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Comment Re:Reconcile this with $7 minimum wage (Score 2, Insightful) 226

WTF, I was born on the wrong side of the tracks and raised by a single mother who did not have "proper connections" and worked retail jobs her whole life.

Im well into the 6 figures because I learned, used my knowledge, and bring value to the companies I work for.

Personally, I think it is the racist democrats who constantly push the made up narrative about how the poor black kids can not get ahead in life because they were born on the wrong side of the tracks, are the wrong color, and have parents without proper connections.

Don't think it is a made up narrative? What about those poor chinese kids, or indian kids, or arabic kids? Well they appear to be doing just fine.

Comment Re:No AI (Score 1) 93

I would tend to agree. Transistor size and density is reaching the point where the quantum tunneling effect kicks in and breaks transistors. In a nutshell, Moore's law is about over as we will not be able to continue to put more transistors in smaller packages.

Some new form of computing may be invented that lets it continue but I don't think we will get anywhere near the abilities of a human brain.

Comment Re:If you thought enterprise IT was just software (Score 5, Informative) 355

Having worked in IT for over 30 years and having worked for Fortune 100 companies, I have never see it work this way.

I have seen C-Level executives come in with a great new idea about how they were going to save the company millions by changing everybody's desktop to BYOD. Thus eliminating the need for the company to buy, maintain, and repair desktop systems. That lasted all of 30 days before security and legal come down on him.

In today's corporate IT environment we have to meet regulations. They may be something as simple as SOX or as complex as GxP. In those regulatory environments having an open network where everyone can bring in any piece of equipment and plug it is becomes a major problem. As such there are policies in place, there is training, there are physical restrictions, and there are software enforced restrictions.

I am currently working for a rather large Aerospace company that was recently acquired by another company. The new management seem to have problems understanding that having everyone on one network is an issue. The new company has locations in China, Taiwan, and Korea. The company they bought handles government contracts from everyday items to items that are classified. It is a violation of federal law to have foreign nationals on our network because of the government contracts we have.

So, from a management point of view I am sure that having everyone able to bring in whatever they want and connect it sounds great. however in the real world IT and IT Security are the ones that have to, not only manage them, but they also work to mitigate the legal risk. Some of the more important jobs in IT, is to protect the company's digital assets. Including understanding the laws, regulations, requirements, and licensing of the products the company uses.

Comment Re:IT is a black hole (Score 5, Insightful) 355

Last time I was told "IT is just a cost center" I looked at the VP and asked where he heard that. When he responded with "Accounting" I pointed out that accounting was a cost center as well, heck even your management position is a cost center. I don't understand what IT being a cost center has to do with anything as everyone not in sales is a cost center.

Comment Re:Coffee, Eggs, Etc. (Score 4, Insightful) 165

Bacon is a close third it was recently published that bacon contains more monounsaturated fat than olive oil. Monounsaturated fat is considered "Heart Healthy."

Im beginning to think that 2 fried eggs, 2 strips of bacon, toast with real butter, and a cup of coffee is a healthy breakfast. lol

Comment Re:Then what's to stop scammers? (Score 3) 83

The last time I dealt with TWC they handed me a 1 page contract that had, printed in small print just above the signature line, "Included in this contract is everything published at " and an http address. I refused to sign before looking at the contents of the web locations. It had over 30 different web pages published at that location and there were 1000's of pages of restrictions, addendums, and additions to the contract.

Comment Re:Ban all cars (Score 1) 1197

No need to ban. Just treat guns like cars. You need a license to own/use one and you have to have liability insurance.

I can buy and own a car without a license or insurance provided I only drive it on my property and not on state roads.
I can buy a handgun without a license or insurance provided I don't carry it in public.

I need a license to drive a car on state roads.
I need a license to carry a gun in public.

Seems it already exists

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 397

First, I am not sure the laws of thermodynamics would apply. They say that "In a closed system" and there is lots of evidence that the universe is not a close system.

Though that is another argument as with our current technology we can convert heat to mechanical energy with a 90%+ efficiency. There is no need to radiate heat energy when it is trivial to convert it to a usable energy.

Comment Re:No need (Score 2) 222

You sound like a boss I used to have.

He once told me "I can replace you at moments notice!" He was surprised when I said "Let's see if you can." and started packing up my desk.

The outcome was,
In 48 hours I had two job offers on the table.
In 6 months the position was still open and unfilled.

An Asshole boss will always be an asshole boss. It is best to simply find a new boss that is not an asshole.

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