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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Third World Problem Page (219 comments)

It's my fundamental human right not to wear a suit to work.

3 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

Where I work, a lot of people cycle in. Most people don't wear suits but they still have a change of clothes.

Sweating heavily into a pair of jeans and a tshirt is no different from doing the same in a suit.

3 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re: The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

Any team I've worked on, there is a universal dress code, whether it's suit and tie or jeans and t-shirt.

Your individual preferences are irrelevant.

3 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re: The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

Oh, and if you want someone who does what I do and is good at it... well I'm afraid it is you who is in the queue, not me.

Maybe you should set aside a fraction of your invaluable time, and employ a small portion of your vast intellect and unique talent pool to look up the word "outlier" in a dictionary.

You have essentially the same attitude as the banker on ten million a year who doesn't understand why there are people who have to catch the bus to work.

3 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re: The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

you can bet high performers like myself won't work in your shop

Everyone on slashdot's a high performer, of course.

4 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re: The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

A perfect example of why suit culture is not just unpleasant, but is actively evil, and anyone ethical should help resist it.

Anyone who equates ethics with clothing choice is a fucking idiot.

4 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

How about people in chinos and a sports jacket? Or an unstructured suit, t-shirt and no tie?

Or is it only those in the full three piece suit with spats, watch chain and hat that provoke you so?

4 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

Often you can work at home in your pajamas, if you like.

That is entirely irrelevant for the majority of people who do have to go into an office dressed reasonably smartly each day. Just because you have a cool, highly paid job where you can sit around in PJs doesn't mean most people can.

It's just an inverted form of elitism.

5 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

People who wear sandals with socks should be put down, like rabid dogs or hippopotami who have developed a taste for human flesh.

Some things are just against nature.

5 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re:You can't earn a lot while working for others (219 comments)

What are you talking about? If someone uses their "freedom" to oppress me, they're the ones who are fascists.

It is perfectly acceptable to curtail other people's absolute freedom where it impinges on someone else's, e.g. you are not free to murder me.

5 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (219 comments)

Anyone who sniffs at GBP60K a year (after just a couple of years post college experience) isn't living in the real world.

5 hours ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

tehcyder Re:You can't earn a lot while working for others (219 comments)

The moral is very simple --- if you really want to be wealthy, stop being a worker, and start being an entrepreneur

Most people aren't entrepreneurs. To be a successful entrepreneur, your primary goal in life has to be making money. Most of us just want to earn enough to be comfortable and free to do things we actually enjoy.

You're either a natural born entrepreneur or you're not.

5 hours ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

tehcyder Most stupid comment in a summary ever? (178 comments)

"If the government has to decide what to fund and what not to fund, they are going to get their ideas and decisions mostly from science fiction rather than what's being published in technical papers."

And, yes, I do remember Jon Katz.

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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

tehcyder Re:Not always (178 comments)

"'Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department,' says Wernher von Braun." .

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Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

tehcyder Re:Then I guess you could say... (209 comments)

The trick is that doctors need to stop treating schizophrenics like we're sick...It's not that schizophrenics can't be treated or virtually cured

Your two statements contradict each other.

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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

tehcyder Re:Maybe... (195 comments)

I suppose it's just barely possible that the whole world is not developed.

2 days ago
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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

tehcyder Re:Maybe... (195 comments)

Oh come on, I don't watch much TV either, but if you've been on the internet for more than five minutes you must have come across the blackjack and hookers gag.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

tehcyder Re:illogical captain (880 comments)

Margaret Thatcher was a scientist (research chemist) as well

Oh great, now I have to hate all research chemists too.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

tehcyder Re:illogical captain (880 comments)

OK, then I define science as "something something chemicals something something" and therefore chemistry is the only REAL science.

2 days ago

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