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Comment: Caveat Emptor: Don't do this (Score 1) 255

by H0p313ss (#47172029) Attached to: A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

The last serious incident of this type I encountered the poor guy was "demoted" to testing and then the work load ramped up until he had an emotional breakdown.

He initially took on a job he was not qualified for and had lots of crazy opinions that pissed off a lot of people, but his managers failed him by victimizing him instead of helping him with career planning.

Now that I think of it, I think the same managers failed me in the same way...

Comment: Re:Complete gibberish (Score 1) 76

by H0p313ss (#47133853) Attached to: Tiniest Linux COM Yet?

What I got out of it is that he's not an 'IT Geek.' That's a specialized kind, ya know. Do you have a good understanding of the relative benefits of CMOS and TTL? How about the different types of lapidary grit?

I agree, though, that Slashdot isn't so much 'news for nerds' as it used to be. It's infested with IT types who think they're the whole community.

What I got out of it is that he's not an 'IT Geek.' That's a specialized kind, ya know. Do you have a good understanding of the relative benefits of CMOS and TTL? How about the different types of lapidary grit?

I agree, though, that Slashdot isn't so much 'news for nerds' as it used to be. It's infested with IT types who think they're the whole community.

So if an article has terms you don't understand do you whine about it or look it up? That's the difference.

Slashdot has always leaned towards the highly technical, and because of the specialization of technology it's unlikely that anyone is going to understand ALL the jargon.

A geek will look it up and perhaps even be a little excited to LEARN something, I don't know what to call someone who just whines that they weren't spoon fed.

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