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Comment: Re:[OT] A+ = F (Score 1) 293

by spudnic (#43930413) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Getting Exchange and SQL Experience?

Another hint... Even if you don't have a lot of experience, don't pad your resume. Don't say you are proficient in Microsoft Word unless you are applying for some kind of clerical job. And if you put something on your resume you better be able to back it up. It will be easy to tell when the interview happens. Even if you're good in all other aspects if you put down you know something and I find out your only experience is reading an article on it, you're out. I can't trust you.

Comment: Selling computers (Score 4, Interesting) 288

by spudnic (#39367873) Attached to: Wikipedia Didn't Kill Brittanica — Encarta Did

This article is very true. At the time Encarta came out I was working for a company that sold PCs. We were located in an area where there were many affluent African American families. Not being raciest by any means, but typically all we had to do was bring up the article on Martin Luther King and start the "dream" speech video and they just had to have that for their kids. Encarta sold the computer.

Comment: Re:Privacy vs. Accountabilty (Score 5, Insightful) 218

by spudnic (#39225547) Attached to: In Theory And Practice, Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea

Privacy is a huge issue here. Now if you have to go to a voting booth to vote your overbearing SO can't coerce you to vote one way or another. You have plausible deniability. That's kind of hard to do when they're standing behind you watching you vote from the family PC.

Assembly language experience is [important] for the maturity and understanding of how computers work that it provides. -- D. Gries