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Comment: Re:So that's what the model is based on (Score 1) 228

by Edgester (#45829037) Attached to: US Requirement For Software Dev Certification Raises Questions

What? What planet are you living on? There is no insurance requirement to get a drivers license, and no requirement for a drivers license for that matter. Most states will require you to have insurance in order to register your car, but that is not the same thing as having Drivers License or State ID.

Care to retract your fabrication and start over?

Insurance requirements vary by state.

You are required to have liability insurance to get a driver's license in the state of North Carolina, USA. This is a requirement even if you don't own a vehicle. You may get a state ID card without insurance. The liability insurance follows the person, not the car. For example, if person A drives persons B's car into person C's car, then person A's liability insurance covers C's car, but not B's. Person A & B's insurance companies would have to figure out who covers the damage on person B's car.

Comment: Re:you might as well ask (Score 1) 315

by Edgester (#38545772) Attached to: Is Twitter Aiding and Abetting Terrorism?

if the internet providers are aiding and abetting terrorism, or the phone system operators, or encrypted radio manufacturers, or SMS users etc etc

Yes, but some or all of those are already being monitored by the government. I wonder if this is a ploy to get more government access to Twitter's database.


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Comment: Re:What about languages? (Score 1) 289

by Edgester (#37848200) Attached to: Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

Yes, I have seen versions numbers for platforms on CV's. I have them on my CV and I look for them in applicant CV's. I'm a Linux admin who manages two student interns (Jr. Admins). I do the screening of my interns as well as helping to screen full-time co-workers. When reading CV's, I give a higher weight to those with version numbers. I'm not too worried about minor numbers (i.e. RHEL5.4 vs. RHEL5). I'm not too worried about older versions. Version numbers act as a shibboleth to weed out the posers from those who have actually worked with a technology.

When interviewing a potential Linux admin, I always ask what version and flavour of Linux that they have experience with. If they can't give something credible, then I don't rate them as having that skill.

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