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cormack
12-01-2006, 11:34 PM
Hello to all,

My name is Cormack o' Connor and currently I am a research assistant at the University of Dublin. We are currently shorthanded and are looking for some help on the completion of a simple demo tutorial for students in our graphics theory class for which neither I nor the professor has the time to do so. We are looking for someone who is very experienced in openGL and has worked with Perlin Noise and Nate Robbins glm object reader class (this is what the students will be using). The work is very straight forward with very specific instructions and should not take more then 5 hours for someone who is well versed in the aforementioned topics. The pay would be around 30-50 US dollars with the opportunity for larger pay scaled jobs as a University of Dublin consultant in the future (nice to put on a resume). This is perfect for someone who is looking for some on the side free lance work. Payment will be dispersed via paypal once the job is completed. The job needs to be completed within the next the 24 hours, preferably sooner. We'd also prefer that any participant have a messanging name at one of the major services (AIM, yahoo, google, msn) so we might be able to touch base frequently. Prior message board activity will be taken into account if their are multiple persons interested. If you have the time and are interested, please e-mail me at cormackoconnor@yahoo.ie as soon as possible.

Cheers,

Cormack

knackered
12-02-2006, 04:57 AM
Is that some kind of joke? $30-50 for 5 hours software engineering?
Lets hope your students don't read this or they may transfer to a course with better prospects.
No wonder Irelands full of call centres if those are the kind of wages on offer.

$6/£3 an hour , I ask you....

Relic
12-02-2006, 05:45 AM
... with a 24 hour deadline on a weekend. :p

knackered
12-02-2006, 06:48 AM
If anyone takes him up on this I want his number. I could make a fortune sub-contracting the sap.

RigidBody
12-02-2006, 06:54 AM
you both seem to have lost your ideals somewhere along the way...

halo
12-02-2006, 06:56 AM
I'm sure he meant $30-50 per hour. It's a university, they have money.

foobar
12-02-2006, 07:05 AM
Don't knock it, here in the UK we have built a world renowned higher education system by severely underpaying highly qualified people :)

RigidBody
12-02-2006, 07:34 AM
how can university personnel be underpaid when students have to pay some thousand pounds per semester?

cormack
12-02-2006, 10:30 AM
It'll be for $25 an hour, for about 1-2 hours. For anyone that has a lot of experience, the work should be very straight forward. If you're interested please e-mail. Thanks.

Cormack

knackered
12-02-2006, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by RigidBody:
you both seem to have lost your ideals somewhere along the way... You obviously mean the University of Dublin must have lost its ideals somewhere along the way, RigidBody. Or are you seriously supporting big business exploiting workers by paying them *below* minimum wage? :eek:

RigidBody
12-02-2006, 01:45 PM
i was kidding- remember i'm one of those germans who know how humour works ;) - because i do not think that this offer is serious. i rather think what we have here is a lazy student who considers himself clever for not starting this post with "please do my homework for me".

and, of course, i don't support exploiting workers- far from it, i think my monthly cheque should be bigger :p

Zengar
12-02-2006, 02:01 PM
Well, I work as a so called HiWi(Hilfswissenschaftler=Helper Scientist), this are jobs for students in Germany and I get payed 7 Euro/hour (10 hours per week). The job is pretty calm and I don't need to do much. Hovewer 50$ and 24-hour deadline don't really stick together :-/

cormack
12-02-2006, 05:24 PM
Alright, anyone who's interested in doing just a little work for 100 US dollars, please contact me ASAP. It's not a 24 hour job, it would only take 2 hours at most for someone who has experience. This is the most I can pay, and I've cut out a lot of the work that I initially required. If you're interested and unsure, please e-mail me and I can show you what I need and then you can decide if it's worth your time or not. And if you're worried about recieving the pay, we can do it in installments. Thanks.
cormackoconnor@yahoo.ie.

cormack

HellKnight
12-02-2006, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by cormack:
... it would only take 2 hours at most for someone who has experience... Software engineering usually takes a lot more than what you've planed, even for a seemingly simple task. I've encountered numerous problems I thought I'd solve in 20 minutes, and then I'd spend several days on them, as I'm sure every serious developer has.

