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Comment: Re:This doesn't sound... sound (Score 1) 288

So, seriously, fuck off and grow up.

gstoddart, I'm your father.

Seriously, you don't know anything about economics. You are confusing economic policies with economics itself. Economics can lead to choices and can be used to support ideologies, but it isn't an ideology by itself. That's what you are not understanding. If you consider climatology and cosmology are sciences, economics is surely a science too.

In fact, even psychology is a science and sociology too.

Comment: Re:This doesn't sound... sound (Score 0, Flamebait) 288

Economics isn't an ideology. Are you retarded or just ignorant? You are telling us about Greenspan's policies. Policies aren't economics, they are policies, they are politics and they are ideologies. But economics isn't an ideology. And of course it is interwined with politics, it doesn't mean at all it is an ideology. What you are saying is like saying physics is just mathematics.

You are just refraining complains from social science people who do not understand anything about economics because it requires some knowledge of math. And again, it is like you are saying physics cannot be a science because there is many unproven theories that coexists. Frankly, you are an idiot.

Comment: Re:only trying to help? (Score 1) 144

by AchilleTalon (#48915343) Attached to: Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

Exactly! Stop the bullshit about the motivation of the driver or Uber or whoever. You want a ride or not? If yes, take it, pay the price and shut-up. If the price it too high, less people will make money. Everyone at the end of the day is at the same thing: have as much money as he/she can. The rest is pure bullshit and marketing. "We-want-to-help my ass!"

Comment: Re:You nerds need to get over yourselves (Score 1) 193

by AchilleTalon (#48913091) Attached to: Why Coding Is Not the New Literacy

I don't know why you believe everyone should be able to split CSV files or things like that. Learning coding as a general education will not enable people to do such things. They will know they may be able to do it if they invest enough time to practice coding. The point is those people who are calling you have something else to do and have to excel at something else, they have no time to figure out how to do such things and they even don't have to do it often enough for them to worth learning it. So, they call a professional who they know will provide them with a solution in a breeze.

Back to the car analogy, I can certainly change myself the oil filter and the oil, but I will not. I prefer to pay the few bucks it costs me to ask someone else better equipped to do it and save the time I would put doing this a few times in a year.

Comment: Re:You nerds need to get over yourselves (Score 3, Insightful) 193

by AchilleTalon (#48912993) Attached to: Why Coding Is Not the New Literacy
Spot on! This idea is obviously pushed by giant corporations that wish to have access to an unlimited pool of low-cost labour and they can manage with the good enough thing by putting in place development process controls at all levels. This idea is not new, what is new is they are trying to make it comes to life. In the late 80's, the theory of development process control was already revolving around replaceable and good enough developers rather than highly skilled developers you cannot afford to lose. The good enough guys were in fact a guarantee of stability in your development process.

Comment: Real tips are not on CNN... (Score 5, Informative) 58

by AchilleTalon (#48906925) Attached to: "Once In a Lifetime" Asteroid Sighting Monday Night
I wonder why the summary let us think the CNN article is giving good tips while the real tips are coming from Sky and Telescope's website. It is a waste of time to refer people to the CNN article. Aren't we on a website for nerds or not? Here is the link:

Comment: Re:We Really Don't (Score 3, Interesting) 151

by AchilleTalon (#48902943) Attached to: How Do We Know the Timeline of the Universe?
Well, the guy didn't claim at any point he is telling the Truth, with a capital T. He is telling what we know today with the knowledge we have and the understanding we have of the physical world. Of course, to a certain extent we have no facts about the early universe (first fraction of a second), however we know how matter behaves at temperatures near these fraction of a second. We know how the cooling affect the matter. We know the universe is cooling, we know about thermodynamics, etc. So, even if it is guesswork, it is pretty much on tracks. You cannot reverse the order like you seem to think, there is no way to link these events in another order.

Comment: Re:WTF! She was 32 years old (Score 1) 373

by AchilleTalon (#48890597) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT
Pretty silly argument since it was a MOOC. In fact, I did enrolled into on of the courses of Lewin on MOOC. And frankly, if there was to be a trial, I wish her good luck with her arguments before a real jury. It is just not holding water. They are not living next door to each other. She is in Montpellier, FRANCE and he is in Boston area. They were chatting and/or exchanging emails. There is no diploma attached to this MOOC and hence no power on the hands of Lewin. Granting or not the certificate means nothing. It is unusable to gain access to a university program. And she was not even studying in science anyway.

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