* Posts by jeff_w87

19 posts • joined 9 Jan 2017

Trump tries one more time to limit H-1B work visas with new minimum salary requirements


Good idea

As much as I despise Donald Trump, I don't think this is necessarily a bad idea (full disclosure: I work in the IT field). If you're going to be bringing in a VISA applicant they should be paid the same as an equivalent American worker. Same pay for the same work. Companies go for cheap labor at the expense of the American labor force (profit and investors before country).

Laggardly HPE kisses Joe Biden's ring, whispers Uncle Sam's IT in dire need of modernisation


Is this the same HPe that does the NMCI contract of the US Navy/Marine Corp and can't even provide enough computers to cover their customer base along with some of the worst customer support I've ever had to deal with. If I was Biden, I'd give HPe a hard pass!

HPE's Black Thursday: Staff face pay cuts or the ax, office closures to save $1bn+ after coronavirus slams IT titan


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.

Intel server chip shortages continue to bite: HPE warns of Xeon processor supply drought for the whole of 2020


Intel Security/Performance issues

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.

Windows 10 update panic: Older VMware Workstation Pro app broken


Vmware Workstation will run on Linux also

Sounds like maybe it's time to look into ditching Windows (all users are now beta testers of our software because we fired all the real testers) completely.

After 72 hours of recurring outages, you'd be forgiven for wanting to slightly tweak the first syllable of Bitbucket


The "Cloud" is great until it's not

This is why on premise installations will never go away (hopefully) as an option.

HP: Based on our Intel, don't hold your breath waiting for Chipzilla's CPU shortage to end


Used to love HP for the support, but it's been getting worse and worse the last few years (especially since the split). I will now go out of my way to NOT recommend HP products and services.

Oracle throws toys out pram again, tells US claims court: Competing for Pentagon cloud contract isn't fair!


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.

Fake fuse: Bloke admits selling counterfeit chips for use in B-1 bomber, other US military gear



This guy endangered US and potentially NATO military readiness as well as the lives of the men and women who serve in all allied countries where these fraudulent devices were potentially deployed. He should be tried for treason and put away for life.

Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is


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???).

US congress-critters question prime directive of Pentagon's $10bn JEDI cloud contract


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....

No wonder Oracle exec Kurian legged it – sky darkens as cloudy tech does not make it rain


Anyone who is shopping for the best database in terms of reliability, in terms of ease of use, in terms of the best cost, they're not going to use Oracle says pretty much anyone who's had to deal with Oracle.

Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'


$hit mode as in the OS is $hit. Moving all gaming to consoles and moving all PCs to Linux. I'll miss some of my Win only games, but I can't deal with this Albatross much longer.

No 2017 bonus for you, HPE tells employees


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.

HPE to staff: 'We are permanently clipping your costs'


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.

Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters


Who wants to bet...

...that this guy probably has one of the biggest collections of internet smut in AL and after a bender in the basement he feels guilty and writes these bills up. In the wild these people are also known as fairly typical American Republicans...

HPE CEO Whitman says everything's 'on the right track' as sales are literally decimated


I wish it was DoD as NMCI gets worse every day thanks to HPe winning that contract.


They've definitely gotten worse since the split. Service used to be great, now it's just barely serviceable - 4 hr service that we pay for usually turns into days because "the part is not available". All our next servers are definitely not going to be HP.

Verizon is gonna axe its 'unlimited' data hogs


$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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