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Why Android Is the New Windows

mtrupe Another great thing about Windows... (424 comments)

"Window's dominance of the PC market has been good in many ways, reduced hardware costs, increased IT literacy and a standard development platform to name a few, and perhaps Android will bring similar benefits, but unless Google are very careful it is likely to bring some of the same problems too..."

sure MS Word grammar check would put a green underline below this whopper of a run-on!

more than 4 years ago

Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain

mtrupe Re:Let's take Beck out of the equation (1172 comments)

I think she does. Okay, maybe not to the same extreme, but she does.

For the record, I'm conservative, but I'm not going to go out of my way to defend Glenn Beck. As a conservative I generally find him to be embarrassing.

more than 5 years ago

Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain

mtrupe Let's take Beck out of the equation (1172 comments)

Let's say its any other commentator, for example, Rachel Maddow. This doesn't seem right. The argument on here goes "Well, Glenn Beck uses the same tactics."

All the partisans on the 24 hour cable news networks use these tactics.

more than 5 years ago

Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

mtrupe Re:Hackers Diet FTW. (978 comments)

Define exercise. Most people at the gym think they are "exercising" when they really aren't doing much at all.

I run 60 or more miles a week. I can eat whatever I want.

more than 5 years ago

Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

mtrupe exercise burns plenty of calories (978 comments)

The problem is people don't know how to exercise. I'm at the gym a lot, and I see people who think they are getting a good workout but are not.

You can't walk for 20 minutes on a treadmill, go home and eat two cookies as a reward, and expect to lose weight.

Run 10 miles and get back to me.

more than 5 years ago

Democrats Propose Commission To Investigate Spying

mtrupe Re:Speak really slowly for me... (302 comments)

WTF? The electoral college gives smaller states some voting power in the REPUBLIC that we live in. Without the elector college, we would only need to tally the votes from California, New York and Texas. Why bother with any place else?

Like it or not, the electoral college is there to give voice to the interest of smaller states. There's no conspiracy going on...

more than 6 years ago


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Tech Recruiters Suck!

mtrupe mtrupe writes  |  about 12 years ago

I have been laid off for the second time in a year now,
so I am browsing all the job boards, like
and HotJobs.

Many great looking jobs are posted, until you notice that
they are posted by the same company again and again, like
Moss Search,
Roy Talman & Associates,
or any number of other recruiting places.

ComputerJobs.com seems to be expecially abused by the recruiters.

They demand
impossible skill sets (must have 5 years of .NET experience,
for example). They post incredible salaries (120,000 a year),
when I know of nobody in programming making that kind of money
right now; at least no grunts. When I call these people they
start scrolling through their list of qualifications. "Oh,
you don't have Oracle 8i, only Oracle 7i? Sorry, we cannot
consider you."

I can only assume they are collecting resumes for when the economy
picks up. I can't imagine any other good reason for why they would want to spam the job
boards or toy with people who really need to find employment.

This experience has taught me a lesson. I will never be
friendly to a tech recruiter when times are good. They have simply
been too rude to me during the bad times. The other day one called
me just to say that the economy is poor and I won't find a job
for a long time. Others tell me that if I see a posting to not send
my resume, instead contact them first (they wouldn't want to lose
a commission). I thought they were supposed to work for me, and not
the other way around! Has anyone else had such bad experiences with
recruiters and with the job boards? Wanna vent about these jerks?

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