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Comment Shill (Score 3, Insightful) 228

Very few people (except developers) will have WSL running on their machines. WSL is isolated from Win32 except via FS access. Just based on it's current state, WSL is practically impossible to exploit thansk to it's limitations. Alex Ionescu is (was?) a ReactOS 'developer'. He has a beef against Microsoft. Disclaimer, in a past life, I was a ReactOS core developer for a certain period of time in the late 90s to early 2000s.

Comment Re:Needed tweak for the release version (Score 0) 153

a) does it matter when your life is in danger?
b) You really have no idea what you are talking about. First, for plans that have an out of network option, they almost always have a Maximum Out of Pocket that you will pay (yes, for out of network, look at your insurance plan). Some states even have laws that a patient that is out of network be treated as 'in network' for the purposes of an emergency. Even if they didn't have an out of network option or MOOP, you can either file chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. Even if you weren't eligible for some odd reason, you can usually give them $10/mo until you are and then file. Anyone that spends 'the rest of their life' paying any civil debt is a moron.

Comment Re:Stereotype field manual (Score 1) 144

I've been in programming and IT since I was 18 years old and I've NEVER seen an issue of age discrimination. As an example, the CTO at my current job is in his 60s. I am 34.

A trend I do see is that older people stop caring after a while. I work in the healthcare industry and we get strict audits constantly due to HIPAA regulations. At a previous job, about half our staff was laid off once due to refusing to fix issues that came up during 3 different audits. The majority of these employees were older, 45+. They attempted legal action, but it didn't get anywhere. The things that came up were explained off by responses such as 'it's not a problem' or 'we don't have the resources to fix that'. The company got tired of hearing no and losing clients, and after an investigation via a 3rd party, they fired all of those that refused to do their jobs and brought in newer folks. The newer folks fixed the issues within 2 months and the company doubled in size, revenue, and profit. All of the newer folks were people in their prime years, all getting married, having babies, etc. Most in their 20s and 30s

Comment Hyperbole (Score 1) 197

The so called 'Brexit' is media hyperbole and nothing more. Mark my words. The slang 'Brexit' itself was invented by the media. Will there be change? Oh sure, there will be. Has there always been change? Yep. Is change bad? Nope. Will the world end as predicted by CNN or other news sources? Nope. Anything to drive the traffic...

Comment Re:Businesses need to stop expecting the impossibl (Score 1) 496

That's not the employee's issue, that's the employer's issue. Standards are set too high. The company doesn't want to be on the hook for training. Companies of old had classrooms where people were trained. Investing in your Employees meant investing in your company. Companies all over the world are going to be hit hard as time goes on. The global economy is already showing signs of hitting a ceiling.

This also ties in very closely with wage inequality. As wages go down, so does the GDP for a given country. People can't spend money they don't have (excluding using credit cards, etc.) That means 'growth' will no longer be possible, and instead you'll be seeing recession after recession as the market continually corrects itself.

Note that I don't have a horse in this race (I make a good salary).

Comment Re:So a useless 'bot, then? (Score 1) 180

I have. I didn't even fight it, I just filed it away in my filing cabinet since it didn't have a court date or anything. I was on camera where I parked. I took a picture of the signage (it was a bit confusing the way it was worded, this was NYC well over a decade ago). Next time I drove into NYC, the signage was changed to be more clear. I haven't heard a peep out of them since. No collection letters, nothing. The only theory I could come up with is that they got sued over the signage being unclear. If they had attempted to collect on it, I would have taken them to court. I actually still have that picture to this day.

Comment Re:Stolen? (Score 2) 104

Yes, they can. I've had it happen on about 1% of the purchases that I've bought from G2A (publishers DO report chargebacks, which filter up to valve). G2A refunds the money for sure, but they are left holding the bag. You don't get notification when valve revokes your license, nor will you with other publishers such as blizzard. Took me 2 months to get an issue resolved with blizzard (didn't notice until after the revocation had occurred). While G2A resolved it amicably (after I reported it), I've not bought a game from them since. G2A is a fly-by-night company. If they went out of business tomorrow due to charge-backs, the owners walk away millionaires and leave you, or your credit card company, SOL.

Comment If you are in IT... (Score 2) 258

If you are in IT, chances are you have shopped around for wage increases anyway. I learned my lesson with a 'career' job long ago when management for said position couldn't be bothered to even give me a raise to the average salary for the position I was working in. 3 weeks later and a 30% salary increase...goodbye.

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