Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

Comment: Windows 8.1 on the Business Workstation? (Score 3, Insightful) 112

Seriously, who puts Windows 8.1 on a business workstation?!? I don't know of any businesses in my area who've "upgraded" from Windows 7 to 8 or 8.1, because they don't want to retrain their employees on how to use Windows. We're all waiting for Windows 10, where Microsoft finally came to their senses and made using that horrible Start screen and Charms Bar optional.

Comment: Re:Pick a field you like (Score 1) 420

by supremebob (#49655065) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Moving To an Offshore-Proof Career?

I'll bet that garbage collection could eventually be done by a self driving truck with an automated garbage can lift.

A lot of cashier jobs are already getting replaced with self check-out systems as well.

I'm thinking that politics is a pretty safe field to get into, since those jobs are geofenced by law. I'll bet that Dentistry is a pretty safe field as well.

Comment: Re:No mention of iPad in the summary? (Score 1) 160

by supremebob (#49559897) Attached to: Google Officially Discontinues Nexus 7 Tablet

The sad thing is that there still are not many Android tablets out there with the build quality of an iPad Air 2. The Android tablet manufacturers like Asus, Dell, and Samsung seem to focus more on lower price tablets than higher quality.

I'd dare to say that Microsoft did a better job of making a competitive premium product to the iPad Air with their Surface and Surface Pro products. That might sound odd coming from someone who actually has an Nexus 7 and likes it. It's a nice tablet, but it's no iPad killer.

Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 5, Insightful) 356

That, and the ad blocker software for Mobile isn't as good, so you have less people blocking ads on that platform.

You get more accurate location information on a mobile platform thanks to the GPS sensor on the phone/tablet, allowing you to geo target your ads better.

It seems that Google is less of a search company now, and more of an ad company who dabbles in other areas that bring them ad viewers.

Comment: Re:She should be fired (Score 1) 108

by supremebob (#49330103) Attached to: IBM Will Share Tech With China To Help Build IT Industry There

It's been well over a decade since IBM cared about much more than meeting their quarterly earnings projections.

This just buys Ginni some time that she desperately needs to deploy her golden parachute out of the company. Their existing consulting customers are getting sick of the poor quality work that they are receiving, and the loss of business is hurting the bottom line hard.

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.