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Comment OH Dyn (Score 1) 76

I remember when they were I remember when they provided great dynamic DNS services for free or super cheap. Over time they became more and more commercialized, then more and more enterprised focused. They lost my business a long time ago. Nowadays you can have low TTLs with most service providers, and even if you can't, many ISPs have semi-static IPs for their residential and commercial accounts. There are also more rapid ttl based dyndns offerings including Google Domains. From a company perspective, nobody I work with uses Dyn...though apparently some pretty big names do. Many businesses I work with use Google domains, or some other large provider. One site I managed used GoDaddy, and oddly enough they were down. I wonder if GoDaddy uses Dyn on the backend?

Comment Re:No, justice served (Score 1) 97

Of course. Everyone accuses yelp of manipulating reviews...but nobody has actual evidence of it. I have just as much hatred of bullshit companies as the next guy, but manipulating reviews would actually run afoul of federal law. A certain other company I shall not name actually DID pull the bullshit mentioned above...and they had to settle a very expensive lawsuit behind closed doors.

Comment I don't use Java (Score 1) 427

I tend to chase the latest trending technologies...they pay more and are more fun. Also, anyone who has been following Oracle lately knows they are circling the drain. There is a huge code base written in Java, but i get the feeling it'll be the next Cobol. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing will depend on how the market plays out.

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...

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