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Comment: Re:Here's one (Score 5, Insightful) 348

by crywalt (#49220099) Attached to: Obama Administration Claims There Are 545,000 IT Job Openings
This is basically what I see all the time. The listings all want experts in some stupidly named tech less than ten years old. Hadoop, Mongo, Tomcat, Pullwilly, Crankyank, GULP, GRUNT, and, god, still PHP. Also HTML5, which hasn't even been settled yet. They want all of that plus knowledge of ninety acronyms which don't really mean anything (RESTful). And there's absolutely NO ROOM for anyone to come in and pick things up as they go along. Every interviewer wants someone who can hit the ground running. Twenty years of experience on the web and a CS degree count for nothing if you're not an expert backwards and forwards in obscure minutia of SQL syntax, all tested using an online quiz designed to break your brain. Not to mention that the last job offer I got was for less money (accounting for inflation) than I got two years out of college twenty years ago, and in Manhattan to boot. After commuting I'd probably have lost money.

Comment: Petty Web Design Peeve (Score 0) 224

by crywalt (#49115443) Attached to: 100 Years of Chemical Weapons
I realize this is petty, especially given the subject of the web page, but why oh why does the C&EN page have to take over my arrow keys? I tried to scroll down gradually using them and found they've been taken over to move the page to the next *section*. When what you expected was to go down one line for each tap of the key, and therefore have tapped it a few times, it's surprising and stupid to end up halfway through the article.

I'm an old-time web developer and designer. I don't really do it professionally any more but I used to. So as a professional I have to ask: WHAT THE FUCK?

Comment: Re:Well, There You Go. (Score 1) 708

by crywalt (#47797835) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report
Socialism, by definition, is where the government owns the means of production. This isn't even partially the case almost anywhere any more, unless you really stretch the meaning of ownership. I may be exaggerating somewhat; there may still be state-owned companies here and there. But, really, socialism barely exists today.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 264

I hope you're modded down below -1 into some minus infinity where we can never see your typing again. I've been to Newark, Philadelphia, Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and similar places many, many times. I am a white man who grew up in New York City and went to high school in Alphabet City. I've seen more of what passes for bad neighborhoods in America than you've had hot dinners, asshole. And I have never once been threatened, let alone menaced, attacked, mugged, beaten, shot, stabbed, or anything. The people of Ferguson are not animals. They're human. They're people. They deserve more respect than you do, Anonymous Coward, with your ridiculous racist views.

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