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Comment: Re:Tasks in the military can be limited (Score 1) 299

by Slider451 (#48076981) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

You're right, it likely wouldn't have come up. Like I said, I'll take your word for it on your reasons for leaving.

Yes, I knew very resourceful and crafty individuals at DLI, especially in the difficult category 4 languages like Mandarin. Some of the best people I've met in my life. The best of the best were also great soldiers who fulfilled their oaths before moving on to other careers.

Comment: Re:Tasks in the military can be limited (Score 1) 299

by Slider451 (#48076301) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

I've known many service members who separated before completing their contracts. I'll take your word for it that you were sincere. However, as a hiring manager in IT at a large corporation, who values honorable military service, I would have some hard questions for you were you to apply here.

Comment: Re:Generalizations.. (Score 1) 299

by Slider451 (#48076209) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

They're not mutually exclusive. I didn't serve a killing machine. I also don't believe all military personnel make the best IT professionals.

I believe honorable military service demonstrates a work ethic and set of values that is valuable nearly anywhere, as well as technical skills if the service member held an appropriate occupational specialty. Beyond that, college education, critical thinking and creative approaches to problem solving are variables unique to each individual. You can't equate an infantry corporal to a signal officer captain. They both might be leaving the service after their first contract is up and applying for the same IT job, but they are vastly different in experience and education.

Comment: Re:Tasks in the military can be limited (Score 1) 299

by Slider451 (#48075979) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

How did you simply decide to leave the military after they paid for boot camp and a year+ of intense language training? I had a friend who declared himself a conscientious objector after DLI and got out. He was viewed as an oath breaker by his peers and not remembered fondly.

The rest of your post is consistent with my experience. The military is a good start, but linguists need further education after their hitch is up to make money with their language training, either at a government agency or in the private sector.

Comment: Re:Can you explain how you migrate material over (Score 2) 222

by Slider451 (#47891449) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

It doesn't matter how old the phone, computer or iTunes installation is. Only the date of the backup matters. Just make sure to manually take a fresh backup of the old phone to iTunes before you setup the new one. (You should be running the latest versions of iOS and iTunes, too).

I'm on my third iPhone and about to get my fourth. The setup and restore from the old backup has always worked without a hitch. That's one of the big reasons I've stayed with iOS devices despite the lure of Nexus and Galaxy. I hate the idea of the walled garden but its seamless transition to new devices is a narcotic I can't seem to quit.

Comment: Re:What's the problem? (Score 1) 1198

by Slider451 (#46883607) Attached to: Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

This is comic book morality.

No, that's good-guy morality. You can try to dismiss it with a pejorative, but I'll side with comic book morality over what I infer you consider a more mature and subtle value system.

"Not might makes right, but might _for_ right" - King Arthur, Camelot

Comment: Re:Based on what? (Score 1) 888

by Slider451 (#46249965) Attached to: Star Trek Economics

Concur. There's no reason we can't establish a "subsistence floor", below which all critical needs are met. That doesn't prevent humans from seeking recognition, status, and exclusivity in other areas.

I think we've actually been heading this way for a while through technological inertia. As said above, being poor today is quite different than 100 years ago. At some point, poor will mean all your critical needs are met, but you lack the skills or desire to seek higher status. When that happens for everyone in the world, rather than appreciate how remarkable that is, we'll probably complain in the moment that it's unfair or still doesn't go far enough.

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