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Comment Re:Another one bites the dust (Score 1) 365

I have nearly tripled my income in 3 years and making a concerted effort to build my network on LinkedIn played a big role in that. It is less crucial to me now, and the level of utility is VERY industry-specific (I'd even argue "niche-specific"), but if you put effort into it and match up well with the expertise recruiters are looking for, it's unmatched as a recruiting platform...I never got the kind of interest on Monster or Career Builder, etc. that I had and continue to get through LinkedIn.

Comment Re:But ... why? (Score 1) 71

What does Oracle do that is both 1) good or great, and 2) not database? I was a part of an acquisition and worked for Oracle 4 months before jumping ship. What I saw was a wasteland of half-baked integration work on their acquisitions, and abandoned products, often multiple in the same area, and a strong streak of anti-"wasn't acquired or made here" syndrome. I've heard nothing but contempt for Oracle's consultants which is why everyone I dealt with outside my org worked with third party implementation, support, and often hosting. The pay was crap, no bonuses, no raises, no opportunity for promotion or transfer, and my department's director even rejected any training, even the Oracle University stuff. I just don't see why anyone works with or for Oracle in 2014.

Comment Re: approximately the resolution of an adult eye (Score 2) 217

48khz (up to 24khz effective) has been around at least as long as DAT. 24-bit 96khz has been around at least as long as DVD's. Then you have the SA-CD format, which is only 1-bit depth but in the mhz range, and now 192khz audio is starting to reach consumer-level devices and even 384 in studios I believe. Working with music, I can't imagine needing something better than 24-bit, because already my limitation is with the microphone, recording equipment, and playback speakers. I haven't tried 192khz+ yet but it's hard for me to think it would be even a 1% effective improvement over 96khz.

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