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Comment Re:Ageism is a problem everywhere, not just in tec (Score 2) 632 632

I'm basing this off the fact that I got my current job around three years ago, when I was 37, without much trouble. That and the volume of recruiting emails I get (including two from Google in the past 6 months) despite my age being pretty obvious from my LinkedIn profile.

Comment Re:Does indeed happen. (Score 2) 632 632

For what it's worth I've known "old" tech workers who don't "act" old, and I've known ones who do. So even though many companies may use "culture fit" as coded language for "too old" (or "too foreign"), there is still some truth to it. I've had to work with someone who acted like a grouchy old man and it wasn't enjoyable.

Comment Re:Commission (Score 2) 632 632

Can't just be the recruiters. Someone above them has to either be actively allowing them bring people back in who have already been rejected three times before or they're just so disorganized they don't keep records on that kind of thing. Given who we're talking about that seems less likely, but you never know. I can see maybe bringing someone in a second time if the first on-site interview is a "near miss", but four times? That's just weird.

Comment so... (Score 1) 241 241

Conservatively, let's say we could earn 2.5% annually in real terms (i.e. after inflation) on $10B. That's the rate the economy is projected to grow at long-term. So, $250M/year in perpetuity. That'd fund a lot of basic research, if that's what you're into.

I'd also feel better about spending $10B on a manned moon mission if the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio wasn't about 70% higher than it was 8 years ago.

Comment so... (Score 0) 331 331

In her decision, the judge noted a psychiatric and psychological assessment that she said painted a picture of a deeply troubled young person who is a high risk to reoffend. The report suggested the teen has minimized his crimes and blamed the victims, showed no remorse and was motivated in the pleasure the trouble he inflicted on his victims.

So he's like most #gamergate folks. Got it.

Comment explanation (Score 1) 336 336

"Passion for the craft" is why they get paid less and have crappy working conditions. Because they're committed to being a video game developer. There's a certain cool factor that motivates some devs to continue to work in that industry despite sub-standard pay and/or working conditions. In other words, part of the compensation package is "the fact that you get to develop video games". And, apparently, for some folks that's worth a non-insignificant amount of cash.

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