Comment: Not to mention

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Not to mention

That you have to sign a lifetime secrecy agreement, are totally controlled in your personal life, can't discuss or even acknowledge what you do, are paid relatively little compared to technologists at places like Google. What's not to like? They tend to recruit either second raters or people with a serious totalitarian streak or other "problems". The CIA does this too. Recruiting out of Midwestern backwaters people without a creative or original thought in their heads. I had a buddie who was a GRU Major. His appraisal of his CIA contacts was they were fun to do martial arts with but otherwise pretty stupid.