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Comment: Re:welcome (Score 1) 193

by nightsky30 (#49091795) Attached to: Human DNA Enlarges Mouse Brains

I for one welcome our new rodent overlords.

Yup, I saw this movie, doesn't end well for the humans. The human race should just get it over with and a third of us will work on building terminator like machines, another third giving animals super human intelligence and the last third photocopying our butts and sending those photos out electronically to the stars!

Sooooooooooooooo....... We've already finished the photocopying. FYI, Uranus was jealous. Should we divide our group in half and start helping with the Terminators and the Super Intelligent Animals now?

Comment: Re:Comcast: Voted the worst company in the U.S. (Score 1) 262

by nightsky30 (#48950959) Attached to: Comcast Employees Change Customer Names To 'Dummy' and Other Insults

"Humans are not machines. Many of them come to hate their jobs beyond the point they can bear, ..." It must be very painful to work for the most obviously abusive company in the United States. Comcast is the 2014 "Worst Company In America" Comcast's X1 Platform Might Have "National Known Issue" Stopping It From Actually Working Comcast abuse

They beat out EA and Monsanto?!?

Comment: Re: what a douche (Score 1) 166

I believe the primary obstacle is that the gov't [particularly the federal gov't] loathes actually hiring people. they want to outsource everything, because of the mantra "private industry steals the best". and then to make sure only the crappiest companies bid on the project, make everyone submit hundreds of pages of mostly useless paperwork, and then pick the lowest bidder, regardless of ability to actually perform the work. Then, when the lowest bidder fails, award the contract to a close friend's company, and whatever price they suggest, because "it has to get done by yesterday".

THIS! This IS exactly what happens, and the laws, processes, and people that are in place are so broken it is impossible to get anything meaningful accomplished. It's ALL WASTED. The Time, Money, and Talent are spent on chasing down paperwork that was submitted properly 2 months ago that one bottle-necked individual couldn't bother to take 5 seconds to sign because they had to take a 2 week long vacation with nobody as an alternate point of contact or delegate of responsibility. Now you have to resubmit all that paperwork AGAIN because since the first submission the form has changed. They added a box to account for pink slippers instead of "light red" slippers, but that's only after not being told by anyone the form changed. If you're lucky, you might get that stuff in before you run into other issues that prevent even more actual work, but somehow create even greater paperwork. Often you end up putting in a year and a half effort into getting granted extensions for 6 months.

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.