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What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Post icon  Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:01 PM

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Saw this gem via @CompSciFact earlier today:

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What if drivers were hired like software developers?

Job title: car driver

Job requirements: professional skills in driving normal- and heavy-freight cars, buses and trucks, trolley buses, trams, subways, tractors, shovel diggers, contemporary light and heavy tanks currently in use by NATO countries.

Skills in rally and extreme driving are obligatory!
Formula-1 driving experience is a plus.

Knowledge and experience in repairing of piston and rotor/Wankel engines, automatic and manual transmissions, ignition systems, board computer, ABS, ABD, GPS and car-audio systems by world-known manufacturers - obligatory!

Experience with car-painting and tinsmith tasks is a plus.

The applicants must have certificates by BMW, General Motors and Bosch, but not older than two years.

Compensation: $15-$20/hour, depends on the interview result.

Education requirements: Bachelor's Degree of Engineering.


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How often do you run into this type of nonsense?

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#2 Topher84  Icon User is offline

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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

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Don't forget the 10+ years experience with 2011 BMW models.

- In reference to companies wanting ridiculous amounts of experience w/ brand new technologies.
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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:40 PM

greenlight said:

LMAOZZZ and what if Microsoft made cars!!


Anonymous said:

Required: 3-5 years experience driving the 2011 Honda Civic

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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

Oh god this made me get hot flashes. Just when Go came out, a lot of job postings were asking for 5 years experience with the language. :lol:
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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

lol, i have been meaning to try out Go. it has an interesting design. fast compiling with an unambiguous syntax(can be parsed without a symbol table or multiple parsers like GLR), garbage collected, systems level. it has some nice ideas.
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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:59 PM

And in the blink of an eye, we're talking about Go.

I'm more interested in Mozilla's Rust. Go is unbelievably boring.
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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

it seems they have different design goals however. Rust seems to aim for safe code, Go aims for fast development of production code. different design goals if you ask me. this whole new idea of systems level Garbage collected "safe" languages is very neat however :).

D, Go, Rust, just to name a few :)

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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:52 AM

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What if drivers were hired like software developers?

I wonder how this driver is going to make do without "goto"?

Edit: grammar error

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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 23 May 2011 - 11:40 AM

lol, that made me think of a nice pun. instead of calling the second version of Go, Go2; name it Goto :)
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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:39 PM

I checked out this thread without logging in first and the advertisement that popped up right under the sentence

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How often do you run into this type of nonsense?
was a dead on example of it. That could not have been placed any more perfectly! But I digress, yeah this stuff is completely annoying and overly frustrating for someone who is new to the field and doesn't even know what some of this stuff is.
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Re: What If Drivers Were Hired Like Programmers?

Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:04 AM

Yeah - this kind of thing has been going on since before the dotcom bubble. I remember job postings asking for 10 years of Java experience back in 1997. The people who write the job postings rarely know crap about the tech. How often have you interviewed for a job and found out that it had almost nothing to do with the description? Too often.
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