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Comment: First of all (Score 5, Insightful) 269

by bferrell (#49745707) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Career Advice For an Aging Perl Developer?

40 is not a dinosaur. I'm 57 and have NO difficulty locating work. Fortunately (for me, not so much for employers). Employers have discovered that experience DOES count (and least those with more brains than a raven, those who don't... I don't want to work for anyway).

I also don't insist that I *deserve* every perc on the planet and that my work always be interesting.

Keep in mind, it's your work, not your life.

Comment: Re:Must hackers be such dicks about this? (Score 3, Insightful) 270

by bferrell (#49493889) Attached to: FBI Accuses Researcher of Hacking Plane, Seizes Equipment

Nope... The "king", at least on parchment, in this country is restrained from this type of behavior.

Yeah, I know, this is the real world and in fact our (United States) law enforcement (executive branch) officers (and these include the FBI) shoot unarmed people with impunity and pretty well do as they damned well please.


Comment: Please keep in mind (Score 1) 331

by bferrell (#49358409) Attached to: Amazon Requires Non-Compete Agreements.. For Warehouse Workers

Amazon doesn't actually employ the folks in the fulfillment centers...

So, if sued, they aren't going up against Amazon itself, but a company that contracts to Amazon. A small distinction, to be sure, but important.... They have far fewer resources and are MUCH more vulnerable to employment rights lawyers.

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