Washington D.C?

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  1. Mittimer

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    My Husband got a call from one of his old school friends who works for a private sector of National Security/National Defense making...well, let's just say a very good chunk of money every year.

    Any who, the friend called him because he was asked by his boss if he knew anyone who was a better hacker then himself, they are needing to fill a new job position. Instantly, he called my Husband. He explained the job position and asked for Ian to send him his resume so the boss could see it.

    We're waiting on a call and more information about the position, most specifically the pay. Seeing as we're in Florida, it would take a lot for us to just up and move across the country to Maryland.

    Needless to say, we're both very anxious for this opportunity since my Husband has been doing everything he can to get his foot in the door with a proper career vs just a job like he has now. While he's happy working where he does now, he would LOVE to make...a zillion times what he's making now doing something he TRULY loves.

    We've been talking more and more recently about moving up north but at the moment don't really have the means. This..would absolutely give us the means for it.

    While we're ready to accept that my Husband may not have all the credentials for it right now, it would be fantastic if the company decided that they wanted him.

    What I'm asking from my :sf family is a lot of good energy and prayers/wishful thinking sent out way. As all of you know, in todays economy, this would be fantastic.


    Thanks guys.
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    HOW EXCITING Mittimer! You and your husband will be in my thoughts and wishful thinking as well as prayers! Also sending all the most positive energy I can muster to send to you! I can hardly sit still waiting to hear of news from you as to the outcome! :)
     
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    Hope it pans out for you - sounds interesting.
     
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    Why does the government need hackers? More illegal wire tapping? :p
     
  5. Mittimer

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    Ha, who knows. If it is, my Husband will refuse to do it. Hacking and Ethics are a huge thing for him. He wont do anything illegal or invasive to peoples privacy.
     
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    follow the vibes im sending. i live in Md. ;)
     
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    i will pray for you, and wish you and your hubby every succes going, good luck with this, it is clearly very important to you both.
     
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    Thank you guys, so much. :)
     
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    Good vibes going out to you and your man... Sorry, I don't pray, I just dabble in earth energy :lol:eyes:D

    T
     
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    Good luck, Mitts! :)
     
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    I'm thinking that from a Government's perspective......the best defence against hackers is another hacker??:eyes

    I wish you both all the best for this new opportunity Mitt...:D
     
  12. Mittimer

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    My husband read that and went "Yes! Thank you!"

    We'll find out more around Tuesday/Wednesday...still extremely anxious.
     
  13. ninja08hippie

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    That's what I figured, because of the hacks coming from the Chinese government, I just wanted to make sure that he wasn't being hired to do wiretaps illegally. The Chinese hackers are significantly more advanced than ours are, nice to see the US trying to keep up. They just have to respect the rights of citizens, which seem to becoming less and less important to them after 9/11.

    And the best defense is a closed network, btw :p
     
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    Mmm....I think somebody's been watching too many episodes of "24"....:lol
     
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    Which part didn't you believe?

    Government may get internet usage and emails without a warrant
    Electronic Communications Privacy Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    More on the government getting records without a warrant (and Googles middle finger to them) citing the illegal PATRIOT Act
    Google Resists U.S. Subpoena of Search Data - New York Times

    Chinese government backed computer viruses/hackers
    SurvivalForum.com - CIA Warns of Chinese Plans for Cyber-Attacks on U.S.


    That's besides the point, I'm sure Mitt's husband would just quit if the government asked him to do anything illegal, I hope the interview goes well :)
     
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    I believe ya' Ninja....those Chinese are sneaky little buggers.....but there are some US Govt agencies who aren't far behind them.....:D
     
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    Oh yeah? You wanna see how far their powers go?
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    ^ That is hilarious

    Yay I live about 10 mins from MD. Hope you get the job and be sure to live in a safe place in MD (eastern countrier side). Look into housing costs too because its way expensive here, especially in Mexico City.. I mean Northern VA.

    Come see some snow for a change lol
     
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    We've actually looked into living in Northern VA rather then right in DC cause honestly it's INSANELY expensive. And the places that aren't expensive, are, with no disrespect to anyone here, GHETTO.

    If he gets the job, you'll have to come visit :p
     
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    As I've already said to you Mittimer, I really hope that your husband gets the job.