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Comment: Mixed results with ex-military coworkers (Score 1) 299

by Dr. Jest (#48075109) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

I've had mixed results with this. I have worked with several Marines in the past and all were decent as basic techs. Most of them went into management or non-technical areas in IT and another quit to become a cop. One of my current coworkers was a Navy tech and she is pretty darn good as well. On the other hand, I've worked with two people who came from IT in the Air Force and they are two of the worst techs I have worked with, unable to keep composure under the slightest amount of pressure. I've wondered if that is a result of that branch's culture.

Comment: Moore expected the rights back long ago (Score 4, Interesting) 130

by Dr. Jest (#38896283) Attached to: DC Comics Announces "<em>Before Watchmen</em>"

To everyone who sees nothing wrong with this, please remember the DC was supposed to return the rights to Watchmen back to Moore when the collection went out of print. Moore was the victim of the story's popularity, though, as it was one of the first graphic novels to sell enough to remain in print for a long time. I imaging Warner and DC have no intention of allowing it to be out of print at all now, following the letter of the contact but violating the spirit of the agreement.

Comment: Re:Borders Played a Pivotal Role in My Career (Score 1) 443

by Dr. Jest (#36825198) Attached to: Borders Books, Dead At 40

Speaking as someone who worked for Borders for several years and continued to have my store be a big part of my life, any good Borders employee would be happy to read your story. We never minded anyone reading stacks of books, even taking notes, as long as they put their own books away. If they'd gone on providing the selection and taking care of the needs of customers like you, they wouldn't be in this situation and costing several of my friends their jobs. Thank you for sharing. Your story actually made me happier today.

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