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Comment: It's the mentality (Score 2) 235

by yerktoader (#38481458) Attached to: East Coast vs. West Coast In the Quest For Young Programming Talent
As far as these people are concerned, if you're not in sales, you're losing them money. They're so focused on stocks, margins and anything short term that they are willing to cut and shortchange anything they can. Even if you're essential, or if your job entails customer retention such as tech support for commercial/residential internet service. New professionals might not have the loyalty that older generations once had, and they only have themselves to blame for engendering such attitudes - I sure as shit didn't vote for free trade and globalization.

Far as I'm concerned, with the pay, the studying, the hours and the human factor, I'm done. With the hard work they want from me, focused into another career, I'll hopefully be doing what I really want in the next five years or so. Screw 'em.

Comment: Wow (Score 1) 238

by yerktoader (#37212264) Attached to: So Long, CmdrTaco, and Thanks For All The Posts
Wow, Mr. T. I don't think any of us can imagine this site without you and your direction. For many like myself, you and the site have been a part of our life for over a decade. It sounds like you will continue to have some influence, and considering this is a site - a huge and influential one no less - that you founded, I should hope so.

Fair winds and following seas, good sir.

-Yerk

Comment: Wow (Score 1) 1521

by yerktoader (#37212186) Attached to: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot
Wow, Mr. T. I don't think any of us can imagine this site without you and your direction. For many like myself, you and the site have been a part of our life for over a decade. It sounds like you will continue to have some influence, and considering this is a site - a huge and influential one no less - that you founded, I should hope so.

Fair winds and following seas, good sir.

-Yerk

Comment: Tatonka and Tasmanian Tiger (Score 1) 282

by yerktoader (#37099542) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Laptop + DSLR Backpacks
I am exceptionally happy with my Tasmanian Tiger Mission Pack MC. They're made by Tatonka, a German manufacturer of quality outdoor/camping gear. The pack is comfortable, spacious and each storage area differs from the rest so as to be flexible and practical.

I bought my Mission Pack MC at a military gear-specific post exchange at the Kandahar Air Field and paid $200 US for it, which is about 52 dollars less than what it goes for from the manufacturer. I've had it for about three months here at my base and I use it every day, with only the slightest amount of wear showing even after a few trips back and forth to KAF and amongst the Afghan dust that permeates everything.

You'd need to pad all of your gear, and maybe the bottom of the pack for extra security, but I'm expecting my new 17" laptop will fit with ease once it arrives. My only regret is I did not have enough money for one of the slightly more modular systems that have detachable bags, an adjustable back panel with aluminum braces for varying loads and even better padding and materials. Check them out, you won't be disappointed.

My pack: http://intranet.tatonka.com/infosys/infocgi/artintt9.dll?7836_TT_Mission_Pack_MC&0
Main Tasmanian Tiger website: http://www.tasmaniantiger.info/EN/TasmanianTiger/tasmanian-tiger.htm
Parent company: http://www.tatonka.com/en/
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+ - Are Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player legal?->

Submitted by Fudge Factor 3000
Fudge Factor 3000 (572132) writes "Earlier this year both Google and Amazon introduced cloud music storage where users could upload their music and listen to them wherever they had an internet connection. The music industry, however, was up in arms because they believed that Google and Amazon had to pay additional licensing fees for their music storage services. Tim B. Lee at Ars has written an excellent write-up on the legal issues surrounding these services. His ultimate conclusion is that Google and Amazon would probably withstand any legal assaults, but that still remains a tough call."
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