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Comment Re:It's localized, I think. (Score 1) 561

I succeeded first in Japan, then S. Korea and finally China. Totaled more than 15 yrs. by the time I came back. As for 'importing' workers, it helps to know how the hiring works in a given region. In Japan, as an example, most companies rely on agencies to tell them who they want to hire. In Korea, it's HR. In China, it's the group that you will work with, and you don't get near HR until the very end of the process. As for not being keen, keep in mind that the company needs to follow strict visa requirements. The harder it is to fit you into that requirement, the more difficult it is to hire you. As well, many companies have been stung by wide eyed foreigners who change their mind soon after - all that time an money to get you there goes up in smoke if you cut/run. You need to understand their process better than they do so you can help them to help you.

Comment It's localized, I think. (Score 3, Interesting) 561

As an older worker with considerable skills, it was hard to even get an interview stateside, but overseas in Asia, they recognized my value and were more than willing to not only hire me, but pay well for what I brought to the table. In the US, older workers are made to feel like dirt. In Asia, they respect age.

Submission + - Chicago Professor's P vs. NP Breakthrough? ( 1

djupedal writes: László Babai, a legendary mathematician and computer scientist at the University of Chicago, seems to have made “potentially the most important theoretical computer science advance in more than a decade."

He has proven that any two networks, no matter how complex, can be compared in “quasi-polynomial time"—not polynomial time, but not bad.

Comment urrggg - no (Score 0) 242

>by somebody with an obvious love for NASA

I was with you up to that point. Nerds that 'love' NASA today are not worthy of being called nerds. NASA hasn't deserved anyone's love for several decades. NASA today is all about theater & FUD that begs funding so they can keep looking under the bed for monsters that don't exist. Your nerd is nothing but a shill, then. We won't get into what that makes you, but if you come to your senses, you might save your brand.

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