TelemonianAjax: Gyrfalcon:That's not a payroll error, that's a system failure, and they need to tear everything out, at tremendous cost in time and labor, and replace it from the ground up. Because all those little patchwork fixes are what's caused this mess.And in our genius, our country is designed with many, many levels of government that have all been patched over for decades. My state's IT infrastructure is so creaky they're hiring back retirees* because they're the only ones who know how to use the custom made systems. I've been told nothing has been updated or rewritten since 2000. Same thing, different agencies can't talk to each other despite their only role being to talk to each other.I'm beginning to view this in almost generational terms. It feels like the grownups in charge for the last 20-30 years have just been patching things together instead of trying to build something new for the betterment of the country, whether we're talking about bridges, accounting systems, civic institutions, anything really.*At TWICE their former hourly rate, since there's no benefits to worry about, since the retirees already have their benefits through their pension, which taxes also pay for.
boarch: 1ceTr0n: chuggernaught: 1ceTr0n: The computers used to fly the space shuttle have about the same computing power as an older TI-83 graphing calculator and it was determined that upgrading the systems was basically a total waste of money because it dids its job perfectly right up until the last shuttle launch. Balancing debits and credits hardly requires high end computing power to output paychecks people.../work in IT//if its still working, dont' fix it///and sure as hell don't upgrade itThis. If it's working fine, an upgrade will certainly fark it up.Unless its simply not capable of doing its required function anymore or preventing future business expansion then yeah, you basically have no frustrating choice.../You guys must suck at doing upgrades...//Work in software///Think IT nerds are just less capable
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