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Comment Re:Solution found (Score 1) 83

Agreed. I never wanted a wireless keyboard from the first day they existed, for three reasons. The pain of having to change and hunt down batteries, the utter and complete lack of security, and because it's pointless to be wireless. So other people just NOW realized there were security problems? Were these the same people who were surprised that their parents could see their drunken party photos on facebook?

Depends on your computing needs. Personally, I prefer wireless to cables and as for hunting batteries my Logitech MK710 and matching mouse I only need to change them every one to two years. I also have a popup display that tells me their battery strength. My keyboard is also encrypted between itself and the unifying receiver.

Comment Re:Even better... (Score 1) 83

...use a laptop; it comes with a keyboard at no extra cost.

(what?)

Not if that laptop comes with Microsoft Windows 10, it has a perfectly good keystroke logger that is turned on by default.

At least a desktop is fully upgradable if you so desire, unlike a laptop which has limited upgradability usually in memory and storage. Comparing performance and price a desktop wins over a laptop all the time. The only thing the laptop wins is in portability.

Comment Re:Uhh... Why 8k video? (Score 1) 53

Because it's a lot easier for something that can do 8K video to do 4K, then something that can do 4K to do 8K.

Where did you get that idea? If you have an 8k display it will most likely be able to display the following content 8k (obviously), 4k, 1080p, 1080i, 720p and standard definition. A 4k display will not be able to display 8k content although it may be able to down-convert 8k content so it can be displayed on an 4k display.

It is important to note that 8k TV's are due out this year but displays will be very expensive.

Comment Re:Uhh... Why 8k video? (Score 1) 53

Because marketing, and since 8k doesn't exist they don't have to prove that it really works.

I beg to differ. 8K TV's will be available this year although they won't be cheap so if you want to purchase one I would recommend a wait of 2 to 5 years unless you have money to burn. Of course, like 4K which has little content 8K is going to be even worse initially.

What people fail to realise it is not the resolution that is paramount but a combination of display resolution, display size, display refresh rate (in Hz) and the distance the viewer is to the screen. The following site has more details.

Comment Re:as someone who is suffering from this... (Score 1) 248

for silicon valley employers.

Then it sounds like you're insisting on a geographical area to find a job and blaming the job market on the lack of jobs. People that want to be crab boat deckhands don't go to Arizona.

I tossed a few key words & technologies into Indeed and had 0 problems finding available positions around Farmington Hills, MI. (The only geographic area I decided to search).

All of those have direct need for C skills and in addition (based on where I've worked with those skills) need people that can do everything you listed. All of these companies have a shortage of engineers that can do what you listed and are looking for them (and willing to pay them). There were 21 jobs RTOS within 25 miles of Farmington Hills starting $110k

And that is one job skill set within one geographic area (That isn't Silicon valley). I can repeat those job searches across the country.

I'm over 50 and that's a major 'problem'

I work with 50+ engineers all the time. Some of them 'recently' hired. It has nothing to do with age.

that's not the issue and it never was.

Yes. It's people that insist on looking in a very small geographic area that has a flood of people wanting to live there. Driving the job market out from under people also wanting to live there. You think your grandfather got to turn down jobs from the CCC because "eh, I really don't want to get bussed into a different city during the depression. Can't you just let me work here?"

Seriously, I'm having a hard time not finding any jobs on Indeed. $100-$130k. Experience in GUI/applications development in C#, C++, and VB6. Experience working with TCP/IP and automotive protocols (CAN, J1850, etc.) Some knowledge of embedded systems. Any experience in CAN diagnostics is a plus.

This leads us to one of a few conclusions:

  • Your insistence to live Earhquake Zone is stronger than your want to get a job.
  • You really aren't as skilled as you say you are.

Comment Re:Am I that out of touch? (Score 3, Informative) 382

So we have a democratic VP that is pro TPP and has no problem with Americans that can't find jobs.

We have a GOP candidate's daughter that more or less pitched parental rights, and they applauded it. Then a GOP candidate that came out against TPP. WTF is going on with this race.

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