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Comment: Try paying them..... (Score 1) 165

In my experience the pay rate was well under what private companies pay, and for some one who is worth their salt they would jump at a private company that is going to pay them 30% more + stocks and better medical benefits. Hiring some one for a position takes 2-3 times as long to process paperwork, and if they have not been offered another position with a private company, the laugh at the offered salary.

Comment: Re:Hire More Devs (Score 1) 209

Exactly, either way your going to continue to hemorrhage cash on this, however having in house devs document and create the modules you need will help in the long run as a point of contact to upgrade, patch, and improve upon. Having contractors will get you what you need in the short term but your going to pay extra just for changing the icon to cornflower blue.

+ - First Chicago robber caught via facial recognition gets 22 years->

Submitted by mpicpp
mpicpp (3454017) writes "The first man to be arrested in Chicago based on facial recognition analysis was sentenced last week to 22 years in prison for armed robbery. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the Chicago Police Department acquired the technology via a $5.4 million federal grant.

In February 2013, Pierre Martin robbed a man at gunpoint while on a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train. After taking the man’s phone, Martin jumped off the train. However, his image was captured by CTA surveillance cameras and was then compared to the Chicago Police Department’s database of 4.5 million criminal booking images. Martin, who already had priors, had a mugshot in the database. He was later positively identified by witnesses.

At trial, Martin also admitted to committing a similar robbery also on the Pink Line in January 2013—his face was captured during both robberies."

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Comment: Re:Recruiting policy (Score 1) 589

Linux engineers would have no problem learning Windows stuff

Quite the opposite, I work with allot of high caliber Linux engineers , and one of the most difficult challenges is getting them to understand windows and how operate it. When they continually try to 'grep' files instead of using power-shell, 'ls', or even 'nano' a text file. They tend to flock to OSX that offers them and environment that is more like the environment they are used to.

The over all issue, repeated here is that Windows admins are cheaper than Linux admins. Any Linux admin worth their salt is not going to take the low paying desktop job that a college grad might take as a first real world job.

Comment: In plane English, not corporate speak..... (Score 4, Insightful) 2219

by who_stole_my_kidneys (#46180835) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

the beta site that houses Slashdot's future look.

So this is how it is going to be

we want you to know that Classic Slashdot isn't going away until we're confident that the new site is ready

You will have this forced upon you at some point

Some of you have suggested we're not listening; on the contrary, some of us are 'listening' pretty much full-time.

and ignoring any suggestions because we are owned by Dice, and this is how they want it

because we're a community and we want to take everyone with us.

and advertise crap to you

Why? We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.

and advertise crap to you

And we want a platform where we can experiment with different views of both comments and stories.

and sell your information, and advertise crap to you

It's not an either/or. It's going to be both.

So shut up and take it

If we haven't communicated that well enough, consider this post a first step to fixing that.

So Fuck You and thanks for all the Fish

Why do we want intelligent terminals when there are so many stupid users?