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Comment Electoral Democracy (Score 3, Insightful) 463

Well in the US, the electoral system lends itself to catering to demographic regions where the votes of the few outweigh the votes of the many when talking national elections. In "coal country" areas this will bolster the the voter base to continue support for Trump 2020 run. It's far easier to just reinstate what was taken in the form of coal jobs, rather than trying to find same income base jobs for those where coal mining is all they know.

Comment Very odd (Score 1) 83

There must be some fine print somewhere between Microsoft and Samsung where Microsoft needs to promote in someway Samsung. Because I cannot imagine the reason for a home or business consumer to go this route. Average US consumers perfer their carriers for their devices. And it makes no sense for a business consumer to buy from Microsoft, because more than likely their company has purchased an enterprise license of O365 and needs to set them up and configure their device with Intune. And most company supplied devices come from their perferred carrier. Add to the fact both consumers can freely with the simplist of ease add the applications to their own devices straight from Google Play Store. It has to be Microsoft is buying off Samsung inventory for a gain in business partnership.

Comment Only one recipe?!?! (Score 1) 303

Wowzers! Peluso has held more job positions than a migrant worker and has only one recipe as a CMO. Is that the definition of a one trick pony? Might explain the volume spectrum of positions she has held. Now it's not fair to judge the cumulative experiences to boil down to a sing phrase, but that was her phrase. Oh and the title of the email sounds like something Charlie Sheen would say, "Itâ(TM)s time for Act II: WINNING!"I wonder if if Peluso has tiger's blood.

Comment Rise, Fall and Repeat (Score 1) 644

I have no problem with others gaining more wealth and the means for which they so choose. History is bloodied with the rise and fall of those with and those without. The poor suffer for generations, but then eventually rise up and dispatch the generations of those with wealth and power. And then the cycle repeats. How and when are just the inevitable variables for this cycle.

Comment More astute than the article (Score 1) 154

Well said. I will add that, one will find that leaders, managers, and bosses are better suited to the title of warden. They are entrusted with the oversight of the operations their title affords them. I find those in leadership rarely inspire and merely govern insuring the current operations perform at optimum levels. Any delta change that innovation requires tingles with unknown and unanswered variables. This goes counter to the warden persona. These people require guiding hands and hence the rise of the costly consultants. One cannot blame those under the charge of warden for putting down innovation, just as one cannot blame a fish for swimming. It's just want it does and hence why large companies start to flounder. To counter the lack of innovation, positions of power resort to buying out other companies in the same sense of getting a blood transfusion and quick hold on markets they wish to control. Better to let others innovate and then have the cash on hand to buy them out is the new strategy.

Comment The cost of working local (Score 1) 805

The merits of wealth and cost of living is surface. It's interesting that the line of work that lends itself to be the most optimum for telecommuting from home, finds itself in the center of an area where people have to work locally to their employer. We can argue that somehow physical presence or approximation with co-workers lends itself for greater results for the employer. But we cannot abate from the discussion that they very digital culture we are building that binds many together that otherwise are too far apart, we generally refuse to use.

I worked from home for 15 years from Texas, though my manager and team were located in California. My remote connection never impeded my ability to produce results and in fact it actually produced better results as I could stay focused for longer duration. Having rejoining the local workforce and coming into work has some advantages, I found very disruptive and harder to concentrate on the tasks at hand.

So I have to ask. Why do technology based employees feel the need to work locally when there are an abundance of technology that enhances communication and collaboration?

Comment It starts with Software Engineering Daily (Score 1) 268

Having 3 hours of daily commuting, I live on poscasts. Though I call them podcats.
  • Software Engineering Daily
  • Developer Tea
  • Developer on Fire
  • Software Gone Wild
  • Fragmented: An Android Developer Podcast
  • .NET Rocks
  • Agile for Humans
  • Frontline
  • All About Android
  • Android Central
  • 20/20
  • SE-Radio
  • Coding Blocks
  • Create Software That Sells

Comment Happy Birthday! (Score 1) 31

Any mobile development that takes longer than a year to see it's birthday needs to be shuttered. Too bad it took Twitter executives to realizes this past 30 days. Maybe, just maybe, next they should think about milestones and KPI benchmarks for projects. Just saying it might help.

Comment Lost opportunity for Casio (Score 1) 193

I was really hoping Casio would have purchased Pebble. I really enjoy my G-Shock and there are..were many features of the Pebble I would like to see in a Casio watch. I feel this was a missed opportunity for Casio to come up to parity in the market.

The Casio WSD is a minor movement in smart wearable technology and it's a one trick GPS pony. Kazuhiro Kashio needs to adopt Android into their portfolio of technology for their new watches. Else their G-Shock series and WSD series of watches will start to feel like Blackberries soon.

Comment Re:Air high five Apple (Score 1) 196

Drip drip drip... https://www.statista.com/stati...

As younger generations become more enamored with the digital life as a service model and as wealth debt is still on the rise. You are exactly right, one can die in a seeming less puddle of water. Or as a silly frog once asked, is this pot of water getting hotter? Apple is doing a great thing, taking money out of circulation slowly from those that do not need it.

Comment Air high five Apple (Score 1) 196

I find an enjoyment reading how Apple is bilking those so wealthy that they constantly overpay for needless things with disposable incomes. $0.99 here, $1.29 there, and occasionally $4.99 to boot. It's awesome to see Apple is doing exactly what it needs to do, vacuum the pockets from the wealthy up for music subscriptions, mobile games, and the in-app purchases. Some people think the best way to shorten the gap between the wealthy and the poor is to make the poor more wealthy. I think it's far easier to just get the wealthy to spend themselves to poverty.

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