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Comment Re:Come on... (Score 1) 231

This is not an Apple problem, it's an industry and maybe even a societal problem. I don't even think it's possible to get a good job, get an A+ rating for every performance review ever, and expect to stay at that job for 5+ years. After 10 years, you are too expensive to keep around.

Lol, just left one job after 10 years, not because I was too expensive but because the new company had more resources to spend and could offer me significantly more. The average seniority at the new company for IT workers is 17 years and not a month goes by that our Office of ~700 people doesn't have an announcement for someone celebrating their 25 or 30 year anniversary. You just need to develop valuable skills, expertise, and a proven track record and there WILL be someone willing to hire you. Any time I've gone looking for top tier talent for a specific area of expertise the number of qualified respondents has been very low because the majority of people with the applicable skills are generally already gainfully employed, the unemployment rate for the last few IT focused surveys I've seen results from were under 3% which is an incredibly tight market. If you're IT, not entry level, and having trouble finding employment it's either something with your local market (and you're not willing to relocate) or you've done something very wrong with your career.

Comment Re:Fiber infrastructure, everywhere. Starting nort (Score 1) 101

I've deployed networks spanning 30,000+ square kilometers. I know it's possible. It's just not possible for private industry to do at a profit.

Hybrid microwave and fiber is of course the best option - but it is a completely feasible undertaking with the technology available today.

Fiber is uniquely well suited to dealing with horrible environmental conditions; in most of the north, a low-cost option for fiber deployment en masse is probably the best option.

We can build a proper supply highway while we're at it. Canada is one of the largest and most advanced nations on earth. We should act like it.

Comment Fiber infrastructure, everywhere. Starting north. (Score 1) 101

It's a national embarrassment we don't have a proper, high bandwidth, low latency connection to the North. Such should be the price of sovereignty.

Satellite is sold as a viable option, it's not; those are geosync satellites, and they've got huge latency.

Backup? Sure. Primary? No way.

Be nice to see some vision from the PM here; start with the North, extend it to everybody. This is a big country; that makes it expensive - but also very important.

Comment Human knowledge.. isn't that big. (Score 1) 348

Relative to the exponential growth of storage, I'm not worried about this in the least. In my own personal collection I have dozens of lifetimes of information stored. Soon this can be carried in my pocket, offline, if I desire.

A better question is what to do with the petabytes of collected information we're amassing... aside from training our replacements via AI.

Comment Re: No? (Score 1) 375

Which things were declared unconstitutional by the judicial branch?

You seem to under the misapprehension that the opinions of courts make something constitutional or unconstitutional. No. It's the text of the constitution that makes it so. For example, Obergefell v. Hodges did not make it unconstitutional for the states to deny equal protection of the law to gay couples; it became unconstitutional long ago, when Amendment XIV took effect. If some future right-wing court undoes the Obergefell decision, it will still be unconstitutional and illegal for the states to deny equal protection.

Comment Re: Fake GPS location spoofer (Score 1) 395

Why don't you just not use a device w/ Google software on it?

Because due to the way that capitalism corrodes market choice and reduces product quality, I have two viable choices for a smartphone: walled-garden bullshit from Google, or walled-garden bullshit from Apple. Since GOOG's walls are a little lower and I can climb over them more easily, I take that lesser of evils...along with a sledgehammer to break down those walls.

Comment Re: Next Phase (Score 1) 644

When someone is sitting on your chest and slamming the back of your head into the sidewalk, you can shoot him in any State, stand your ground or otherwise.

Not when that someone is defending themselves against your assault, no. You cannot attack someone and then claim self-defense. It was Trayvon Martin who had the legal and moral right to stand his ground that night; it's unfortunate that the bad guy was armed and got away with it.

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