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Comment Re:Cowburp (Score 1) 299

"My posts are no more loaded than yours"

That was my first post on the site in weeks and it contained nothing but facts and links to reputable sources.

You're the one who referred to the EPA as a "dread lock crew." It's an argument which would give you an F in grade 9 science class. Mods like it though.

Comment Cowburp (Score 0) 299

This is methane, not CO2, so sequestering carbon isn't relevant.

"Pound for pound, the comparative impact of CH4 on climate change is 25 times greater than CO2 over a 100-year period."

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/ch4.html

FTA: "And because 3NOP boosted the digestibility of nutrients in the feed, the cows that received the supplement actually gained more weight than cows that received none. "

It might actually be useful in meat production. Headline is misleading. Meh.

Comment Using it for 2 years as the default (Score 1) 165

It's getting better. Most of the time I don't need to Google, but if I'm having trouble, I add g! to the beginning of my search and Google adds a data point to my advertising profile, but I get a second opinion, usually not very helpful.

DDG seems too good to be true really. I wonder if they're *really* not watching.

Comment Re:rip-off (Score 1) 296

I passed the CCNA in 99, tried to re-do it back in 2013 to get the Cisco Security cert, but the CCENT->CCNA exam is much, much harder than the old CCNA.

It's the only exam I've failed, the time crunch on the simulated command lines are just too much. Unless you're getting lots of on-the-job experience, it's brutal, and the WAN tech is irrelevant for most networking. I know the material, I'm just not fast enough.

It bothers me when people diminish other people's accomplishments, or discount people because of their education and certifications. If you don't have the certs, I know that you have gaps in your basic product knowledge. If you don't have the education, I have to wonder why.

For the AC, I would expect a line on his resume around the education section, FAR below experience saying something like:

  • RHCE, CCNP

Any more prominent, and yeah, it's either an entry-level resume or the guy's not a good candidate. 3Com and Solaris should only be there if the job calls for it. It's niche and the 2 words on your resume to add them aren't worth it. I have lots of useless expired certs too.

Comment Re:Crackers for fuck sake (Score 3, Insightful) 40

A cracker is also a white guy with a whip. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_(pejorative) I would cringe if somebody referred to a criminal hacker kid from the Southern U.S. as a "cracker"

The criminal hacker as a "cracker" was coined 30 years ago and still hasn't caught on. It's up there with Gnu/Linux as relevant.

OTOH, Hackerspaces and the maker movement have done a good job at changing the meaning of 'hacker' to include both worlds. Hackerspaces are somehow more approachable and understandable to the media and general public.

Comment Re:HOME ownership is key (Score 1) 688

My definition of "upper" middle class are people who if it weren't for the fact that they need their jobs to pay the bills, they would be considered rich.

Lawyers, politicians, doctors, etc.

Somebody who got a HELOC from their McMansion to buy a Porshe Cayene is not upper middle class. Their home is a suburban cookie cutter compromise and their toys are bought with debt.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

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