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Comment: Re:I agree (Score 1) 512

by netsavior (#48884843) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

What you have is a handful of companies (Facebook, Google) paying absofuckinglutely outrageous salaries and benefits.

If you think facebook and google pays outrageous salaries then either you are 20 years old, you have never interviewed there. They pay about 60% of the going market rate. The vast majority of people prefer to be paid in money, not nap pods and gourmet dinners during "optional" (expected) overtime.

Comment: LOL, have you even met a child? (Score 5, Insightful) 228

by netsavior (#48884589) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade
My kids range in age from 5 to 9. This is already how they see the world.

Their first hint that the internet is a thing that you have to think about was when they got wifi devices and tried to use them in the car as we drove away from the house.

Before they made that realization, it was just something that things did. Part of the expected infrastructure of existence.

Comment: No License fee, no skills. (Score 3, Funny) 646

by netsavior (#48856511) Attached to: Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming
Finally, a nationally branded computer science educational program, we need to build our brands for captive audiences, or we might lose grip.

Art - Photoshop 101
Literature - Kindle Classics
Math - MSExcel
Writing - MSWord
History - Amazon Prime Presents: Ken Burns - American Minutiae

That way our kids won't know how to do anything without a license fee.

Comment: Re:Common sense space exploration (Score 1) 83

by netsavior (#48759027) Attached to: Analysis of Spacecraft Data Reveals Most Earth-like Planet To Date
Humanity is doomed because we will never get past the human rights/religious obligation thing when attempting a large-scale rescue of the human race. Removing free will from the generations of host females, and treating tens of thousands of embryos as volatile memory for the human genome will never get past the religious views that tie up significant portions of the capital both political and physical that would be required to spread the human race to other planets. Hell today, in fertility treatment, gender selection is "controversial"... Embryo disposal is "controversial"... This is that times a million.

Comment: Re:Common sense space exploration (Score 1, Insightful) 83

by netsavior (#48755897) Attached to: Analysis of Spacecraft Data Reveals Most Earth-like Planet To Date
Blame religion.

It is perfectly possible to build a generation ship to reach for the stars and colonize planets thousands of years of travel away.

Just not in the way that we think of generation ships...

Cryo-sleep is how science fiction solves this problem, but the only known state of human that can survive cryogenic freezing is the human embryo. a crew of around 6 females, and 40,000 frozen embryos, a new generation of females is implanted via ivf and then born through live birth every 25-30 years.

Long story short, spreading humanity out across the stars with our current technology would require massive shifts in how humanity sees morality.

Building a colony on mars, populated with people who have free will, and not risking the wrath of the religious right, sure... that's easier.

Comment: Netflix releases seed story (Score 1) 67

by netsavior (#48738857) Attached to: Netflix Denies There Was a Policy Change With VPNs
Netflix has ensured that every user who reads the news (or facebook) now has the correct string of words to google in order to get around the country code restrictions mandated by netflix's contracts with content owners.

I predict a surge in "netflix vpn how" google searches
followed by netflix "negotiations" with content owners to relax country restrictions that "obviously don't even work"

Comment: Our COO quit because of "open concept" (Score 1) 420

by netsavior (#48704705) Attached to: The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace
The board and the (new)CEO handed down the "open concept directive"
100% of employees voiced issues ranging from visual distractions, to "how the hell are customer support employees supposed to talk to people on the phone?"
3 employees quit on the first day of "open concept"
Every "town hall" meeting included mostly questions about how to mitigate the negative effects of open concept.

The COO (of 13 years) blew up in a town hall meeting, confided in us that he fought it all the way, then he put in his resignation.

Our company was so paralyzed by it that we moved the developers to their own office building, because it was affecting deadlines to have constant interruptions and loud overheard phone calls by sales and support. It literally cost double, because we could no longer function in a single office.

Comment: Re:Ten years? (Score 4, Interesting) 332

by netsavior (#48695433) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Companies Won't Be Around In 10 Years?

Classic example: Kodak.

Since kodak was the inventor of the digital camera... this is actually a classic COUNTER-example.
Kodak actually failed when it wasted BILLIONS in the 1980s trying to expand its product line... 5.1 billion dollars for a drug company that they then ran into the ground, then tons of money in R&D trying to build a better Alkaline battery (because the battery was going to be the new "film" - disposable repeat purchase - once digital took off).

Kodak invented itself into oblivion, not the other way around.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first teach BASIC.