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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

CountBrass Re: To hire specific people (465 comments)

I had that situation face-to-face.

Black guy whose only qualification was a piece of paper from Sun saying he could answer questions about Java. (Shouldn't have even been called for interview really: the company was desperate to diversify away from just VB development).

I simply could not understand a single word he said! I had to stop the interview after 10 minutes.

about 9 months ago

Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records

CountBrass Re:very understandable (784 comments)

How is a posting that missed the humour completely 'insightful'?

about 9 months ago

Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

CountBrass Re:He's right - Android is eating iOS's lunch (692 comments)

"How is their only option"?!?!

*You* said it was and I quote from your post just a few inches up:

"It's the only decent, free and customizable mobile OS with a decent app library."

Short term memory loss?

1 year,13 days

MI5 Hiring Industrial Espionage IT Support Staff

CountBrass Submission -1: Idiot Poster and Editor (38 comments)

Yet another argument for being able to moderate the posts themselves: and the editors who post them.

about a year ago

Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

CountBrass Re:Torvalds being foul-mouthed again? News at 11. (1501 comments)

Torvalds has always been a foul mouthed whiner and politely asking him to behave like a decent human being won't change him.

There, fixed that for you.

Torvalds has always been a self-important arsehole -and I mean that in a bad way- and he's too socially inept to even realise what a spoilt little brat he is.

about a year ago

Security Researchers Submit Brief For Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer

CountBrass Re:LOL (161 comments)

Sorry but your wrong.

For some, but by no means all, laws intent to break it is an important factor.

about a year ago

The Father of Civilization: Profile of Sid Meier

CountBrass Re:I memorized the algorith! (208 comments)

The fact you don't understand the difference says even more about you than calling someone 'douchey'.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

CountBrass Re:Contact your former client. (480 comments)

Actually most copyright legislation includes the moral right to be identified as the author of your work (and to not be identified as the author of something you didn't produce).

This applies to books, but software is explicitly excluded- so your book analogy is invalid.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

CountBrass Re:Wayback machine? (480 comments)

Yeah the problem is that the moral right, under various copyright laws, to be identified as the author of your work specifically does not apply to software.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

CountBrass I used to contribute to JBoss (480 comments)

I used to contribute to JBoss until I had this happen to me.

I wrote the very first JAAS tutorial and example code for JBoss. It was promptly stolen, the other guy's name added, mine removed and then published to the JBoss community.

I called the plagiarist, Scott Stark, out, he denied it.

I pointed out all "his" code was identical to mine including variable names, he denied it, claiming the variable names were "obvious".

I pointed out this "his" examples contained exactly the same errors as mine did, finally he admitted he'd stolen my work and added my name as a contributor.

That plus Mark Fleury's attitude drove me away and I decided never to contribute to JBoss again.

about a year ago

Sony Touts 25 Hour Battery Life For Haswell-Equipped Vaio Pro

CountBrass Re:Waiting for Apple (154 comments)

Err. Maybe I am missing something but don't you WANT the light to pass through the LCD? In other words the 1% that you claim 'gets through' is actually the wasted light and it's the other "99%" that actually provides any value?

about a year ago

World of Warcraft Film Shooting Begins Early 2014

CountBrass Re:Can't wait for this (181 comments)

So you're saying the Norse myths of about a thousand years ago are also Lord of the Rings knockoffs?

about a year ago

Man Who Tangled With The Oatmeal Ordered To Pay $46k

CountBrass Sensibility? (68 comments)

That word doesn't mean what you think it does:

That word doesn't mean what you think it does.

"Sensibility refers to an acute perception of or responsiveness toward something, such as the emotions of another. This concept emerged in eighteenth-century Britain, and was closely associated with studies of sense perception as the means through which knowledge is gathered. It also became associated with sentimental moral philosophy." - Wikipedia.

about a year ago

Zuckerberg Lobbies For More Liberal Immigration Policies

CountBrass (484 comments)

If that were true then outsourcing to India would have done that a long time ago.

The only losers to mass immigration and outsourcing are the citizens (obviously) and the government (less taxes).

about a year ago

Zuckerberg Lobbies For More Liberal Immigration Policies

CountBrass Lower wages. (484 comments)

The SOLE reason arseholes like Zuckerberk want to relax immigration controls is to keep wages low.

about a year ago

Margaret Thatcher Dies At 87

CountBrass Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead (539 comments)

  • Destroyed much of Britain's industry, just to remove her opponents' power base.
  • Politicised the police and used them to enforce her party politics: so much so that even today the Conservatives are so politically indebted to the police that they won't reform them.
  • She took Britain into a war over some meaningless rocks in the South Atlantic in order to divert attention from her unpopularity and an imminent kicking in the polls.
  • She destroyed our national rail network- selling it in parts to foreign companies that take truly enormous subsidies (far bigger than the old British Rail ever received) and ship their dubiously earned profits overseas (and certainly never actually invest it back!)- solely because she personally disliked travelling by rail.
  • She sold off national assets and used North Sea oil revenues to fund tax cuts for the rich.
  • She set the stage for that even bigger scum bag and her acolyte, Tony Blair: possibly the most personally corrupt prime minister this country has ever had.

about a year ago

Amazon Blocks Arch Linux Handbook Author From Releasing Kindle Version

CountBrass Made up 'fact'. (242 comments)

Care to provide evidence for your claim? I've bought many books from Amazon, not one of them contains an advert.

about 2 years ago


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