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Comment: obvious (Score 0) 169

by slashmydots (#47522615) Attached to: For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs
That's because they keep getting people on foreign visas to do the work cheaper and not hiring expensive Americans. I can't imagine the workload gets done at the same rate considering the language barrier. Maybe the industry will get a freaking clue just like call centers did. They're all back in the US because as it turns out, paying someone $3/hr in India to take phone calls that take 3x longer is the same as paying someone in the US $9/hr to make the phone call 3x faster. Only one of those two pisses off your customers so now all the call centers are back here in the US. Hopefully they realize that hiring American STEM workers has a lower total cost vs work done than hiring overseas workers.

Comment: Re:idiotic (Score 1) 94

by slashmydots (#47521999) Attached to: Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution
Hmmm, oh I don't know, maybe logic and science. We went from not knowing what cancer was to a borderline cure. We can almost create artificial gravity by finding a way to generate Higgs Bosons and attach them to matter. We landed on the moon. Technically, we can turn lead into gold if we find the right isotopes and we found out that radioactive decay timing isn't static. We already invented wind turbines, really good solar energy systems, and we're almost done with fusion. We already developed algae that can strip CO2 out of the air. Forget 100 years, more like 20 and we'll have the technology to basically custom terraform the planet to get rid of the CO2.

Comment: bulllllshit (Score 3, Interesting) 318

by slashmydots (#47519637) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows
BULLSHIT! What he wants is to make ongoing costs just like Xbox Live, skydrive, Office 365, and all the other crap they've tried to push. No thanks, I don't want to pay $1200 a seat over a decade to use Office, thanks. EVERYONE is copying Call of Duty and the DLC era. The new CEO of MS was in charge of cloud services! I am NOT paying a subscription to use ANYTHING from Microsoft. The end. He needs to get over that or get the fuck out.

Comment: this can't be right (Score 0) 777

by slashmydots (#47495165) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth
I work at a 100 person company. We pay our lowest employees about $10/hr already because nobody would stay working there for $7 or whatever the minimum is now. But, if it was raised to let's say $13, we would fire 30% of our staff and make the others work harder. We absolutely cannot afford to raise our prices any further and we cut all overhead expenses imaginable. Then go to a company that does pay minimum wage, which obviously implies that labor is their #1 expense, and try and raise it 20%. So this report cannot possibly be correct. The companies will fire people or raise their prices to the point where nobody buys their products and they have to go out of business.

Comment: FINALLY! (Score 2) 112

by slashmydots (#47495151) Attached to: Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN
It's about damn time! That asshole sends out fake domain registration renewal notices via mail and fax. So many businesses fall for it and at the same time basically put this company in charge of their domain. They should have arrested this asshole years ago! In fact, it sounds like he's not arrested, he's just banned from registrations.

So there goes any hope that Perion Network will be shut down. They're responsible for the vast majority of advertising malware infections and they're in a lovely looking building over in Redmond Washington. They use their Israel location to do most of their illegal stuff so it's all cool with the US gov apparently. By the way, they're responsible for everything related to Conduit Malware, Sweetpacks, Smilebox, and basically everything else you've ever seen on a stupid person's computer.

Comment: what this says (Score 4, Interesting) 383

by slashmydots (#47474113) Attached to: Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go
He might as well have written "Hey everyone, stop giving a shit about your job because you're probably fired." The same thing happened for the contracted/outsourced IT dept at the hospital where I worked. They told them 2 years in advance that they were not renewing their contract and were switching to a crew from IBM. So they stopped caring, didn't follow the dress code, outsourced internal support calls to Mexico, and their support response time rose to 3 months.

Comment: wow (Score 1) 122

by slashmydots (#47472265) Attached to: Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia
"large enough for several Mi-8 helicopters to fly into it - not that they have."
"the dark colour of the crater indicates 'some temperature processes', without explaining more what they may mean"
" it could be caused by a space object - perhaps a meteorite...We can definitely say that it is not a meteorite. No details yet,"
"one web claim suggested - evidence 'of the arrival of a UFO craft' to the planet."
That's some quality journalism right there.

Comment: waste of money (Score 0) 37

by slashmydots (#47472249) Attached to: Two Big Dark Matter Experiments Gain US Support
Every dark matter detection experiment ever performed has suggested it doesn't exist. The proof that it does exist requires that we accurately know how much mass is in the universe, which we absolutely do not. The money should be spent on developing fusion, not testing for dark matter. They might as well fund a search for bigfoot.

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