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Registered Jan 30, 2008

Computer nerd and foodie. Would like to buy a house but can't afford one anywhere I'd want to live.

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  • On Wed, 6 Jul 2016, 11:15am PDT in I feel I kind of ruined my life by going to college, bdrasin said:

    tatupu70 says

    MMR says

    Let's say someone is a sun certified Java developer or enterprise architect. You may not technically need a degree for that as a prerequisite and the sun certification is a verifiable standard of quality.

    I'm sure that someone could get, at the bare minimum, an entry-level job(prob more) off that certification and move into higher paying positions with more experience.

    Maybe--in my experience, a resume without a degree gets shitcanned immediately. Probably before it even gets to the hiring manager.

    Depends a lot on the company. Consulting shops like the Java certs a lot because they can bill them out to clients for good money. But even for the top tech companies there are avenues other than a university degree, particularly if you've done work on open source projects. A very good friend of mine is now a staff software engineer at Google (which is a very senior title, total comp I'm sure in excess of 300k/yr) and he never went to college at all. What he has is quite a few years of working at Red Hat as a kernel developer, which in turn he got from several years as a key code contributor to GNU libc. So it can be done, although it's not an easy path.

  • On Wed, 22 Jun 2016, 10:13am PDT in Housing costs promote mass exodus from Bay Area, bdrasin said:

    BayArea says

    I still don't believe for a second that more are leaving than coming. I don't think the article is being totally clear on the details of that stat...

    Yes, a net decrease in population should mean a reduction in supply and dropping prices so I'm skeptical. It's like the old joke, "No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded".

  • On Mon, 13 Jun 2016, 1:59pm PDT in 2.6 Million ballots from June 7 elections not counted yet (1st story), bdrasin said:

    Ok then I'm not sure what we are talking about. The original article was about uncounted ballots from the June 7th California primary; I pointed out that this is normal and there's nothing corrupt or underhanded about it, and the ultimate results will in all likelihood be close to the election night results.

    If you are just generally grousing about the way the press covers the primary process then fine. But overall the picture painted by the press is accurate; Clinton has won the great majority of delegates and votes and will be the nominee.

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