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Comment Re:the real reason theyre arguing it. (Score 5, Insightful) 309

its a lie.

it has nothing to do with hazzards, other than the 'hazzard' of the company losing BIG PROFITS from captive repair bills.

apple is really looking bad, here. there is nothing credible they could state to defend this 'you shall not be allowed to repair things you actually own' bullshit.

Comment Re:Intel dropping the ball (Score 3, Interesting) 59

check out intel's curie module (their really BAD arduino chip found in the arudino101 board). its a horrible chip and intel actually made that chip the center of their reality tv show 'americas greatest makers'. little known fact: the contestants on that show tried using the chip and all its features and almost everyone failed, even with intel's help. I can't tell you how I know, but I know this for a fact.

a prime time tv event and intel farked it up.

only intel could make such a mess and squander such a good chance to get a message out and create some buzz and goodwill. 'makers' still refuse to use intel for many reasons and the biggest: intel still has NO CLUE what the maker market is really about. curie is not a maker chip and so far, no one really is taking that chip seriously.

that's one example. but it seems typical of intel these days.

Comment Re:how about this (Score 0) 626

its like what george carlin said about the republicans. they seem to 'care a huge amount' about the unborn babies, but once you are born - until you reach military age - you are not important to them.

they 'care' only as far as their holy book is interpreted as saying. once born, they could not care less about you or your kids.

same here; the companies really don't care about workers or people. its ONLY about the bottom line. they are completely untrustable in anything they say. capitalism has gone off the rails and it really is headed for a trainwreck. it simply is not sustainable in its current form. but don't look now; just keep going. that's their view. don't think - just keep lining our wallets!


I'm part of silicon valley, but part of me hopes it all melts down. we need a reboot. a serious one, at that.

Comment Re:Cheap (Score 0, Flamebait) 626

fuck intel!

I was a contractor at intel. I did a great job (got great reviews, led the group in its mission, trained my own local guys for the task, etc) and at the end of the project, I was unhirable. I was white. intel hires MOSTLY 'for diversity' and I was told flat-out that I was the 'wrong color' and intel needed more non-whites.

again, FUCK INTEL. they are a useless company, for the most part, and they go out of their way to be political. especially when they can hire foreigners, abuse them and underpay them.

Comment Re:Ban temporary lifted for the wrong reasons (Score 3, Insightful) 476

should I feel AT ALL sorry for the companies that have been, for YEARS, abusing the h1b program and displacing local workers?

I could not care less (seriously, I could not) about those companies. they put me and others like me out of work for years at a time and they reaped huge profits.

if they were smart, they would have saved that money and could rely on it now.

they did not? really? ok, let me get out my tiny violin and play a tune for them.

PAIN is a motivating factor. these companies DESERVE to feel pain.

lots and lots of it.

Comment Re:So much for Cisco being more secure... (Score 1) 19

I worked at cisco back in the early 90's when it was 3 buildings in menlo park. I later returned about 2 yrs ago for a short contract job.

the company change was night and day, of course (they now have over 25 buildings in san jose, alone). what I noticed is that they no longer have the 'best and brightest' but they are an h1b farm, pretty much.

do you want crappy code and bugs? cause this is how you get crappy code and bugs....

cisco is a has-been, for the most part. some smart people are still there, but mostly its a 9-5 job with average people doing the needful, then going home. no one really cares, from what I could see when I was there last. and if you dare DO care, they cancel you or fire you.

I would never recommend people buy cisco anymore unless its the only product that will do what you want; and other than core routers, I'm not sure they have any products that are 'must have's.

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