ROFL, HAHAHAHAHA, Teehee
TOTAL MAY HEM! If she wins the election people in the UK are far more stupid and fawning than even I gave them credit for.
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Err - the Greeks and Egyptians coined this term for the Larger Island in the British Isles. This is to differentiate between it and other islands like Ireland and also to differentiate between The UK and Great Britain. Most commonly people refer to the UK but Northern Ireland does have it's own devolved Government where some legislation is different to that of Great Britain.
Or were you being ironic?
Many people who live here put adjectives before the word Britain but they are often not what you would call "bragging". Most common are 'Sh1thole', 'RipOff' and 'Broken'.
No. The Extradition Act 2003 only works one way.
It removed the requirement on the USA to provide prima facie evidence in extraditions from the UK, requiring instead only reasonable suspicion. However the UK is still required to provide prima facie evidence in extraditions from the U.S.A.
Blair was to busy rimming George Bush's arse to worry about trivia like the rights of the British Serfs.
Well Gary Mcinnon telneted into systems that either had a null password or a default password and was hounded for 10 years and faced rendition and a 300 year supermax prison sentence or other such Yankee fundamentalist madness.
Whilst I suspect Love's exploits were slightly more sophisticated and malign, it still begs the question, 'Are we a civilised society?'.
How do you define 'breaking into a computer' anyway? People do it every day using HTTP etc.
"People like this guy make the entire IT profession, including those of us who actually do a professional job, look bad in front of the decision makers."
Perhaps he was sick of being passed over a pay rise in favour of fawning, grasping, "Look at me, Look at me!" inadequates
"Right. So if a candidate you don't know submits a CV to you and it doesn't even have the certificates that would cover the technologies they should be proficient in, what's the likelihood they'd do well...?"
Speaking from a UK perspective, even if you have all the requisite certifications, if you are over the age of 50 then forget it.
"raising the offered wages won't (immediately) increase the pool of available workers."
This is true for obscure niche skills but for the 98% jobs it does not explain why companies offer such piss poor wages and then squeal like spoilt piggies about a 'skills shortage'. It also does not explain why the intransigent oafs, who rely on niche skills, ever think it worth their while to cross-train somebody.
"I suspect it's partly due to the fact that recruiters are understandably ignorant of the scope of the skills they're listing."
No - it's primarily idiotic and time-wasting clients. Rec-cons who just spam skills are soon weeded out. I think we reached a point, some time ago, where the rec-cons are now much more technically astute than the clients.
This from, I suspect, that sports-person loving bank, in Mental Keynes.
I rest my case! I didn't even bother pasting the 'War and Peace' list of 'desired' skills.
Knowledge and skills required:
Core Skills Security:
Firewalls : Checkpoint Firewalls (single/clusters VRRP) /Juniper/NSM
Load Balancers: F5
Core Skills Networks:
Understanding of Cisco IOS/NX-OS (Nexus)
Understanding of TCP/IP, WAN, LAN, VPN, Routing (OSPF, BGP), HSRP, Spanning Tree
Application Packet Analysis
Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to communicate effectively with peers, other teams and management.
because I got fed up with timewasting clients insisting on stupid skill set combinations and after doing 2 long distance 2nd interviews and not hearing back.
FCUK That! If it carries on this autumn I might do a couple of Koenigs in Goa whilst laughing at the idiots bleating on in the UK media about a skill shortage!
Why not upgrade to the far superior sound quality of FM!
It's got all the latest enhancements like stereo and quadrophonic hi-fi sound.
It is ideal for driving as it doesn't drop out and has advanced interference suppression. It is also very efficient for portable battery use.
You won't regret it! Spend less and get more!
I agree. The author seems to ignore the Marxist policies of today, including; Right to buy, Help to buy, QE, Bank bail outs, Bank nationalisation. Don't forget the special privileges for 'Party' members like off-shore tax havens and second house subsidies. Amongst many, many others.
There 'aint much difference between Marxism and Crony Capitalism in practice.
but don't expect much expertise out there.
I was heavily into voice 2000-2010 but dumped it due to the incredibly shitty wages. Considering how much breadth and detail one needed to keep up with - MGCP then H.323 then SIP. POE, QOS, R&S, Radius blah blah blah. FW guys blaming you for 1 way audio and then you having to reconfigure their stupid ASAs or Junipers. Cretinous clients turning you down for gigs because they used CallManager 4.02 and you last used 4.01 blaha vlah blah. Biggest laugh I got were idiot CIOs signing up for MITEL and suffering death by a thousand license requirements - a couple of raspberry pi's could do the same job free! Whahahahaha! Teeeheee!
IT infrastructure just ate itself and none of these skilled bods will come back. So if you want enterprise IPT - pay tens £k and train your IT monkeys up to do it for their peanuts.
Now I use asterisk for my own purposes but I politely turn down any requests for help with IPT or anything IT related.
"I have always noted that those who bleat about management are usually the mediocrities...."
And after a long career in IT, my Dear Anonymous Coward friend, I found that the people who licked around and sucked up to management were totally useless....
but it is not.
The cronies are above the law but the plebs most certainly are not.
This is why you cannot legally sell a raspberry pi freepbx with a 3G dongle
Still the plebs seem quite happy as long as they have Strictly and sit alone drinking cheap supermarket booze.