You realize that a lot of people who make decisions don't actually like to use electronic methods of transmitting information, right? That's why rolodexes still sell, as do personal planners. A salesman isn't psychic, so he's going to cover his bases about what your possible preferences could be. It isn't "making you their secretary." You could just say no thanks instead of making a show about how "above" business cards you are. Have you actually asked them to send their contact information via email? Also, yes, sales guys can be annoying, especially bad ones. But if you actually treat them like human beings, which they are, they can also be one of your greatest assets in the technical world. I have my current job, which more than doubled my salary, because of a sales guy who informed me of an opening. It pays not to be a jerk. They're just another person doing their job, just like you, whether or not you appreciate their career.
Really? You make it a point to throw it out in front of them? Because it's that important that you prove how superior you think you are, and how arrogant and immature you actually are? It sounds like you're doing them a favor. Especially considering that you refer to someone doing their job as a "sales drone."
You forgot the "windows genuine advantage" checks every half second, because God forbid someone go 2 seconds without verifying their software's legitimacy.
Or they know you exist, but they can't pin anything on you. Sort of like how we know China is sponsoring the hacking of American assets, but we can't pin anything directly on them.
Especially considering that to get into "cyber command" you have to have a squeaky clean background (which usually means you lack some of the rogue-ish characteristics that often make the best security experts), and most of the offensive security firms, well, let's just say that they will find you. You don't apply to them.
You know, if we put that out there to the US' population as a whole, I bet we could improve our country's average IQ by around 40 points.
Awesome! So where can people from the USA sign up?
Marissa Meyer is easy on the eyes, and that is relevant. Right? Right?
War is peace, duh.
As a citizen of the US, I agree with you. Sadly, most of our populace is happy eating Mcdonalds and watching Snooki, so they're too apathetic to voice any opinions to our congress critters. At this point, I fear the military industrial complex is turning the cogs.
Pretty much this. My parents were super liberal, but always taught me that until told otherwise you maintain strict courtesy until told not to. So, it's always, "Yes sir, Yes ma'am." This works out great considering a LOT of the folks I work with, who are my seniors, are ex-military.
I agree with you, AC (first time I think I've ever said that). But I have a feeling we'll be hearing tons of excuses for this whole thing until the warhawks get their way.
I really wish that was true. There were videos coming out of Syria last year of a supposed chemical weapon attack that didn't show up in the media at all, and received no response (at least not publicly). There was also a reported incident earlier this year (in March I believe) that was reported in the media, but nothing came out of it other than some pondering about the action the US would take. This time we actually are paying attention. 3rd time is the charm I guess?
Technically, we already have a reason to attack, and we did the second one of their missiles hit our ally, Turkey. This is just casus belli.
For having a higher amount of melanin in his skin, and for not being George Bush.