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Comment: Re:Other. (Score 1) 106

by PopeRatzo (#49787827) Attached to: A Ph.D Thesis Defense Delayed By Injustice 77 Years

I have an interesting story about him that I probably should not share

Since you seem to be a pretty forthcoming fella, let me ask you a question about your part of the country.

My wife's been offered a position at UVM in Brunswick, VT. You have any opinion about quality of life there? I'm a little worried about New England winters, but I can't imagine it's much nastier than Chicago. It looks beautiful and the wife's an avid skiier. We're probably pretty close in age to you, maybe 3 or 4 years younger. I'm semi-retired and teach Chinese martial arts now. I'd hope to do the same up there, even if just casually.

Comment: Re:What else is new... (Score 1) 47

The reason why "global business leaders" don't know about technology is that they are completely divorced from the daily life that normal humans live. They don't have to know shit, so they don't know shit.

And Carly Fiorina, who Portfolio Magazine named as one of the 20 worst American CEOs in history, now wants to be President of the United States.


Comment: Re:I got it! (Score 1) 47

We need Executives to be replaced with H1-B workers. The shareholders will be pleased. Capitalism demands it!

Yeah, but it appears that Capitalism is really demanding that executives be more highly compensated.


Pay for the top 200 executives has gone up 21%. The average in 2014 was $17.6 million.

Comment: Just another arrogant CEO (Score 3, Interesting) 39

by walterbyrd (#49783655) Attached to: Red Hat CEO Publishes Open Source Management Memoir

patting himself on the back.

Seems like he took over just before Red Hat started to suck.

For the last few years, Red Hat has been making a lot of peculiar decisions to replace standard Linux components, with inferior Red Hat components. Now we have systemd, and an all out war against POSIX, and all things standard UNIX/Linux in favor of Red Hat's propriety solutions.

I am surprised that so few people see the writing on the wall.

Comment: Re: Seems reasonable (Score 2) 112

by jbolden (#49781173) Attached to: Insurer Won't Pay Out For Security Breach Because of Lax Security

I agree there are terrible auditors that don't understand what they are doing. But in most companies you can push back against that, it is just that then the burden switches to you. You have to verify and certify that alternative approach X is better than industry standard approach Y.

As far as the rest, the purpose of an insurance company is to pool risk. The person being insured should likely not want to have to file a claim because that means something bad happened. The company doesn't want to give nothing in return because then there is no need for their product.

Comment: Re:Seems reasonable (Score 3, Interesting) 112

by jbolden (#49781011) Attached to: Insurer Won't Pay Out For Security Breach Because of Lax Security

Industry handles this in other areas and for that matter security as well by having auditing firms and engaging in a "best practices" audit. "Best practices" doesn't actually mean best practice but rather not doing stupid or dangerous stuff. The audit is how that gets determined.

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy