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We use pen and paper here in Oregon, and it was hacked, just this very election too.
Some election worker got caught filling in the bubbles, to their personal preference, for voters who had made no choice in a given race. Election officials want us to believe they even caught all the tampered ballots. After all, the culprit used a pencil whereas the voters had used a pen (its valid for the voters themselves to use a pencil).
Its all about money. The election officials don't want to call a re-do because it costs more than spin. And that's just over the costs of re-doing an election. Its gonna be much, much worse with electronic voting, because now one has large corporations with deep pockets against the fair election as a liability dodge. Allowing electronic voting to be poorly done like this is basically legitimizing election tampering.
We can program with only 1's, but if all you've got are zeros, you've got nothing.
Does startup experience weigh more than other programming experience? This is mostly aimed at those who do the hiring. I've been working at a startup for 6 months, got promoted, and have a project that I created from scratch. My team tells me that companies look fondly at startup experience. Opinions? (This is purely out of curiosity.)
Hard question to answer. Personally, would say it is very much dependent on the skill and experience of the individual. The one thing you will lack is domain experience which can be very important.
I do not look fondly on startups (I think your co-workers are telling you what you want to hear): they appear to be mostly cowboy affairs, run by hopeful amateurs and using the cheapest (free) technology they can get their hands on: this does not translate well to the corporate world.
In any case, the value of the type of experience you have is entirely subjective. Is, say, 2 years of startup better than 2 years of corporate? That would entirely depend upon the perspective and needs of the hiring manager.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Red Adair. nils illegitimus carborundum
Interesting. It's hard to tell whether they are telling me what I want to hear when the conversation came from no where. We were talking about potential acquisition and finding jobs afterwards. They were talking about the level of stress and commitment associated with startups plays favorably in the hiring process; especially in the case of a successful startup. Do you disagree with this statement? Maybe they meant the combination of 6 months at a startup coupled with the 2 year commitment at a publicly traded company (after acquisition) would look favorably. But again, it could all be fluff.
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