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Comment: Re:Sometimes being fair requires ignoring differen (Score 1) 233 233

Should people with a higher biological age retire earlier? Kinda unfair to people who looked after themselves.

What about those who take care of themselves, but were in the unlucky part of the gene pool that included high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, cancer?

With all of those items in my own family history, and being in my late 50s, I've been doing what I can, but I personally plan on retiring (not completely, but doing something I really enjoy like volunteering) as early as financially possible. I've seen too many people who never got to enjoy any of those later years before they were dead, brain dead, or riddled with cancer.

Comment: Re:Not a failure (Score 1) 35 35

You don't learn anything when you win the game of chess

As any chess pro will tell you, post game analysis often reveals things not noticed during the game. You look at the strengths and weaknesses of both sides, replaying some or all of the game and discussing it with the opponent. One of the most difficult things for humans to do is to learn from other peoples mistakes, often having to repeat them for themselves.

Comment: Re: Good for greece (Score 1) 1266 1266

Who is at fault now?

Greece, and the officials who they voted into office. They created their own mess. They lied about that mess. And, they got help, but still couldn't get their shit all in one bucket. How many times should the responsible countries be expected to pay for the sins of the irresponsible? They're like an alcoholic who's still in denial about his affliction.

Comment: Re:Seriously?!?!? (Score 2) 213 213

Again, you can choose to live in the real world, or you can choose not to, and be played by everyone else. Wars and other conflicts happen, it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Being on the wrong side of the intelligence equation means you're going to be the fly, and not the fly swatter.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 179 179

If you're impatient enough that you won't wait two weeks for an offer letter, I've got a long line of qualified applicants that will. At the end of an interview, we always tell the person what to expect. We're required to interview a minimum of three applicants for every requisition this is due to compliance regulations. After the interview, the selected candidate has to be approved through multiple layers...HR, legal, compensation, and normally a couple layers of engineering management. That typically takes 1-2 weeks, and is common for a Fortune 500 company.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 179 179

When I schedule an interview with a prospective hire, I prepare the paperwork to make a job offer at the end of the interview.

Then you're fortunate not to be working for a large company. The hoops we have to jump through include approvals from a couple levels up, along with HR, Legal, Compensation, etc. That normally takes a minimum of 5 days after the interview.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 179 179

Unfilled vacancies translates to lost sales. As a hiring manager, we get pounded by upper management to fill slots as quickly as possible, and end up wasting time reexplaining the process to them every year or so, even though our numbers have been consistent, and lower than industry averages.

Comment: Re:Must it be a condom? (Score 3, Insightful) 171 171

Because traditions have gone out the fucking window in favor of getting laid as quickly as geographically possible. ...

Yeah, they went out the window a couple thousand years ago. But please continue believing that your imaginary society ever existed.

"It takes all sorts of in & out-door schooling to get adapted to my kind of fooling" - R. Frost