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Comment Re:I don't blame them. (Score 1) 163

I dont have a college degree. I have been working full time since the mid '90's. I have no problem getting a tech job (Linux Admin currently, Software Engineer for 10+ years, system engineer for 5 +) and for the record i am 45. Not sure if that means im young enough to hire and have enough experience...or if there really are a lot of US companies hiring US citizens. I have choose to never work on the (North) East coast (i worked in Sunrise FL for awhile) or the west coast. The midwest, southwest dont seem to have a lot of H1B and they still chooose to hire US to manage India when they do farm out some work for them. (apps, windoz stuff I wont touch...so it doesnt bother me)

Comment JOVIAL (Score 1) 331

I didnt see JOVIAL mentioned here yet. My first job out of school required me to program in JOVIAL. It went well...learned ADA, C, C++ after that... Wrote in a few others (took existing code and added functionality or fixed bugs) but not fluent. It feels like once I knew how to program the language didnt really matter. Sure it took a few days to spin up, and maybe a few weeks to get really good at a new language, but there is plenty of online stuff and usually someone else had been around longer then I and didn't mind teaching me a few tricks....in 2010 I switched over to Linux Admin full time. I enjoy it more the programming (after 20 years needed something new) but I could still pick up ADA, JOVIAL, C/C++ and be back in the grove within a few weeks...

Comment Re: I always quit without notice (Score 1) 765

BTW, a couple of people freaked the f out..screaming and yelling, throwing stuff, etc. A couple of people collapsed and needed medical attention....as you can imagine the work environment was a mess for weeks after. I think around 1600 of the 3500 employees got walked out withing a month. Those who could left on their own within a few months. Hard to focus when the ax is over anybody's/everybodys head...

Comment Re: I always quit without notice (Score 1) 765

Summer of 2009. A Defense contractor in Sterling Heights, MI. They hired outside security to come in and escort people out (govt contracts got cut/canceled) I saw it first hand. I left on my own a few weeks later. 750 people were walked out the door the first week of "layoffs" without any prior notice. It happens, i lived it.

Comment Re:WHO - 1.5 million died from heart disease in 20 (Score 1) 46

ebola is transmitted when you touch an infected person who is dying or died from it or get their bodily fluid in you. we know this now. what is so unexpected about that? even the people living in the affected areas are changing their behavior. 6k people a year die from texting while driving...its the media driving the ebola hysteria. enough already.

Comment WHO - 1.5 million died from heart disease in 2012 (Score 1) 46

WHO estimates 20k will be infected with ebola and around 2/3 may die dues to it. Yet it is all over the news. meanwhile WHO states 1.5 million died from heart disease in 2012
makes you wonder who is trying to cover up what these days

And where is the MH370 plane?


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