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Too late, even without the "rockstar" phrase I often see them asking for things like:
The "rockstar" qualifier is actually quite a helpful hint to put your efforts elsewhere where they might do some good.
The HR officer who wrote the position thinks password input come up in a giant text box see-able from across a room, use plain text, can can be cracked by you, the rock star, in five guesses or less. Just like in the movies.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error." - Weisert
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you are seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010
I once saw a job posting for making sandwiches at Sandwich Express. To apply you needed great communication skills, the ability to learn fast, you need to be driven, customer oriented, a problem solver and who knows what. That was a McDonalds-esque job and when I read it I felt under qualified and I've got a masters degree!
It's all a load of crap, if you want the job apply and even if you're not a 'rockstar' (whatever that is) you'll still have a pretty good chance! The truth is those guys wouldn't recognize a rockstar when they'd see one, so you're as good as anyone else