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Comment Re:What?! (Score 1) 50

I think that type of work (developing network transport algorithms) is done by a vanishingly small amount of programmers, who would definitely need to have strong math skills. But the reality is, for the vast majority of programming that's done (ie business web apps) you need only pretty basic math skills. I think high school algebra would suffice for most of it.

Comment Simple Solution (Score 1) 120

The simple solution is this: anytime you get these unsolicited emails with no way to globally opt-out from Amazon, just go give the product a 1 star review and say: "I will continue to issue 1 star reviews until Amazon allows me to opt-out".

I've been doing this for a while, sometimes Amazon will come and delete your review and say it's not allowed because it's not about the transaction. That's totally fine. The goal is to make this so burdensome for Amazon that eventually they will allow us to opt-out of these emails. If they receive a few thousand of these reviews a day, eventually policing them will be so expensive in man hours that they will be forced to allow us to opt-out globally and preemptively from these messages.

Comment Re:Migrating (Score 1) 157

Got a source for that figure? There are a lot of financial considerations around moving to the cloud. Like moving from capital to operational expenses and the flexibility to scale up/down with M&A or divestitures. Sometimes the flexibility provided by PaaS can deliver much better value to an organization.

Comment Re:We have these (Score 1) 163

Office doesn't annotate well enough for law.

I think you need to be more specific than "the law". Our lawyers frequently use Microsoft Word for redlining contracts, works great. Sharepoint Document Libraries actually work really well for storing these. There are certainly lots of other systems that work as well, or better (ie Enterprise File Sync and Share Applications like Box, Syncplicity, etc).

Comment Re:Can't Subscribe (Score 1) 204

The amount of Anonymous Cowards that are astroturfing and spreading FUD for Comcast in this thread is seriously concerning.

In what world is $70 a month "2x the cost" of cable Internet service? Your cable service is $35/mo? Including your modem rental? Because that's free with Google. And many people do download multiple gigabytes per day, they're called families. One kid watching youtube all day, parents watching netflix, add in some web browsing and video gaming (and your kids video game downloads for your xbox or steam) and you're easily into the multiple gigabytes per day. Netflix alone uses 1GB per hour according to Netflix!

Welcome to 2016.

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