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Comment: Re:Military hinders itself (Score 1) 68

If they really wanted to get people to fill these roles they wouldn't require them to go through the whole basic training garbage they require for entry. The type of people who would be good for these roles are not the type of people who will go through basic training. Which is why they go to the private sector and then get hired as a contractor thus bypassing the entire process and probably making more money anyways.

If I'm not mistaken, there was an article a month or two ago (at work so not much time to search on it) that was talking about the Air Force dropping requirements for physical conditioning (IE., no basic training, no staying in shape). So they are already working on that aspect of their target audience.

Comment: Re:Nonsense (Score 2) 328

Doesn't this involve remembering which finger you used? IE., basically the same thing as remembering your passcode? Also, a lot of the article comments were about some Touch ID system where a few wrong print reads failed over to the passcode, also if the phone was turned off and/or rebooted, it forced the passcode. Basically, if you get pulled over, turn off your phone before the officer gets there.

Comment: Re:Great idea (Score 2) 331

by DroolTwist (#48282087) Attached to: Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans
I worked with a guy in my last job who was doing some FISMA work with our group. He accepted a position doing IT support at some remote base in Iraq so he could cash in on ~110k in a year if he was able to work the full year, which I believe was also going to be tax free if over 12 months. The reason? He had over 90k in student loans to pay back, and was making less than 40k/year. I felt for the guy, as he was literally going to risk his life to try and pay off the loans since he wasn't able to get out from under them, ever, for the most part if he made minimum payments.

Comment: Re:I like... (Score 3, Insightful) 643

by DroolTwist (#47768749) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
I agree with your post, except for the last part about rioting. There would absolutely be riots, because the rioting had nothing to do with the issue at hand. The riots were nothing more than a means to an end (ie, a bunch of thugs getting free stuff). Heck, half of the rioters came in from out of town if you believed the news reports, and people that lived in the area who were interviewed.

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