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Is Silicon Valley Morally Bankrupt and Toxic?

Mr. Lwanga Sick of hearing about Ayn Rand (469 comments)

It would be more honest to follow the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition rather than Ayn Rand, at least the Ferengi have moral clarity.

more than 2 years ago
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Post Mortem of GunnAllen IT Meltdown

Mr. Lwanga Milton in the Middle (192 comments)

Why would senior network engineer need to send traffic home to verify his routing patterns? Yeah right, he scammed millions and they covered it up to avoid more fines. Now, he and his red stapler, are at some beach resort complaining about the Mai Tais.

more than 2 years ago
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China's Alibaba To Outsell Amazon, eBay Combined

Mr. Lwanga The Fine Article is not about Alibaba.com (177 comments)

It is about Taobao, which is owned by the Alibaba Group.
In simplified English for those who can't RTFA
Taobao $ > eBay $ + Amazon $
Taobao's targets the same consumers as Amazon and eBay, except they do it in China.

When Taobao comes to the US, it will be interesting.

more than 2 years ago
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New Flat Lens Focuses Without Distortion

Mr. Lwanga Re:But... (202 comments)

Offtopic??? That was classic, should have at least been modded as Funny.

more than 2 years ago
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The Chinese Telecom That Spooks the World

Mr. Lwanga It doesn't matter (153 comments)

They can't catch Chinese athletes that are doping, I doubt they can tell if Huawei gear is not back-doored.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Distro For Linux Lessons?

Mr. Lwanga Slackware (319 comments)

Learn Redhat, know Redhat. Learn Slackware, know Linux.

more than 2 years ago
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Fair Labor Association Finds Foxconn Factory "First Class," Says Labor Watchdog Group

Mr. Lwanga Nobody Cares (219 comments)

Apple isn't going to lean to hard on its suppliers, its all about the bottom line. After this drops off the news cycle, people will go back to 'Thinking Different' and not caring where their bright and shiny gadgets come from. Shareholders only care about profitability, not human welfare. As long as Apple keeps on producing the next iWant, workers in the cheap labor producing countries are out of luck.

more than 2 years ago
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Did North Korea Conduct Secret Nuclear Tests?

Mr. Lwanga Re:Easy fix. (159 comments)

Forget China, South Korea doesn't want unification because they would end up paying the bill. The unification of East and West Germany did not go that well in the beginning and North Korea does not come close to East Germany.

OTOH, if North and South do reunite, Scott Evil (aka Kim jong Un) wouldn't be so ronery.

more than 2 years ago
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Sorry, IT: These 5 Technologies Belong To Users

Mr. Lwanga I Give Up (348 comments)

Where do I pay money to stop this Infoworld astroturfing?

more than 2 years ago
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Businesses Now Driving "Bring Your Own Device" Trend

Mr. Lwanga How to Game Slashdot 2 Days in a Row (232 comments)

Biased article + InfoWorld + Galen Gruman = PROFIT

Gruman's articles are not well researched or balanced and look like marketing slicks.

more than 2 years ago
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North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Il Dead at 70

Mr. Lwanga Re:probably a bit of a thug but (518 comments)

You should have stopped with "I really don't know much..."

more than 2 years ago
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Why Everyone Hates the IT Department

Mr. Lwanga Reading the User Comments Put Me in Workmode (960 comments)

After the first sentence in most of the enduser comments, I tuned out: Blah, blah, we make the real money, IT is just the hired help, blah blah we should outsource, blah blah PCs work automagically anyways. Yeah OK, let me know if VoIP and the new MPLS circuit really are plug and play.

Remember IT policies are like stoplights, they are there for a reason, usually its that somebody in your department screwed up, big time, and it took a lot of time to fix it. Look at the desired end result of the offending IT policy, if you have a better way to do it, say something about it.

If in fact, an IT policy is truly bad, it came from management, not your IT infrastructure professionals. People are hired into a IT management position, that are qualified as managers, directors, C-level, but lack the technical background to make informed IT decisions, which creates a nightmare for IT staff and the endusers.

Jimmy Fallon's skit is amusing, but this one sums things up better - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8_Kfjo3VjU/

Hail Mordac

about 3 years ago

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