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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Lee Riemenschneider Re: Aging workforce (629 comments)

The problem could be that you think you know more than you really do, and aren't willing to listen to the voice of experience. OTOH, there's always a resistance to change, especially if you're working outside established norms.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Lee Riemenschneider Re: They can get someone younger for much less pay (629 comments)

Absolutely. I have an electronics degree, and I run into developers with CS degrees all the time who are not well read in software engineering. Asking someone what their influences are should probably be a standard interview question.

about 10 months ago

Man In Tesla Model S Fire Explains What Happened

Lee Riemenschneider Re: They should upgrade the warning ... (526 comments)

If the auto market was left wholly to the free market (at least in the USA), we'd still be driving cars that get lousy gas mileage and without many of the safety and environmental controls.

about 10 months ago

"War Room" Notes Describe IT Chaos At

Lee Riemenschneider Re: Lesson to all business side folks (346 comments)

Technical side gets plenty of blame. Where are the software metrics that can give a rough estimate on how much effort a project should take? Not easily available, because most of the software world resists FPA.) Where are the reusable domains? Non-existent, because most of the software developers want to stay at the 3GL level.

about 10 months ago

Microsoft Donates Windows 8.1 To Nonprofit Organizations

Lee Riemenschneider Re: The new Microsoft model (224 comments)

Err. That's the old Microsoft model; you know, the one the first anti-trust trial was about.

about 10 months ago

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

Lee Riemenschneider Re: Personally (655 comments)

""Educated" but unschooled" chooses to be a "Windows shop". I think that settles the discussion. I always wondered how Windows shops came into existence. "Educated" must preclude logical ability.

about a year ago

Electrical Engineering Labor Pool Shrinking

Lee Riemenschneider Why Wouldn't It Be? (401 comments)

In the '90s, EEs at the company I worked for were being "reskilled" to do software development. The positions they occupied weren't being refilled (at least, not in the USA). There has been no surge in demand and a high unemployment rate, so why would students choose to pursue it as a degree?

about a year ago

My primary, active (vs. backup) local disk space is ...

Lee Riemenschneider Is this supposed to measure... (163 comments) much storage leads need, how much need leads storage, how many slashdotters are hoarders, ???

about a year and a half ago


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