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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

egyas Re:I order you to be an unproductive country! (477 comments)

I would despise living under a regime that prohibited me working if that's what I wanted to do.

Worse than that, think about a few things. Small companies that need to do "after hours changes" will now have to institute shift-work where they didn't have it before, or at least a 1:1 hour shift for those changes. At my job,. I work 40 scheduled hours, and somewhere between 1-20 hours after that just to get done what needs to be done. Not including the on-call hours when it's my week in the rotation. If this stands, my hunch is that you will see even increasing outsourcing of IT jobs to India, or other countries w/ looser work rules and lower labor costs. How will those French IT workers live "the sweet life" when they are too poor to afford their wine and cheese since they are unemployed?

about 10 months ago

On Daylight Savings Time:

egyas Screw DST and Timezones (475 comments)

Personally, I'm in favor of eliminating DST, and eliminating timezones all together. Just put the word on a unified time (say UTC) and let people adjust. Instead of working from 8AM - 5PM local time, you might work from 14:00 - 22:00 UTC. The sun's still in the same place when you get up and go to bed as they were before, you just change the numbers. IMO, it would make global scheduling a butt-load easier. (Ok, I'm ready for the "that would never work!" flames.)

more than 2 years ago

Has the Command Line Outstayed Its Welcome?

egyas Re:really?? (1134 comments)

Guy is a fucking moron. Thats all.


more than 2 years ago

Windows Admins Need To Prepare For GUI-Less Server

egyas DOS? (780 comments)

Maybe as a Linux guy I'm not getting this but.... Isn't "Windows" without a GUI simply .... DOS?

about 3 years ago

Imagining the CLI For the Modern Machine

egyas This is better how? (317 comments)

Forgive me, but I just don't see the "usability" aspect. How is this more "usable" than what I have now? What the author calls "raw" data, I call data. To me, that is WAY more usable than what the author has posted.

more than 3 years ago

Prison Cell Phone Smuggling Out of Control

egyas Re:Cell Phone Jammers? (428 comments)

I agree. Criminals are criminals because they have no regard for the law. So more laws saying call-phone use/possession by criminals are useless because they won't follow them any more than they did the laws that got them in prison in the first place. Just install jammers through the prison complex (where they will not interfere with guard stations, etc) and be done with it. "What's that Charlie Manson, your cell phone isn't working? Ahhh, too bad."

more than 3 years ago

Should Network Cables Be Replaced?

egyas Maybe? (524 comments)

As long as your wiring is static, I would say only replace what breaks/fails until you choose to upgrade the network. If you go to Gig-E, I would suggest Cat6.

more than 5 years ago


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