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Comment Re:Location (Score 1) 587

Funny you should bring this up, because my company (which will not be named) has been doing this since the '08 financial crash in the US. We employ tons of developers and support staff in Alabama and Mississippi who work either full-time at home, or in rented office space. They generally get paid about 40% of what their counterparts on the coast get paid, and are happier than pigs in shit. The quality of work is the same, regardless of geographical location.

Oh yeah -- the lesser (lol, sorry, I mean completely non-existent) labor laws in AL and MI help, too.

Comment Re:Location (Score 1) 587

It's funny you should bring this up, because my company (that won't be named) has been doing this exact thing since the '08 crash. We have tons of programmers, developers, and more, all in Alabama and Mississippi. They work either full-time remote or at rented office space. They get paid about 40% their counterparts on the coasts, and they're happier than pigs in shit.

The lower (lol, sorry, I mean completely non-existent) labor laws in these states help quite a bit, too.

Comment Re:MS is missing the obvious (Score 1) 139

THANK YOU. Been saying this for years. My organization, after getting tired of managing Blackberries just this month, started moving to iPhones.

Windows Phone has been around for five or six years -- you'd think MS would've tried to get into the business world with their phones by now, but nope. We would've loved buying a bunch of phones that just integrated with everything we're already using, but now we're having to get it working on iPhones.

Comment Re:Tourism (Score 1) 211

And that's too bad. It seems like the established space-faring, rocket-launching community is against tourism as being "below" them, but I'd still bet it's economically viable -- there are many communities, towns, states, and even entire countries that base their economies off of tourism. It's not the best long-term economic plan, but it'd definitely work in the short-term to get space travel to become commonplace, which is all we really need.

Comment Re:Visual Studio + g++ || Clang (Score 2) 889

You know, I was going to reply with a snarky comment about how "Can we all just admit to ourselves that we'll probably never see Microsoft programs on Linux", but seeing how Microsoft has been changing ever so slightly recently, I'm not sure anymore. They do seem a bit more inclined with their new CEO to be present everywhere and to be seen as more of a service you can use anywhere, but I'm sure they'd have to balance this with the resources necessary they'd have to assign to making them work, and work well, on Linux.

I never thought I'd see their programs for Android either, though, but it has a vastly greater market share than any sort of Linux desktop.

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