[Beowulf] Degree

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Oct 25 10:14:38 PDT 2012


Heh Josh,

Maybe this job is something for you.

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Dear Vincent

Please see attached document showing exactly what client is seeking  
for the above position.  This is a fantastic NATO SECRET contract at  
SHAPE HQ in Mons, Belgium, with occassional short spells in Afg.

This is start in November 2012 to January 2013 initially - if all is  
going well, then you will continue for the whole of 2013; and then  
again for the whole of 2014.

Rate is a max of €500 per day, plus flights, plus daily allowance  
when away from Mons.

If you have the right skills - and are (ideally) currently NATO  
SECRET cleared - but at the very least SECRET cleared - then let me  
have your current CV, along with proof of your current clearance -  
ideally copy cert, but failing that Ref number and who holds the  
clearance, with contact details.

Finally, please complete the attached spreadsheet, making sure you  
indicate experience in every box - even if the experience you have is  
only 'an understanding of' etc.

Kind regards

Tim Lane, Director, OCC
01270 621191


OCC Computer Personnel

Registered Office

7 Alvaston Business Park,
Middlewich Road,
Nantwich,
Cheshire CW5 6PF

Telephone No +44 (0) 1270 627206
Facsimile No +44 (0) 1270 629168

Company No. 1389175
Vat No 338281056

On Oct 25, 2012, at 4:20 AM, Josh Catana wrote:

> As some working in HPC as an indefinite length contractor in the  
> U.S. this topic intrigues me. Even though the company I contract  
> for has me training their new employees and basically in control of  
> everything in their environment for the last 3 years, they refuse  
> to hire me on directly because I don't have a bachelors.
>
> On Oct 24, 2012 9:51 PM, "Vincent Diepeveen" <diep at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>
> On Oct 25, 2012, at 2:26 AM, Joe Landman wrote:
>
> > On 10/24/2012 12:40 PM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> >> I bet in engineering and math type sciences plenty of funding from
> >> companies.
> >
> > Think again.
> >
> >>
> >> This lady was however in a more social area.
> >>
> >> So her statement is totally correct.
> >>
> >> I explain this, my words, as a feudal system where you have to take
> >> care for your own funding,
> >> either find a company to pay for it or some sort of organisation  
> that
> >> pays for the spot.
> >
> > Ahh ... but thats how it is everywhere ... you have to find a prof
> > with
> > funding or self fund.
>
> The USA has a capitalistic system sir.
> You shouldn't do as if that's a ton better than a feudal system,
> because you managed to cope with that yourself.
>
> A single huge well known university in USA has larger budget than all
> universities in Netherlands
> together, though average income later on of them right now isn't
> lower than what a person makes in
> the USA.
>
> This if you look at the GDP versus population size.
>
> Netherlands has a GDP estimate in 2011 of 832 billion. Note 2011 is a
> bad year in Europe.
> USA has a GDP estimate of 15.568 trillion for 2011.
>
> https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/
> 2119rank.html:
>
> Netherlands has 16.73 million inhabitants.
> USA 313.8 million (july 2012 estimate)
>
> That's a difference in population size in factor of : 18.7567x
>
> Despite that 'bad year' in 2011 caused by EU not overspending 50%+
> like USA is doing (spending versus income),
>
> If we divide that 15.568 trillion by 18.756 = 830 billion euro.
>
> So Netherlands is doing better than USA currrently, and that without
> overspending bigtime like US government is doing.
> If we'd do that then of course it SEEMS as if it goes even better
> here, for just a few years...
>
> Yet income was 832 billion and more people study here at university
> per each 1000 inhabitants than in USA.
> That's a difference between a capitalistic system and the European
> socialistic model.
>
> So the university system really is using real little budget if we
> compare it to the US universities.
>
> >
> >> Unpaid spots means of course effectively you have to pay your own
> >> housing, not cheap in UK,
> >> food and whatever you like to do during student life.
> >
> > In the US, students survive on spaghetti and ramen noodles.
> > Bangers and
> > Mash in the UK?  I'd hope the food options were better.
> >
> > More seriously, grad students flock to the profs with grants to pay
> > for
> > them.  Its hard to pay your own way here without means.  I ran an IT
> > support operation in my spare time and had a number of clients.
> > Slight
> > impact upon my studies in terms of available time, but considering
> > that
> > TA/RA wages are sub-poverty level (at least when I was doing it), I
> > sorta had no choice.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Joseph Landman, Ph.D
> > Founder and CEO
> > Scalable Informatics Inc.
> > email: landman at scalableinformatics.com
> > web  : http://scalableinformatics.com
> >         http://scalableinformatics.com/sicluster
> > phone: +1 734 786 8423 x121
> > fax  : +1 866 888 3112
> > cell : +1 734 612 4615
> >
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