* Posts by VirtualizationGuy

10 publicly visible posts • joined 22 May 2014

Foxconn factory fiasco could leave Wisconsinites on the hook for $300m


In many cases, the property that they will be seizing and trying to sell was seized by the local government from (frequently unwilling) citizens at below market value. No one had a say into whether their land was sold for this project.


RE: Foxconn factroy fiasco

I am from Wisconsin. Foxconn has a history (both within Wisconsin and other places) of making promises and signing contracts and then just not completing them. Since they are a foreign company with no signifcant resources in the USA, they can ignore contractual payments with little chance of penalties.

The main purpose of the deal was initially to keep Scott Walker in office as the governor and give Foxconn a "major investment in making America Great" project to use for preferred status at the Federal level.

On this most auspicious of days, we ask: How many sysadmins does it take to change a lightbulb?


Re: Call Sparky

My SMART Home light bulb is not working

Google's diversity strat lead who said Jews have 'insatiable appetite for war' is no longer diversity strat lead


I think the real problem is because he was in a position that requires a certain mindset, but had made statements in the past that question that mindset. Since he was removed from the position, I am fairly sure that he did not tell Google that he had made the public statements that could cause issues. Admitting to them up front and explaining his change of view usually does not disqualify someone from getting the position. Blindsiding your employer almost always causes repercussions.

Help wanted, work from anywhere ... except if you're located in Colorado


Re: My confusion knows no ceiling

For any company that has a presence in the United States, refusing to do business in a region or a state could easily fail a test of Interstate Commerce laws.

Apple sent my data to the FBI, says boss of controversial research paper trove Sci-Hub


Please don't go there. EVERY 1st world nation has an organization that is studying disease transmission and that research includes cross species contagion. In addition, even if the Wuhan lab was involved in the outbreak, the most likely vector was poor processes in collection, not in examination. The people who collect samples (for many, if not all, of the world wide labs) frequently do not use good practices to control unintended transmission of virus to humans while collecting the samples.

Foxconn and Wisconsin reach new deal to do something different at Donald Trump's favourite (flop of a) factory


Re: Context

The problem is not really with the State of Wisconsin's liability. It is at the local level. Many people lost homes and land, and local government is already committed to spending nearly $1billion in infrastructure. Only 40% of that money is able to be charged back to to state level (and only when revenue is below expected taxes from Foxconn). http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/wisconsin-taxpayers-hook-infrastructure-costs-foxconn-reneges-obligations-racine/

Loser Trump's last financial disclosure docs reveal Tim Cook gave him $5,999 Mac Pro, the 'first' made in Texas


Re: Can he keep it?

Most likely it would end up in his Presidential Library.

Salesforce relieves Republican National Committee of its tools citing 'risk of politically incited violence' across the US


Re: @Cederic - Small correction

As an American, the differences that I see between the BLM protests and the Capitol protests is one of intent and premeditation. The BLM actions were spontaneous reactions to perceived incidents of official overreach and unnecessary violence. The Capitol protests have been planned well in advance with the intent to overturn the normally uneventful activities involved in an election. In fact, they are trying to change the rule-of-law by force, whereas the BLM movement wants equal treatment under the law. The RNC is being swept into this turmoil because of the large number of high profile Republicans that have backed actions that were extremely unlikely to work (and some that never had a chance).

Redmond slow to fix IE 8 zero day, says 'harden up' while U wait


Re: Good!

What about Citrix XenApp, Microsoft App-V, and VMWare View?