Higher ups only taking a pay cut for the year - rest of the employees forever
Funny how that works - the rich get richer and the people that made them rich get screwed over again and again.
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If you're buying a system today you should also look at the performance hits Intel has been taking lately on their various chips due to Spectre, Meltdown, etc., etc. flaws. AMD has been affected less and with the products they're putting out today, they're out performing Intel in a lot of areas so definitely worth a consideration if you can't get Intel parts.
If only Oracle would take all this money that they're throwing into this and other legal challenges and instead use it to make their products better and perhaps even cheaper - then maybe they might be competitive. Instead they throw legal tantrums when they don't get their way just a like a two year old throwing a fit when they don't get what they want.
Pot calling the kettle black here. I think the real problem is that Edge hardly worked properly at all on most sites. Every time it was given a chance by me it failed. Chrome and Firefox seem pretty rock solid nowadays; however, I can't say the same for much that comes out of Redmond anymore (maybe they should hire some QA personnel again vice using their users as guinea pigs???).
The big question is now: How much money did IBM and Oracle (and probably a few other potential vendors not named Amazon) give to these two? As we all know, America's government is bought and paid for by the highest bidder nowadays (thanks Citizen's United!). Maybe one day we can take it back at the polls, maybe institute some term limits and major limits on lobbying for elected officials. Pipe dream, I know....
If HP(E) would build things like they used to (i.e. quality) then they might not be seeing a loss of sales. Even the support has gotten much worse. We had a new server we bought in the last year that came with a bad RAID card. The system had a next business day warranty, but it took two weeks to get it repaired since HP didn't have the replacement parts in stock. Since then, we've been buying Dell hardware and have been very happy with the change.
If you've had to deal with their support lately (both HP and HPE), you'll find that the split did neither side any favors. It just took 2 weeks to get a keyboard replaced on a laptop and another 5 days on a server issue (we have NBD support) because they didn't have the repair parts on hand. This is not to mention that their tech support site is currently broken (open a new ticket, get errors about 50% of the time and then try to go look at your ticket once it seems to actually be in the system and get an "access denied" error). We're pretty much going to not be buying HP or HPE products again.
$73,000 is only .004 percent of the over $18,000,000 received as compensation by the CEO of Verizon in 2015 according to salary.com. He could donate this out of his own pocket and write it off on his taxes, but then greed is something that CEO's and Verizon, in particular, are very, very good at.
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