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Tech Firms Oppose Union Organizing

uncreativ Re:Tech is not a good fit for unions imo (715 comments)

Unions are not there to protect the best performing employees--they couldn't care less about those people. The cream of the crop can always negotiate good terms for employment that are better than could be negotiated for the whole crew. Unions are precisely for the 3/4 of the people you mention who do not carry their weight. Now if unions bought into the idea of actually rewarding excellence rather than coddling mediocrity, then maybe my opinion of them would improve. Some employees simply contribute more to the company than others and should be rewarded/paid higher for that. Employees are not fungible. It is somewhat ironic that unions treat them as such. Unions would destroy the tech industry. Top level techs these days can make beaucoup bucks. Unionize the shop and that pay arrangement goes away.

more than 6 years ago

Sprint Cuts Cogent Off the Internet

uncreativ Re:Cogent Disregards Agreement with Sprint (413 comments)

That sounds like the most likely explanation for what happened--and Cogent just got ahead of the PR by doing their press release. I never really did understand though why tier 1 carriers insist on the traffic being approximately equal in each direction between themselves. A residential user downloads more than than business customers upload on average. So what? By that I mean, both sending and receiving ends on an internet connection are paying for the service so why does it matter which direction the traffic is flowing?

more than 6 years ago



Tit for tat. www.hizbollah.org goes down.

uncreativ uncreativ writes  |  more than 6 years ago

uncreativ (793402) writes "After the news broke out here on slashdot that a web site promoting a movie critical of Islam was suspended by network solutions, many were understandably concerned about censorship by a US company.

Well, turnabout is fair play it seems. After Hezbollag related sites were posted by a conservative blogger, those sites seems to be having some troubles staying online. Though I'm sure a slashdotter or two have been "helping" out."

Municipal Wireless Left Unsecured

uncreativ uncreativ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

uncreativ (793402) writes "According to this article some Municipal Wifi networks have chosen to leave their networks unencrypted. Considering that the local Wifi network in Madison and elsewhere is being used for public safety applications, it would seem that some Municipal Wifi networks have some work to do to address lax security in their services. From the article:

"A brief listening session via a sniffer laptop from a car outside Capitol Centre Apartments Tuesday night indicated that subscribers to Mad City Broadband surf without protection unless they set up security themselves. The apartment complex uses the company's "Mad City-MDU" apartment building service...

Mad City's security precautions correspond to industry standards, according to the company.

USI Wireless, which was contracted by the city of Minneapolis to provide citywide wireless by December, follows a similar system by only encrypting the connection between the access points and the central router.""

uncreativ uncreativ writes  |  more than 8 years ago

uncreativ (793402) writes "I'm looking for a calandar sharing application for a small company with multiple offices and about 20 employees. It's a linux shop, using that platform for email, web, file service, printing, etc.

Seems that every year I research what calandaring options exist besides MS Exchange/Outlook, and every year I come to the regrettable conclusion that MS Exchange/Outlook is the only good option for small businesses looking for shared scheduling and calandaring. Anybody know of any better options? Anyone try Evolution on Windows since it came out http://shellter.sourceforge.net/evolution/ ? How about http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/ ?

Using Thundirbird in this office already, I prefer a client based solution, but would be open to web based. What about projects like http://www.opengroupware.org/ ?

The three projects I reference have their faults. Just curious if there's been any progress in other areas I'm not aware of, and would love to hear about real life usage of open source calendaring for small offices."


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