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Comment: Re:Why explicitly war zone? (Score 2) 352

by david.a.judge (#38356974) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working As an IT Contractor In a War Zone?
Thailand? Cambodia? Philippines? Seriously???? Local rates of pay are around 800 USD per month are the average. There is no shortage of local talent. There are major language barriers. I've lived in Thailand for 20 years and I get asked the same question once a week by some hopeful who has come for a holiday and 'likes the lifestyle' (i.e. the women) Forget it unless you are sent on an ex-pat package by a company you are already working for, in which case it's great, but those postings are highly sort after.

Comment: Re:Uh, what? (Score 1) 96

by david.a.judge (#35465896) Attached to: The Emergency Internet Bunkers


In 1949, the Soviets tested their first atomic bomb, and they pushed the clock to 23:57. A year later, the US did the same – so the clock ticked on to 23:58.

Uh, I thought the US tested their first atomic bomb in 1945?

When you RTFA, try READING it: "Since 1947, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has used the face of this fictional clock to plot our race towards destruction. In 1949, the Soviets tested their first atomic bomb, and they pushed the clock to 23:57. Four years later, the US and Soviets both tested thermonuclear weapons and so the clock ticked on to 23:58." Hint: the keyword is "thermonuclear", *NOT* "atomic".

All the simple programs have been written.