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undead ayn rand
Galt's Gulch, WA
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Born cranky and opinionated. Haven't changed much. (Not a fiscal Libertarian.)

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  • Cowgirls, Inc. or Pony
  • Folklife or A kick in the face while drowning in fish guts
  • Barsuk or Fantagraphics
  • Too many teeth or No teeth at all
  • If you found out you were going to have a pit-bull baby, would you have an abortion?: Yes

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undead ayn rand is pretty chill these days.
9:00 AM undead ayn rand commented on A Note from the Trenches of Microsoft's Vendors and Permatemps.
@35: "The motivation for the rule was that companies couldn't set up permatemp, no-benefits positions; so tenure is the dividing line."

The "benefits" in question, IIRC, were stock and not health insurance. They took until now because Vendors remain essential to MSFT's daily operation, and I doubt they've thought this fully through. I'll be fascinated to rubberneck how they plan on divesting from contract labor and push all those tasks to FTEs.
8:56 AM undead ayn rand commented on Savage Love.
@120: I'm suggesting the difference between human kink being encouraged and animal presence while activities going on being undesirable. I don't understand why this is such a difficult concept to explain to you.
8:11 AM undead ayn rand commented on A Note from the Trenches of Microsoft's Vendors and Permatemps.
@37: "Your problem is that you think that it will or should change. It won't. They're changing the model. Adapt or complain, your choice."

Right, I'm just bickering about specific motives. In the short term these contracts, even v- can be helpful. Now, the combination of them and agencies just seems a learned helplessness.
8:08 AM undead ayn rand commented on Savage Love.
@117: "Anti-animals? Savagelanders are fine with being flogged bloodly or having pins stuck through women's breasts, as long as it's a kink, but some hold animals watching people fuck a perversion too far."

Yes, one is human on human, the other is animal species literally shoving their noses where they don't belong.
12:25 PM yesterday undead ayn rand commented on Savage Love.
@110: You really don't appreciate cultural dynamics, do you? When the bros and single ladies take over a space, it pretty much dooms a spot within a short period of time.

Your analogy to "no $race wanted" signs is stunningly dim and unimaginative.
12:21 PM yesterday undead ayn rand commented on Savage Love.
@104: Still a sign of a bad training that the dog can't be outside of the owner's sight for more than an hour (or whatever). I've adopted dogs with abandonment issues, understandably, but there's still got to be some amount of personal time possible for the sanity of any couple.

I'm not bothered by dogs on beds in general, but definitely in that context.
12:15 PM yesterday undead ayn rand commented on A Note from the Trenches of Microsoft's Vendors and Permatemps.
@32: The mandatory break is not and has never been for the purposes of proprietary data but to enforce the temporary status of contingent staff. Increasing the break is an effort to encourage attrition.

It has nothing to do with leaks of builds, code, etc which have been generally been traced back to FTEs, not Vendors.

This is an attempt to destroy the current system of contractors in place. Why make excuses for anything else?
Jul 20 undead ayn rand commented on A Note from the Trenches of Microsoft's Vendors and Permatemps.
Ach, "what are you talking about, though?"
Jul 20 undead ayn rand commented on A Note from the Trenches of Microsoft's Vendors and Permatemps.
@29: Yes, what are you talking about?, though This move has nothing to do with corporate Opsec and is an attempt to prune "low-value" employees. Your musings involve trying to solve a problem that does not exist.
Jul 20 undead ayn rand commented on Savage Love.
@94: Ferreal. I love my cats and all, but if they sneak their way in and stare at us, they're getting unceremoniously booted from the room.
 
 

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