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Comment Re:Because you say so? (Score 1) 272

The irony is we don't actually know hard numbers because it's not formally reported. And who knows if the the rate of reporting is different between tech and non-tech (or by job type).

Hell, sometimes you see complaints that sexism in IT in Silicon Valley is worse than elsewhere, but we don't know what the rates are for that either. How would someone who worked in Silicon Valley all their life know what sexism is like in New York?

All we know is the women reporting this in SV are consistently saying it's a big problem.

Comment yes, and 1000000n and 5n are not the same (Score 1) 218

I am a sysadmin that also deploys software software deployment. My job is to look after network traffic, software deployments, tweaks and, scripts. Scale and breadth-of-impact is always a concern. Furthermore, unlike O-notation, I do care about the multiplier. In the real world, 1000000n or 5n are not the same to me!

If you move some log files for all your users to a network instead of a local drive, your network traffic might be ok, but how will disk access cope? If you write a script to move the old logs, what happens when you deploy it for everyone at the same time? How are you deploying it? What's the algorithm you're using to find all files you want to move?

Do you have software that is frequently broadcasting itself across your network? (insert stink-eye for Dropbox here)

If you write a script that you are somewhat ashamed of, but it works, maybe you choose to run it after 5pm (because solving a stupid problem TODAY is sometimes more important than the elegance of the solution).

Still have a hub with multiple devices on it? How much does it matter?

Comment Re:Try again. (Score 1) 94

Yeah, they gave up the rights to say that three years ago. Which means now they have essentially nothing differentiating them from their competitors.

I really liked the hub separation, but now you can't say "I'm buying a BB10-style device for security reasons".

They had a series of boneheaded moves that was bringing their demise, but this was truly the last nail in the coffin.

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