• RE: MSP charged with extortion

    Last I knew he was still waiting to hear anything at all. The town is stalling :(

    posted in IT Discussion
  • RE: SW rant time

    Who wants to write an App??

    posted in Water Closet
  • RE: HyperV Partitioning

    @travisdh1 said in HyperV Partitioning:

    You expect Microsoft to do things rationally, or correctly? That'd be a nice change of pace.

    My point is that things in the IO path go through that VM. They didn't want to write a full IO driver stack for Hyper-V so they have the VM for that. Compute/Memory doesn't go through it (that I know of), but network and disk IO do. (Otherwise Perfmon wouldn't work as a monitoring solution on the host).

    AFAIK only ESXi uses a microkernel that has a fully isolated management agent plane (It's actually just a busybox shell).

    posted in IT Discussion
  • RE: Student Loan Forgiveness Rant

    @mike-davis said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dashrender said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    I go back and forth on this. Ultimately I I think they should be paid because it's likely they are bringing some type of value to the company they are interning for.

    Now consider that NY is pushing the minimum wage up to $15 /hr. It gets expensive to train someone when you only get a little work out of them at that rate. So as an employer, what do you do? Forget about the people with no experience and hire people that are actually worth $15 /hr.

    The problem with that is that in this industry experience is worth more than a degree.

    Eventually, the gap gets large enough that companies start their own paid training programs. Zackery engineering runs their own pipeline welder training school.

    posted in IT Careers
  • RE: Student Loan Forgiveness Rant

    @scottalanmiller said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    That's my point, there are benefits ingrained in being a public servant. Why does there need to be the added benefit of "paying off their debts" before they ever considered working in the public sector?

    Because it's not extra, it's just part of the normal package.

    My employer has tuition reimbursement. Tons of employers do this.
    Looking into the tax code on this $5,250 is non-tax'd pretty easily and if it's a working conditional benefit then you can get even more non-taxed.

    posted in IT Careers
  • RE: Student Loan Forgiveness Rant

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    there are benefits ingrained in being a public servant

    What Pensions? Those are being unilaterally negotiated down, or have the rules change after you sign up.
    My 401K I ACTUALLY know will exist in 10 years. A pension might get cut in half.

    posted in IT Careers
  • RE: Student Loan Forgiveness Rant

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @storageninja said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    A lot of public employees are given "company cars" etc.

    Because it's cheaper For a city to run a vehicle fleet than pay 54 cents a mile to reimburse you for your milage.

    That's my point, there are benefits ingrained in being a public servant. Why does there need to be the added benefit of "paying off their debts" before they ever considered working in the public sector?

    Normal companies reimburse you for mileage driven at work. Normally companies get leases if you start running too high, or get you rental cards for weeks you will be driving a ton (My current one does this, as did my last one). Government cars are generally shitty no-options cars. Private companies will at least let you rent/lease something fun to drive.

    posted in IT Careers
  • RE: Student Loan Forgiveness Rant

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    Removing someone debt for a public sector job like this doesn't help the matter of the national debt at all. It only compounds it.

    Student debt is 1Trilliion, or ~6% of the federal debt. ~2% of employees are federal (a little less actually). Lets assume 1/2 of federal employees have college degree's, and 1/2 of them stay for 10 years.

    This is .03% of the federal debt going to loan forgiveness. BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE?!?
    The people who use this program actually pay back the debt for the most part they just don't pay interest. Considering the interest rate for the past few years has hovered around 2%, that means the government is only out a 2% interest on a loan that amounts to .03% of the deficit.

    This is a program that assuming pretty generous participation costs us nationally 100 Million a year? That's actually a rounding error at the Pentagon.

    posted in IT Careers
  • RE: Student Loan Forgiveness Rant

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    A lot of public employees are given "company cars" etc.

    Because it's cheaper For a city to run a vehicle fleet than pay 54 cents a mile to reimburse you for your milage.

    posted in IT Careers
  • RE: Student Loan Forgiveness Rant

    @dustinb3403 said in Student Loan Forgiveness Rant:

    The reason is that there is no private sector judicial system (or anything even remotely comparable in this case). If the government allowed individual businesses to be the court system, what point does the government serve?

    Judicial courts in universities have been told using "Dear Colleague" letters to run extra-judicial investigations into criminal acts.
    Bail Bondsman are private, the companies who do drug testing are private, the car interlock and ankle bracelets are private, the red light camera systems are private, the collections of court fee's are private. A huge part of our legal system is private now compared to other countries.

    posted in IT Careers

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