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Movable Clouds Migrate to Chase Tax Breaks

PeteLarson Don't offer tax breaks (2 comments)

This is the same thing the movie industry does. Move to a state offering tax breaks for making your movie. Make Movie for cheap. Sell For Expensive. Profit. Repeat all.

This is why states shouldn't offer temporary tax incentives to businesses. It just doesn't work in this day and age.

more than 4 years ago
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Bing Search Tainted By Pro-Microsoft Results

PeteLarson Don't be Evil (582 comments)

Shocking.
It seems that Don't be Evil is not the corporate motto of Microsoft.

It makes you appreciate google, despite their mildly objectionable data collection/profiling.

more than 4 years ago
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Ideal, and Actual, IT Performance Metrics?

PeteLarson Sliding Average (321 comments)

I think the focus should ultimately be on reducing calls. So, perhaps, you're doing really well if the average calls per week continues a downward trend each week.

However, since many IT departments are actually split into different subdivisions, how can you measure the group that just takes calls, addresses issues, and closes tickets. It may be their ONLY job to close tickets/issues. They may have exceedingly little control over any underlying problems. So, to measure their performance, perhaps number of issues closed is not entirely wrong. But, managers of this group should be evaluated over time. Any recurring issues should be brought up as potential bugs or user training or just needing general improvement to the system, whatever that might mean.

more than 5 years ago
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How do I donate and legally protect cord blood?

PeteLarson Get Over it (1 comments)

You can't have your cake and eat it, too. Why can't you just be happy to be helping the world in some small way, and not worry about capitalizing on the experience?

more than 5 years ago
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Asus slaps Linux in the face

PeteLarson SHAME ON YOU, ASUS (2 comments)

I think it's a shame that Asus would pull something like this. I'm sure that some big execs at Asus are getting paid big bonuses for their join ad campaign with Microsoft. (Read: Asus execs sell souls to sleep with the devil.)

Microsoft is doing what they do best: Spreading Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt about anything that is not their own software. I think it's sad that so many of us can't stand using windows, but don't bother trying to use anything else.

more than 5 years ago
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White House to Appoint "Internet Czar"

PeteLarson Why the Draconian Titles? (1 comments)

You know, I'm not a fan of these titles implying absolute power. A czar is like an emperor. Do we really want to give any one person absolute power over anything at all? No, and I'm fairly certain that anyone with that title in our government "Car Czar," "Internet Czar," etc., probably doesn't actually have absolute power. But at the same time, I bet there's a lot of power laying around for him to abuse.

more than 5 years ago
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Modular Computer System Fits Together Like Legos

PeteLarson Is he bugged? (1 comments)

That brings new meaning to "being bugged," doesn't it?

more than 5 years ago
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US To Require That New Cars Get 42 MPG By 2016

PeteLarson Re:Automakers (1186 comments)

Imperial Gallons are Larger than US Gallons, and I imagine that's the standard you're using.

To Save you some of the math,
60 Miles per Imperial Gallon =
49.96 Miles per US Gallon

50 MPG is still better than most cars in the US, but it's a lot lower than 60 MPG.
And

50 Miles per Imperial Gallon =
41 Miles per US Gallon, which many small sedans in the US can get if driven reasonably.

I get 41 MPG(US) in my Honda Civic (non hybrid) regularly.

more than 5 years ago

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