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Wanted. Worlds best programmer. Location - Superyacht. Salary - Outrageous. (Found in this weeks London Times)
posted by MintSauce (20 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

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... (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 (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

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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