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Comment: Re:Why the fuck is mobile browsing so bad? (Score 1) 43

Bad designers think their design is far far more important than the information they are supposed to present, so they get fanatic about preventing even a single pixel being displaced, especially at the explicit request of the unsophisticated swine reading the page.

Comment: Looks like the spin machine is in high gear (Score 1) 515

by sjames (#49618793) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House

Following the last link in TFS, and its link, We get a retraction of the story that is highly suspicious to say the least. Looking at "the investigation", we find a report that basically validates within reason all of the other stories by the author, leaving only the two on Carly but trying to spin the story as a complete failure to validate anything. The 'investigation' of those two seems to consist only of talking to a PR person at HP that denies the stories (yeah, big surprise, many buyers like to rationalize away and otherwise deny remorse) and "can't find" the person quoted in the company.

Retracting the article based only on that seems a bit extreme.

Comment: Re:Pay, not talent (Score 1) 499

by sjames (#49614893) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

Not really, the salary offered is the salary offered, that's covered. What they don't like about the more experienced person is that they can't as easily con him/her into doing more for less.

The older landscaper who willingly accepts $20 to mow your lawn will just mow your lawn and expect $20. He won't also walk your dog and bag the poop and bring you your mail "just this once" every week..

Comment: Re:The 30 and 40-somethings wrote the code... (Score 4, Funny) 499

by sjames (#49614613) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

Surely, I must qualify as digital native in spite of being born in '66. I learned Fortran V ('77 wasn't out yet) on the school system's mainframe over a 300 baud modem. When I finally got a computer and modem of my own, I had to write a simple terminal program with Xmodem so I could download a real terminal program from a BBS.

My wife informs me that she is 1/Commodore 64th digital on her father's side.

System going down at 1:45 this afternoon for disk crashing.