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Comment: Re:Pay, not talent (Score 3, Insightful) 443

by Lumpy (#49614145) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

Right here is the solid fact.

it's not about skill, It's about how cheap can we get the whores for, and how hard can we abuse them.

20 somethings tend to be too stupid to stand up for themselves and accept a 60 hour workweek as normal. They also buy the bullshit of "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and keep accepting more and more workload.

Comment: Dear recruiters.... (Score 1) 443

by Lumpy (#49614071) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

I'm an "old fart" and more of a digital native than any 20 something.. I have been in the internet since 1987 in a legit form.. Was a part of it in other forms for 2 years previous... Running Unix and managing dial up nodes for UUnet access. I have been active in usenet at that time as well as not only living the digital world, but I have done more in networking and computing hardware than any 10 of the new kiddies from college put together. How many of them have actually licked a cray?

In fact most old farts I know that are still in the business can still work circles around the new turds on the block. We just work smart using that experience we have instead of being over caffeinated lost puppies sniffing and peeing on every server rack they can find.

Comment: Re:Looks like the prophet's gunmen (Score 1) 955

by phayes (#49613155) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

I have no doubt that the anonymous coward troll without the courage to post under his own name would want to carry a gun because he is afraid of the police (because...). However, I doubt that that is the reason eth1 does.

People with legal arms are very rarely those who have anything to fear from the police.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 0) 955

by jellomizer (#49610003) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

That didn't seem like a trap at all.
Let's put a contest to offend a violent extremest group, and let's place it in Texas, where the kids are taught to shoot a gun before they can read.
I guess they could have been less subtitle. They could have had a jihadist entrance clearly marked with a heavy spiked wall, with visible gears.

Comment: Re:Why would anyone start there? (Score 1) 120

And of course, if a number of large employers all suddenly congregated in Austin, of course land prices would go up, salaries go up, etc.

That's definitely happening... Austin 10 years ago was cheap, now it is merely "not as expensive", especially if you don't want a long commute from the suburbs (Austin has horrible traffic, so I don't recommend that). Central areas of the city have prices in the $400-600k range. Fancy areas, like West Austin, are pushing $1m.

+ - How Silicon Valley got that way -- and why it will continue to rule.->

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An anonymous reader writes: Lots of places want to be "the next Silicon Valley." But the Valley's top historian looks back (even talks to Steve Jobs about his respect for the past!) to explain why SV is unique. While there are threats to continued dominance, she thinks its just too hard for another region to challenge SV's supremacy.
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Comment: Do guidance counselors help students hack? (Score 0) 241

"He could have very easily come to one of his counselors and asked for help"

Guidance counselors are the biggest wast in the school systems.
Either you are Ivy League material and you are smart enough to deal with the rest of the stuff, or they say you should consider vocational training.
I remember having to show my guidance counselor how I can make my schedule work. Because she just couldn't do it herself.

So if he went for help what are they going do? Not change his grade, at best you can form a relationship, so she may leave with the computer logged in where you change the grade there.

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