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Comment: Getting closer to one side of the argument? (Score 1) 1

I pointed out before that your "rodeo clown" argument is diametrically opposed to your "evil dictator" argument. Nobody can be both a "rodeo clown" and an "evil dictator". If you are arguing that our country is in some sort of fetal position, that implies that you are gravitating away from the latter and more towards the former.

However, most of the conspiracy theories that you so enthusiastically advocate for in the hopes of bringing about an early end to the Obama Administration go out the window when you call him a "rodeo clown" as they negate the possibility of him being actively involved in any such actions.

So which is he?

+ - Who is the new Steve McConnell?

Submitted by andrewa
andrewa (18630) writes "Steve McConnell is the renowned author of several classic software engineering texts. Several of his tomes occupy a space on my bookshelf and, while wiping the dust off them today, I wondered if he had written any new material. It seems, short of some updates to Code Complete, his most recent work is Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art.
While his texts are still mostly relevant today, I wondered if anybody else had risen to take his place. Admittedly I've not kept as current on software engineering texts, so would be interested in the experiences of Slashdot users...."

Comment: And scooters are f**kin' magical! (Score 1) 163

I have noticed that motorized scooters have been granted a status in some places of "absolutely magical". It is apparently legal to park them at no cost at bicycle racks, even if they prevent actual bicycles from parking there. They are, by association, legal to ride (or at least, push) on the sidewalk as well. You can carry whatever or whoever you want with you on it, seldom need a proper helmet, and if you have enough power you can go ahead and drive on the freeway as well. They generally need less insurance and registration to boot.

Why bother with a bicycle at that point? We don't really embrace fitness in this country anyways.

Comment: Missing feature: who tows there (Score 1) 163

I would pay money for a parking app that can tell me which towing company tows cars from there. Where I live, car theft is 100% legal if you are a towing company - it has been demonstrated repeatedly on camera and in court - and some companies are far more frequent offenders than others. I am willing to pay more to park in lots that are not patrolled by certain crooked towing companies.

Comment: That isn't what a CSci degree is for (Score 4, Insightful) 280

by damn_registrars (#46747065) Attached to: Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job
CSci degrees, at nearly every university in the US, are programming degrees. If you aspire to do tech support (or really much of anything other than programming) you are wasting your time with a CSci degree. Don't get me wrong, it is a very useful degree to have, but it is not generally a path towards doing computer support (nor should it be).

Now, that said, a lot of support techs clearly would benefit from more formal schooling - but it could be done in a less cost and time consuming manner than a 4 year degree.

Comment: Congratulations, you're halfway there (Score 1) 21

by damn_registrars (#46742037) Attached to: Democrats playing the race card? Surely as the sun riseth
You found an elected democrat who used the word racism in a sentence. That's better than almost anything you have provided so far. However you insist that this comes up in response to people criticizing President Lawnchair. Can you point to what he said that in response to? The FoxNews link you gave (yes, I actually clicked on it) does not. He was interviewed on CNN state of the union, so you would be better off citing this instead

I can find the quote in there, but he is not responding to a specific GOP statement or person. You have repeatedly claimed that allegations of racism come up "whenever Obama is criticized" but this doesn't even seem to be in response to anyone criticizing Obama, as best I can tell. He's talking about the immigration bill that is not coming up for a vote in the house. If you don't want to connect immigration with race, you can make that decision for yourself. However, connecting this to someone criticizing Obama is a pretty large leap of faith.

Comment: Re:Can the writings be read? (Score 5, Insightful) 427

by damn_registrars (#46741633) Attached to: Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?
Language rules are critical to communication. Eventually if too many linguistic rules and word meanings are discarded, communication becomes essentially impossible as statements don't have the same meaning to both parties in the discussion. There are some rules that don't make a lot of sense, but they are what they are and mostly need to be adhered to in order to ensure that communication can happen.

Comment: What does Reid have to do with this? (Score 1) 4

by damn_registrars (#46740119) Attached to: Dirty Harry & the BLM Thugs
I haven't seen you post a link to a legitimate (ie, not just another conservative blog catering to conspiracy theorists) news site that links Harry Reid to this. Please, enlighten us. We know that by virtue of the consonant after his name you hate him just as much as you hate President Lawnchair. I'd like to know though if there is a legitimate connection between Reid and the BLM going after this ranching family.

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