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Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

wolf31o2 How about we hire based on competency? (397 comments)

I work in Silicon Valley and have worked at several startups. I am also white. I am also the minority. In most of the companies where I have worked, the majority of the software people have been Indian or Asian. Other jobs in the companies seem to be predominantly white/American. Why do I think this is? Well, our education system and values are a good start. We have been trying to grow the company and have several head count to fill. Most candidates coming in the door are also Indian or Asian, have at *minimum* a Master's degree or PhD, and are very driven to succeed. We pick candidates solely based on their skill sets. If a green girl with tentacles came into the office and was a good technical and business culture fit, we would hire them. Want to get more African-American and Latinos in our doors? Make them better candidates. Period.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

wolf31o2 Startups (379 comments)

I work for a 28-person startup and we're pretty evenly distributed across the board.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

wolf31o2 Aww... (379 comments)

Sounds like somebody got turned down by Facebook...

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

wolf31o2 Funny... (379 comments)

I am getting close to 40 (geez, really?) and have had no problem. Could it be that the people complaining simply don't have the skills necessary to compete? I think that it is more that these 20-year-olds turned CTO/CIO/CEO simply have no clue what they're doing, and are hiring people that are style over substance. However, I could be wrong. After all, if you cannot use the newest up-and-coming technology, what do you have to offer, anyway?

about 4 months ago
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US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year

wolf31o2 Re: So full of nope: Bruce Schneier on this (197 comments)

Obama? Pfft... it's the government officials that we *didn't* vote for that should scare you. While I agree with you, I think the point isn't that snatching people up off the streets happens. It is that allowing things like this just brings us one step closer to that reality.

about 5 months ago
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The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

wolf31o2 Re:so dont eat them (274 comments)

It starts with.. "Hold my beer"

about 5 months ago
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Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

wolf31o2 Sign ups (351 comments)

Well, I guess that it's a good thing that hardly anybody has signed up!

about 6 months ago
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Ex AT&T Tech Says NSA Monitors All Web Traffic

wolf31o2 Re:Doubtful (566 comments)

Absolutely.

To paraphrase Carl Sagan/Contact:

Why build one device, when you can build two for twice the cost?

more than 6 years ago

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wolf31o2 wolf31o2 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

wolf31o2 writes "The Gentoo Release Engineering project is pleased to announce the much-delayed release of Gentoo Linux 2007.0, code named "Secret Sauce". This release met with several delays due to an abnormally high number of security vulnerabilities in large packages which had to be rebuilt using the newer, secure versions of the packages. There was also a complete re-snapshot done about half-way through the release period due to the release taking so long and the packages becoming stale.

You can find out more information about the release in the official press release. To get the new release, grab it from the mirrors."

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