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Comment Find something that interests you (Score 1) 569

And do it. There's plenty of FOSS projects who could do with some help. When you've got a job to do, you'll get the idea of what tools to use.
Maybe it's kernel, maybe it's AJAX. Find the job and then find the tools. If you're any good, a new language will give you a week of pure panic followed by....oh, I get this....
My nightmare has been people who had deep, even obsessive, knowledge of X, X++ and Z-- and little ability to analyse the problem in the first place.
From PDP assembler to Javascript and Java, it's how to find the appropriate 'ammer, not being a pin-hammer specialist.
Except Cobol, of course. You're safe there.
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Woman Admits Sending $400K To Nigerian Scammer 857

svnt writes "Janella Spears wiped out her husband's retirement account, remortgaged their paid-for house, and took out a lien against the family car in an attempt to cash in on the deal. A undercover officer involved with the investigation called it the worst example of the scam he's ever seen. Thoughtfully, Spears has gone public with her story as a warning to others not to fall victim."

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