If a UNIVERSITY is outsourcing. They should instantly lose all federal and state funding.
What about if they buy a microscope that was made in China instead of the USA?
What about if they buy paper to print on that came from logs in South America instead of the USA?
the web has become almost unusable by some standards
Yet time spent online is increasing by just about every metric. Reality disagrees.
... could get as much as $95 each
How on earth can it be so little? Let's say you worked there 5 days a week for one year, and you were denied a 30 minute lunch break on every shift. That would be around 130 hours of your time... or $1300 per employee per year... how does that become $95? If the practices were in place for 5 years, that could be $7500 for a full time worker who was there the whole time.
And let's face it, playing computer games is no spectator sport.
Errr... three years ago an e-sports event became the fastest selling event ever to sellout the Staples Center... http://www.redbull.com/us/en/e...
Real capitalism is asking the highest price the market will bear.
That's not capitalism, it's free market economics.
This university should lose it's state and federal funding for doing something like this.
Why? Do they buy their pens from a company with a "Made in the USA" label on them?
Do they only run their vehicles on oil from Texas?
Do they buy only vehicles made in the USA - and if they do, do they ensure that EVERY component in the car is also made in the USA? If the bulbs for the indicators are made in China, should they lose funding?
Your argument is grade-A batshit crazy. Outsourcing part of their IT operations is the same as outsizing where the car indicator bulbs are bought from. It's a measure which will make them more cost effective and efficient.
Once the user downloads the fake update, he or she is infected with the spyware.
Aren't Apple the company that has 150+B in the bank.
How much do you have in the bank? The fact you're accessing Slashdot probably puts you in the top 10% globally, very possibly the top 1 or 2%
So, given that you're probably already incredibly wealthy compared with most other humans, why do *you* want more money? Why do you go to work? Why do you make the salary or hourly rate that you do - why not do it for 10% less - is it because you're greedy?
The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."