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Comment Summary text was all over the place... (Score 1) 834

I have a friend that was told to seek another job inside his company, but when he applied, the job req was filled by a lesser qualified individual with a lower wage coming from an H1-B. He sued and eventually won (but it was painful). Bigger companies especially, where innovation is lacking, do this all the time since they believe they can train a monkey to perform "a high tech job".

IMHO, one should avoid those companies, unless you're allergic to "good work", but still... stuff like this is happening all the time.

For $1000, the answer is: Cheap Foreign Labor
"What is our standard hiring practice?"
Correct, choose again...

Comment Subject line smells (Score 3, Interesting) 157

DVD sales are "ok", because the media and platform doesn't suck like Blu-ray. Sony needs to pay big time for the death sentence they gave Blu-ray. Very very bad business decision. The paid their way in, and then locked it down to make it unusable.

Subject line should read: "Sony Warns It Will Take $1 Billion Writedown as their Vision of the Future Sucked"

Comment Number is much higher, more like 80% (Score 1) 257

Just based on my own informal surveys when I do speaking engagements (about free software and copyrights), about 80% (possibly more) people use illegally obtained copyrighted content and about 90% of those have no problems sharing such content with others. This includes wealthy people, lawmakers, judges, etc.

Torrent users are such a small percentage of those ignoring copyright and usage permissions.

Comment Re:Jumped the shark a long while ago (Score 1) 164

Q was a mistake.
Wesley was a mistake.
The Borg children were a mistake (Voyager).
Captain(less) Picard was a mistake. "We need to make a decision... quick, everyone to my ready room for a vote. Counselor tell us if our feelings are true on the matter!"

TOS, always the best Star Trek.

Comment Re: Real Stuff (Score 1) 189

People run RedHat for the long-term support. Enterprises don't like being forced to upgrade on a vendor's schedule, and RedHat was the first Linux provider to recognize that and cater to it. Timely security upgrades for a consistent platform - over years - is what enterprise users want. And like it or not, that is a technological meaning.

Uh... no. SLES (Oct 2001) came months before RHELAS (Mar 2002) and even so Red Hat doesn't acknowledge the existence of 2.1 (wikipedia does) which still came after regardless. Red Hat's official position is that RHELAS didn't exist until v3 (Jan 2004). Feature for feature, IMHO, Red Hat didn't have an enterprise worthy product until RHEL 5.

I get your meaning, you just used the wrong distro in your argument.

Comment Adhost interview (Score 1) 336

Reporter: We caught up briefly with Tim as he getting off a crowded transit bus. We asked, "Now that you've lot all that money, what adjustments are you going to have to make?"

Tim: "Obviously we're eating out less, driving less, more walking, fewer movies. On the plus side, we're enjoying more interaction with our neighbors at outdoor barbeques and spaghetti nights. Community is the key."

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