We joke about some of our coworkers having prime particle detection space attached to their necks but I like this even better.
Thanks for the laugh!
315 posts • joined 6 May 2010
So, by losing 25000 jobs in the NYC metro area this is a win by OAC and her cohorts? So what if there is a tax break? The long term taxes (especially in a tax heavy area like NYC) will outweigh the short term loss (assuming the breaks are structured correctly). The taxes on wages and other knock-ons add up quickly also.
This is aside of whether I think (as I've stated before) that there should be a flat tax on all income including sales, stock dividends, etc. at the Fed level. I've also stated that if a company is paying less that what your tax laws were supposed to make them pay because they figured out a LEGAL way of reducing them via your tax laws - well that isn't the company's fault. They beat you at your own game.
I have quite the collection of Haynes (and Chilton's) manuals. They might not be comprehensive, but they are certainly helpful. Sometimes just having the firing order handy is worth the price.
I gave my non-mechanical son a Haynes for his car when he went away to college. I take great pleasure in asking him if he RTFH when he calls me with issues. :)
The problem isn't the tax rate, it is the ability to legally avoid taxes. Make a flat tax on all income regardless of variety with no exceptions. This applies equally to businesses and individuals. I would prefer 10% of a million vs. 70% of 0.
The problem with this is that overnight you would add thousands of unemployed to the rolls. In the US, the IRS would be virtually completely unnecessary. Tax accountants, lawyers, most bookkeepers even, would be in the streets.
It was an 8-4 opinion, with the majority opinion written by, yes, a Pres. Trump appointee.
I didn't bother looking up all of the Panel's bios, but I am fairly confident that not all 8 majority-consenting judges were appointed by Pres. Trump.
Your world view would be improved if you just set aside some bias, much like I counseled many friends to do when Pres. Obama was in office.
I was laid off once for telling a manager that. I could prove that he held the project just to screw over a couple of us and our scheduled vacation but it didn't matter.
Ended up getting a better job, so no harm no foul. I wouldn't mind having a little anonymous wall to wall counseling with said manager though.
Simon's plan is working. You think you know more than you do, inevitably you will start trying to use the flawed knowledge to climb the corporate ladder. That's when you will become the sacrificial goat to the real plan Simon had running. Plans within plans within plans...
A company where IT has quite a bit more input to business processes than we do here.
Honestly, this is a very proactive approach. It also puts everyone involved with IT security on the hot plate. While it would be uncomfortable to find out (maybe) you aren't as good as you thought you were, better to find out in controlled circumstances than with the Next Big Thing.
"They also argue that the new rules deprives them of their right to own property – because they are being told what they can, and cannot, do with their land."
This coming collectively from the very same governments whose planning departments can tell you exactly what you can and cannot do on the land you own outright.
Not that I'm cheerleading for the FCC either. They are all a bunch of dipwiddles.
Just wondering: What interaction have you personally had with Mr. Torvalds that leads you to the conclusion he is not a nice man?
I don't know him and haven't had any interaction with him so I wouldn't know one way or the other. All I've seen is what is reported and I can't conflate that to mean he isn't a nice (enough) person who occasionally has verbal outbursts when dealing with obstinate stupidity.
If you have had interactions with him on a level that have made you conclude he isn't, please share.
""We're going to be making half the company redundant."
"What are we doing to prevent sabotage of the equipment once we tell everyone?"
"Nothing, no one would do that."
Followed by half the factory going down over the next week as the operators started sabotaging the equipment."
Yep, been there, fixed that. Working at a brand new factory that replaced one in another state. All of the equipment we received from the old factory had to be refurbished because of sabotage. We figured it out pretty quick after the first *BANG*.
I've fixed a lot of CRTs over the years, and I was grateful when indoor smoking became a thing of the past.
We used to have to clean overhead cable trays in a certain high security area every year. It took a few years before we got all of the bleah out of the crevices after smoking was banned in the area. Ick.
Isn't it amazing how much has changed since the 60s (specifically in IT/electronic repair/etc)?
Upvote, but the fork of Android that would have to be done to make it work as well as Winphone on the backend would be hard slogging.
I quite liked the 3 winphone based handsets I had/have (I know I am in a very small subset of mobile phone users!) and they did everything I needed in a mobile and did it better than the competition. Good battery life, good camera, good call quality.
Of all the things that MS do to piss me off, wrecking their phone division ranks right up there with everything Windows except 98, XP, and 7.
While we have made Win10 work, it has been much more fiddling than should be necessary. Win7 was much easier to manage. The GUI is enough different that we probably could have gone to one of the various .nix distros and had less user training. The holdup, as always, was the vertical market software that was written only for Windows.
For those that CAN go to Linux, please do! Maybe that will put some pressure on MS.
I've been saying this for years. Either you barter your privacy for content or you pay money.
If more sites offered a choice I would be spending a lot of money on subscriptions. Unfortunately most sites that do offer subscriptions still serve up ads and sell metrics.
Warren Buffet is trying pretty hard, in conjunction with Bill and Melinda Gates. And I think Melinda should get more credit than she does. She married the money and then tamed some of Bill's more anti-social/business behaviors. Then started giving the money away.
There are quite a few more, but they don't get the press that Musk, Bezos, et al get. They quietly amassed fortunes and are quietly giving them back without fanfare because they are intrinsically good people who happen to be good at money management and/or lucky.
Our CAO just pronounced that "your new boss does not need knowledge of the subject matter to make decisions".
Our new boss? The head of Facilities. IT are now the computer janitors.
Our CAO was not impressed when I responded to his additional statement of "He knows workflow" with "Only on how to impede it."
CV updated and sent out.
It is hard for me to have much sympathy here.
It seems to me that putting faith in the financial advice of a guy that has blown the vast majority of his earned wealth on supporting his posse, various poor investments, many many confidential payouts, fraudulent business managers, etc isn't the best idea. But at least he has the excuse of being repeatedly beat about the head for his miscues. What excuse do the bilked investors have?
There are lots of other forms of motorsport that ARE entertaining. Watch and support them.
I've pretty much given up on all forms of pavement racing outside of MotoGP and Australian Super Car. Oh the 12 and 24 hour endurance racing is good too - especially LeMans of course.
But for sheer entertainment I prefer dirt track stock car racing. The little local tracks that have a bunch of people (men and women typically, although fewer women) that work for a living also funding their own programs out of pocket. They are the chief engineer, car owner, driver, janitor...If they are lucky their spouse is the pit crew. I am the flagman at a local track - so biased obviously.
Alternatively, if you like off road racing the new combined Lucas Off Road Racing series is pretty good stuff. They also have regional racing for amateurs and up and coming drivers. I race a regional series so I'm partial. ;)
Robby Gordon's SST series is fantastic to watch. You have to hustle those trucks around.
See also WRC.
See also Dakar.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019