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Comment Re:Funny that (Score 1) 710

Some of the stuff he says has nothing to do with starting at the bottom and a lot to do with the fact that companies in the IT industry think they can jerk around new people because there's a good deal of them.

I live in a city where someone who dropped out of highschool and got their GED can make more than someone with a Computer Science degree. How's that for screwed up?

It's wrong when a tech job that requires a diploma of some sort still doesn't pay enough to bring your income up above the poverty line.

Saving U.S. Science 667

beebo famulus writes "Twenty years from now, experts doubt that America will remain a dominant force in science as it was during the last century. The hand wringing has generated a couple of new ideas to deal with the dilemma. Specifically, one expert says that the federal government should create contests and prize awards for successful science ideas, while another advises that the National Science Foundation fund more graduate students and increase the amount of the fellowships."

One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener