The difference is the value proposition. People are fooled into thinking the cloud is somehow cheaper (it isn't once you reach about 300.00-500.00/month.)
Well Softlayer at least offers a SFTP interface to their S3 competitor.
The current "open source" alternative is to use APIs that already exist instead of creating new ones for no particular purpose.
The cloud... GCE, AWS/EC2 etc.. that are the biggest threat to Open Source. Things like S3 with its proprietary protocol, developers falling in line for RDS and Dynamo. In short, locking yourself into very expensive, closed alternatives because: "It's easy". The battles never went away, they have just shifted. If you are paying attention and not spending all your time reading CTO magazine, you can see this.
The U.S. is hurting? From this side of the pond things are looking pretty good. The dollar is rocking (so much that we can get EU people 1 for 1), unemployment is down for educated people and business is up even for small business.
People need to lighten the hell up.
Yes, we should make women welcome in FOSS. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy a good laugh at the same time. We all need to stop with this BS #activistmorality
As a follow up to this, here is an article:
Sounds like Startup mentality and I agree with you. I would never work for a startup.
That just isn't my experience, nor does it reflect the reality of the market. Every company that I know that uses H1B pays very well (I don't use them). My employees make market rate and any offshore work I do usually gets more than market rate.
Now it is true that there are bad apples out there, no question but as a rule from a market perspective, I don't ever see it. I have interviewed hundreds of people in the last year. The ones that were hired, were worth it and make market rate. The ones that weren't were because of very specific things.
To answer your specific comments:
A. People are worth what the market states they are worth, period. If I can get a foreign worker that does the same or better job for less, then the stateside worker isn't worth more than that. (FTR, I pay market rate no matter what).
B. This is a lame excuse. Don't work for those companies or do what you need to do to get the experience.
C. All management is clueless except with IT is clueless. That type of arrogance pretty much makes you undesirable as a candidate. Crappy work environment? Well that is some companies no question but it is certainly not all nor the majority.
D. And this is where the mistake lays at its core. If you believe that, you are interviewing with startups and yeah, working for a startup usually sucks. Find companies that have been around a while (>5 years) and you will be in a much better position.
My experience is the people looking for tech jobs now either:
A. Want more money than they are worth (no offense)
B. Are skilled in an area that is saturated (Windows admins)
C. Expect the world to be like the Google Campus (Hipsters)
D. Frankly, aren't worth hiring.
Yeah... although I agree that SSD is going to slaughter a spindle, part of your problem was the extreme ignorance of running RAID5 for a DB.
I still use it today. It is an awesome editor. It is modeless (because I shouldn't need to go into a mode to edit a document in an editor...), it isn't clunky like nano, and isn't an desktop environment like Emacs. Don't get me wrong, I can and have used all three of those extensively but to this day, I request joe on any machine I am working on more than once.
I would love for you to cite your comment with references to Open Source single sign-on software that is better than the closed source contenders. (I will grant you that it is ridiculous that they were using closed source bulletin board software).
This isn't exactly correct.
(2). Meat is not the problem and in fact can greatly help you lose weight especially if you are eating thin meats like poultry or rabbit. Your body burns calories like this:
* Protein (and it takes more calories to burn protein than any other calorie)
If you have a high protein diet, guess what calories are going first? Carbs and then Viola... fat.
Now I am not advocating Atkins here. You have to be smart about it and carbs are not all bad. The main problem with carbs (not talking about processed carbs here) is that your body burns those calories first, so you end up hungry all the time. So high protein, high fiber, lots of veggies and have an orange now and again.
Of course let's not get started on the problem with Whisky.
It isn't a win because a pill isn't going to stop diabetes (for example). Losing weight can be hard, especially (ahem) when you get above 40 but it isn't impossible. Pills like this should be reserved for the morbidly obese and should only be used in conjunction with mandatory and perpetual doctor care. The goal isn't weight loss. The goal is good health. You can have a BMI of 10% and be in horrible health with diabetes and any number of other ailments.