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Comment Time does not matter (Score 1) 381

It does not matter what your Software Engineer does at any particular time. Software Engineer is a professional job exempt from overtime rules for a reason: the thing that matters is whether he produces an appropriate amount of quality work.

Do you have any idea whether his work gets done? It doesn't read like you do. That's the question you should ask as you decide whether to keep or fire him.

If you want this IRS exempt employee to work for you by the hour rather than by the task or by the mission, you have that option. It's called "consultant" and you'll pay twice as much or more -per hour-.

Comment Re: Forget the graphic cards... (Score 1) 93

I can't give you an exact link as I don't have time to go through the video archive but I CAN give you the place to search...H.A. Goodman's YouTube channel which is where I originally saw the numbers. He is pretty good about backing up his vids with links to the exact figures and he covered the election from the very first primaries all the way through to the end so if you need a source for 2016 election figures? He's your man.

Comment Re:Forget the graphic cards... (Score 1) 93

I have an FX-8320e and on stock clocks when I'm just web surfing and watching vids? It pulls between 14w-39w according to the built on power monitoring on my Asus board, that is with 4 cores parked BTW, and when playing games? I average between 59w-75w which again depends on whether Windows has any cores parked which with most games rarely using more than 4 threads? I usually have at least 2 if not 4 parked, in fact the only time I see all 8 cores running is when I'm doing video transcodes and multitrack audio DSP renders.

So yeah running an FX-8? Really not expensive and I have numbers to back it up which as you can see it would take over a decade to make up the difference in cost between an AMD FX and an Intel, the same numbers would hold true for Ryzen.

Comment Re: Forget the graphic cards... (Score 1) 93

Nothing wrong with the FX series, as long as you remember programs compiled with the Intel Cripple Compiler will be slower (but that is true of Ryzen as well) but if you look at benches made with GCC instead of ICC you see exactly what you would expect, the FX-8 sits between an i5 and an i7 depending on how multi-threaded the program is. I personally see absolutely no reason to upgrade from my FX-8320e as I'm getting better than 60fps on all my games (most better than 90fps) and even on heavy workloads like multitrack audio DSP processing it frankly works faster than I can.

As for Hillary? Anybody who could read the numbers knew she would lose a good year before the election. When she announced her candidacy her approval rating? 15%. After nearly a year and a half of the DNC rigging primaries for her, the MSM practically falling over themselves to kiss her ass and even running stories by her for approval? Her approval rating was...14%. Nobody in history has EVER won the POTUS with numbers that low so no shit she lost, she was about the worst possible candidate the DNC could possibly run, a rich influence peddling Wall Street insider that Wikileaks showed was getting her ass kissed by the MSM and cashing big fat checks from nasty dictators like the Saudi princes and if that wasn't enough? Her team pushing a narrative that she deserved it because she had a vag instead of anything she had actually done and that it was owed to her ("Its her turn" which they hung up on giant signs at all her rallies) just made her look even more arrogant and condescending.

Comment Re:I'll end up buying several because fuck Nvidia (Score 2) 93

I know you are being funny but if you don't want to buy a new card every other year? You are better off buying AMD as they age a LOT better than Nvidia cards, and that isn't even counting how more often Nvidia cards seem to cook than AMD from what I've seen at the shop. Gamers have even come up with a name for AMD aging better, they call it AMD Fine Wine Technology and having gone through countless cards at the shop? I can see the difference, the AMD cards seem to be able to play mainstream games for longer than Nvidia cards.

Comment Re: Macintosh doesn't have apps! (Score 1) 66

The first version of the Macintosh System software had folders, just not folders within folders (due to a file system limitation that was swiftly fixed).

DAs were kind of like TSRs. But I don't remember stickies being among them until well into System 7, at which point they were ordinary applications.

Comment Re:Cutting edge new features vs reliability, use c (Score 2, Insightful) 238

Actually I would say this XKCD fits Linux better as I'd say that is 90% of the distros out there, just reinventing the wheel and making just enough changes to make them incompatible with each other and break shit.

The really sad part? If you could get all those devs to quit wasting their energy making yet another minor variation of the same OS and instead were to pour all their energy into one distro? You'd have an OS that would curbstomp anything out there in just a couple of years...but it will never happen, instead they will just keep cranking out distros until all the OEMs quietly adopt secureboot and all that is left to run Linux on is high priced workstations and cheapo ARM maker boards.

Comment Re:That's what you do (Score 2) 155

Years ago a McDonalds manager conducted an interview a couple tables away as I ate a late lunch. Have you ever worked before? No. Do you have the two items for the I-9 form? No. Do you know your social security number? No. Okay, well get those things and come back.

Then an assistant manager came over. The manager says to her, "If he comes back, we'll probably hire him because he can speak English."

Submission + - Paying Customer Dragged from United Flight (nytimes.com) 7

LeftCoastThinker writes: United Airlines forcibly dragged a paying customer from a Chicago flight after overbooking it so that 4 United executives could board the flight to a corporate meeting. The actual violence was committed by a airport police officer who is now on leave.

Comment Downgrade (Score 1) 230

"This is yet another serious example of the need for us to upgrade and better safeguard our city's technology infrastructure," Rawlings said

This is an even better example of the need to downgrade. The sirens weren't always connected to the Internet. What compelling reason requires them to be connected to the Internet now?

Internet security lesson #1: if it doesn't need to be connected to the Internet, don't connect it to the Internet.

Comment Re: commonly used claim? (Score 1) 227

They are also good for fisherman as there are several very poisonous snakes here in the USA and the last thing you want is to get bitten out in the middle of nowhere. At certain times of the year snakes are VERY aggressive and fishing on a creek bank without a handgun to deal with the snakes? Not a really good idea.

Comment Re: Sell out (Score 1) 310

She had posters hung up at all her stops with that slogan, sold t-shirts on her website and at her rallies with that slogan, hell they even were peddling caps and keychains with that slogan. I don't think at that point it really matters who thought it up, she adopted it as her own and just showed how fucking arrogant she was when she started hawking it instead of condemning it.

And now thanks to Wikileaks and an unnamed DNC staffer we know WHY she was so fucking arrogant, it was because she knew she was gonna win the primary before the first vote was ever cast. After all with the DNC handing her the debate questions, the press running major stories by her, and several of the largest media outlets running interference for her how could she not? But in the end it just showed the hubris of HRC and the DNC and how out of touch with anything not in NYC or CA they were because all one had to do was look at her approval ratings to know she didn't have a chance in hell, NOBODY has EVER won the POTUS with approval ratings even half that low. Mitt Romney didn't even score THAT low after his "48%" comment, she was so hated that she scored worse than Mittens at his lowest before she even opened her mouth and said a single word!

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