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Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees

FreakyGeeky Re:Personally (655 comments)

>Evaluating whether or not an applicant actually has the requisite knowledge and skills for the position would require them to actually do their jobs, including understanding (at least at a meta-level) exactly what the position entails and what skills are actually relevant.

That's generally the job of the hiring manager, not the HR drone.

about 10 months ago
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Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees

FreakyGeeky Re:Personally (655 comments)

Getting a degree can also demonstrate that one might be able to do whatever busywork a job requires to be successful. The few non-degree people I've hired had problems seeing their projects through to completion.

about 10 months ago
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Apple Now the World's Most Valuable Brand, Knocks Off Coca-Cola

FreakyGeeky Re:Obligatory Steve Jobs quote (208 comments)

> The Mac-ites act like St. Steve cured cancer.

I think it's quite obvious he didn't.

about a year ago
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GNU Hurd To Develop SATA, USB, Audio Support

FreakyGeeky Someone might care (274 comments)

There are what, maybe 30 people on earth that give a shit about Hurd at this point?

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Angers Mac Users With Silent Shutdown of Java 7

FreakyGeeky Re:I'm Pretty Sure They Just Needed An Excuse (451 comments)

Your information is woefully out of date. Oracle is where you get Java for OS X, and it's been that way for a couple years.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple To Discontinue Mac Pro In EU Over Safety Regulations

FreakyGeeky Re:"fan guards in the system" (371 comments)

The newer ones are apparently much easier to work on. I've never had the problems you describe.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple To Discontinue Mac Pro In EU Over Safety Regulations

FreakyGeeky Re:8 cores? Wow! (371 comments)

No, matte because of the brushed aluminum.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple To Discontinue Mac Pro In EU Over Safety Regulations

FreakyGeeky Re:"fan guards in the system" (371 comments)

If you used a Mac Pro that did this, it was defective. Mine (early 2009 eight core) hardly makes any noise at all under load.

about a year and a half ago
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A Wish List For Tablets In 2013

FreakyGeeky Re:Bizarro World (453 comments)

And one where TomTom's navigation software doesn't exist.

about a year and a half ago
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Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple

FreakyGeeky Re:Do RTFA (333 comments)

I love kids like you that try to pull the age card while being completely uninformed of the topic at hand. Wozniak is still an Apple employee. It was only is *full time* employment that ended in 1987.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Forget the iPad, Surface Is the Tablet People Want

FreakyGeeky Re:First impressions on Surface (403 comments)

In what way is Apple restricting my use of OS X?

about 2 years ago
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Black Sheep Blackberry Blackballed By Business

FreakyGeeky Re:So fucking what? (349 comments)

> BB reads the GAL, live, no need to add/sinc contacts, as everyone in the org is already there

So does iOS.

> SharePoint, etc, does not work on anything but BB

I can use SharePoint on my iPad.

> Remote wipe, easy as pie

Easy as pie on iOS too!

> Virtual Private encrypted and optimized network, yep, that's BB only

And the man-in-the-middle "attack" of having your communications go through RIM is BB only, too. Why would I want a dependency on some third-party for my e-mail?

Ignorant troll is ignorant.

about a year ago
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Samsung Terminates LCD Contract With Apple

FreakyGeeky Re:Not the whole story (377 comments)

But but but ROUNDED CORNERS. Apple sux0rs!!!!!!111111

about a year ago
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Black Sheep Blackberry Blackballed By Business

FreakyGeeky Re:So fucking what? (349 comments)

This thinking is exactly why RIM is in trouble. "But we do business email best! We'll always have a market!"

about a year ago
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Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

FreakyGeeky Re:Translation (866 comments)

You haven't taken any college-level chemistry. What you're describing is similar to what's taught in a first-year high school chemistry class.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface Pricing Goes Toe-to-Toe With Apple iPad

FreakyGeeky Re:Awesome! (521 comments)

Which one do you think I was talking about?

Typical Slashdot autism spectrum disorder.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface Pricing Goes Toe-to-Toe With Apple iPad

FreakyGeeky Re:Too little, too late (521 comments)

You obviously haven't used a recent version of Office for Mac.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface Pricing Goes Toe-to-Toe With Apple iPad

FreakyGeeky Re:Awesome! (521 comments)

Using your eyes, look at the surface keyboard. Notice how thin it is. How much travel could there possibly be?

about 2 years ago
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Apple Quietly Releases New iPods

FreakyGeeky Re:"the competition heats up..." (153 comments)

What are you talking about? They'll work just fine. My iPhone 5 works perfectly in my 2011 Nissan.

about 2 years ago

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