"probing distant radio waves?"
How is it possible to probe distant radio waves? Surely they have to reach your antenna first.
61 posts • joined 31 Jan 2009
"Only to receive a phone call a few weeks later; it turned out that the person they'd hired actually had zero programming skills, but had somehow managed to blag their way through the interview."
If you're smart, that's the first thing that should concern you; if you're really smart it'll also be the last.
" I have interviewed plenty of people and found that interviews are much more about finding out who the person is, than anything else. "
So you're not too worried about incidental factors, like for instance whether they're actually capable of fulfilling the advertised role? Sounds about right for a typical employer.
""The information age has matured to the point where it's very difficult for people to represent themselves as something they're not," he said, pointing to sites like LinkedIn and GitHub as vetting mechanisms."
So they're vetting people via LinkedIn; a site that could have been designed for the purpose of fooling recruiters.
"The local builders were very helpful and provided a fireman's pole - unfortunately that only helps you get quickly to a lower floor, not a higher floor "
They'd probably seen the film Fahrenheit 451 and thought that's how they actually worked.
"I remember a few years ago (less than 5 so well within scope of data protection rules) hearing a Labour politician boasting that they knew exactly how everyone in their constituency was likely to vote as they had canvass records dating back decades "
Then he knew how on the day they were canvassed, everyone currently in the constituency claimed they were going to vote. What could be more reliable?
Emissions testing as performed currently is already a known cheat. Anyone with any knowledge of engines is aware that the only realistic way to test emissions is with the engine on load. Under those conditions no cheat device can operate, eliminating the need for measures to detect one.
The reader is left to guess why such real-world testing is not mandated.
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