Re: I remember when I pointed this out last year
Have an upvote from me Bob. I got the joke. :)
4411 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010
Have an upvote from me Bob. I got the joke. :)
I agree with you Steve. When I'm away from my PC it's for good reasons. "Taking a break" is chief among those good reasons.
Naw, I was told in no uncertain terms that a phone would never have the power or connection ability to replace a business or home PC.
I was gobsmacked to say the least.
I said last year that it was only a matter of time before your phone IS your PC as well.
Got a lot of down votes for it. Which was very surprising on a tech site.
I now to prove that I am indeed quite petty when it comes to being proven right, (something about not suffering fools), TOLD YA SO!
Big Blew indeed.
While Kim is certainly no angel (far from it) this case gets more confusing every year.
I visited Megaupload when it was around and did not notice Kim actually selling anything other than storage.
I maybe wrong and if anyone has more details, please share.
Kim has always claimed Megaupload was just a storage place. If this is strictly true, than many other cloud storage place are also guilty as hell.
Again, I am NOT defending Kim, just trying to figure out why he was chosen and not certain other storage sites, ALTHOUGH I do know SOME other storage sites were shut down as well.
You have problem with Corporate Communist Capitalism©®™, comrade?
You have a good point.
So just another VR company.
Must be nice to know the right people to get funding for something unoriginal.
You've never done the Horizontal Mombo?
I'd say you've nailed it perfectly DougS.
This is close to, if not outright, criminal acts.
”Work performed under an amended scope of work extended beyond the OEA project and intent of funding as approved by the Board of Regents of the UT System (Board)”; and
”Invoices were paid in full regardless of whether contracted services were delivered as agreed upon, and invoice review and approval to process payment to the vendor was not consistently documented as evidence that invoiced services and deliverables were both received and acceptable.”
That last paragraph literally screams "kickbacks."
Sensible corporate risk management will weigh in against the possibility of being held to ransom in this way.
Wishful thinking against under the table/back channel kickbacks to said management.
"Forget it Jake, it's Boca Raton."
I will always wonder how the hell these people have jobs.
the *wrong disk* had been replaced, losing all data.
Had a local computer shop do this to one of my hard drives. Needless to say I was ready burn the place down. Then they had the gall to insist I still pay for the service.
I was ready kill at that point. I came un-fucking-glued and literally read them the riot act in front of other customers.
No, I did not pay.
No, it was totally unrecoverable. They and I both ran the best data recovery available at the time and it was FUBAR'd but good.
No kidding DNTP. We could have had solar system colonization and instead all we got was video games and fancy phones and the mighty waterfall of the shit spewing Internet.
In others words, consumer tat crap. Yet everyone thinks this is the coolest shit eva!
It's ridiculous isn't it? I truly do not understand the rush back to the old time share terminal mainframe model.
More than 3 people had working cameras in a single teleconference.
Go one, tell us another one!
Yep. Guy was still a stupid crook, though, but the company certainly fell down on their end as well.
When I posted this before, I got a lot of downvotes that day. Yet here we are.
Perfectly stated AC. I have a few friend who work in InfoSec, for various organizations protecting very valuable assets, at the highest level, (just below CIO) who have extraordinary skills, experience and knowledge and I hear these complaints from them all the time.
While certs are certainly the first thing HR looks for on your CV, and are valuable for that, I've found that many tests are wrong, prices too high and anyone who doesn't have real world experience and relies on the certs training and guides will make huge mistakes.
What I still cannot figure out is why the training and tests have wrong solutions.
If you think a 12yo can fix your computer, you should call one next time you need one. Or go to Geek Squad.
That attitude is part of the problem. Thanks for making my point.
As for MY skills, I was just illustrating this point: the attitude that anything other than high profile project/skills du jour's can be done by anyone and paid accordingly.
It is one of the biggest reasons for project failures. The other of course being manglement.
It was known then that it was created to undercut local citizens and fought against with the same results we see today.
The ONLY part you got right was your last paragraph, bob.
The U.S. tech job market is FUBAR. Low pay, ridiculous skills requirements*, H1-B undercutting citizens, short term contracts that nobody can live on. The list is endless and includes everything in your nightmares like worthless certs and clueless suits who make the pointy haired boss in BOFH look sane.
I get contacted everyday for short term contracts, (3 or fewer months) 1000 miles away for shit pay. Take a wild guess what my response is?
The bottom line: if you can't fill jobs, you aren't fucking paying enough. Live by capitalism, die by capitalism. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to experienced IT employees.
(* got a call for a desktop position that required travel to set up servers. My reply email was not nice. I get variations of these all time. Must have dozens of skills, pay less than $50K)
Very interesting SH. Thanks for that.
Hyper loop you!
That's pretty cool.
All R-TX politicians are ignorant SEL's.
Gee, I wonder why they suddenly care. That's the REAL story.
Out of all the executive orders he didn't sign, why did it have to be that one?
That regional market is WAY overpriced. Crap shacks of less than 1000sqft selling for a million or more.
All I hear are dumbasses whining about being the last sucker.
Where were the protestors demanding Obama's head on a pike at that?
Oh pretty much everywhere.
The message was clear as day. Which part did you not understand?
You will have to wait until long after you and I are dead.
I keep saying this: the average person has no clue about computers and never will and THAT'S why they are being taken advantage of. Nor will they ever for a long, long time. Think about how many people actually know how their car works. That will eventually be the same average for computers.
Between this and the latest change that cripples your plug-ins, I don't see the point of Chrome any more.
Beat me to it.
Several decades is a pretty long time.
I'll bet they'll cry all the way to the bank.
Good for the poor VFX folks.
And now some background of working in VFX: it sucks. It's no different than being an artist for a game company. You work long and hard and make shit money and the work is not ever steady.
Yes it does. I'm currently working a somewhat comparable system right now (not a driving gig though) and the pay is erratic as hell.
And even though I'm an independent contractor, the company still dictates my appointment times and payout.
Over the last 6 months, pay per job has dropped, payout is taking longer, job offerings and the ability to claim a job have become unreliable and the dispatch interface has been badly redesigned.
The Uber business model is bullshit.
Consumer tech is utter shit.