Comment: Re:New version ... (Score 1) 226

by jedidiah (#49744093) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users Warned

No. They just don't run PRODUCTION on the bleeding edge code. That doesn't mean that this stuff isn't being tested with non-trivial use cases. Any reputable IT shop is going to be putting version n+1 through it's paces before it does anything important because everyone wants to keep their jobs.

The last time I used RAID0 for anything it was a high volume R&D project. The OS vendor probably got a couple of good bug fixes out of us.

Comment: Re:Stupid reasoning. (Score 2, Insightful) 1093

by jedidiah (#49731405) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

There should be no jobs that don't allow for the worker to be self-sufficient. As a non-welfare state, this should be a basic matter of public policy in the US. Full time (or quasi fulltime) workers should not need to be on the dole. THAT is just corporate welfare in disguise and corporate welfare is even more dispicable than the individual kind.

Megacorps getting to pay starvation wages to people because of the social safety net should send Tea Baggers into a homicidal rage.

It should but it doesn't.

Comment: Re:One Assumption (Score 3, Insightful) 609

by jedidiah (#49724953) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties you are expecting people who are not white and not evangelicals to suddenly and magically vote Republican then? Because they like to antagonize just about everyone else. It used to be that white middle aged males was their demographic but they can't safely depend on that anymore because times changed.

The politics of their core demographic shifted.

Meanwhile the party has doubled down on alienating people that don't quite fit the old mold but are pretty close to it.

Comment: Re:Men's Rights morons (Score 1) 776

> Men's rights and white power groups and other groups that "fight" for the rights of an already empowered majority exist only because they choose to ignore history.

The fact that you automatically assume that it will always go the man's way is exactly why such groups exit. There is a protective double standard that exists in our society that will drown out men that complain in general. Never mind if it's a man vs woman conflict.

The whole Jessie Ventura libel thing was a perfect example of this.

Comment: Re:Sooooo...... (Score 0) 776

Again with the McDonalds metaphor.

"Everyone else" loved Interstellar. My wife (who is a real engineer) could tolerate about 10 minutes of it. I quickly gave up on the content of it myself but would have continued watching just for the visuals.

Call it cinematic junk food.

Most Americans have no taste.

Comment: Re:Sooooo...... (Score 1) 776

It doens't matter. That studio isn't getting anything out of me. I'm not going to see it first run and perhaps I will see it as a Netflix physical disk rental. Beyond the fact that it comes off as more tired rehash, I'm simply out of action for awhile. Missing what is likely yet a another tired retread won't make me feel the least bit deprived.

It doesn't really matter who's whining about the flick.

Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.