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Comment Re: It's a start! (Score 1) 191

4) Hope the job doesn't move to another country.

I believe that's a bluff and I'm prepared to call it. If they were going to do that, it'd already have been done.

What are you talking about? Offshoring of IT work already does happen, and will continue to happen. If they haven't done it already, it is because of the cost of doing it (cost in either money, effort, and/or quality). The American workforce may still benefit from limiting H1B visas, but it will almost certainly have an effect of increasing the amount of offshoring. The hope is we offshore less jobs than we save, but it's far from a guarantee.

Considering it's nearly impossible to find good software developers these days, I find it hard to believe things would be better with even less software developers in our local economy.

I think though there are other costs some dumb cost accountants do not consider but good MBA managers will. That is the loss or productivity and communication with a team far removed from the business processes and users and needs of the local corporate headquarters and customers.

The kind of offshoring is commodity lower value jobs like help desk.

The problem is when everyone including every other programmer, PM, and now customers are also in India or the Phillipines! It was stupid to outsource to China in 1998 for example. Why? Gee you make widgets. Materials US, parts US, inventory US, shipment costs etc. So to save $1.00 in labor you spend $3.00 in inventory, delays, and inneficiences in supply chain. I laughted at Apple for outsourcing then ... fast forward today:
1. Materials now in CHina
2. Suppliers across the street in China
3. INventory (well 1/3 of your customers are in China anyway) the rest yes is still a cost to ship and store to Europe/America

If you raise the H1B1 to 100K a year it will now be more cost effective to base EVERYTHING in India., Why? An American is now:
1. Away from the rest of the INdian coworkers who now make your whole product
2. Away from Indian PM
3. Away from now other INdian customers and synergy from industry only made up by Indians
4. Not part of the business processes anymore as they based where the development is ... now in India only

No, lets just setup a system where HR has to use department of labor data by county and pay a %20 tax for the same job title and responsibilities as an American one! So a developer makes $80,000? You pay $100,000 for the Indian H1B1 Visa to come over. That way top talent can succeed without outsourcing overseas. Oh and before you all WHINE THEY ARE OUTSOURCING ANYWAY then why are American IT professionals still in demand? It is because western IT professionals who are not help desk are based close to where management, customers, and business processes are. If management is somewhat competent they realize the quality and costs are too high to outsource anything that is not Visio flowchart automated like "Have you tried restarting it ... etc"

Comment It's nothing but SPOILERS (Score 5, Interesting) 57

I like the weekly release of shows like Game of Thrones and West World -- you get to talk to other viewers about the Show as it progresses rather than just in past tense. Binge Watching is nice if you want to get a Show or Season done and over right away. But I find that with quality Shows, I'll take the time to batch them out on my own to draw the viewing experience out longer

Comment Re: What an idiot (Score 1) 271

Not Stockholm. Stockholm is BE HAPPY YOu HAVE a job!

I am advocating leaving if you are not passionate as those are always top performers who are always pleasant when shit hits the fan rather than whine and make excuses.

You can say that is screwed up but it's reality unfortunately. Who wants to be forced

Comment Re:Scorpio (Score 1) 132

First off the specs leaked show it is a AMD Ryzen with an RX 480 underclocked to match performance with an RX 470. No for the parent this is not bad hardware anymore.

So no developers do not have to target PS 4 pro or Scorpio? They just simply make the same games for the xbox One which are binary compatible and up the graphic details and resolution when a higher end console is available. This is quite smart actually.

Also MS is making with game mode DirectX xbox compability (which oddly is very different from PC directX) which means a larger marketshare to port the console to the PC market. The gaming PC market is exploding! Yes, last decade gaming companies obsessed with piracy tried to kill the PC, but the demand is growing if you look at marketshare for the PC again due to the large millennials and lower costs of decent GPUs and CPUs now on the market.

Comment Re: What an idiot (Score 1) 271

Then leave.

I have been there done that. Having a negative attitude and being bitter is grounds for termination.

Even if you try to suck it up your language, mannerisms, and reactions to stresses show someone no one wants to do business with. Guess who then gets the poor performance evaluation or let go? YOU.

Part of being competent at your job is loving your company and what you do. It is part of integrity. Yes, I have experienced bad things both sides from me my employer to myself reacting angrily. At this stage I update my resume and leave. I figured if I do not do it now it will be made for me by HR firing me and now lowering my value as I have to explain in my next job interview why I have hole and went happened at my last employer. Boy, you do not EVER want that! It is a kiss of death.

I have never wanted to do such things as keeping passwords or screwing any employer. Even the ones I left I was angry at management, but did not want revenge. If I ever get to that stage it is sickening to myself, employer, and coworkers and nobody wins in such a situation.

Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 271

O COME ON...SERIOUSLY? You have such little integrity that you actually believe that anyone who has ever been a sysadmin covets keeping passwords or even fantasizes about it as revenge?

You know its been said that the 'measure of a man is not what you do when people are watching but what you do when nobody is watching'...I really hope I never interact with you.

There are still people in this world that have morals/personal integrity that they live by both in thought & deed regardless of who may or may not 'know' they are doing so.

Not only that but if you do have these thoughts then perhaps you should take a step back and re-evaluate your life and line of work? Sounds like it is time to get another job if any employee gets this angry with her or her employer or frustrations with the day to day job.

I have never thought about doing such a thing in the I.T. field. However, I have had angry thoughts about these things on past employers. I quit these jobs as I figured at this point I may not be a good fit for the company culture or position I am in. Also angry bitter negative attitude people are almost ALWAYS the ones who GET FIRED. Even if you are competent if you do not love work then you will suck at it or just be the guy no one wants to do business with. Either way your career at that employer is hosed. Time to leave on your own terms rather than HR for your next opportunity.

Comment Re:Anyone use it? (Score 1) 24

Azure was originally it's own operating system that was distributed based. The MS Server team didn't like it so that is no longer the case .... gotta love politics :-)

Today Azure is based off of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V but is a cousin much like Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 are based off the same exact kernel and most services but have additional tools, api's, and tuning. Their virtualizer is a cousin of Hyper-V too from what I read but is different. The VM tools are identical between the 2 as they share the same code.

You can even download some of the Azure tools for Server 2012 R2 and have a semi Azure flavored distro.

Comment IMPOSSIBLE (Score 0) 60

MacOSX ... and now a varient on Linux?!@ Complete absurd.

Only WIndows sucks and gets viruses and malware because it is not bless by RMS nor open sourced. You can run things under root for all your mission critical needs with no firewall at all for Apple products and be perfectly safe. Just ask any Apple fanboy and they will tell you or go on slashdot and ask anyone about security on Linux. It is impossible to get malware.


Comment Re:End of the glaciation was ten thousand years ag (Score 1) 262

1) The Earth is usually a lot hotter than it is right now. We are climbing out of an ice age.

We "climbed out of an ice age" (that is, came out of the glaciation) ten thousand years ago.

You didn't look at the graphs in the referenced article, did you?

By those graphs we STARTED climbing out of an ice age back then but we still have a long way to go. So they support the poster's claim, not yours.

Comment Re:EVEN TILLERSON says it's real. (Score 2) 262

The issue is settled, mankind's massive emissions affect mankind's environment, Earth.

a: If it's "settled", it's not science.

The only question now is what the fuck are we going to do about it, and who can we trust not to line their pocket on both sides of that line?

"Only" question? There are a HELL of a lot of steps between "mankind's activity affects the planet's temperature" and "It's a disaster that must immediately be fixed by crippling the economy and instituting totalitarian control on human activity by governments".

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