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Comment Re:there are only two correct answers... (Score 1) 468

In California, insurance companies will require a minimum of two employes and want to see your unemployment insurance contributions to verify that both are working for the company. If you have fewer than 50 employees then everybody is charged according to age.

Comment Storing locally will cost you more, not less... (Score 2, Interesting) 326

in the short run and in the long run. Also, storing locally does nothing to protect you from flood, fire, theft, etc... Backblaze is $5/mo, unlimited storage. I'm sure there are others with similar/better deals. What's a NAS inside a fireproof safe going to cost?

Comment Document, plan, propose, execute (Score 2) 424

You document what's there. You've already started that. Next you document what's deficient. Then you put together a plan that, in stages, makes things better. Then you propose that plan to your management in terms that make sense to business people (happier customers, money saved, disaster avoided, etc...). Then you execute the plan.

Comment Re:Do you plan to work in the real world? (Score 4, Interesting) 173

I have hired five PhD's over the course of my career (maybe more, but five that I remember). All of the where hired based on what they did / what they could do and not on the basis of their theses. Granted my statistical sample is tiny, but there you go.

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