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Comment: Re: Good for greece (Score 1) 1173 1173

Who is at fault now?

Greece, and the officials who they voted into office. They created their own mess. They lied about that mess. And, they got help, but still couldn't get their shit all in one bucket. How many times should the responsible countries be expected to pay for the sins of the irresponsible? They're like an alcoholic who's still in denial about his affliction.

Comment: Re:Kernel size and compile reduction (Score 2) 103 103

It sounds like the project you want [someone] to start, does this: reads a config file, looks at what modules ended up actually getting loaded, and then enables/disables config options, writes a new config file. Then your subsequent compiles can be faster and your /lib/modules can be smaller.

Comment: Re:Seriously?!?!? (Score 2) 213 213

Again, you can choose to live in the real world, or you can choose not to, and be played by everyone else. Wars and other conflicts happen, it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Being on the wrong side of the intelligence equation means you're going to be the fly, and not the fly swatter.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 179 179

If you're impatient enough that you won't wait two weeks for an offer letter, I've got a long line of qualified applicants that will. At the end of an interview, we always tell the person what to expect. We're required to interview a minimum of three applicants for every requisition this is due to compliance regulations. After the interview, the selected candidate has to be approved through multiple layers...HR, legal, compensation, and normally a couple layers of engineering management. That typically takes 1-2 weeks, and is common for a Fortune 500 company.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 179 179

When I schedule an interview with a prospective hire, I prepare the paperwork to make a job offer at the end of the interview.

Then you're fortunate not to be working for a large company. The hoops we have to jump through include approvals from a couple levels up, along with HR, Legal, Compensation, etc. That normally takes a minimum of 5 days after the interview.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 179 179

Unfilled vacancies translates to lost sales. As a hiring manager, we get pounded by upper management to fill slots as quickly as possible, and end up wasting time reexplaining the process to them every year or so, even though our numbers have been consistent, and lower than industry averages.

Comment: Re:Must it be a condom? (Score 3, Insightful) 171 171

Because traditions have gone out the fucking window in favor of getting laid as quickly as geographically possible. ...

Yeah, they went out the window a couple thousand years ago. But please continue believing that your imaginary society ever existed.

Comment: Re:Reconciling faith with science (Score 1) 305 305

You are so far off base, that you're making an ass out of yourself. First of all, I'm in no way religious. The only times I've been to a church in my adult life are for weddings and funerals. Politically, I'm only fiscally on the right, but not when it comes to social issues. So, not what I've corrected your ASSumptions, when it comes to rewriting history, WTF are you talking about?

You are an insult to my intelligence! I demand that you log off immediately.