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Comment: Me too (Score 2) 472 472

Having worked my way up from a Wafer Probe Operator (Semiconductor Industry) to just under a Staff Scientist without a degree I can agree it is getting harder these days. For the most part, as a programmer, not having a degree hasn't held me back too much but there are certain cultures where if you don't have your piece of paper they won't even talk to you. When I was first promoted to be an Engineer my boss said "We all have 98.6 degrees, show me what you can do". I wonder what use a degree I would have received in 1979 would be today. Other than a check on a form.

Comment: Re:Uh, what? (Score 1) 390 390

My wife is an HR Director and I 'pity the fool who tries to mess with me'. Seriously, even though California is an 'At Will' state you would be surprised the number of way you can legally protect yourself if a company tries to screw you. Such as not pay for services rendered.

Comment: RAID 5 (Score 1) 393 393

I had the same problem and after I lost over 80 hours (my time to rip) of work I setup a Server the has 4 one terabyte (low power) drives in a RAID 5 setup. I use a hardware RAID controller (3Ware) since software RAID 5 is REALLY slow and you are usually moving several hundred megabytes per ripped file to the system. I setup the server to be low power and it uses around 65Watts when its idle, which is most of the time.

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