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BlackBerry Cuts 250 Workers, Calls It Efficiency

SoldierII Re:Efficiency (68 comments)

Those programmers with 10 years experience moved on (or became too sick to work due to no healthcare). You get the guys they dragged in off of the street yesterday.

If you REALLY want to save some cash, outsource the CEO. He's the single most expensive human resource and there's plenty of qualified European CEOs used to working for 1/10th of what an American costs.

I could not agree more on this!

1 year,27 days
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New Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Packs Roll Out

SoldierII Re:sharepoint (44 comments)

Is anybody happy with using sharepoint?

I am pretty happy about it. Works great if you have competent administrators and good solid infrastructure.

1 year,29 days
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Upside-Down Sensors Caused Proton-M Rocket Crash

SoldierII Re:The quality conrol problems... (323 comments)

Actually, the Russians can make quality products, provided they are paid what they are owed and on time.

I bet there was some "extra payment" that was not paid... and whoops, you know things happen...

about a year ago
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America's Second-largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

SoldierII Re:Lack of commitment (541 comments)

I agree with you on the 2-3 year job hopping. I had a job where I made virtually the same for 3.5 years and then switched and instantly gained 20%+ on my salary and then did it again after a year for another 20%+.

Now I am at 1.6 years on my current job and already looking for the next one. It is the way to move up and make way more money than to stick around and hope to impress your employer.

about a year ago
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Steve Ballmer Replaces Don Mattrick As Xbox One Chief

SoldierII Re:Why hasn't the board fired Ballmer? (343 comments)

here are some possibilities:

a) they're scared they won't make it out of the room, though if the board organized they would probably be able to overpower him with only minor casualties.

b) his net worth of 15.2billion (not sure how much is ms stock) they could be scared of what happens afterward.

c) the ms board is as out of touch with the market as ballmer is, and don't think something is wrong.

It is simple, bolt down all the chairs in the room. Problem solved, and now fire him.

about a year ago
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Foxconn's Robot Workforce Now 20,000 Strong

SoldierII Re:Technicians and engineers, really? (213 comments)

'our [human] workers will then become unemployed ,' Gou said.

FTFY

I am sure it was lost in translation... :)

about a year ago
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Industrious Dad Finds the Genetic Culprit To His Daughters Mysterious Disease

SoldierII Re:Origin (204 comments)

If this was in a comic universe, that'd be the obvious outcome: Bio-tinkerer dad is working on a treatment, long-delayed by red tape, protesters and activists attacking his lab for the use of animal testing. When his daughter's heart starts to fail he becomes desperate to cure her before she dies. Short on time tests his prototype serum on the closest biological relative to hand - himself. The treatment grants him the opposite of her symptoms: Great strength and incredible powers of regeneration. As he rushes to hospital he arrives at her room moments after she dies, syringe in hand. Quickly prosecuted for his unauthorised genetic experimentation and unlicensed human testing, he escapes to become BioDad: Doctor on the run, medical consultant for the villain population, stealing supplies as he goes for his last desire: To exact revenge upon those who slowed down the march of science, and cost his daughter her life.

That is pretty sweet, looking for the movie...

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

SoldierII Re:Good ... (1073 comments)

Marriage gives you certain benefits - taxes, insurance rates, access rights, etc - that no other 'grouping' does.

You're never going to get government out of all of the things that marriage gives benefits to.

Rights are given by the government. If marriage gives you extra rights, then the government says what those are.

I am just curious, could same argument be made for having polygamy? I mean what is the difference between TWO people in marriage compared to THREE or more? What difference is there to have more than TWO people in same marriage?

about a year ago
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Obama Reveals Climate Change Plan

SoldierII Re:Great news for poor people (577 comments)

...less money left over for food, which means less obesity!...

Obama's new healthcare plan!

I have been on it and did not even know it! Awesome!

about a year ago
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Nationwide Snooping System Launched In India

SoldierII Re:Outsourcing Concern (98 comments)

I am surprised the NSA has not outsourced USA snooping on private citizens to India, perhaps soon enough or next budget cut...

about a year ago
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Google's Crazy Lack of Focus: Is It Really Serious About Enterprise?

