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Comment: Re: To hire specific people (Score 1) 465

by CountBrass (#45560029) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

I had that situation face-to-face.

Black guy whose only qualification was a piece of paper from Sun saying he could answer questions about Java. (Shouldn't have even been called for interview really: the company was desperate to diversify away from just VB development).

I simply could not understand a single word he said! I had to stop the interview after 10 minutes.

Comment: Re:Torvalds being foul-mouthed again? News at 11. (Score 1) 1501

by CountBrass (#44298245) Attached to: Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Torvalds has always been a foul mouthed whiner and politely asking him to behave like a decent human being won't change him.

There, fixed that for you.

Torvalds has always been a self-important arsehole -and I mean that in a bad way- and he's too socially inept to even realise what a spoilt little brat he is.

Comment: Re:Contact your former client. (Score 1) 480

Actually most copyright legislation includes the moral right to be identified as the author of your work (and to not be identified as the author of something you didn't produce).

This applies to books, but software is explicitly excluded- so your book analogy is invalid.

Comment: I used to contribute to JBoss (Score 1) 480

I used to contribute to JBoss until I had this happen to me.

I wrote the very first JAAS tutorial and example code for JBoss. It was promptly stolen, the other guy's name added, mine removed and then published to the JBoss community.

I called the plagiarist, Scott Stark, out, he denied it.

I pointed out all "his" code was identical to mine including variable names, he denied it, claiming the variable names were "obvious".

I pointed out this "his" examples contained exactly the same errors as mine did, finally he admitted he'd stolen my work and added my name as a contributor.

That plus Mark Fleury's attitude drove me away and I decided never to contribute to JBoss again.

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. -- Errol Flynn Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure. -- Errol Flynn