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Comment: Re:Recruiting policy (Score 1) 589

by Carrot007 (#46926959) Attached to: Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says

> The thing is, Linux engineers would have no problem learning Windows stuff, while the opposite is more seldom

Totally not true. When you are talking about engineers.

The thing is a lot of windows people are not engineers they just know enough and do not want to know more. An engineer wants to know more. Unfortunately computing is not the only industry to be sullying to term engineer these days. (I look at boiler engineers that know nothing about boilers and just do what their big pop up boiler fixing book says, etc and so on).

Comment: Re:A European perspective (Score 1) 892

by Carrot007 (#44582537) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

> Plus, it is illegal to give a negative reference in UK.

This is simply not true.

Most companies do not go into the negative just to stay on the safe side, they just stick to the facts.

However "X worked here beetween Y and Z and was dismissed for gross misconduct" does not give any specifics and is often used.

I would however argue that it is still negative.

Comment: Re:Because there was no internet... (Score 1) 285

by Carrot007 (#43391645) Attached to: Why Are We Still Talking About LucasArts' Old Adventure Games?

> Because there was no internet...
> ... and the majority of people couldn't access a BBS. Walkthroughs? Tutorials?

Nonsense they were there if you wanted them.

Magazines had huge section on tiops/walkthroughs back in the day. Nowadays they know it is pointless as you have already found one on the internet if you wanted one. Also diskmags had them as well. No need for internet/bbs if you were scared to do it!

Comment: Re:Original Jedi Knight (Score 1) 105

by Carrot007 (#43357671) Attached to: Activision, Raven Release 2 <em>Star Wars</em> Games Under GPL

Original?

Well if a sequal if original

I spent many hours at Uni on Dark Forces II.

This question has been asked many times as lots of people would love an updated version (since the hw version was very specific to the cards of the time and the software version was very low res). I'm sure the conclusion reached was that it has been lost.

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