What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?
Absolutely, but DO NOT TELL ANYONE. honestly automation will not get you a raise or a promotion, it will just get you extra work. for the same pay.
Automate all of it and keep your frigging mouth shut.
Hell I used to automate emails to be sent at 2am so that management though I was working 24/7.
If you've automated your job, *shouldn't* you get new tasks to do? You're being paid to do the job to the best of your ability. You've done that by automating - but that leaves you on-the-clock time to do other productive tasks.
Shark! New Sonar Buoy Will Warn Beachgoers When Large Sharks Are Near
They may be curious, but because they're not mindless killing machines
Actually, that's more or less what they are. They don't sit back and plan to eat people - but if they happen to be hungry, and there's a person nearby that looks edible, they may react and take a bite.
I fail to see how giving people more information, enabling them to make informed choices about getting in the water or not, is a waste of money.
I have swam with sharks on numerous occasions, and always look forward to doing it again
Completely irrelevant. An anecdote is not data, and I don't see anyone suggesting that every encounter with sharks - or even most - is going to result in human casualties.
The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers
It's been 20 years or so since I've known him, but does he no longer go by Spaff?
IT Pro Gets Prison Time For Sabotaging Ex-Employer's System
Usually the damage estimates are way overstated, so I don't buy it on that assumption,
Often (I hesitate to say "usually"), helpdesk monkeys don't understand value calculations and the impact an action can have across the value chain.
and usually people don't engage in that behavior unless they were treated reprehensibly by their employer beforehand. Perhaps the real solution here is for management to act like human beings instead of jackals.
If they do outsource, they'll just learn their lesson the hard way.
So group B only acts reprehensibly if group A does so first? What, then, motivates group A to act reprehensibly? Whether management or line worker, people can all be assholes. It's just as probable that this sysadmin was the kind of guy that blows things way out of proportion and took an imagined slight as reason to wreak havoc.
Tata employees don't give a shit about you or your goals, and their code is buggy and broken, requiring a local side programmer to clean up their mess anyway.
H-1Bs are often treated as slave labor by aforementioned jackal management. I can guarantee they will throw their sabo into the works at some point the moment they have any power, which will happen when there are no more localside programmers left thanks to attitudes like yours.
Potentially true. I've not had positive experience with off-shoring, but I would assume the "people are people" statement holds true here as well, and there are good H1-Bs as well (I myself am an immigrant worker in another country).
Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory
Indeed, it is ridiculous, although despite your focus on that theme, you don't seem to understand the real "why" of it....
Lego Robot Solves Rubik's Cube Puzzle In 3.253 Seconds
Now THAT is news for nerds!
Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams
Ignorance is not freedom, however much it may feel like it.
How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors
The veracity with which this "upgrade" is being pushed displays a stubbornness that can only be attributed to MBAs with no idea of what Slashdot is about.
Right, because nerds have never been known to compulsively obsess over doing things their way regardless of what the user wants. I suggest that your stereotyping doesn't help; focus on the problem, not your hypothetical reasons.
Also, I'm not sure that "veracity" means what you think it means. But then, I'm a nerd with an MBA, so what do I know?
New Zealand Spy Agency Deleted Evidence About Its Illegal Spying On Kim Dotcom
If you want to hear from us on the beta, why does mail to the given email address bounce? Maybe fix your stuff.
Mine went through this morning. I expect it's directly related to mailbox capacity and the sheer amount of hate they've received today.
Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps
I would say the majority of people break the law every time they get in the car, because the speed limits are constantly changing and our focus is elsewhere.
If your focus is elsewhere, you have no business behind the wheel of a multi-ton death machine. Best thing I ever did was learn to ride a motorcycle; if done right, that teaches you to be hyper-aware of your surroundings, a skill which you then apply to driving 4-wheeled vehicles as well.
Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?
Clearly the post-Taco Slashdot falls in the second category.
NZ Govt May Gut Privacy Laws For US Citizens and Ex-Pats
This isn't about expats living/earning wages overseas, it's about Americans using overseas bank accounts to hide income that they earned in the US, in order to avoid paying taxes on that.
That might be the way they sell it on that side of the pond, but the fact of the matter is that US citizens living abroad are still required to file, and (generally, if they live in a low-tax country) pay, US taxes. If I in Switzerland earn an income based entirely within the borders of Switzerland, the US still wants a cut, and the law is designed to catch such foreign residents in addition to US residents.
NZ Govt May Gut Privacy Laws For US Citizens and Ex-Pats
Oh, how I miss self-righteous Americans. I'll renounce as soon as I have a new passport, thank you very much. In the meantime, perhaps you should consider why other countries don't charge their citizens, who also happily travel home once in while.
Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview
If my company had stock and you asked me how it'd been doing, I'd know that you hadn't bothered with even the most basic of research prior to the interview, and you'd fail. Not a smart question!
Diet Drugs Work: Why Won't Doctors Prescribe Them?
70 lbs, near enough. Achieved through dieting and deciding to train for a marathon at the age of 26. Good enough for you?
Fat = lazy.
NSA Infected 50,000 Computer Networks With Malicious Software
The GP is right; whether they disregard parts of the constitution themselves or not has no bearing on their own constitutional protection. Even convicted criminals (the NSA is only accused by some) are protected by law.
US FDA Moves To Ban Trans Fat
She would not know, she did not make it.
Why does she need to have made the dish in order to know what is in it? She just needs to know who to ask. And in my experience, regarding peanut allergies and cherry allergies, if they don't know off the top of their head, they've always known who to ask.
Given that she didn't know there was ground beef in the three bean soup, she clearly didn't know who to ask....
Are We Socially Ready For Wearable Computing?
Apparently the most important function of Google Glass is to summon "Internet Tough Guys" to post on Slashdot.
And then there are smartass cock-gobblers like you who are obviously in
search of a good beating which is obviously overdue.
Brilliant. Even just mentioning the topic works!
HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You
You can have me at 9am at the office. Don't expect me to do any meaningful work before 12pm, though. But you may rest assured that I'll be gone by 6pm, because I don't want to fall asleep at the wheel while driving home. I tend to be kind grumpy, too, if you pull me out of bed before noon.
Top management needs to learn that there are more important things than their ego. Like productivity. I don't give a shit about my superior's ego. I don't care whether he needs that feeling that he can dictate my life. If he does, he should get someone else to be his lap dog, I'm there to get some work done, not to stroke his ego.
So you're categorically stating that you'll work a 6 hour day (noon to 6pm) and yet it's someone else's ego that is the problem?
Maryland Indictment Says Silk Road Founder Tried To Arrange Murder of Employee
Sorry for my misunderstanding, but I had assumed that one was completed as well as far as DPR knew.
You assumed that murder had happened because you hadn't heard that one hadn't?
Man, I hope you're not on MY jury!
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