Slashdot, as of late, appears to discuss less technology and more of this drivel. There are too many stories about jobs being outsourced. And the usual "freedom loving" crowd is begging politicians and anybody who will listen to force companies, one way or another, to not outsource. It did not work for manufacturing jobs, but somehow it might just work for their service sector jobs
You people need to adjust your expectations. You don't need a new plan B. You need a better plan A. If you think your job is in danger of being outsourced, do not expect someone else to come in and save it.
And for crying out loud, stop with the freaking doom and gloom. You guys sound like a bunch of griefers. Every story is filled with people whining about something or trying to recycle really old jokes about Soviet Russia or some shit like that.
I have been hitting Slashdot out of habit over the years. But man, this shit is getting old.
California: Public entities are generally allowed to provide communications services, but "Community Service Districts" may not if any private entity is willing to do so. Texas: The state "prohibits municipalities and municipal electric utilities from offering telecommunications services to the public either directly or indirectly through a private telecommunications provider."
See the difference?
Long time ago, I received two job offers at about the same time. One from Texas and one from Oregon. Not knowing enough about Texas, I seriously considered moving there. I think I dodged a bullet there.
Why is that every time you hear these oppressive state laws being made, it is usually safe to assume that it is happening in a Red State? How is it that the Republicans, the champions of liberty and freedom that they are, allowing this to go on?
I live in Oregon. You can buy as many Teslas here as you can afford. And we have a few community broadband networks too. Sandynet is one example that offers 1Gbps service to local residents. And there is no law preventing more from being setup.
I have been using Borg backup for a few months. I absolutely love it. Before borg, I had a nightmare backup scheme. I have a lot of data. And I cannot backup all of it every week. It would require too much storage. I got a little taste of deduplicated backup with the backup tool Microsoft includes in Windows Server 2012. I was immediately hooked. But it has severe limitations. I wanted a very flexible backup program that did deduplication well. In my opinion, there is nothing else that even comes close. Borg is exceptionally well thought out and built.
When I read the headline, I guessed that it had to be a GOP guy pushing this forward. And sure enough it was.
Not to excuse the Dems, they bring about turkeys of their own. But it is getting easier to tell which bad legislation comes from which camp.
Always assume wifi is untrustworthy and you'll be fine. You don't need to pay companies like Avast to cover your behind. Most websites these days with sensitive information use https/SSL. Slashdot does not. But I care little about my Slashdot account.
If you're worried about how fast you'll hit the cap, then perhaps you should switch to a carrier and a plan that offers super slow speeds. Something like 56kbps. The old modem speed. Your cap will last way way longer. And I am guessing that will make you happier.
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