Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).
I'm a contractor on a fairly major contract w/ DoD.
I have several years of experience and cultivated contacts specifically useful to this contract. If a 'blue shirt' were to be doing my job,it would likely take 'em several months to adjust and start being as productive. --a few short months later, they'd be shipp'd off to their next assignment. The result would be mostly chaos for the project. I'm not against DoD using enlisted folks to do the IT stuff.. I think they should.. it gives great experience for their future. But some pretty basic Military Life aspects will need to see change before it's viable.
The resultant discussion at customer service brought out my turrets.
DVORAK: Yd. 'gcjt xpr,b urq hgmlork.p yd. na;f eriv
I'll stick w/ QWERTY thanks it's faster and less 'encoded'.
I know I know, go to my corner.
There is trouble with the trees,
For the squirrels want more nuts
And the oaks ignore their pleas.
The trouble with the squirrels,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the nuts.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the squirrels
Can't be happy in their acorn free zone.
There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the squirrels scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the squirrels formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us nuts."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.