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Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 270

Allowing one person to have the power to cripple your organization is a recipe for disaster.

In every article I've read that's exactly what happened with this organization. They fired everyone for refusing to locate to Indianapolis.

He was the last one standing and they fired him then Administration tried to play IT and log into their old accounts and got themselves locked out.

At my job the second I'm no longer employed your IT problems become not my problem.

Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 270

Has it ever crossed your mind what would happen if you got hit by a bus? It sounds like the school didn't have proper succession protocols in place.

They fired the admin. From that moment forward he wasn't in charge of doing anything for them. If they needed access to something they should have thought of that before hand.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 82

I wonder how well NBC's books are actually doing.

The Olympics have turned out to be a bad investment for NBC. They paid 12 Billion. But: “We wake up someday and the ratings are down 20 percent,” the chief executive officer of NBCUniversal said at a conference. “If that happens, my prediction would be that millennials had been in a Facebook bubble or a Snapchat bubble and the Olympics have come, and they didn’t know it.” They're blaming it on everything but the fact that some people want to watch sports and not fluff pieces and Chevy Ads.

Comment Re:Because everyone needs to be able to code... (Score 1) 196

Labor vs Trade union.

IT should be a Trade union. You should be picking up 15 year olds and giving them apprenticeships along with half day education. It's how Germany is doing almost all of their skilled trades and they're not having near the number of issues that we are with this sort of thing.

Comment Re:Because everyone needs to be able to code... (Score 1) 196

I always wonder why our industry doesn't require people

Because you refuse to unionize.

If you want to have a certain level of quality and not get walked over by employers it's a way to do it.

That's how you determine the difference between a guy that is qualified to do electrical work on your house and some guy that thinks screws are nails.

Comment Re:Who teaches the teachers? (Score 3, Interesting) 196

I wish my local librarian understood this. I wanted to donate $200 in Arduino stuff to the Library and she kept on bothering me about how would I come and train the kids on it. Could I have classes etc.

I was the 14 year old kid that lived at the library (Only place with Internet in my county). You don't need to teach them anything other than point them in the direction of reading material.

Comment Re:500,000 job openings (Score 0) 196

FORTRAN runs the engineering world. Even Python+Numpy is just a pretty wrapper on FORTRAN subroutines.

A lot of high end simulation tools are written in FORTRAN and to adapt them to new simulations they need people that know FORTRAN and know it well.

COBOL is the same in finance..

Unless engineering or finance stops they are modern.

Every 'coder' that can mash a keyboard can put node.js and Python on their resume.

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