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    • School shooter got dumbo ears

      6 days ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      They better keep him in a cell or else he'll fly away from prison

      And if you're upset at that joke - and not upset at the lack of mental healthcare access and ease of access to high powered semi-automatic rifles - then get your fucking priorities in order. Comedy, even bad comedy, should be the least of your issues.


      I had some schmuck old lady fire off at me on Facebook after that comment like "how could you?!". Easy, I type the letters to make words and hit "Enter". What, is making fun of a MASS MURDERER TOO SOON?

      God I fucking hate over sensitive people. It's compounded when they're not even upset over the right things.

    • Comprehensive changes in the US

      6 days ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Haven't we had enough already?

      No more thoughts and prayers - enough of that bullshit non-action behavior. We need real, comprehensive change and as long as lobbyists for the NRA are allowed to do their thing, we'll never get peace and school shootings will continue to happen. How many kids need to die before members of congress finally move?

      Here's a list of shit the US needs to get done to join the rest of the civilized world

      End lobbying
      End gerrymandering
      Make election day a national holiday or on a weekend or both
      End primary process for presidential election - have it all be on the same day like how the general election is.

      Pass meaningful gun control reform

      Make healthcare a national right

    • My other dog is also super cute

      1 week ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      I forget sometimes that the RT site has gotten smarter over the years and that copy/pasting the picture URL usually works.


      First doggo - George. He's a Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix, with some pointer? He has pointer behavior sometimes.


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      The other is Suki - an English Bulldog that is super tiny. She's only 38 pounds! Most English bulldogs run from 50-80, sometimes even 90-100 lbs for the larger ones. Because of that, and because she still has her tail, she's extra cute and everyone loves her

      21729-1485984670575-Suki_frisbee.jpg

    • My dog is cute

      1 week ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      See profile picture - my dog is cute :D

    • New grads - AMA! HR Manager in Engineering and Data Science

      1 week ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      I've done AMA's on reddit before offering my unfiltered two cents as someone who's worked in HR for 10 years, but I've not done too many on here. 


      But please feel free to ask me anything here! Whether you have a question about what's a hot skill in the marketplace, resume formatting, how to sell yourself to a company, what it's like to work with and at fortune 500's - anything at all!


      So yeah, ask!

    • Sometimes I act my age, sometimes the size of my shoe

      2 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      But not my dad's shoe - he had a size 18.5 foot at 6'2". Fucking bigfoot IRL

      Title is an e-40 line btw. I'm here at work slowly running through about 250 applicants for Data Science here at Indeed.com. A LOT of these people are highly qualified, which makes it difficult selecting which ones to spend 20-30 minutes with on the phone. 

      If I was being super picky, I'd still be left with about 20 people to talk to out of 200, but 20 phone screens is a lot! Consider that most people are also actively interviewing, that's rough to schedule let alone constantly follow up on.


      Oh - that 200 applicant number? That's 200 applicants.... in 2 weeks. Multiply that by 4, because I'm responsible for hiring for 4 different skill sets and that's 800 every 2 weeks, or 80 phone screens at 20-30 min each. BTW - that's 40 hours of time every 2 weeks spent talking to people.

      Granted - I definitely won't do that. I'm going to try and cut that in half to be extra double super picky, but only because I literally don't have that much time to spare just for phone interviews. 


      Talk about a problem few others have.

    • Good news everyone!

      3 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Some good science news - multiverse might be confirmed, and we theoretically could fly there! 

      An infinite universe will contain an infinite number of volumes, all having the same physical laws and physical constants. Because there are infinitely many, far beyond the cosmological horizon, there will eventually be volumes with similar, and even identical, configurations.


      One scientist estimates that an identical volume to ours should be about 10^10^115 meters away. For those who are bad at maths, that's a BIG. FUCKING. NUMBER.


      How big?


      Longhand that looks like this


      1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000



      For comparison, our universe is only 4.26^10^26th meters across. That's about 900 less zeroes than the distance to the next universe that's probably like ours.


