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Comment Re:Asinine. (Score 2) 438

While citizens do not have access to the same class of weaponry as the state, we out number them.

There are 300,000,000 gun in private hands.
Compared to the whole of the US military and civilian law enforcement which comes to just under 3,000,000.

If 3% of the adult population stands up and says we will not give up our guns then we outnumber the government almost 3 to 1.

Thought I think they would have an issue collecting the guns from the 25,000,000 people in Texas.

Before someone says "They will just bring in the UN troops" Well, that will add about 150,000 people. Not really enough to make a dent.

Comment Wow has it been that long? (Score 5, Insightful) 316

I remember when Linus posted it. I downloaded it and played with it a bit.

When Slackware 0.99a came out I gave it another try. It was not long before I was converting my Minix boxes at the house over to Linux.

In 1995 I switched from Windows 3.11 to Slackware and never looked back. To this day I run linux on all my systems at home save a small laptop that runs Windows XP though it is just to manage the spectrophotometer which does not have a linux driver.

Linux has come a long way and I am always amazed at how much of the world runs linux from Cell Phones, to routers, to supercomputers.

Comment Re:Activism (Score 1) 323

Yes, the trees, grass, plants, and plankton breath in CO2 and release O2, converting CO2 to O2 and bonding the Carbon into carbohydrates.

There are more trees on the planet earth than there are stars in the milkyway galaxy.

So the real question is, how much co2 does a tree sequester? (48lbs a year)
How many trees are there? 3,000,000,000,000

I guess you can do the math on that one. ;)

Comment Re:application recovery vs infrastructure recovery (Score 2) 239

Off the top of my head I can name over 20 companies that have full failover to a backup DC. One of them is an Airline that everyone knows the name of.

Hell, I have configured stretch clusters for companies so that in the event of a DC failure the secondary DC is available with 0 down time and the failover is automatic. So it is done, it is normal operating procedures/best practices, and there is no reason the SECOND LARGEST AIRLINE IN THE USE IS NOT DOING IT!!!

If you want to argue that some small company of 1000 people is not doing it that is fine but there is no excuse beyond management failing to do their job for this one. I think the board needs to look into it and start cutting people from the top down.

Comment Re:Law and Equity (Score 1) 195

This type stuff is common. Heck when I went to sign and get a business internet connection from Comcast they handed me a single page contract that we very reasonable until I got to the last line. It read "By signing this you agree to this contract and all pages published at"

That to me was not "fine print" it was bait and switch. I refused to sign tell I had read everything at the web address. Turns out they had 900+ pages of legal text published there. Most of what was stated in the one page contract was amended or removed by the published pages. They also included such gems as, under grounds for termination "Making public any information which may reflect badly on Comcast.", and "Running any service which allows a user to make public posts." It also stated that the service could be terminated at any time, without notice, with or without reason and that they could not be held responsible for any financial losses. I was not about to sign it because it put my business at the mercy of Comcast.

Comment Re:Posting jobs is so 2000 (Score 1) 142

I have known that for years, even pass it on to anyone looking.

Also, put a skills summary at the top of the resume. It's an easy way to pack in key words.

Make sure you list 4 to 5 accomplishments per position. That's another way to pack key words.

Stuff like

2010-2015 Acme Corp
Sr Unix Engineer
* Deployed multiple OEL (Oracle Enterprise Linux) servers to use as Oracle DB Rack.
* Maintained AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux servers.
* Managed CentOS (RHEL) 5, 6, and 7 servers using puppet and Spacewalk (Satellite server)
* Spearheaded to project to upgrade older servers to CentOS7.
* Designed and deployed the central logging service utilizing rsyslog with a back end Postgresql database.

As you can see, by doing that you have all the stuff that they may search for. Especially with the way companies look for everything including the kitchen sink.

Comment Re:Bad reporting. (Score 1) 323

I dont understand why not, they are talking about the GROSS amount. As such you have to take into account the taxes, SSA, medical, expenses, etc to get to the NET amount. Most will figure there income on the GROSS but as you can see from the above income people are trying to base the hourly on the NET. Which is wrong. However if you are going to try and determine the Hourly from the NET amount you have to include all the debits from the NET and not cherry pick the numbers.

Comment Re:Bad reporting. (Score 5, Informative) 323

Actually, you missed something and at @$100,000 it breaks down as follows assuming no state income tax.

Gross @ $100,000
Federal Taxes = $18,184
Social security = $12,400
Medicare = 2,900
25% in expenses == $25,000

Leaves $41,516 or a profit of $798 a week, If the state has an income tax it changes those calculations some.

as a 1099 self employed you are responsible for all of the above.

Comment Re:Yeah, Right (Score 4, Insightful) 258

The problem is in translation.

It is a great idea, rather than doing an annual raise you give employees raises when they do a great job and become more valuable to the company. (HR and upper managements vision) This means that good employees get raises every few months as rewards and you can directly show them how much they are appreciated and reward them for their contributions to the company.

Middle management on the other hand get graded by how much money they save. Thus, by not giving raises and not having to do annual justifications they save money and get a bigger bonus. Thus no one gets a raise, the middle management looks like they are doing a great job saving the company money, and upper management can not figure out why they suddenly have a high turnover.

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