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Comment: Re:Bad syllogism (Score 1) 426

You can, however, blame ignorant fucktards who don't understand the data OR the theory who go around acting like self-righteous assholes when a scientific theory intrudes on their ideological leanings.

FTFY: You can, however, blame ignorant fucktards who don't understand the data OR the theory who go around acting like self-righteous assholes when a scientific theory bolsters their ideological leanings.

Comment: In Austin nothing has really changed... (Score 5, Interesting) 258

by AmazinglySmooth (#46958621) Attached to: The Mere Promise of Google Fiber Sends Rivals Scrambling
So they all announced upgrades here in Austin: Google first, then AT&T Uverse, and now TWC. But. Nothing has really changed. Everyone has announcements, but the coverage areas are so small and nothing has changed. TWC has made the best annoucment that their 300Mbps service will be available all over Austin, but not yet. They have offered some date in the future that I'm sure will be delayed. So competition works, but no one is really being that aggressive.

Comment: Re:Bad syllogism (Score 1) 426

Baloney. What a stupid argument. Here is it, summarized: 1. Here is one mathematical model of a way that memories could work. 2. This method would be computable. 3. But that would mean memories degrade the more you remember them 4. But memories don't degrade the more you remember them. 5. Therefore memories are not computable.

Assignment for the student: find the flaw in this argument.

You cannot blame the theory when the data doesn't match! That is denial-ism!

Comment: ATT installer said... (Score 1) 129

by AmazinglySmooth (#46817203) Attached to: AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen
He said that no one would install new services in a neighborhood that required digging up buried wires. My whole neighborhood has underground utilities, so he suggested that we pay to have fiber installed in our neighborhood and work a deal out with ATT. I don't think we will be getting it any time soon. However, because of Google and ATT here in Austin, TWC has announced (but not yet delivered) 300Mbps service, so competition does seem to be working.

Comment: Co-op programs (Score 1) 370

by AmazinglySmooth (#46575997) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?
My school (University of Cincinnati) requires all engineering grads to have 1.5 years of industry experience (co-op) to graduate. That means that you get paid for 1.5 years at a decent rate and likely will have an offer at graduation. Worked great for me, though, it does require a 5 year program to complete. Regardless, you get a solid grasp of the fundamentals and a job.

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