      Feel small yet?

      Now let's talk about how HUGE you actually are (giggity).


      The smallest measurable length is known as the Planck length (or Planck scale). That's tiny, like SUPER tiny, a whopping (and approximate) 1^10^-35 meters. What's that written out in long hand?


      0.000000000000000000000000000000000001. A proton's diameter is 10^20 times BIGGER than that. 1 Dimensional strings and quantum foam can be seen at the planck scale, but we'll never have equipment sensitive enough for that level of measurement I think.

      So if you're 6'1" like me, then you're quite big in planck units. 73 Inches is roughly 114.61^10^34 Planck Lengths. 


      Science is fun!


    • Data Scientists make $$$$ and are really smart

      4 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      If you're a youngin, or even still in college majoring in any STEM field, consider Data Science if data is your thing. Average take home for a DS out of college is $140-$180k plus bonuses, benefits, and perks. 


      Take it from someone who's placed IT professionals in the Silicon Valley for a decade now. Data Science is where it's at. Companies today have more data than they know what to do with. Extracting data, getting insights from it and turning that data into something usable is a MASSIVELY profitable and marketable skillset. 


      Necessary Skills:
      - Usually at least an undergrad degree (Bachelors or Masters) with sometimes a Doctorate, specializing in some STEM field (Math, Computer Science, Physics, etc). Note it's not "required", but it helps you with a base of knowledge to build upon. We've absolutely made offers to Data Scientists either still in college or were dropouts.

      - Programming chops. You have to be at least somewhat literate in one or two languages like Python or R. Java is pretty handy, because most big data applications (Hadoop for example) are written in Java. This is a pretty hard requirement, you can't be a Data Scientist without some ability to program

      - Communication. I know it sounds stupid and simple, but the ability to explain extremely technical concepts to very non-technical people is highly valued. It's also very difficult! You'd be surprised how difficult this is - if you want an analogous example try explaining the difference between Structured and Unstructured data sets to your mom in less than 100 seconds. That's the average patience of a high level exec.

      - Machine Learning. ANY experience in this field is unbelievably valuable, and it's not as far off as you think. You can download open source Machine Learning tools like Tensorflow and Shogun which you can play with at home. 


      Hope this helps someone!



    • Anyone else like E-40?

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      I didn't bother touching his latest album but I happen to like the song Money. I typically use his music to amp me up at work - it helps build self esteem if you sing along with it getting energy.


      My top 5 E-40 songs:


      1. Got Rich Twice

      2. I Can Sell It

      3. Tell Me When To Go

      4. Mr Arm and Hammer

      5. The Ambassador


      Who is your favorite rapper?

    • Massive Computer Science talent shortage?

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Sorry for the clickbait title :-)

      We have a problem in this country right now. Donald Drumpf has taken it upon himself to try and have some appearance of a hardline immigration stance without having any meaningful action. His latest maneuver comes on the heels of H-1b visa recipients. 

      Now - I'm an old man on this site (32 years old). I've been a part of this community for 14 years, I've worked as a Network Engineer and now a professional engineering recruiter here in the Silicon Valley and greater San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years (Fucking hell that feels weird to type). I've worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies and startups from Desktop Support techs all the way up to CTO's. I'd like to think that my views on immigration and labor, specifically in the tech sector, are tempered in raw experience and not via some political lens.


      Because of my experience, I can make the following statement: The United States has a massive education problem, and subsequently, a massive shortage of Computer Science talent. To get a bit more granular - We have a shortage of talent that are also permanent residents of the United States. 

      I did some digging at the beginning of last year, and continued digging throughout. Most universities with bachelor level computer science programs have an average of 90% of their students requiring visas to stay here in the US (F-1 visa usually).....

      Go and read that again: 90% of CS majors in the US need a visa to stay here. Less than 10% are permanent residents, and even much less are US citizens. 