SoldierII Re:All of them. (226 comments)

There is no real reason why Google can't do all of these things. Their core market is information. Gathering information. Processing information. Sorting and utilising information.

Once you're good at this, it isn't hard to expand into various uses for that information.

And with the recent NSA scandal, I think they are providing enough enterprise features... even if it is to a couple of 3 letter acronym organizations...

about a year ago
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Best Buy To Carve Out Space For Microsoft Stores

SoldierII Re:big box stores are dying (214 comments)

I think this is clearly a sign that the old "Big Box" stores of the 90s and 00s are on the way out. Best Buy is slowly realizing that they'll never be able to compete with Amazon on price, and they don't want to serve as Amazon's showroom, where customers check out the products and head online to actually buy it. But they realize this trend, and how Apple can have a showroom in their Apple stores, and not care if someone ultimately buys it in the Apple store or on Apple.com (or even an Apple product in Best Buy) -- Apple gets paid either way. So by teaming with Microsoft to get them to put a store inside their store, they get to charge them rent, and Microsoft gets paid whether the customer buys the Microsoft product in the store or later on online. I'd almost expect Best Buy to do this with other companies, like having a Sony Store inside, which would ultimately effectively make Best Buy a "mini-mall" of electronics instead of a stand-alone store competing against amazon and walmart (two companies that are difficult to compete against). Microsoft could be a guinea pig here.

That is an interesting concept. I like where this may go.

about a year ago
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Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One

SoldierII Where is the INFO! (509 comments)

All I seem to find on this PS4 DRM, is vague hints that it is better... Where are the specifics? Xbox said it will need to phone home every 24 hours, Sony? Who knows. How hard is it to give us details that we can come after them when the whole hype of DRM is over?

And $100 cheaper? How much will the Eye cost if one wants it?

To me it seems they have the same exact price point and NO details on how their DRM will work, none.

In this age of information, it ticks me off when they purposefully withhold this kind of stuff.

about a year ago
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Verizon Ordered To Provide All Customer Data To NSA

SoldierII Re:Xbox One = NSA spy platform (609 comments)

That is quite a post!

I can really see how this could easily take place. And I am sure this is not the only or last introduction to this type of exploit, I am sure many other devices will have more and more similar and greater capability.

about a year ago
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Hospital Resorts To Cameras To Ensure Employees Wash Hands

SoldierII Re:Let me be the first to say... (273 comments)

They need to do this at my work restrooms...

Over the 1.5 years working here and using the restroom, I estimate, that 3 out of 4 (75%) do not wash hands when using the urinals... and 1 out of 4 (25%) after taking a dump...

I work at a very well known non-profit in Seattle...

So I learned not to ever shake hands with anyone here... its just gross...

about a year ago
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Chinese Hackers Steal Top US Weapons Designs

SoldierII Re:Internet connection (395 comments)

Why is information like this on computers that are connected to the internet?

So that it can be leaked, justifying the costly production of a whole new generation of warmachines.

Or to have a reason to bring democracy to China...

about a year ago
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Android Malware Intercepts Text Messages, Forwards To Criminals

SoldierII Re:Is this really news? (137 comments)

Logic fail.
Justin Bieber has millions of fans too. I guess that makes him a fantastic musician.
Additionally, by the same logic, that makes Windows a superior desktop OS to any of the Linux distros.

lol, but Windows is prefered choice for Desktop.

about a year ago
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A Cold Look at Cold Fusion Claims: Why E-Cat Looks Like a Hoax

SoldierII Re:Sad legitimate researchers (426 comments)

That is exactly how I feel about it, this would change our world just like many inventions have in just the last 100-150 years...

about a year ago
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Tesla Motors Repays $465M Government Loan 9 Years Early

SoldierII Re:Congratulations! (446 comments)

Imagine: British-American, Spanish-American... etc... for people that can be traced way back to the colonies...

My personal opinion is: If you are born in America (USA) you are an American. If you moved here then you can be whatever you like. Otherwise it is just confusing and really not serving any purpose.

about a year ago

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