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Comment: Re:Alternative Explanations (Score 1) 308

by sandytaru (#49356331) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up
The thing about a terrorism attack, though, is that one of the known terrorist organizations would need to be taking credit for it for any of these to be plausible. If ISIS came out today and said, "Haha he was secretly one of us BE AFRAID" then it'd most certainly be reclassed from murder suicide to terrorism. But if a lone dude does it, and no organization claims credit for it, the murder-suicide theory will be the only logical one. Terrorism works by publicity of actions.

Comment: Re:A Bit Fishy (Score 1) 308

by sandytaru (#49356253) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up
That's a good idea. Rapid shedding of altitude should automatically pop the lock. Say, 20,000 feet descent in under 5 minutes. That is very clearly not normal behavior of a large plane, which takes 30 minutes to reach cruising altitude of 30K+ feet, usually in small increments of 1000 feet every 2-3 minutes after the initial rise. If the plane really is crashing due to catastrophe, popping the lock on the cabin door won't make a difference. If it's crashing because the pilot saw a vision of Jesus who told him to kill everyone on board, it might save the plane.

Comment: Re:My 'old man' is coming out (Score 1) 366

by sandytaru (#49353659) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US
I was pretty swiftly disabused of that notion after I was hired for my first job. It's kind of made me scared even as I'm searching for something new. Now I know I'm not that great - I'm merely average, or maybe just barely above average at best. How am I supposed to convince an employer that I'm worth their time and money?

Comment: Re:Define "Qualified" (Score 1) 366

by sandytaru (#49353623) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US
I'm in the same boat - I consider myself one of the first Millennials, mostly because I identify more with them than I do Gen X. That 1980 cutoff is really unfair (I was a month too early.) I think a better definition is "grew up with computers." If you were the kid programming your parent's VCR when you were 7, you're probably more Millennial than GenX.

Comment: Re:Most degrees from India... (Score 1) 264

Some of them are legit, but they are a fraction of the degrees issued there, and the graduates immediately flee to America or elsewhere in the world where they'll get taken seriously. The senior architect at our company was born in Mumbai, but got a real degree, moved here, got US citizenship, and is now raising his seven kids on a 20 acre farm.

Comment: Re:Exercise (Score 1) 111

I was being facetious. I permit myself some free reading time while on the treadmill, and eat a tasty protein bar as my reward for a workout (those things are like candy bars, but I guess with more vitamins.) Despite this, I'd still rather not go to the gym every day because it's such a bother. Especially now that the weather is warming up where I live. I'd much rather go on a hike, or do exercise disguised as something fun.

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