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Comment Re:Better be ready to be beat up when layed off wo (Score 1) 522

It's time to start thinking about how a society which want a social safety net can incentivize people people to not have children they can't afford.

Because we have such a problem with criminal lawlessness and uncontrolled breeding among trust-fund kids?

You already have a segment of people with, effectively, no need to ever provide for themselves. They don't seem to be causing any more trouble overall than anybody else, and most of them seem to manage to find something worthwhile to do with their lives.

Comment Re: Did anyone tell them that their chair is next? (Score 1) 522

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) 522

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:The only communications affected (Score 3, Insightful) 136

I wrote a letter to my MP, which was forwarded to some minister, who replied with the usual political "don't think it's right criminals and terrorists can communicate in secret" lines, saying that they do not intend to prevent people using strong cryptography (oblivious to the contradictions in what he wrote), and essentially the whole point, that end-to-end encrypted messaging can be achieved by anybody with a LAMP stack online somewhere and a couple of hours to write a few hundred lines of PHP, Javascript and HTML (using croptojs). We have a government of technologically clueless idiots.

Comment Building it would be easy (Score 1) 588

I'm very opposed to such a registry, but it seems silly to ask companies whether they'd "build it" when a small team of two or three people could easily slap postgress and a web interface together. Whatever fraction of the US population are Muslims can't be much... 20 million? Twice that? Doesn't matter, it's easily in the capacity of a free database and some elementary web programming, esp for a site that's not offering lots of complicated choice paths and won't be visited repeatedly by any given person. Seems to me like approaching Boeing and asking them if they'd be willing to build a go-cart... even if every company says No, it doesn't make building it prohibitive in the slightest.

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:Encrypt! (Score 1) 394

Let's encrypt (LE) runs some kind of agent that does some voodoo to automatically renew certs on a quarterly basis.... If certs want to be free why not just let them be free without requiring these weird agents and piecemeal expiry periods? What's the point in that?

Stray thought: if they renew every 3 months as you describe, I wonder if that's intended to be a substitute for the cert-revocation abilities that come with CAs?

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