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Comment: Re:Number of interviews... (Score 1) 454

by modmans2ndcoming (#48457823) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

you realize that testing someone's ability to think about sorting algorithms using a spatial test will result is a lot of programmers performing poorly. Spatial reasoning is being used in conjunction with algorithmic thinking. This is something that is not practiced in school so if you asked the same people to write a quick sort in psudo-code on one of those pieces of paper, I bet you would get higher performance from the candidates.

Comment: It is too bad that we did not learn from doctors (Score 1, Insightful) 454

by modmans2ndcoming (#48457685) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

It is too bad that we did not learn from doctors, lawyers, nurses, etc. back when there was ridiculous demand for tech professionals in the 90's. We should have set up a professional governance board and lobbied for licensing requirements (licensing that the professional board controls) to do certain jobs (programming, server admin, networking, IT security, etc.). That would have stopped the race to the bottom in salaries and quality (lower pay gives you lower quality).

Comment: T-Mobile better get their hands on some of this (Score 1) 85

by modmans2ndcoming (#48449619) Attached to: Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

Part of the problem with the FCC is that they are not following their guideline to promote competition. If you sell a small amount of bandwidth at auction and Verizon and AT&T buy it all up for a crazy amount of money then all the FCC has done is allowed the duopoly to limit competition.

They should put a price tag on the spectrum, provision it out and offer it in turn like a draft. Then the companies can buy positions from one another for other terms that are agreed upon before the draft begins. Much better for competition.

Comment: Re:Split Comcast in two (Score 1) 135

by modmans2ndcoming (#48399319) Attached to: Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

better yet... split comcast, TW and any cable based ISP into two. One is the ISP, the other is the infrastructure company. The infrastructure company sells access tot he ISP and now we have a company that has an incentive to sell access to multiple ISPs and upgrade/properly maintain interconnects.

Comment: Great for patient with neurogenic bladders (Score 2) 23

With the ability to grow a new bladder for patients born with small and poorly compressing bladders: source We may not have the ability to get these bladders fully functioning using this new technology. The biggest hurdle has been getting nerves to connect to the bladders so they can be used voluntarily and without the use of a catheter.

Comment: Re: So Android DOESN'T have an Apple Pay equivalen (Score 1) 122

by modmans2ndcoming (#48341373) Attached to: New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

It is kind of hard to claim that for GW since you have to claim that, on top of someone stealing your device, they also have to have your wallet pin. then you have to explain why you did not suspend your wallet account when the device was stolen.

further more, you will probably get stuck with the charge if you failed to encrypt your device since you had the least secure technology in the chain of the transaction.

Slowly and surely the unix crept up on the Nintendo user ...