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Comment: Re:I just want to know (Score 2) 538

by ndtechnologies (#47291055) Attached to: Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job
I work at a state university in TN. We are having this issue. Administrators are sucking up all the funds, wasting it on crap we don't need (like remodeling the President's office for a 3rd time in the last 10 years), or spending it wastefully ($7500 for software that we can't even fully utilize). Sure it may sound like sour grapes, but IT lives in the basement of the 60 yr old former Admin bldg, with asbestos in the walls, ceilings, and floor tiles. While the administration is paying to have the ground floor, and 2nd floor renovated (asbestos abatement with everyone still in the bldg), the basement, where we the bulk of our enterprise is housed, will not be touched. We don't even have properly functioning generators. Meanwhile, our football coach just received a 100k salary increase (to almost 700k/yr) for having a 7-5 season in Conf USA. Our President is taking the entire western half of the 2nd floor for a PERSONAL OFFICE SPACE, instead of moving our development staff out of the basement and into a more conventional location. Don't forget that our President has already had his current office re-furb'd, at least twice already with plans for a 3rd...needless to say, it's insanity. People are leaving left and right. I hate it here...sadly, this is where I chose to go for my BA...over 10 years ago. They're running it into the ground as fast as they can.

Comment: Interviewed with RH twice... (Score 1) 113

by ndtechnologies (#42833927) Attached to: How Red Hat Hires
First time, they flew me out, rented me a car, interviewed me for over 5 hours. Once I arrived at the HQ on campus at NC State, I wasn't allowed to leave. I wasn't given anything to eat. I was given a bottle of "red hat" water (I took 2 more as I left to get on my return flight). So needless to say, once the HR rep came around (she was the last interviewer) I was pretty tired and pretty snippy because I hadn't eaten anything all day (the person who was going to be my boss was to take me out to lunch, but he didn't. He just left after interviewing me). I didn't make a good impression, and frankly, I'm glad I don't work there. That was my first experience. The 2nd interview (for a different position) went mildly better, but they hired local, and I was out of state. I'm sure most people don't care one whit about this, but just figured I'd share my experience.

Comment: Re:Just greed. (Score 0) 768

by ndtechnologies (#41805433) Attached to: Valve: Linux Better Than Windows 8 for Gaming
Thank you! My sentiments exactly. Valve hates the idea of the Windows store with dirt cheap apps, that's ALL it is. Linux doesn't have this, so naturally it's "just better" than Windows 8. Whatever. If Linux is really better than Windows, for gaming, then they would've had a real Linux client over 5 years ago. I call BS.

Comment: Ha, whatever. (Score 1) 228

by ndtechnologies (#40867435) Attached to: IT Support Pro Tells Why He Hates Live Chat
Whenever I have to deal with HP or any other company that farms out their support to India, I'll use chat EVERY TIME, because I don't have to constantly ask "I'm sorry, could you repeat that?", or have to spell out almost every word, due to the language barrier (not blaming the people, I know that English is a 2nd, 3rd, 4th language for many people outside of the US). Sorry that this guy decided to use Slashdot to rant on how he hates Live Chat, but whatever.

Comment: The community failed on ATi (Score 3, Insightful) 497

by ndtechnologies (#40384821) Attached to: NVIDIA Responds To Linus Torvalds
So ATi opens up, and the community COMPLETELY failed to deliver a usable solution. WTH should Nvidia care? The FOSS community has already shown that they can't do it. Mod me down if you want, but I speak the truth. We failed. As long as Nvidia continues to provide a driver that works, and works well (which it does), then I will always use Nvidia cards.

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -- Isaac Asimov