That was interesting enough to look up - some brief skimming reveals that the saying appears to be of recent British origin, although they were in China, and probably mistranslated something. Learn something new and interesting everyday. It still sounds good though I'll now have to refer to it as a British curse instead.
I think the most interesting part of this is that yes, we are not yet out of revolutions. Interesting times, while an ancient Chinese curse, is certainly more fun than living without these new innovations. Bring them on!
And I agree, getting older these days means you may have greater insight. The worst waste of time I see in programming is the "re-invention" cycle that occurs every 5-7 years with the latest new language or methodology. And after the newness wears off, the same old approaches are gravitated towards, because they work.
>No, it is not. It is a *part* of TS. Not "above.
It requires special accreditation procedures to carry SCI data and a simple TS network accreditation cannot do it. Above simple SCI, there is additional accreditation required for SAP/SAR. So I think you are mistaken, although it could all just be semantics if you wish. The fact of the matter is you can have a TS-only clearance, a TS/SCI clearance with the standard compartments, TS/SCI with special compartments requiring poly, and TS/SCI with special requirements requiring a full-scope lifestyle poly. Each of these is harder to get, and it is "fair" to think of them as above one another, because they have increasingly stringent access requirements.
People are always available for work in the past tense.