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Comment: Re: Bubble (Score 1) 227

by DaMattster (#49599523) Attached to: Want 30 Job Offers a Month? It's Not As Great As You Think
I left a career in systems engineering for truck driving. When I would apply for IT jobs I would get inundated with software engineer jobs. The infrastructure jobs aren't plentiful and it is a race to the bottom dollar. I pray these roaches never discover the critical shortage in truck driving, so far so good.

Comment: LG Transpyre (Score 1) 484

by DaMattster (#49552547) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?
I am very happy with my LG Transpyre. It works on Verizon Wireless and I picked it up for a whole $76 at Wal-Mart. This phone seems to be super stable even though it is low budget. It actually has Corning Gorilla Glass and a quad core processor. It runs Android KitKat quite well and does everything I need it to. I've been using it now close to 6 months without any issue.

Comment: Maybe this is good! (Score 0) 325

Normally I'd lawsuits like this frivolous. However, Apple purposely does not add any memory expansion capabilities in the form of an SD card slot. This is one way to force the consumer to purchase a whole new model for more memory. Note: most other smartphones have memory expansion capability.

Comment: Off topic (Score 0, Flamebait) 56

by DaMattster (#48630643) Attached to: India Successfully Test Fires Its Heaviest Rocket
This might be off-topic or even seen as discriminatory but I will take the chance. I'm appalled at India's Government for putting it's space program above the welfare of its people. There are many Indians living in abject poverty whilst her government fritters money away on fancy projects that ultimately do nothing at all save for showing off to the world.

Comment: IT (Score 1) 720

by DaMattster (#48544931) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?
For what it's worth, IT is not what it is cracked up to be. It is one of those careers that looks better from the outside, looking in. Granted, my experience is jaded and I'm autistic so I don't function well in an office environment. Have you thought about a career driving an 18 wheel semi? The reason I ask is that many companies don't care if you're an ex-con and the money is VERY VERY good. After 13 years of being in IT, the most money I made is 75,000.00 a year and I worked 90+ hours per week plus on call time. I felt as if I was only noticed when things went wrong and I got absolutely sick and tired of dealing with people who think that computers should be perfect. Furthermore, I got sick of being penalized on performance reviews for not making improvement suggestions. Every time I made a good suggestion, the answer would be "let me look into that." As a rookie truck driver, I'm earning 65,000 a year and my cubicle is an 80,000 lb semi with satellite radio, GPS, and a few other bells and whistles. I get quarterly fuel and safety bonuses and I can get pretty much routed wherever I want to go. Since it's cold and snowy up north, I've requested routes that take me through the desert southwest. If I could turn back time, I never would've gone to college - I would've gone straight into a tractor trailer training school. Also, contrary to popular belief, truck driving has challenging moments and there is almost rarely a dull day. :-D

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