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Ask Slashdot: Development Requirements Change But Deadlines Do Not?

Chrono11901 Re:Say No (221 comments)

I second this... I would also drive home the fact that the lack of quality is a direct result of them interfering with the development process.

about a year ago
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Apple Bringing Second Lawsuit To Samsung, Won't Wait For Appeal

Chrono11901 Cant compete... litigate (239 comments)

The standard procedure of a large company in decline.

Samsung should make a commercial out of this.

about a year and a half ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

Chrono11901 Re:Cue the xenophobia (617 comments)

Its both... while it is true its near impossible to find top tallent... I have rejected lowball offers from CEO's who I later find quoted in articles saying they cannot find any workers.

Getting a job as a developer? Just to easy...
Getting a job someplace that has good pay, benefits, culture, and work/life balance... a PITA...

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Does an IT Generalist Get Back Into Programming?

Chrono11901 Re:PHP (224 comments)

On top of that the market is overflowing with PHP jobs (though this may be true for all web languages).

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Does an IT Generalist Get Back Into Programming?

Chrono11901 Re:set goals (224 comments)

Jr level positions are for people with little to no experience... to do small tasks with oversite of a Sr. Developer.

about 2 years ago
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If Tech Is So Important, Why Are IT Wages Flat?

Chrono11901 Re:Because youre a bunch of cowards (660 comments)

Going to have to second this... I work out of NYC and here its hard to find developers competent in even the most basic OOP fundamentals. Companies are hurting for people... using that to your advantage will make a huge difference in your salary.

The ironic thing i have noticed... the people who try to lowball you the most are the ones that get pissed when you politely reject their offer.

about 2 years ago
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Major Backlash Looms For Apple's New Maps App

Chrono11901 Re:And they'll still buy the next iPhone (466 comments)

Considering half the people I know who just ordered the iphone5 didn't even read about it or look at the keynote.. apple could wrap a turd in a box and sell it to them... That sir is marketing.

more than 2 years ago
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Report Cites Highest IT Job Growth In 4 Years

Chrono11901 Re:In real jobs or fake ones? (176 comments)

My company doesn't use java sorry your wrong and we don't use C++ either.

The language we do use has interfaces so I expect a self proclaimed "expert" in the language to know what they are and how to use them.

You sound like an arrogant, egotistical, know-it-all... A perfect example of someone who will only cause friction on a development team.

more than 2 years ago
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Report Cites Highest IT Job Growth In 4 Years

Chrono11901 Re:In real jobs or fake ones? (176 comments)

It was funny the first few times... now it just makes me cry. That and 8 page resumes with bullet like *implemented CURL.

more than 2 years ago
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Report Cites Highest IT Job Growth In 4 Years

Chrono11901 Re:In real jobs or fake ones? (176 comments)

There isn't anything wrong.

The reality is there are VERY VERY VERY few develops that fall into the highly skilled and unemployed demographic, hence my previous explanation that its either going to take a long time or going to cost quite a bit over market rate to poach someone from another position.

more than 2 years ago
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Report Cites Highest IT Job Growth In 4 Years

Chrono11901 Re:In real jobs or fake ones? (176 comments)

Its not buzzword bingo, at least from my perspective as a Lead Software Engineer. Most interviews I have given end when supposedly mid to senior level developer who claims to be an expert at OOP and developed serval systems fails when asked even the most basic OOP questions.

20% Fail to answer "can you explain to me what public,private,and protected variables/methods are and when would you use them?".

60% fall off when asking more "advanced" questions like whats the difference between an abstract class and an interface.

Its a joyous occasion to find anyone that can hold an intelligent conversation (or do more then just stare blankly at me) on things like design patterns, Inversion of Control, and Dependency Injection.

If someone can answer these questions (most cant), then I could care less about the Frameworks you used, or the RDBMS's you have worked with.

more than 2 years ago
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Report Cites Highest IT Job Growth In 4 Years

Chrono11901 Re:In real jobs or fake ones? (176 comments)

It is extremely difficult to find highly skilled mid to senior level software engineers (here in NYC at least) unless you plan to pay over the top to seal someone away from another company. It seems to take at minimum a month to find someone, and thats if your a company with good benefits and great salary

more than 2 years ago
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World of Warcraft Finally Loses Subscribers

Chrono11901 Re:People Growing Up? (413 comments)

Wow has been able to retain many aging people by making the game more and more accessible with each expansion release. In WOTLK me and my friends could get on at any time and get a decent pickup group that could do most of the current raid tier. As of cataclysm the "join a raid guild and dedicate yourself or **** off" mantra has forced many people who have other responsibilities to quit.

PS: I chuckled to myself when I got the latest "Please come back" e-mail telling me that the nearly year old raids are now pug-able... gee thanks blizzard.
 

more than 3 years ago
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OnLive CEO On Post-Launch Status, Game Licenses

Chrono11901 Re:Utter crap (121 comments)

I was in beta...
During peak internet trafic my mouse lag would vary between .3-.9 seconds.
Games ran on low settings and looked like complete ass.

A 500$ value computer made with parts from newegg would do better.

more than 4 years ago
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Halo 2 Online Preservation Effort Ends

Chrono11901 Re:Meanwhile on the PC (201 comments)

The original master server went down but another one went up the take its place.

Google TribesFTW for a fan updated version of tribes 1 with the new master server configured.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Acknowledges Theft of Code From Plurk

Chrono11901 Re:Blaming somebody else is not taking responsibil (215 comments)

So every time you buy a car do you inspect every single part and serial number to make sure no parts were stolen?

By what fucked up logic should MSFT be held responsible when they themselves were ripped off?

more than 4 years ago
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EVE Bans Exploiters; Dropping 2% of Users Cuts Average CPU Usage 30%

Chrono11901 Re:About time (261 comments)

They also agreed to the same set of rules as everyone else... Such as no boting/exploiting.

If you don't agree with the rules, don't play. If you break the rules, don't bitch when you have to face the consequences.

more than 5 years ago
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Even Faster Web Sites

Chrono11901 Re:Running up the down escalator (171 comments)

Except for web applications theirs no need to working about patching clients, or weird hardware issues.

Is there a minor bug in foo.js? it will take less then a day to fix,test and push out the fix.
Got a bug in your local app... well on out next patch release in 3 to 5 weeks it will be fix.

Hardware/os issue causing your app to crash? good thing we piss away money on lots of tech support to solve strange isolated issues or common dependency issues. For a web app if it runs in IE,FF, and safari we're set, at worst we will get some miss aligned element.

more than 5 years ago

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