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Comment the drone was a gift (Score 1) 1197

If someone puts stuff in your yard, it is yours to dispose of as you see fit. This covers trash like drink cups and what not. Anything mailed to you becomes yours, even if it was mailed by accident. I think this pattern implies that owner of the drone flew it to the shooters yard, and then the drone becomes the property of the shooter. It was a gift. I'm not sure about firing a weapon in city limits, but shooting your own stuff seems legal.

Comment Look to larger, established companies for testing (Score 3, Insightful) 271

I've been using perl professionally for 22 years now, and I'm not seeing much of a drop off. I am noticing that a lot of the work is in testing organizations. They've written a lot of code and it needs to be maintained. Look around for automation testing positions and you'll see that a lot of them are in perl. It is not particularly fun and sexy, but you didn't say that was a requirement.

Comment Re:run constantly on her COMPANY ISSUED iPhone (Score 1) 776

I know I shouldn't feed the trolls, but I'm not wise enough to leave well enough alone.

The guy lives in Denmark, so most likely he is not going to be either a Republican or a Democrat. Since it is likely that he will be "very liberal" by US standards, he's more likely to support the Dems if he cares at all about US politics.

FWIW: I'm a card carrying Republican from the South and it seems that I am generally better informed than you are. Yeah for the well educated.

And to help you out with your ad hominem attack on me, I've got nothing against them tracking their phone. It is their phone after all. But it seems like a thinly veiled attempt to track her. Or at least that is how her boss is (mis)using those features. I'm fine with her being "reachable" 24/7 if that was agreed to when she took the job, but this seems to go way beyond that. Hopefully this will give you fodder to explain how I've been ruining slashdot for the past 18 years.

Comment Re:Boorish (Score 1) 662

I understand. I like zippy little cars. I wouldn't touch American cars for a while, but I did like the Focus from a decade ago. I think Ford is less bad that it used to be, and occasionally does well. That said, I now drive a Honda.

Comment Re:Boorish (Score 1) 662

I would have sworn that my ZX5 was built in North America. A google search says that it would have been built in Mexico, which I'm fairly certain is not part of Europe. It was an awesome little car and I only got rid of it 'cause a 20 something idiot didn't know to drive slower in icy conditions and totaled it. Anyone saying that the only good Focuses were built in Europe is uninformed. Or perhaps stupid. It is hard to tell those two apart on the internet.

Comment Re:been there, done that (Score 4, Insightful) 280

Most degrees have a year or more of generic coursework. And some microbiology might mean a few math and science classes. That could be as much as a third of the required courses have already been completed. So a two year sprint with summers might be enough. It would be brutal as there are no soft subject classes to dilute the STEM. My personal advice is always to get the degree. Most of it is of little use, but dipping your toes in a bunch of different areas is invaluable. And many managers/HR only want to hire folks with fancy pieces of paper. If you only want some STEM, then why not a hybrid approach? Technical writers often have a minor in a STEM field, but not the whole degree. That might be something you can pick up in just a year.

"Spock, did you see the looks on their faces?" "Yes, Captain, a sort of vacant contentment."