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Comment Not American, but Aussies face this too. (Score 1) 673

Even in Australia, where the vast majority is pro vaccination, do we also have people 'choosing' not to. Even though the AMA is very vocal in its derision of such a choice, and continuously shows there is no link between vaccinations and things like autism. In my eyes, if you work with children, there is no excuse - you should be mandated to be vaccinated - just make it part of your background check.

Comment To all the people saying the cloud (Score 1) 167

Removes the need for IT staff - who exactly manages your cloud? If its you, congratulations, you are the IT staff. Just because the hardware has become 'not your problem', does not mean their is that much less to do - as a system's engineer looks after web infra and who just started getting in to AWS, my focus has shifted from doing backups, looking after hardware maintenance, out of hours outages etc, to continuing ensuring 5 9's up time, automating the infra, and...organising out of hours outages where I can for the important things Amazon needs to do behind the scenes. So yeah, almost the same job desc minus a bit of hardware babysitting.

Comment What? (Score 2) 227

"We can't go much above 18% in our coders [Facebook has 7,185 total employees] if there's only 18% coming into the workplace." Umm your total workforce is not the same size as the amount of students coming in to the workplace. Of course your gender ratio could change with those students available and looking for work.

"The most important thing in a man is not what he knows, but what he is." -- Narciso Yepes