* Posts by TheManInSpain

8 posts • joined 22 Sep 2015

Fujitsu: Dumping older workers will wipe out quarter of forecast profit

TheManInSpain

Re: Disgusting..

Here in Spain the cheapest way of getting rid of employees is to "early retire" them.

There are now a lot of people over 50 with no chance of getting a job as they are seen as "too old" and not all of them get generous benefits either.

The reason of not having the digital experience is a smokescreen as these companies are hiring the 20 somethings at much lower salaries. This is a cost cutting exercise pure and simple.

The interesting fact is that the executives deciding to do this are in most cases well over 50, in the case of one large Spanish telco, the CEO was well into his 60's when he decided to get rid of all employees over 52. Maybe if top management had to take the same medicine they would think twice.

LG promises to make home appliance software upgradeable to take on new tasks

TheManInSpain

Does this mean that my LG heat pump will be upgradable? (once they get around to installing a network connection on it)

And maybe they should change the company's name to the "Sirius Cybernetics Corporation"

BOFH: What if International Bad Actors designed the vaccine to make us watch more Steven Seagal movies?

TheManInSpain

There's a couple of conspiracy theorists I know that are going to receive a link to this article. It's too good an opportunity to misss

IBM insiders say CEO Arvind Krishna downplayed impact of email troubles, asked for a week to sort things out

TheManInSpain

Re: Monkeys!

I've Been Misled

helloSystem: Pre-alpha FreeBSD project chases simplicity and elegance by taking cues from macOS

TheManInSpain

Re: Further simplicity and ease of use...

Considering that "Dia" is "day" in Spanish, they weren't very original naming that app

Comcast to impose 1.2TB-a-month broadband download limits across more of America from next year

TheManInSpain

Re: $30 extra for unlimited?

Spain: 50 Euros for 600/600mbps unlimited and it really is "unlimited"

Tech support scammer dialed random number and Australian Police’s cybercrime squad answered

TheManInSpain

I had great fun with the "Microsoft Tech Support" scam, I kept them on the line for half an hour, before telling them that my machine was running Linux!

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

TheManInSpain

Our next version will use the BayTrail DD!

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