I'd suggest you pay per hour - it's almost impossible you get a working application for only two hours of work.

cormack
12-02-2006, 06:01 PM
Maybe I should mention, the application is already almost complete so the person would just be making some additions. If you're interested, take a look and we can figure something out.

Cormack

knackered
12-03-2006, 01:46 AM
Adding to an existing project requires time to understand the existing code base before any modifications can be made. It'll take much longer for a 3rd party to add a module to an existing project than it would the original author. Something tells me you haven't factored this into your estimate.
Have you cleared this with your bosses at UOD?
I can only imagine they'd be mortified by this whole affair.

knackered
12-03-2006, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by RigidBody:
i was kidding- remember i'm one of those germans who know how humour works ;) Phew! I'm glad you were joking.
I'm no communist, but I'm a firm believer in people being paid at least a reasonable proportion of what their work is worth.

MZIskandar
12-03-2006, 02:34 AM
why dont you just post the project details. ppl who can complete the project may contact you directly with some previous project screenshot. you may choose the ppl that you like.

its more win2 situation.

at this moment, we dont even know what kind of project you are offering. how can we judge our caps without knowing what to do?

RigidBody
12-04-2006, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by knackered:
I'm no communist, but I'm a firm believer in people being paid at least a reasonable proportion of what their work is worth. the problem with communism is that people are not motivated, because you can be better than the others and still have the same standard of living.

actually i think we germans are communists, too- but we like to call it a "social system". if you earn 12000 euros per year, you pay no taxes at all. if you earn 50000 per year, you pay four times as much taxes (and, of course, more health insurance etc.) as someone who earns 25000 per year.

Harvey_Birdman
12-04-2006, 03:03 AM
Personally, I think this whole thing sounds like a scam. And I'm not sure if I trust a University whose researchers can't spell 'paid'.

Not impressed.

knackered
12-04-2006, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by RigidBody:
actually i think we germans are communists, too- but we like to call it a "social system". if you earn 12000 euros per year, you pay no taxes at all. if you earn 50000 per year, you pay four times as much taxes (and, of course, more health insurance etc.) as someone who earns 25000 per year. That's socialist capitalism.
What you say sounds perfectly reasonable and fair, a society is duty bound to subsidise its poor - after all, without poverty there would be no wealth. Without some degree of exploitation, there would be no profit. So a debt is obviously owed to those who get the raw end of the deal.
The alternative is the USA, and I don't believe anyone in Europe could treat it's poor as badly as them.

Humus
12-04-2006, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by knackered:
after all, without poverty there would be no wealth.And without darkness there would be no light?

RigidBody
12-04-2006, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Humus:

Originally posted by knackered:
after all, without poverty there would be no wealth.And without darkness there would be no light? and without shaders there's no shadow...

knackered
12-04-2006, 11:46 PM
There but for the grace of serendipity go I.
Hope you're listening to this, cormack....cheeks flushed with shame.

RigidBody
12-05-2006, 12:03 AM
will we ever see him again?

knackered
12-05-2006, 01:06 AM
At this rate, possibly on the news, busted for human trafficking.

ScottManDeath
12-05-2006, 09:57 PM
Am I the only one who got a private message from him, asking for help? WTF? I didn't even post in this thread.

Though, on the other hand, for $40 / h and a bottle if Irish Whisky, I might be inclined to actually stop sleeping and think about coding ;)

Brolingstanz
12-05-2006, 10:27 PM
For a bottle of single-malt whiskey, I'd be willing to chair a think tank, commissioned to investigate the plausibility of such an undertaking.

RigidBody
12-05-2006, 10:56 PM
let's end this before someone offers to kill somebody for a bottle of whisk(e)y ;)

ScottManDeath
12-05-2006, 11:14 PM
*looks to the left*

*looks to the right*

*sees no whisk(e)y, no $, no €*

*goes to bed and sleeps until better times* :rolleyes: