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Comment Re: And thus the Internet of Things collapses (Score 1) 211

We also have to figure it is almost impossible to get ahead now. Work hard for 10 years at a company and one day they simply decide you are to expensive, never mind the fact that the reason you are expensive was that you worked hard and had earned a number of pay increases. Find a new job, rinse, repeat. But yes, 100 years ago it was worse, the problem is we are headed back in that direction now.

Comment Re:FFS (Score 1) 276

"and you have to remember that a lot of the people who come here don't have a lot else going on in their lives."

Spoken like the low-ID luser you are, waxing eloquent about the days when you didn't suck as much cock as you do these days.

Fun fact; there's a reason why Malda left his own blog for greener pastures, and it wasn't because Slashdot regulars like you made him want to stick around. Quite the opposite, in fact. Even the CREATOR OF SLASHDOT has better things to do with his time than waste it here.

So, outside of trolling why are you here?

Comment Re: Tesla doesn't use rare earth metals (Score 1) 108

Honda's main problem, as the owner of one, and prior owner of another, is that their Hybrids do not compete. I get at best 43mpg in my Civic and my old 2010 Insight topped out around 44mpg. They don't drag anything around as they use an IMA (Integrated motor assist) that just "assists" the gas motor when accelerating.

Comment Re: I always quit without notice (Score 1) 765

My former employer sent the HR rep over at 3pm on a Tuesday with my supervisor and terminated my employment without cause, or notice. I found that it was in lieu of layoff. As the company had been paying severance in prior layoffs I could have made a case in court, so about 26 of us ended up Right to Worked one afternoon.

Comment Re:dvd is useful - please fight (Score 1) 167

The rise in numbers has a lot of associated factors, one is people simply having children later in life. Also, it is frequently not diagnosed until the age of 2. Some markers can be identified earlier, even in pregnancy, but most of the time it is later. This is part of what drove the anti-vax movement. Couples over 40 need to rethink that "Let's go have Kids" moment. The risk is through the roof.

Comment Re:dvd is useful - please fight (Score 1) 167

Have you even met real autistic children? I am talking about the ones who break furniture due to rocking back and forth, that have word perfect recall of every conversation you ever had with them but can not tolerate the slightest change in routine. They do tend to lash out and it is not easily controlled. I can see removing adverts for them. Some can function and hold down simple jobs, others will eventually need to be institutionalized. I have one of each in my family.

Comment Re:They still make game consoles? (Score 1) 314

The major difference between the 3 and 4 is RAM, I can't remember how many articles came out about games suffering because the PS3 lacked enough RAM. I can't say the CPU is better, it may be, it may not be. We are looking at X86 vs Cell (Power PC), but I never saw it run in a non-memory constrained situation. But you can see from how much detail has to be reduced that the new machine is a major leap. Also I am fairly certain the GPU is a lot more powerful.

Comment Re:Objectively, it IS getting worse, and not just (Score 1) 127

I found this when I went back to school a few years ago. I also ran into a similar situation staffing a help desk. I had two major issues. First, I started out too lenient. My immediate superior was lax on the discipline, and that worked, we all showed up, did our jobs, went home. I hired these kids in their early 20's and it was a mess. Start times, showing up, doing what they are told to do the way they are told to do it, and simply calling in to let me know if they would be late or out. Ended up having to crack down, start writing people up, and in a couple instances termination. The other major issue was grammar. A lot of the support was delivered via "Chat" Window. The directive was proper grammer, user of clients name, and professional language. Example: "How are you today Mr. Smith?" "How may I be of service?" What we got: "How R U?" "Whats wrong?" These were college grads.

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