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Comment: Re:So like Japan? (Score 0) 950

No, there's a difference. Women will stab you in the back when you're not looking. They guys I've seen in passing will stab women right in the chest (figuratively speaking of course).

I'm a guy and no, I don't have anyone because well... I don't fit into the category of men that today's women want; you know the type. All muscle no brain, the kind that will only screw her for one night and leave her with a child and no child support. Oh, I'm sorry... I let my cynicism show through there.

Comment: Re:You reap what you sow. (Score 2) 636

by trparky (#49585849) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers
But here's the problem. Unlike in the past we really do have the technology to put everyone out of work. Everyone including...

* The factory worker. Once thought as a safe job, now being replaced by robots.
* The warehouse worker. Again, once thought as a safe job, now being replaced by robots. We had an article about this on this very site.
* Retail employee working the cash register, replaced by self-scan registers.
* Fast food worker, replaced by self-order kiosks and machines that can even make a burger.
* Customer and technical support agents on the phone, replaced by the likes of IBM Watson.
* Janitor, replaced by a robot that can clean toilets, mop floors, etc.

And that's just the start of the jobs that everyday people rely on for their very survival that simply won't exist anymore. Not everyone can have a college degree. Hell, we have too many of them as it is in the USA. Tons of people with college degrees, even technical degrees, and they can't find work. Why? Because either the job has been completely automated by a computer or a robot.

So when all of that happens, what do you think is going to happen? The very people who were once the life-blood of the economy will quite simply have no way to earn money. The system will collapse.

Comment: Re:You reap what you sow. (Score 2) 636

by trparky (#49582755) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers
I eventually see this entire system collapsing within the next ten years and not just IT (Information Technology) but the whole economy. How can the economy continue if you have nobody working and earning anything? That's right, it can't. And when that happens the entire system is going to simply collapse. Like I said before, I give the system another ten years (if we're lucky) or five years (if we're not lucky) and then... poof, gone. Total and complete world wide economic collapse that will make the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s look like a historical footnote in comparison. Anyone with half a brain can see the writing on the wall.

Comment: Re: Is it the phone or the stupid stuff installed (Score 1) 484

by trparky (#49556605) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?
In some ways, that's why we have the problems that we have in the software industry to begin with. Everyone wants new features and they want them fast but at the same time they want it to be stable as well. Code that's developed rapidly and is stable is an oxymoron, especially if you have project managers hovering over you asking you why the software hasn't been released yet.

iOS 8.3 is an exception, yes, that's because Apple has decided that perhaps packing everything in including the kitchen sink is maybe not a good idea. Apple has already stated that iOS 8.4 and the future iOS 9 is concentrating more on efficiency and stability than past versions of iOS.

Comment: Re:Maybe (Score 1) 93

by trparky (#48810611) Attached to: The Next Decade In Storage
I was able to recover 95% of the data from the drive after letting the drive cool in a refrigerator (not freezer) so I all that a win for me. But, I'll never trust a Seagate as long as they exist. And yes, a lot of my drives were Seagate drives. Thanks for that bit of info.

Oh, and let me guess.... those SSDs were OCZ SSDs? Right?

It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?