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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

whitelabrat HR people (465 comments)

HR people who write these things often have _NO IDEA_ WHAT THEY ARE WRITING.

about 5 months ago
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DHHS Preparing 'Tech Surge' To Fix Remaining Healthcare.gov Issues

whitelabrat Phoenix project? (429 comments)

Not enough stupid? Lets do surge of stupid!

about 6 months ago
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Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior

whitelabrat And... (394 comments)

Whatever. Oracle. Pfffft.

about 6 months ago
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Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil

whitelabrat Delusional nonsense (1255 comments)

Article's author lives in a bubble of fantasy of utopian communism. The reality is that parents who care enough are going to choose the best option for their kids if they can.

Some public schools are just shit, and a lifetime of effort cannot fix them.

My fucks given? None.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Staff Handovers -- How To Take Over From an Outgoing Sys Admin?

whitelabrat Questions (195 comments)

Take over right away. Don't let him do anything. Ask lots and lots of questions. Take notes.

1. Get da passwords. Verify them.
2. Support contracts.
3. "What are common problems"
4. "Can I get your email" :)

about 9 months ago
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Why Working Remotely Needs To Make a Comeback

whitelabrat Re:Teamwork (455 comments)

I absolutely agree. In a work environment where collaboration and communication are needed to reach an end goal, telework sucks. The latency and opportunity for misunderstanding are strong. I've been able to hash out more in an hour over a few pints than in several week over email or chat. Just saying. There's a lot to be said for hearing your peer's ideas and for being able to challenge each other in person. Email totally sucks ass, because it's not a conversation. It's one way.

Not to say that being the office is always awesome either. In an undisciplined office environment, constant interrupts can ruin productivity. If everyone respects each other and trusts them to get the job done then it can be cool.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To React To Coworker Who Says My Code Is Bad?

whitelabrat So fix it then. (507 comments)

Ok. If he thinks it sucks then invite him to make it better. Cause you're awesome like that and have so much free time.

about a year ago
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HP Cuts Workforce By 5%, Looks To Probe GM Hires

whitelabrat Re:Non-compete? (304 comments)

Bah. Non-competes are bullshit lawyer scare tactics. It's very difficult to win these cases in court. If HP wants to persue this they're just Trolling for some money from GM because apparently they can keep good employees or make money any other way.

about a year ago
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Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

whitelabrat Typo AMD not ARM (1009 comments)

Enthusiast ARM computer? Ha ha.

More seriously though how many folks who are "enthusiasts" upgrade CPU or mobo? I'm thinking they probably dump the pair together for an upgrade if they have that kind of money. So in my mind making the cpu a permanent part of the mobo makes sense and can lower cost as well. Sounds like a win to me.

An earlier post made a good point too. Gold has gotten really frick'n expensive. A SMT solder mount does away with that.

about a year ago
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Samsung's Galaxy S III Steals Smartphone Crown From iPhone

whitelabrat But iPhone 5? (348 comments)

The iPhone 5 will absolutely CRUSH in Q4. Not a hater. I'm one of the GS3's in that Q3 number. I was about to buy the iPhone 5 but then Amazon was selling the GS3 for $99 and got my attention. That was that.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Protect My Android Devices From Hackers?

whitelabrat FireAMP (295 comments)

I use FireAMP on my phone, but obviously if you are security conscious keep the bluetooth turned off when in public. And only use WiFi hot spots that you trust.

about a year and a half ago
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Oracle Open World: Ellison Preaches Cloud Religion

whitelabrat Re:If he really wants to enable "the cloud" (49 comments)

+1 parent

Yeah, you know they're using Oracle VM. There's no polish for that turd. I wouldn't put anything there that I care about, unless I want to loose my job.

about a year and a half ago
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Can the UK Create Something To Rival Silicon Valley?

whitelabrat Stop at "gov't" (395 comments)

Government? Really? Mmmmm. No.

about a year and a half ago
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Serious Problems With USB and Ethernet On the Raspberry Pi

whitelabrat Really? Really? (202 comments)

C'mon. It's $35. Who cares?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Simple Way To Backup 24TB of Data Onto USB HDDs ?

whitelabrat Not simple! Geez. (405 comments)

"I'm looking for a simple solution to backup"

And USB drives are your idea of simple? Seriously? Please hand the lady your Admin card at the door when you leave.

For 24TB if you wan't to have a job after someone asks you to restore a chunk of that you'll want to insist on tape. Or perhaps a equally sized NAS or SAN array. USB? Hope your resume is up to date.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows 8 Pre RTM Metro UI Leaked

whitelabrat Re:All they really need is one simple change (484 comments)

I think this is a good point. If you let folks do customs skins out of the box then happiness will follow.

Otherwise. *Yawn*. Move along please.

about 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available To Download

whitelabrat Don't care (363 comments)

Super. Don't care.

about 2 years ago
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IT Desktop Support To Be Wiped Out Thanks To Cloud Computing

whitelabrat What-ev-er (349 comments)

Desktop support staff help with the computers, but they really are there to help the users. Cloud computing won't fix stupid. So I'm calling BS on Gartner and their so called experts. Of course the Pointy Hair Bosses will read that and conclude that they can release their support staff from employment.

Virtualization if properly executed may improve workstation security, and consistency, but more likely the managers will try to cheap-out on it and execute spectacular FAIL because performance will be horrible. Then they end up putting workstations back on everyone's desk and hire support staff.

about 2 years ago

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