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Comment Re: Did anyone tell them that their chair is next? (Score 1) 521

Nevermind that their entire success is dependent upon everyone from the mailroom employees to the sales staff... I don't quite understand how people at the top lose sight of this all the time. If, tomorrow, every one of their employees quit, the CEO would be SOL...

People are the foundation everybody's business. You may be the head, but that only means you are standing on the shoulders of everyone else.

1st day at Finance 101 in college. What is the job of a company?
a. make money
b. make great products
c. Raise the share price.

This was on the final exam too and no I am not exgerating as the most important lesson of finance. The answer is .... C RAISE THE SHARE PRICE! bing bing bing

Nothing else. CEO's are accountants whose job is to raise the share price at any cost by doing liquidity, raiding assets, and taking on unneccesary debts to get hte perfect debt/assets ratio and liquidity ratio to meet Wall Street expectations.

They get a big bonus by hoarding and using innovative thoughts on doing strange things to make Excel look good.

That is what CEO's today do. They do not guide the company and this all started during the Reagan years with Jack Welsh at GE. He regretted saying this, but it is true the accountant, not the engineer nor salesperson gets the top position usually picked by the top banks out there.


Comment Re: Did anyone tell them that their chair is next? (Score 1) 521

That's different ...

You see CEOs actually provide value. They are thought leaders! Only they can provide ideas or sometimes managers. Employees are black boxes which cannot provide value at all or come up with ideas!

We need more thought leaders and less products and services

Comment Jails (Score 1) 180

So they are including Jails. Actually in 2016 I do think paravirtualization is quite handy for desktop use for all apps. Not just for FreeBSD, but for Linux, MacOSX, and even Windows.

I disagree with the privacy and article. MS got a well deserved bad wrap with IE 6 and never quite recovered when it came to security.

Comment Re:Init alternatives (Score 1, Informative) 321

I'm not sure if that's a serious question or an attempt to troll, but regardless...

Speed is not why you should want (or not) systemd. It's Linux. How often do you expect to reboot the thing, anyway?

In the spirit of "Do one thing and do it well", systemd's goal is "manage services and dependencies". To that end, the only real interaction you normally have with systemd is to start or stop a service, and view the associated logs if some service is misbehaving. In my opinion, them, I don't really see the point in changing one's distro (including support lifecycles, development trust, and organization philosophy) just to swap out init. It's just not that big a deal.

It most certainly is if you manage servers!

Most performance evaluations include an uptime requirement. Most businesses it is 99.97% uptime while some Slashdot readers it might be as high as 99.99% or 99.9999% if they work at Amazon or a Wall Street trading firm where any downtime costs millions a minute.

If servers randomly do things behind your back or you restart one during a standard change and it doesn't come back up and your change window is between 1am - 3am (like my employer) you can be in hot water if you can't get it back up if something weird happens during a patch or other activity. SystemD's benefit is it's downfall which is that is event driven. Let's say theoretically you can have SystemD launch tasks or do something in the event your network is hacked or if one of the NIC teaming cards fail. That sounds cool. Problem is if it fails and does something that crashes it.

I am learning FreeBSD now more after I stopped touching it in awhile. Sometimes boring but predictable non event oriented boot only procedures are bah but predictable and nice. You know what you are going to get. It's in that ugly RC script hack but hey you can debug it!

Comment Re: Why is this guy still talking (Score 1) 468

Less hours and more free time drastically reduces the value of your labor. Since MBA cost accountants figure overhead as fixed + variable costs it makes sense to fire you and overwork the other guy.

During the recession everyone worked 70 to 80 hours a week or 0. You just have one guy do the work of the laid off one or get rid of the secretaries and assistants or lead scouts and place the burden on the other guy ... And still expect same numbers.

Time is never reduced ever

Comment Re: Funny (Score 1) 119

Come on! Grandma tested it. Look Facebook loads just fine on her Acer. Go release server 2016 as we had 2 million testers and no telemetry of a single NIC teaming failure!

I know MS is bashed here often but server 2008 r2 thru 2012 r2 are actually Ok and .... RELIABLE. Yes you heard that. But without a QA department I do not know what to do when Server 2012 R2 goes EOL?

I hate being those old whippersnappers afraid of change that scatter the IT community, but with more Oracle like per core licensing of 2016 and this shitware with 10 I am afraid to move forward. If Windows 8.1 had a start menu for my users I wouldn't mind upgrading 7 to that when EOL hits soon.

But I will be fired if I deploy 10 or server in it's current state. I cannot have only 3 months to stop a feature update that breaks something??!! Worse cumulative security updates means I can't ever run legacy software and stay secure?? If one bad update from 2014 breaks a website ActiveX control I cannot have a cumulative update as it will break that control etc.

Time to think long and hard about my career as I will be fired anyway when I can't meet my 97.97% uptime required by my annual performance evaluation. Thanks Microsoft

Comment Re: Hyper-V??? on a desktop os? (Score 1) 119

No it's identical except for some tuning and server manager. Don't believe me Google turning NT 4 workstation into NT server by 2 registry changes. Or maybe that was Windows 2000.

Hyper-V has been part of Windows desktop since 8.0. Same core and everything from server. Only difference is lack of clustering, replica, and nic teaming.

Just enable it under add or remove windows features if you don't want to pay for VMware workstation?

I use it because VMware workstation sucks majorly on my Windows 8.1 desktop

Comment Funny (Score 0) 119

Microsoft's own server operating systems cannot even reboot on Windows 10 Hyper-V without crashing, Unix runs fine.

Server 2016 is same OS base too. No thanks until MS hires a QA department back.

Joe Six pack checking his Facebook does not do the same QA for enterprise things like Hyper-V, PowerShell direct, exchange/outlook GPOs that all have broken in the past year.

Windows 7 and 8.1 run just fine

Comment Re: Why? (Score 1) 403


Every web developer I have met HATE IE with SUCH A STRONG PASSION that they became linux geeks out of pure anger. They told me even something trivial like adding the simpliest of CSS would make IE 6 freak out and go into quirks mode. Nothing ever ever works and it is like that game with the wooden logs where you take from the bottom of the stack and put on the top until it collapses at just the wrong movement or support log.

Is it true that you had to memorize race conditions in IE 6 so it doesn't freak out and throw things together like in a blender. Sorry everyone loved Netscape and no one would use it if it was that bad.People here and I have been here in 1998 all rail about NEtscape 4 rocking and how horrible IE was. Go back to 2000 and see for yourself

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