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  1. Comment on Never Gonna Give You Up has passed one billion views on YouTube in ~music

  2. Comment on Does the tags position on posts seem weird to anyone else? in ~tildes

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    I had noticed this in the past and it struck me as odd.

    I had noticed this in the past and it struck me as odd.

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  3. Comment on How has the pandemic changed you? in ~talk

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    I wish you well on your travels.

    I wish you well on your travels.

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  4. Comment on How has the pandemic changed you? in ~talk

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    Around the 22nd of March I made a post that has since been removed by our Tildes overlord. Shortly thereafter I made a hideous comment to another Tildes user. Consequently, I was temporarily...

    Around the 22nd of March I made a post that has since been removed by our Tildes overlord. Shortly thereafter I made a hideous comment to another Tildes user. Consequently, I was temporarily banned from Tildes for one month.

    I still don't, precisely, know why I did this. I was contacted by some of the 'higher ups' here and we began talks. There was a lot of back-and-forth and it was helpful. We concluded, somewhat indecisively, that the combination of a long New England winter coupled with the general stress of the pandemic was to blame.

    I don't remember any situation that I've acted this way either online or IRL for 25 years (Yes. I remember a time where I was a complete asshole then but I'll leave that one for another time).

    An early precaution that I have taken is to try to limit my self from Tildes. Lately, I have examined the 'winter problem' a little more and talked about it with family and friends for several months now. To make a long story short, I decided to rescue a dog that would help me get through months of loneliness as well as bring many other benefits to my wife and two sons.

    His name is Brutus, he's 8 months old, and is a Terrier/American Staffordshire/Border Colley mix. He has a very sweet disposition. I can already notice the 'calm' that he brings to me.

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  5. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

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    My brother said he'd check in on this thread tomorrow morning. Looks like you all have gotten his attention.

    My brother said he'd check in on this thread tomorrow morning. Looks like you all have gotten his attention.

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  6. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

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    His response:

    His response:

    That was also my advice to the owners. That's why we are hiring. Not my checkbook and we don't have anyone in house who is worth a fuck. I out rank the CTO. I'm not kidding.

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  7. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

  8. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

  9. Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US?

    My brother is a lead salesperson for a multi-million dollar company here in the US. He's been on, at least, a dozen video calls with web development companies that are headquartered in cities such...

    My brother is a lead salesperson for a multi-million dollar company here in the US. He's been on, at least, a dozen video calls with web development companies that are headquartered in cities such as Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, etc. His company is looking for developers to work on a huge project that would require a team.

    One of the questions that they posed during interviews is where their development team members reside. Every single company responded that their members live abroad in such places like India, Russia, etc. They, also, stated that they are unable to find programmers/developers in the US.

    My brother believes that there is an enormous amount of money to be made in projects such as this. He just doesn't understand why they can't be found. He has convinced his daughter to get a computer science degree because of situations such as this.

    Does anyone here understand what's going on?

    EDIT: I had my brother look at this post so far and he agreed to share a little more info that he sent me through Signal. This is for discussion purposes only.

    All of these points are correct. And another aspect is: Even though you have an outsource team overseas, English speaking customers, US based businesses, desperately need the Project Manager level developers to Lead the Teams. That's the key point.

    And to be more specific about the project: $1M+ price tag, will take up to one year, and involves heavy web e-commerce and image rendering. Very ambitious project. Will take a team of 10-20 and long term dev contracts.

    We don't care if the entire team is in Ukraine. But we have to have the lead architects and product development managers state side.

    This is what they are struggling to employ on US soil. In high demand.

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  10. Comment on Dune | Official main trailer in ~movies

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    If you have HBOmax, then you can watch it at home when it hits the theaters.

    If you have HBOmax, then you can watch it at home when it hits the theaters.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Dune | Official main trailer in ~movies

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    I've seen whispers that there will be sequels.

    I've seen whispers that there will be sequels.

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  12. Advocating for rich civilians

    I'm fifty years old and thirty years ago I held different views. I remember only shadows of feelings that I had about the wealthy. Some of these were disdain. Now that I have been around the block...

    I'm fifty years old and thirty years ago I held different views.

    I remember only shadows of feelings that I had about the wealthy. Some of these were disdain.

    Now that I have been around the block a few times, I see things a little differently.

    I believe that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a good thing. I, also, believe that Warren Buffet is doing very good work with his fortunes. Similarly, Jeff Bezos is set up to do immensely good things with space flight and environmental undertakings.

    I do not believe that I am, entirely, misguided. And I know that there are a great deal of people that would disagree with me.

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  13. Comment on Jackass Forever trailer in ~movies

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    This just continues my quest for ridiculousness. I'm all in!

    This just continues my quest for ridiculousness. I'm all in!

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  14. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Watched the first season of Mare of Easttown. Spectacular acting and I highly recommend it.

    Watched the first season of Mare of Easttown. Spectacular acting and I highly recommend it.

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  15. Comment on Email alerts? in ~tildes

  16. Comment on Email alerts? in ~tildes

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    No. However, this could be a feature request.

    No. However, this could be a feature request.

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