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Comment: Re:I still wonder how people in the Internet world (Score 1) 118

by ruir (#49383553) Attached to: Amazon Launches 'Home Services' For Repair, Installation, and Other Work
Well I signed up for elance, but between their commissions, the unreal price expectations of customers, and the rate indians offer, I never bothered to take a project. I do not particularly enjoy working for free. However it is particularly interesting seeing USA customers saying "we do not welcome indians" for this gig, but then defining an impossible price range for a guy in the 1st world to meet.

Comment: Re:crap direction (Score 1) 105

by ruir (#49383495) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars
Amen that someone thinks as I do, I was already thinking I might had some condition or was a narcissist. Really, I hate Star Wars, and you quite nailed the problem. We saw it once as kids, the special effects aged badly, and that piece of garbage has not justification to be seen again by todays standard except by the fame it got in the industry.

Comment: I still wonder how people in the Internet world (Score 1) 118

still bend over and let them being raped being 10 to 20% over commissions to a middle man that provides very little added value other than connect you to your customers. Why not reaching them directly? Why not launching a competing service that bills it a 5 euro fee, or that charges you 20 euros per month, period?

Comment: Re:You are missing the obvious point! (Score 1) 347

by ruir (#49357735) Attached to: Win Or Lose, Discrimination Suit Is Having an Effect On Silicon Valley
Not really nonsense, I am a mix of sysadmin/netadmin/ISP/security guy, DNS/DHCP/Linux expert, was consulting some years and some developer background. found my department my department in very bad shape and loads and loads of work, and the most senior guy around...too many hats, and the bigger help I got is people riding me of the bureaucratic problems. However that did not prevented me from writing a Radius/802.X book in the meanwhile, and being the support guy for FreeRadius for the portuguese federation. But yes, I am the guy speaking nonsense in this thread for sure.

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"