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Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

mjwalshe Re:FWD.us Apprentice Program Pays $550-A-Month (212 comments)

Part-time Apprenticeships ffs you normally sign your papers for 4 or 5 year fro a proper Apprenticeship.

yesterday
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Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

mjwalshe Re:This debate is about money. (212 comments)

I think making h1-B direct employment only no third party body shops - might cut down a lot of the abuses

yesterday
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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

mjwalshe Re:Why is Alibaba selling IPO in USA? (190 comments)

even pro investors specialising in this area avoid the main Chinese exchange and prefer HK based shares.

2 days ago
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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

mjwalshe Re:US investors don't own Alibaba the retailer ... (190 comments)

Yep both HK and London took one look at the corporate structure and said not on our exchange - if this goes pear shaped it could trigger major trouble for Google and other tech companies with "dodgy" share classes that allow a minority of outsiders to take the piss with supposedly a public company.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

mjwalshe Re:Business (265 comments)

trouble is all these js heavy single page apps and things like angular don't work very well for Google

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

mjwalshe Re:Business (265 comments)

Actually some of us where doing Agile back in the mid 90's - it was called RAD or DSDM

BT built a system to manage its SMDS network using a hybrid water fall design phase plus a 12 week dev sprint with I think two intermediate prototypes that we let the users play with - we even sourced the sever and took enough kit to build a network on site in case hey had forgotten to provide one :-)

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

mjwalshe Re:The over-65's swung it for No (466 comments)

Actually the SNP was originally quite sectarian - some thing glossed over in the obits of one of the founders obit. And a mate of mine born and brought up on red Clydeside (member of the cp and on the employers black list for union organising) commented that unfortuety there is a nasty anti english side to the scots that doesn't always show.

2 days ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

mjwalshe Re:The over-65's swung it for No (466 comments)

normally polls are a sample of 1k or 3k - they do try an make sure its a representative one

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

mjwalshe Re:Don't get a liberal arts degree (391 comments)

Remind me again what % of the skull and bones and the Buller are doing STEM degrees.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

mjwalshe Re:Don't get a liberal arts degree (391 comments)

Yep the top university's in the UK do this - you would be shooting your self in the foot ignoring candidates from Oxford or Cambridge

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

mjwalshe Re:Gee I do not know. (391 comments)

Nope publishers prefer a eng Lit degree(first's) from Oxbridge as they are prepared to work for a pittance supported by family money - at lest they have a job and are not waitressing like a lot of other eng lit grads

5 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

mjwalshe Re:Great one more fail (599 comments)

Quite Problems with GPS batteries led to a number of blue on blue accidents in both Iraq and Afghanistan

about a week ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

mjwalshe Ms tax is trivial compared to other costs (249 comments)

The cost of office per year compared to the cost of employing a single employee is tiny even more so if they are a civil servant with a juicy pension entitlement - when I was in charge of the tech at a small 10 person company I reckoned it cost us less than £50 a year per person for office and xp

about two weeks ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

mjwalshe Re:What's in the EU water? (249 comments)

well there is a element of anti americanism in European states and given the recession to a non technical person it might seam simple to save money in this way where as its not that simple.

about two weeks ago
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China's Island Factory

mjwalshe Re:By Country (199 comments)

err you know how close airs support only works when you have planes nearby - ah these cheap dumb missiles are torpedo boats redux that where supposed to make dreadnaughts obsolete back pre ww1.

about two weeks ago
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China's Island Factory

mjwalshe Re:By Country (199 comments)

force projection and carriers are the strike arm of any real navy these days

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

mjwalshe Re:Assuming there is a difference... (280 comments)

mm so dual 18 core xeons 64 GB to 96GB primary memory and 24-48 Tb of spinning disk I think not

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

mjwalshe Oh yes there Are (280 comments)

you wont find virtualisation in any big HPC or Hadoop cluster - its fast xenon's tons of ram and more or less DASD plus possibly a lot of pro graphics cards used as compute models and that not counting the radically different networking designs/tech used in clusters

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case

mjwalshe Re:Nah... (200 comments)

Sorry that's how civil law works if a director of a company Is deemed not fit and proper by the regulators that's it. break securities laws and you can be bared for a period or even life - the company's have admitted the breach of the anti trust law already.

about two weeks ago

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