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Comment: Re:Too old (Score 1) 125

by rholtzjr (#49686421) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Security Certification For an Old Grad?

Ditto, coming from someone who started my IT career when the submitter started elementary school.

As for Security+ certification, I have turned down many a contracts as an application developer with the DoD because the job description called for one where it had no relevance to the actual position. Just a check box on the job posting.

So the question you have to answer I think would be "Will the certification help or hinder your endeavor?". My opinion is that for a programmer, no (unless the application being developed is a network security application or a sysadmin tool(s) specifically meant to administer security).

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Journal: Snowden retort

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Upon the Snowden incident I responded against the persecution of him as he was upholding the oath to protect the United States from enemies both foreign and domestic. The current enemies are the NSA.

Comment: Re:Snowden (Score 5, Insightful) 221

by rholtzjr (#48232905) Attached to: When Snowden Speaks, Future Lawyers (and Judges) Listen

This man stood up to the oath "protect from foreign and domestic" threats. And they now want to persecute him for espionage?
Totally disgraceful!!!
I still think we need to fire all Judicial, Legislative and Executive branch members and start over.
Or better yet hold them responsible for the lack of over site.

Comment: Canceled my account long ago (Score 2, Insightful) 131

by rholtzjr (#47823525) Attached to: Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Farcebook is a worthless application that has no inherent value other than wasting time and advertising how we live our daily activities. Who cares that I went to the mall, who cares that I hiked 10 miles, geez, and better yet let me advertise when I am not going to be home for the thieves to come ransack my home. This is an application that need to go away.

Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 3, Insightful) 474

by rholtzjr (#47488889) Attached to: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

I agree with your comments on this as well. What would we do with all the prison space currently housed by drug-related occupants? That would put a heavy dent in the income of the organizations that manage the prison systems (which are mostly cronies of the politicians). And once the dent is made in their profits, they would lobby to elevate the penalty of some other illegal act to put the profits back into their pockets, say jaywalking or driving while texting is a now mandatory 90 days in prison.

Comment: Re:Job Hopping (Score 1) 282

by rholtzjr (#47389427) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

It is obvious that you have never been a consultant before. If you throw the 1-2 years and less into the "least likely" pile then you are going to miss out on people who can adapt rapidly in practically any situation. This is what the industry created when they started outsourcing. In the event that a person goes from a full time employment to a consulting type employment are you saying you would not want this type of person to re-enter the full time employment category? Seeing as you have 25 years with a single company shows that you are operating on a 25 years old concept.

Comment: Don't know about you, but.... (Score 1) 384

by rholtzjr (#46455379) Attached to: Men And Women Think Women Are Bad At Basic Math

My sister has a Masters Degree in Mathematics and also teaches an advanced placement Calculus class at a local high school. Women bad at math????
I know that to be different. I would rather think that it has to do with having the ability to think in an abstract manner. Some people can do this easier than others. Gender has nothing to do with it.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson