* Posts by retired_in_london

22 posts • joined 18 Dec 2016

Nutanix CEO smacks down VMware exec over claim it's a new Enron

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Nutanix is full of shit. They are a pure marketing shell. That's it.

We have done a large PoC deployment with them and none of their promises even come close to reality. Their VP of marketing was even forced to leave recently due to too much BS over promising customers & potential blow-back.

Nutanix HCI is now commodity HCI that everybody has, except with extra BS marketing.

Russia, China vow to kill off VPNs, Tor browser

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As a 'Merican Liberal, I am proud of how well Russia and China can censor their people's speech and imprison and "re-eduate" their population.

I hope one day, America can develop as strong a censorship and "re-education" system to silence those we don't like to hear from.

Tesla, GitHub, tech bro VCs... Silicon Valley sexism row explodes as more women go public

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Retaliation - Making it Personal

Over the past decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported that retaliation is the most common issue alleged by federal employees and the most common discrimination finding in federal sector cases. Nearly half of all complaints filed during fiscal year (FY) 2013 were retaliation complaints, with 42 percent of findings of discrimination based on retaliation.

In fact, retaliation has been the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination in the federal sector since fiscal year 2008. In addition, the number of discrimination findings based on a retaliation claim has outpaced other bases of discrimination.

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False harassment claims on the rise, employers must be vigilant

Employers must be more vigilant than ever in developing and reinforcing anti-bullying policies in light of a significant spike in workplace bullying and harassment claims - many of them false, says Harmers Workplace Lawyers managing partner, Joydeep Hor.

"Employers, first and foremost, have to be conscious that it's happening more and more," Hor told HR Daily.

Claims, he says, have increased steadily over the last 10 years due to a growing awareness, improved education on the issue and an increase in avenues to report incidents. Ironically, he says, many employers that are now the subject of claims were responsible for implementing programs that saw this rise in awareness.

However, Hor says he is surprised by the dramatic rise in the number of claims that prove either to be unsubstantiated or, in some instances, completely fabricated.

"I've seen a significant increase in false bullying claims in recent months," he says. "Bullying and harassment claims [are] arguably at their highest level ever."

https://www.hrdaily.com.au/nl06_news_selected.php?selkey=1106

HPE sales slide, profits evaporate... but think of the future, CEO urges

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Re: Meg seems to have forgotten...

Too bad Meg will be with HPE until the bitter end.

Whitman is a Silicon Valley elite and great politician. She is a high profile female CEO. She has an infinite leash to run HPE into the ground if she chooses, and noone on the Board will dare blame her.

And she'll probably get a nice, fat golden parachute for doing so. HPE employees should be looking to abandon that sinking ship at every opportunity.

IBM CEO Ginni flouts £75 travel crackdown, rides Big Blue chopper

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"The axe woman". Not sure why Rometty gets this title when Marissa Mayer and Meg Whitman have been doing much much worse.

Doesn't seem very balanced.

Best be Nimble, best be quick. You're out of a job at HPE – and that's sh*t

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Re: Human resources

"What do you do with resources? You consume them."

Welcome to life in the natural world, precious little snowflakes. Consume or be consumed.

Come celebrate World Hypocrisy Day

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Not just Silicon Valley. From Britain to Germany, to Israel, etc, IP theft is a major problem.

"Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it"

Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.

The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a crowdfunding campaign.

But one week after his product hit Kickstarter in December 2015, Sherman was shocked to see it for sale on AliExpress—Alibaba’s English-language wholesale site. Vendors across China were selling identical smartphone case selfie-sticks, using the same design Sherman came up with himself.

Sherman had become a victim of China’s lightning-fast copycats. Before he had even found a factory to make his new product, manufacturers in China had spied his idea online, and beaten him to the punch.

Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'

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"When a single source becomes the arbiter of Truth, that source WILL be biased. There is no way around it, whether that source believes he is neutral or not."

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"One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter."

Just do what 'Merican Liberals do. Censor all opposing views and label any opposition as "racists or nazis" so their viewpoints can be easily dissmissed.

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"In the US, factcheck.org seems to be doing similar."

Factcheck is about as unbiased as RT News and Fox News. It's basically the American version of their propaganda tool.

US military makes first drop of Mother-of-All-Bombs on Daesh-bags

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Re: The entire project was $314 million to develop with a unit cost of $16 million.

Understanding how the US military works, just keeping it in wh, inspected, ready to go, probably costs an arm and a leg. "carrying costs" mum.

China emerges as digital rights champion with new info privacy law

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Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.

The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a crowdfunding campaign.

But one week after his product hit Kickstarter in December 2015, Sherman was shocked to see it for sale on AliExpress—Alibaba’s English-language wholesale site. Vendors across China were selling identical smartphone case selfie-sticks, using the same design Sherman came up with himself.

Sherman had become a victim of China’s lightning-fast copycats. Before he had even found a factory to make his new product, manufacturers in China had spied his idea online, and beaten him to the punch.

https://qz.com/771727/chinas-factories-in-shenzhen-can-copy-products-at-breakneck-speed-and-its-time-for-the-rest-of-the-world-to-get-over-it/

Steppe thugs pacified by the love of stone age women

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Foreign savages invade European lands, take their women by force while their impotent, pathetic native men are displaced.

Seems like an easily plausible scenario. Just look at what's happening today.

Strike that: 17,000 AT&T workers down tools in California, Nevada

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AT&T has always had the worst employees, worst customer service, worst everything.

It'd be an actual upgrade to replace the lazy, rude workers with robots.

Facebook, Google slammed for 'commercial prostitution'

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Oh god. You brits are just begging to be Centrally controlled like the Russians and Chinese aren't you?

Marissa! Mayer! out! as! CEO! of! Yahoo! corpse! post-Verizon! gobble!

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America now can claim to equally incompetent and crooked Female CEOs to run their businesses.

The USA has truly achieved equality.

AMD does an Italian job on Intel, unveils 32-core, 64-thread 'Naples' CPU

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Oh, I wish, I wish, I could believe those numbers you show us, Lisa Su.

But you have proven over, and over again to be dishonest and an outright liar about AMD's very selective performance benchmarks.

Fool us once Lisa Su, shame on us. Fool us twice...

Magic Leap sued for sex discrimination … by woman it hired to stamp out sex discrimination

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Women. Can't work with them. Can't work without them. Or something like that...

Comcast staffers join walkout over Trump's immigration crackdown

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Standing in the street is probably more work than those Comcast buffoons have done in a week.

'Mericans will literally stop working & "protest", for any excuse.

Fujitsu strikes are OFF – it's not the 1970s after all

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Nearsighted Workers

Fujitsu should have done like Every other major vendor and move their operations to Asia.

Hiring Litigious Labor Union thugs only leads to lawsuits. Fujitsu is getting what they deserve for staying in the UK.

UK Home Office slurps 1,500 schoolkids' records per month

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"children are not in any way responsible for the crimes of their parents"

When parents commit crimes and have to pay for their crimes, it ALWAYS affects their children. No matter how much you wish it didnt.

You idiots are arguing that no criminal should be put in prison because their kids would be "punished" for their parents sins.

In that sense, then YES. Kids WILL suffer when parents commit crimes. THAT is why their parents are solely responsible for their own kids. Nobody else is.

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