Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Not a barrier (Score 1) 183

Actually it is, and for exactly this. I made a decision that I wasn't going to buy an SSD until I could get a good one that was > 200GB at $0.5/gig just like this example. This was the price I was comfortable paying. I ended up getting a Samsung 840 EVO 250GB for exactly $125 (canadian) at staples.

Comment: Re:Automate it (Score 2) 228

by master_kaos (#47629553) Attached to: What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?

I guess it depends on the company. I work for a small company with just 2 developers. We have A LOT of processes automated. If we didn't we would only be doing 1/4 the amount of work we currently do. Yes you know what sometimes automation breaks but we fix it. Also any automation that is done that only saves 10 minutes per day the person that was originally in charge of that work still is required to know how to do it manually so that if it eventually breaks it won't effect them other than opening a ticket and doing the process manually.
We get p(raises) for our automation and how much we can churn out.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 406

by master_kaos (#47619297) Attached to: Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

Depends what the edge cases are.

Whats better, 9 minor accidents or only 1 serious accident?
Probably the 9 minor ones.

In my area they really been big on putting in roundabouts in the last 10 years or so at a bunch of intersections. Minor accidents have gone way up but major accidents have gone way way down, so overall it is a win.

Comment: Re:I wonder when... (Score 2) 234

by master_kaos (#47565457) Attached to: Comcast Confessions

omg this. I remember back in late 90s being called up at minimum, once a week by each of them major telcoms asking if I want to switch (or with the one I was on, trying to upsell). I used to ask them, so if you are harassing me before I am even your customer, what are you going to do when I am actually your customer? I knew multiple people who disconnected all of their phone lines and switched to VOIP/Cell phones just to get away from the constant harassment. Seemed to go on for a year or so then abrubtly stopped, must have been some law that passed or they got fined out of their rear end.

Comment: Re: Murphy says no. (Score 1) 265

by master_kaos (#47432559) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

yup same here, while my yearly salary isn't great I work 35 hour weeks, 4 weeks vacation, 10 sick days, multiple breaks per day, rarely ever any OT (and while we are salaried and don't get OT pay we instead get time in time and a half off). Hour-for-hour I probably make more than a lot of managers as well. Would I like to make double what I am making? Sure, but I would NOT be willing to put in double the work.

Comment: Re:Seconding the TekSavvy recommendation (Score 1) 349

by master_kaos (#47370185) Attached to: Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Ah, didn't realize teksavvy is canada wide now. While I originally found their customer service was excellent, I left because it was piss poor. They were growing too big too fast, and had wait times on the phone that were 30min+, and were constantly overselling neighborhoods. I am sure it is better now as they figured out the logistics. I have personally referred 8 people to teksavvy, and now have referred them to Start and they been happy each time with the change. I find amazing, everytime I have called them a human picked up the phone within 2 rings, zero hold times.. I am sure as they get bigger they will end up like teksavvy though with the crazy wait times, but for now it is like how teksavvy used to be when they were small.

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred. -- Superchicken