      The visas that these students are here on expire once they graduate. They usually apply for an OPT visa which allows them to stay in the US without sponsorship (and they can still work without the need for sponsorship) for a set amount of time, usually about 2 years. Once that time is up, they either have to get an H-1b visa sponsorship or jump straight into getting their permanent residency via green card application or some other process (K-1 visa because of marriage for example). 

      If we expel tens of thousands of H-1b visa holders because Drumpf wants to end the extension program for H-1b visa recipients, that's talent that cannot be replaced here in the US. I can tell you with 100% certainty that any engineering hiring manager that's given a choice of hiring US based talent that requires no sponsorship is always preferred over those that do. There's communication and cultural barriers, cost barriers, worrying about keeping the visa sponsored - it's a lot to worry about that most managers would rather focus their time and energy elsewhere (and who can blame them?)


      If we continue cutting education (thanks Betsy Devos...), we're going to end up being a nation of consumer idiots, much more so than we already are. The war against education is a war to keep the lower and middle class down. We need education to become more affordable, we need it to be more accessible, and we need it to be equal in all parts of our country. Attacking those who want to come here to the US to make a better life for themselves and their families for the sake of an immigration smoke screen stance does nothing to "make America great", nor does it do anything for the companies here trying to innovate.

      Please - do research on your own on this subject if you don't believe me, but take note - the longer we don't keep pushing STEM as a major focus, the worse the US economy will end up in the long run. Those jobs have to be filled, they have to be worked. If we don't have the people here in the US to do those jobs, those jobs will go where the talent is (China/India).



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    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      11 months ago

      Holy shit I have comments on here from 12 years ago

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      1 year ago

      Thanks for the friend request!

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        1 year ago

        Thank you for accepting! :-)

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      4 years ago

      HAPPY FU!! :D

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

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      4 years ago

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      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

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    • Bellzebob

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

    • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Hey there you :)

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

        I get up at 6 to get ready for work. MWO is super fun though, you should try it if you can, f2p.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I've heard of that game, but I've never actually played it. Dang, that suckssss. Do you have to be up super early?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

        I am playing a little Mechwarrior Online before I go to bed. I work in Fremont but live in Tracy, so my commute's a bit rough.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Just playing Minecraft. How about you?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

        Not too bad. What're you up to at this near midnight hour?

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'm alrighty and yourself?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

        Why hello there! How're you?

    • general08

      8 years ago

      Woot, on at same time.

    • evilcherry

      13 years ago

      what is up with everyone and the amazing music and T.V. shows at this place? lol, p.s. love the pics

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Happy New Year!

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

      I REMEMBER THAT!! lol

      that was so funny when i first saw that, where did you get that from?

    • SmartSphinx

      13 years ago

      14y4qu

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Okay wait, is your friend Sean a lesbian? If he isn't, how the heck am I supposed to help him out? :insert surreal icon here:

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      no problem, just hit me up on AIM, or email me at ryanfurlong@sbcglobal.net

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      I'm a week late, but thanks for the hair compliment...I don't know if I thanked you already, but thanks again.

    • LiquidHavoc

      13 years ago

      wow, another guy from Tracy Ca
      I wonder if we ever crossed paths in the West Valley Mall

    • Show

      13 years ago

      take it easy on insulting the regulars... not a good way to establish yourself... Quazz recently got back from Iraq, so he deserves all the respect in the world... take it easy on the flamewars overall.... just get a bit more low key

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      where exactly in the basement to you go? Because there's like 3000 topics down there, a name would narrow the tedious search down a little

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      13 years ago

      Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

      I gave you +3 for having enough sense to realize that in my journal. Fucking Rock! You sir look like a level headed individual. I try to rally the few of those we have struggling through these forums and direct them to the Basement where we only stupid for amusement. Rest assured, we can hold a good conversation if necessary and overall I think it's more fun in there... I suggest you head down and check the place out. Good to have you on the forums. Yo

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      not bad, yourself?

    • lenny

      13 years ago

      hey im lenny hows it goin friends??

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