You need credibility indicators, including the degree. Firstly, to make it past the automated resume filters. Secondly, to connect with often non-technical hiring managers. Start the process to finish the degree. In the breaks between degree work, get certifications in technologies that pay well. Yes, there are lots of people who have certs, but don't know really know anything useful. But I usually hear about them, because they actually got through to the interview rounds before getting found out. If you actually have IT/Tech chops, and have (the desired) certs, and are working on your degree, getting a decent job, while still not easy, will be at least easy-er. Finally, if you have time, do a good job at some volunteer IT work for a charity in return for a recommendation. Or do a really good job at some reasonable, concrete contract work and make a recommendation part of the compensation if they're happy. Hiring is a tough process for the hiring manager. Try to make his/her job easier with respect to hiring you.
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I think the cyber- prefix is an artifact our transitional age (no global network -> pervasive global network). Kids born today will probably not distinguish between "cyber" parts of their world and real parts as concretely as we do. If they hear "cyber" in conversation, they will dismiss the speaker as being part of their parents' generation. People born after the mid-70s tend think of the word "groovy" (language not-withstanding) the same way in my experience.
Letting them design new robots. Then we lose control.
I have heard this called "Twin Peaks Syndrome." Twin Peaks apparently started out as a fact-based mystery, but the writers dug themselves in so deep, that they resorted to mystical hand waving to wrap things up.
Given the recent similar issue with supposedly buggy Windows updates, I say this is an undetected root kit cleaning up after itself.
Adobe makes their money on implementing efficient work flows for manipulating images, etc. If I am an independent designer, the more work I can cram into a day, the better I live. If I run a megacorp design department, the more work my employees can do, the fewer I need and the larger my bonus. I personally love and use the GIMP. It's an amazing project, but when I go head to head with my brother with his CS4 on a particular task, for the most part, I can't compete.
Imagine the worth1000 Photoshop contests you could do with this
This leak feels like the ones Apple's secret police use. Since it's particularly inflammatory, I wonder if they only gave specific people access to it to track down who was doing the leaking...
Also, as an admin, help your clients change their business processes to minimize the number of workstations where regular users are local administrators. Yes, some software packages need local admin to work, but most do not. While doing this will not be a panacea, it does seem to cut infection rates down.
What slick piece of engineering!
(I'll be here all night
If the submitter is in a Windows shop (I assumed he was), those won't work. The idea is to transparently isolate the bad behavior.
Get an old pc and a big enough drive.
Unplug the workstation from the network.
Load Linux and samba on the old pc.
Put all of the son's data on the old pc.
Rename the pc to the workstation name, plug it into the net, and share out the drive.
Stuff the pc under a desk somewhere.
Rename the workstation.
Plug workstation back into the network with its new name and continue working.
It seems dramatically cutting antibiotic use promotes the growth treatable bacteria over non-treatable bacteria in human environments.
Instead of participating in a conference, companies seem to be using Facebook pages, client email campaigns, and the like. The customers that call/email/post back they visit directly to do demos.
... but I doubt it's the right answer.