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Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

mdm-adph Learn a "legacy" skill (376 comments)

I'm beginning to think the "eventualy move into management" when you get to your mid to late 30's is just the normal development path in IT. I'm desperately trying to avoid it, myself, but as I get older I constantly find management jobs being thrust in my direction.

That's working the private sector, of course. In the public sector, there was nothing to worry about, since nobody ever seemed to retire -- I could've stayed a programmer well into my 50's.

The alternative is to learn some skill that never seems to be fall out of use -- I see tons of graybeards in my company that do nothing but maintain aging AS400 and larger mainframe systems all day.

Honestly, they seem to be the happiest of the bunch...

about three weeks ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

mdm-adph Re:"Shortage" (617 comments)

The fact that those being handed industrial expertise are "foreign nationals" isn't important any more -- you're forgetting that many, many large companies doing this sort of outsourcing are all multinationals. They don't have national allegiances anymore.

about a year ago
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US Student Loans Exceed $1 Trillion

mdm-adph Re:heh (917 comments)

Well, we know what percentage you're in, eh?

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Finalizes Skype Acquisition

mdm-adph Re:Any good alternatives? (111 comments)

I think you'll find most mac users today are Intel ones, if Apple's numbers are trustworthy.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Finalizes Skype Acquisition

mdm-adph Re:Any good alternatives? (111 comments)

If it's under 10 people (or over, as long as only 10 members need to speak out of the group, and the rest just listen) you can use Google Hangouts. Recently started using them for everything, and it's amazing just how well they work. You can broadcast the hangout so more than just the 10 initial members can listen in.

more than 3 years ago
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China Launches Space Station Laboratory Module

mdm-adph Anyone else... (178 comments)

...thinking of the Chinese space station in World War Z?

more than 3 years ago
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Vision Problems For Some Returning Astronauts

mdm-adph Re:Weightlessness is a Bitch (203 comments)

I was thinking more "flip a switch" artificial gravity than "big spinny ring" artificial gravity.

more than 3 years ago
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Vision Problems For Some Returning Astronauts

mdm-adph Re:Weightlessness is a Bitch (203 comments)

We'll get right on that -- do you want it before or after we make the FTL drive?

more than 3 years ago
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Vision Problems For Some Returning Astronauts

mdm-adph Re:One of many? (203 comments)

Like Space Herpes, for one.

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Honor "Don't-Track-Me-Bro" Requests

mdm-adph Re:Seriously, who cares? (129 comments)

You're actually assuming that I would leave any default credentials in place in a router? :\

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Honor "Don't-Track-Me-Bro" Requests

mdm-adph Re:Seriously, who cares? (129 comments)

I use an Android phone. They know this anyway. :P

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Honor "Don't-Track-Me-Bro" Requests

mdm-adph Seriously, who cares? (129 comments)

I'm all about privacy -- I always turn off every checkbox about "anonymous results will be submitted," etc., etc., but even I know my router's SSID is public. I don't care what happens to those on the outside of my network. :\

more than 3 years ago
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Mobile Carriers Impose Handicaps On Smartphones

mdm-adph Re:No names? (174 comments)

AT&T

There you go

more than 3 years ago
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WebAPI: Mozilla Proposes Open App Interface For Smartphones

mdm-adph Ha! (62 comments)

Man, Mozilla, as a mobile web developer, I wish the best for you, but get ready for disappointment.

more than 3 years ago
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Evangelical Scientists Debate Creation Story

mdm-adph Re:Science and Christianity can't mix... (1014 comments)

What you propose wouldn't work -- it doesn't make Christ a _necessity_. Believing absolutely in "The Fall" means you _have_ to believe in Christ, and, frankly, can be free to believe in a heaven solely comprised of members from your own religious group.

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4 Survives Fall From Skydiver's Pocket

mdm-adph Re:Fall off of a Harley (233 comments)

Either it was in a strong case, or the "busy road" was made of marshmallows, because that story reeks of bs. Or by "fine" you mean "was still working, but was cracked to hell and back." There's a reason why Apple made the back of the iPhone 4 glass -- it's so they have a fragile, yet easily replaceable part you have to buy from them when it inevitably breaks.

more than 3 years ago

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