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Wanted. Worlds best programmer. Location - Superyacht. Salary - Outrageous. (Found in this weeks London Times)
posted by MintSauce (22 comments total)

 
(Oh .... and apparently, this is the new Lord of The Rings trailer. But I've just used up my one post a day .. urrrng)
posted by MintSauce at 2:29 AM on August 1, 2003


ooh. and ooooh ;)
posted by nthdegx at 2:35 AM on August 1, 2003


Looks like someone will be working for a floating online dating service. *yawn*

http://www.onesaturday.com/

http://www.siriussynergy.co.uk/cgi-bin/startSession.exe
posted by skallas at 2:42 AM on August 1, 2003


sounds like something from a Cryptonomicon.
posted by Espoo2 at 2:54 AM on August 1, 2003


Pretty boring link, Espoo2.
posted by Keyser Soze at 3:06 AM on August 1, 2003


Isn't Linus already dedicated to working on the operating system?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:42 AM on August 1, 2003


The same mysterious tax exile was after a personal assistant last month. He clearly has big plans.
posted by jonathanbell at 3:49 AM on August 1, 2003


I have to say I quite like his style.
posted by nthdegx at 4:18 AM on August 1, 2003


interesting... www.seastream.com (from the email address) is a dead page that once housed a site for the new seastream yacht. odd.

Maybe we now know where to find Robert Maxwell. ;)
posted by twine42 at 4:24 AM on August 1, 2003


From archive.org: www.seastream.com (with graphics).
posted by jonathanbell at 4:32 AM on August 1, 2003


It's Lord Lucan!
posted by slater at 4:35 AM on August 1, 2003


Between this guy and Hank Scorpio my employment prospects are looking up.
posted by Space Coyote at 4:38 AM on August 1, 2003


From another cached Seastream page, Seastream's chairman is Chris Matthews, who fits the profile based on the following:

Here's a guy using Chris Matthews as a reference, apparently his former yacht captain. Includes Matthews' email address and phone number. See first two items in employment history. Matthews' yacht is "Tosca III", formerly named "Centenarian." See also CV of former Tosca "Stewardess."

"Tosca III" is a 36-meter motorized yacht (according to this guy's resume). and participates in this Transatlantic race to the Caribbean. Photo of the boat when known as Centenarian.

My bet is on Chris Matthews as the mystery man.
posted by beagle at 5:38 AM on August 1, 2003


Glad to see that the Telegraph put so much hard work into sorting this one out... ;)
posted by twine42 at 6:05 AM on August 1, 2003


Sorry, omitted a link above:

Here's a guy shoulda been Here's a guy
posted by beagle at 7:06 AM on August 1, 2003


I wish I were the "mutt's nuts".
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:28 AM on August 1, 2003


Any thread with a Hank Scorpio reference has to be good!
posted by pjgulliver at 7:49 AM on August 1, 2003


Being cooped up on a yacht with an "eccentric tax exile"?

Not for all the money in the world thank-you.
posted by carfilhiot at 7:59 AM on August 1, 2003


If it weren't for the yacht, I would say I already DO work for those people.
posted by ednopantz at 9:03 AM on August 1, 2003


Geez. More jobs moving offshore.

(I have a Math degree, but I've never written a device driver in my life)
posted by namespan at 9:10 AM on August 1, 2003


It is Chris Matthews. My WHOIS sluething from earlier brought up those dating services (more likely what some poor soul will be coding for him) and the board link leads you to think text:
Chris Matthews - Chairman, aged 51
Chris Matthews started his career as a research engineer in 1974, and went on to run a division of Marconi and then Courtaulds. After co-founding Sirius in 1992, he set up an internet and telecommunications company Telinco Plc, which he sold to World Online in January 2000.
posted by skallas at 2:35 PM on August 1, 2003


Anyone else think of the opening chapter of The New New Thing from the post?
posted by dmt at 5:00 AM on August 2, 2003


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