Re: The knob......
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I think he had 2 "education" secretary DeVos and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and old Betsy has been a complete disaster.
While lining the pockets of her supporters and refusing to follow court orders to ease the debt, of students who were cheated by the "For Profit" schools like Trump U.
I always get a knowing smirk when I tell people what I think of having everything, including the "Family Jewels", in the cloud. I always get the "but it is always on" and we "do not have to test resiliency" (my favorite), and the always popular, "we are in multiple zones and regions so we can be back up and running in minutes".
I always say really you need to prove it to my satisfaction.
They then try to old "but they tell us it is idiot proof".
I usually just say, that is impossible, since there is always a bigger idiot.
Just another arrow in the quiver for these discussions.
Back in the day there was the "EMC Technical Symposium" which was geared to the technologist. You could get hands on with the products get training and make contacts on the tech side. At some point around 2005, it became EMC World, which was that taken over by the Marketing Droids. Nothing useful ever came and I stopped attending.
If you want the real story talk to the tech folks, you want B**L S**t talk to the marketing and sales droids.
You really should stop watching Faux News. These are all talking points presented by the entertainment division of that lofty and august network.
Unfortunately you are wrong. The Presidents "legal" team is not a relevant partner in these proceedings. The opposition party was in the room at all times, and had an equal amount of time to question the witnesses. This was not a Court of Law it was an Impeachment Inquiry.
If the president Cheeto wanted equal time he should have allow the witnesses that were called to testify.But as that would have been under oath, they would not want to run the risk of perjury, so they would have had to tell the truth. Based on the evidence presented, even the shame the Senate perpetrated would have been difficult to pull off.
But until they actually include the Politicians, in this robo-call ban, then it will make a difference.
Between my mobile and landline, i get as many as 5 a day, and during the high campaign season, there are as many as 10 a day. I live in a small state where the "first in the nation Primary" is held.
I cannot wait until the first of the year when and sitting quietly at home the land line will ring every few minutes until 9:00 PM, i just wait for my caller ID to tell me it is an unknown number, and then ignore it. I usually have to turn off the ringer and let CID tell me I have a call.
Currently only available on systems with access to ~10 percent of cable connected homes, not sure if available via satellite.
But it is a pay channel, and only the most die hard Trumpettes or Breitbart devotees would watch it and they probably can't afford the price.
They are mostly sustained by throwing out the most vile conspiracy theory's they can. But they do have a "reporter" with White House credentials.
... don't pay their sales droids on gross margin instead of revenue.
i have been with sales that essentially give the product away at cost or less to the company, but still made the commission on the revenue.
selling at a loss and then expecting full commission is just wrong. I have had this discussion before, but they usually say "well that is how everyone does it". Just because everyone is jumping off the building does not mean we should as well.
If you gave them 33 % of the GM the corp makes money and the droids will do quite well.
Since the Twitter in chief is the biggest purveyor of lies and misleading crap on his feed, he should have been banned a long time ago.
He is always insulting, misleading or just plain lying about his rivals and calls them out by name. I thought this was contrary to the T&C / rules of engagement of Twitter. It would have gotten many people banned for less.
It was legal until the Enron. WorldCom, Lucent fiascoes.
The law was changed after all of the value of these companies was essentially zero'd out, by mismanagement and fraud.
There was a time when 401K plans could be directed to company stock, and a second option was a guaranteed interest fund. Since there is no return on the GI fund, everything was "forced" into company stock.
Now they are no longer allowed this option, but you can have, I believe, up to 15% of your 401K invested in company stock, but it is the employees option, and cannot be decreed by the company.
You beat me to it.
Notice it doesn't ask, "what if it screws up N% of the time?" or "what if it wrongly identifies you?" or "would you support strict limits if facial rec. wrongly identified and caused X people per day to be detained for Y minutes/hours?" and "what if one of those wrongly identified and detained caused a delay to your flight?"
They did not ask as they know the results, if it becomes personal, then no one would want it around. if it caused them to miss a flight to see the grand kids they would be right pissed.
I have always had a healthy skepticism of the accuracy of "online" polls. Since most of us just ignore them and only those with nothing better to do will fill them out. But I am SURE it must be reflected in the margin of error.
"Now they're making money, as the shareholders insisted on some return on their equity"
I might just be me, but if stock purchased prior to 2006 for around $5.00 per, or even in 2016 when it priced out at ~$300.00 and today it is $1650.00 per share, I think they have gotten more then a fair return on equity.
Shareholders have not asked for profitability only share price appreciation.
