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Comment Re: There is a reason for this! (Score 1) 317

Currently I hold an RHCA(which includes an RHCE). Maybe I am projecting what I think a candidate should be capable of versus the bare minimum they learn to pass the test. Taking too much for granted I suppose. I should have thought some more before making my quick reply.

Background disclaimer: I work as an engineer to produce linux-powered networking equipment. Our RHCE's have to have a very solid grasp of networking to join our playground.

Comment Re: Politician thanks company for doing his job (Score 1) 137

Whenever I point this out to a teacher (like my spouse), that they get pay on par with year-round workers, they give the boilerplate response "But we only get paid for the days we work! Not the entire year!".

Which means given an 8 hour workday, instead of making $24 an hour(for a 52 week year), they are actually making $32 an hour. This is under "underpaid" at all.

TLDR; Teachers make much more per-hour than people assume, and they do not like it at all when this is pointed out.

Comment Re:This is just a repeat (Score 1) 282

Never let pride get in the way of sound business sense. If my options were working the grill at Arbies or Microsoft, the next words out of my mouth would be "Yes Mr Balmer, laying off all us slackers really taught us a lesson sir. Would you like me to buff all your golf clubs now?"

Sad advice but still very good advice. The "to hell with them" crowd is likely too young to know that pride gets in the way of providing for your family, and swallowing your pride is vastly easier than being foreclosed on.

Comment Re: i don't wanna hear how lazy americans are. (Score 1) 120

I wish I had mod points - you are absolutely correct.

I often go to the Deep South where I have family, and so many people are morbidly obese that no one bats an eye any more, and if you did confront people about their weight, they would say "Oh, uh, it must be a thyroid problem".

No one wants to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions, and obesity is one of those consequences.

Comment Re:Will this "War on Terrorism" ever end . . . ? (Score 4, Insightful) 349

I don't think the powers that be would like it to ever end. The expression "War is Peace" sums this long as there is a constant threat of war(in this case, "terrorism"), the populace can be made to accept nearly any unreasonable demand in the name of that defending against that threat.

Imagine if you are the commander of a military force - would you rather a mediocre budget because of peacetime? Or would you rather have a "buy anything and everything no questions asked" mandate because of the imminent threat of war? This also appeals to the sense of power the government leaders have - it allows them a constant state of martial law, effectively letting them act with impunity while "defending us" from war(or in this case, imminent terrorism).

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