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Comment A Definate Maybe (Score 1) 296 296

I have a couple listed on my resume. I'm sure it helped get my foot in the door past the recruiting / HR shrews to get to an actual interview.
Was it worth the cost? Hard to say in the long run, but I think in the beginning it helped just a tiny bit to stand out from competition. They weren't all that costly to begin with, but at that time in my life, sure seemed like it.

As for further certs, push for the employer to pay for you getting them. Plenty of certs I never bothered to get, but studied for anyway just to stay ahead of the curve and keep my skills sharp.

Comment Wrong Target Audience (Score 1) 202 202

I frequently see ads featuring Yao Ming and Jackie Chan regarding rhino horns.

I live in 'Murica, WTF do I care about a rhino horn that I'd want to buy some?
I don't eat deep fried scorpions or snakes, vaccinate my children, and wash my hands after pewping, thus I'm a person of at *least* average intelligence. Explain to me the desire to ingest what is effectively very large toenail in powdered form.

They should be directing these commercials at the backwater countries that believe in this bovine manure, like asian and mexico/south america.

Comment Learn Why and How jQuery does what it does (Score 1) 126 126

I personally don't like jQuery for various reasons, but if one is going to use it, learn the why's and how's, so that when things aren't working, you can figure out why.

Myself, I use ExtJS heavily for projects on the front end, granted i'm doing things that actually have a purpose for business.

Comment Duh, Just use Dino Juice (Score 1) 597 597

This is so stupid. Telsa cars are a waste for a majority of the nation, as we like to drive beyond our city, or commute long distance. You know what's more efficient than wasting all this money on home electrical conversion and expensive batteries...? Gasoline. Super efficient means of moving energy from one place to another and lighter than a big nasty caustic battery, and I don't have to reconfigure my house to use gasoline.

And thats before even getting into the electrical merits pointed out by others.

Comment I give you N Rays (Score 1) 320 320

What do you get when respected members of a group have their work questioned? They call their detractors 'deniers' and try to establish a consensus, (as if a fact is something that could be voted upon), to cover up their mistakes and double down on their flawed models. I give you N Rays.

It takes a jack-ass who refuses to blindly accept to point out the Emperor has no clothes and prove it.

'Murica, we're filled with Jack-Asses ;)

Comment Re:Congratuations, so what? (Score 1) 764 764

I'll agree with you on some of your points.

I personally think the role of marriage in federal government ( and even state, but that's up to the individual state) should be completely separated from law.
Whom another person is married to should have no bearing on a federal law or policy.

At the same time, I do not feel that any individual, religion, or business should be forced to ignore their religious beliefs by one group or another. First amendment protection.

I don't care who comes out, or doesn't, or for what reason. My identity is not defined by my sexual preferences. I find those that choose for that to be their defining identity to be rather shallow and not very important in my daily life. Good for them, they can have a cookie.

I look forward to this being a non issue.

Comment Congratuations, so what? (Score 1) 764 764

Congratulations Cook, good for you, have a cookie. Now, how soon until we stop giving a shit about people's sexualities when there are more important things in the world.

Where I (or others) put my (or their) genitalia has nothing to do with making ends meet at the end of the day.

I don't care what other ppl do, nor should the federal government.

Comment Why use either? Asking for trouble. (Score 2) 631 631

How about using neither system. I don't trust apple with my data, and I don't trust any data stored in an app on my phone, regardless of OS (but esp android).

I'd rather just have a card with chip+pin or good old fashioned cash.

I don't blame retailers for wanting to cut out CC fees, hel I would want to do that too. I don't blame them for not wanting to outfit hundreds of POS devices with NFC support, that is costly, when CurrentC can achieve similar with existing hardware.

I don't trust apple or google, period. Only a fool would trust either of them for anything.

Brain damage is all in your head. -- Karl Lehenbauer