The 2018 Ig Nobel Prize Winner
NUTRITION PRIZE [ZIMBABWE, TANZANIA, UK] — James Cole, for calculating that the caloric intake from a human-cannibalism diet is significantly lower than the caloric intake from most other traditional meat diets.
REFERENCE: "Assessing the Calorific Significance of Episodes of Human Cannibalism in the Paleolithic," James Cole, Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 44707, April 7, 2017.
"when the boss comes in at 5:30 in the evening and says he has a presentation at 10am at CeBIT the next day and needs 40 slides..."
There are 4 little words that come to mind when this happens to me. "sucks to be you".
Or conversely "it's really going to be a log night for you, boss."
Usually when this happens the "Boss" has known about it for 3 to 4 weeks, then the Oh Shite moment happens and remembers the night before. Usually when his boss asks if he is ready for tomorrow...
In the WAAYYY back in the day, you did the same with the Sparc IPXs and IPCs. If for some reason the system was shutdown over a weekend, you did not hit it with a mallet, you dropped it on the desk.
It seems the lubricant used on the drive spindle would congeal when it cooled off, specially if the system was a couple years old, so a good slam on the desk top while powered on would crack it free and it would boot up nicely.
Working for a large Financial Services firm via a well known Professional Services firm in the early 2000's. My jobs was to keep the Solaris systems running and ensuring the replication to the DR center was running and up to date, with limited back log.
Since I was a contractor and being paid by the hour, I did not care if I had to go to the Office once every 6 months, so the DR could be tested on a Saturday.
For the next 14 months This was done and duly documented. Then the S&%T hit the fan. There was a new Service Delivery Manager put in place, who frankly did not know his Arse from a hole in the ground, and he wanted his "own" people on the contract.
Since my contract only had another month to run I was shown the door at the end. He was "smart" enough to wait until after the bi-annual test. Test went smoothly and everyone was happy.
Then a mere 6 weeks after I was shunted out the door, a real disaster occurred. Apparently a contractor managed to dig up the networking cable to the building where the DC was located, and they assumed the fail over would occur automagically. It didn't since the clustering SW in use at the time did not have the intelligence to perform that act.
So my phone rings on a Wednesday night and it is the new SDM, and he is begging me to drive into the city and help restore the services. I politely decline the offer. My replacement was supposed to be fully certified in this particular SW and should have been a no brainer. Turns out that was BS as well (no one ever checked the certifications).
Since I had already accepted a new position and was awaiting my start date, and since I had tee times for the rest of the week I felt absolutely no guilt watching from afar the CF that was this disaster.
Actually not surprising at all.
They only want to inconvenience "them Forinars". We cannot be inconveniencing the locals, you know the folks that pray at the alter of the Great Orange One. Of course because it kills the tourist trade, they also do not care since it will keep them "Forinars" out of "our" country. Yep Making Amerika Great Agin....
But you also miss the real reason: It becomes a money making scheme for the airlines. T
Use this as a way to rent device to the parents of fidgety kids o long and short haul flights. Those who really need to have something can rent the "approved" tablets to watch the airlines entertainment offerings. Win Win for the airlines.
So the evil overlords get something out of it, and they do not care since they fly private anyways.
Actually it is called the Death Penalty. They can be shut down. It never happens but it can.
Also in the Good Ole US of A corporations have all the same rights and "privilages" and a real person. At least according the the SCOTUS. But they also have legal protections. Don't Get Me Started....
Need one of these now.
That is why over here they changed the laws after Enron. Firstly 410K plans in many cases gave just 2 options, Company Stock or a guaranteed interest account. So you know where the "growth" was, and most people chose the company stock. The collapse of Enron and other companies around that time, Lucent Technologies and MCI WorldCom, come quickly to mind, made this change imperative. Only a certain percentage of a pension fund can be company stock, and it is a very low percentage. Also the company can no longer dictate that the 401K must be in one or the other, GI or Company Stock.
Plus the bodies are not there to Hail Caesar, to massage the Managers Ego. So since this type kind of manager requires this daily, then the home worker is automatically redundant since they are not hear to kiss their @$$. In this case it will also restrict the chances of career advancement, since you were not there to learn to art of @$$ kissing.
I wonder if they have ever asked Watson to drill down into their "BIG data" and find a new business model that works. Unlike the last 8 or 10.
I think they know better then to try that, I can see it now.
Ginni: Hello Watson.
Watson: Hello Boss.
Ginni: Watson, Can you root around in our BIG data and see if there is anything salvageable and then develop a business plan to match?
Watson: Of course Watson Can.
Ginni: How long will this take?
Watson estimates the time till Hell Freezes Over to be 1.6 million years.
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