The Lord already took mercy on my soul when my ex-wife moved over 3000 miles away. Then "BoB" Dobbs came along with his pipe and helped me sort out the rest.
Someone should work out the licensing with the publishers of "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" and create a full manuscript. I would buy it and put it right between to my copy of Principia Discorida and The Book Of The Subgenius.
Maybe your concept wasn't that great to begin with.
I didn't say they COULDN'T be great, I'm just saying too much polish and people see you are unfamiliar with the culture, which lead some to question just how much exposure you've really had. Besides, since when has casual meant you are slob? Just because I don't wear a suit and tie doesn't mean I'm unclean.
Really? Oh no! We'll all be turned into godless communists who are in league with the Bolshevik Martian invaders. Soon we will force everyone to wear their underpants on their heads!
You can keep the "nicer" areas. I'll keep the mountains, forests and ocean, all within a couple hours of where I live. Nothing I've seen on earth is nicer than that.
You show up to interviews in a suit around here and you'd better know your stuff. A lot of people will see a know-nothing trying to cover their intellectual inadequacies by a bunch of slick polish. It's one of the few aspects of the Redmond culture that I agree with. Suit and tie are a serious Bozo flag. We care more about results than window dressings.
The last time a recruiter tried to call me about a contract position - at MS, orange badge no lessl - I told him I would need at least 97K/year (I picked a prime and added some zeros) and would consider nothing less than permanent employment (blue badge). The guy left me alone after that.
What a whiner. I get sh!t done all the time.
You couldn't pay me enough to live in LA. I'd sooner live in Burien.
You don't understand? Really?! Could it be that MS programmers are a dime a dozen around Seattle? Could it be that you are expecting an LA salary? Maybe you should focus on developing skills that are a little more in demand. Non-MS specific skills are a little harder to come by around here. How is your Java? GNU-Linux? etc... Many companies are looking for people who can think outside of the MS-Certified-Box. Those that drank the MS.NET Kool-Aid can pick up cheap talent from the local community colleges and high schools.
As my ancestors before me, I would fight to the death to stop a return to monarchy.
That would imply some human rights would need to be honored. I imagine he would be indefinitely detained.
It's nice to know that no matter what you do the big spy agencies out there will always have a back door into your phone.
I can see how two computers could communicate through ultra sonic frequencies. But what I don't understand is how a computer can become infected just by being within audio range of an already infected computer. I mean, what causes the clean computer to start listening in the first place? Is there something in the "clean" bios we should be concerned about? Should I get out my wire clippers and permanently disable the microphone on all my computers? Is this something we should blame on the NSA? Or is it the aliens?