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Comment: Re:The Winter of Discontent (Score 1) 630

by phantomfive (#49598091) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers
That seems like a better metric, but anything under 6% is 'full employment.' You don't want 100% employment because there will always be people who quit to look for new jobs, etc.

Instead of merely looking at the unemployment number, also look at the number of people who have been searching for over six months, and how many have dropped out of the workforce completely (although to get a clear picture, you should also try to determine why they dropped out).

Comment: Re:LibreSSL (Score 2) 76

by phantomfive (#49591455) Attached to: Once a Forgotten Child, OpenSSL's Future Now Looks Bright

With a smaller team and zero experience working with the codebase, LibreSSL has consistantly beat OpenSSL to the punch regarding ripping out trash, rendering and refactoring garbage into sanity, and fixing bugs.

But they don't have a cloud-computing based audit of the source code (really.....according to the article, that is what the openssl team is waiting for; ok, they call it 'high-powered-computing' but a buzzword is a buzzword).

Comment: Re:Used to work at an immigration firm (Score 1) 630

by phantomfive (#49584657) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers

and yes, I'm one of those who has been out of work WAY too long because I'm a white guy in the bay area and that means I'm 'too expensive'.

If you're a programmer, that's not why you're out of work. You're out of work because you don't know how to look for a job. Stop with the hair-brained theories and try to figure out why your interviews are going so badly (it has nothing to do with visas).

Comment: Re:The Winter of Discontent (Score 1) 630

by phantomfive (#49582953) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers

You're technically correct but only because we're all forced to use a stupid definition for "recession".

If you don't know how to use a word, then why are you using it? Words have definitions. Use the word that means what you want, not the one that doesn't.

This is not complicated.

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