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Comment Re:Scalia, RIP. Leaves a large family and legacy. (Score 2) 552

On a sort of unrelated note -- he was only 79! So keep that in mind for your retirement plans. Despite having some of the best health care in the world, most of us are dead by 82. And 98.4% are dead by age 90.

If you're lucky. My wife Sue died at 61 in Jan 2006 (I was 42 then). Other than the brain tumor that killed her just 7 weeks after diagnosis, she was in perfect health. She worked out with a trainer (cardio and weights) twice a week and walked several time a week. She was an English and Gifted Education teacher and was thinking of retiring in a few years.

I'm very, very grateful for the 20 years we had together. Remember Sue...

Comment Re:They don't even care about appearances anymore (Score 4, Insightful) 348

I thought the whole point of H1-Bs was to fill jobs that they couldn't find qualified applicants for? But now they are firing (excuse me, 'laying off') the workers, then turning around and claiming they need to import people? If this doesn't get rid of the excuses for the H1-B program, NOTHING will...

I think what companies like this do is redefine the job so their current workers are "no longer qualified", then refuse to "retrain" them, then *have* to fill those positions with H1-B people 'cause, you know, they can't find qualified US workers. Moral? No. Currently, barely legal? Seems so.

Blame Congress for listening to companies clamoring for more H1-B visas. Then blame ourselves for electing those in Congress.

Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 1) 577

You need to seriously chill out.

It was a intended as a funny comment (I included a smiley) about a ridiculous *actual* statement Cruz made (you know, a "fact"). Regardless of his age, it does seem to reflect his character - if you've actually watched and/or listen to him. You compared him to Rand Paul and while they may have similar political positions on some things, their personalities are quite different - which was my point. Hilliary is another matter altogether.

I guess you and whoever modded my post agree that facts are "overrated".

Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 0) 577

If one was a Rand Paul supporter, it makes sense to switch to Ted Cruz, whose stances are not too different.

I'm not sure Rand ever dreamed of world domination (or simply Google: cruz world domination):

A video posted to YouTube Saturday shows an 18-year-old Ted Cruz sarcastically joking about world domination.

“Take over the world, world domination, you know, rule everything,” Cruz says when asked about his aspirations. "Rich, powerful, that sort of stuff." The footage was taken in 1988, according to the video's YouTube description, while Cruz was attending Second Baptist School in Houston.

But, I could be wrong. I haven't read all of Rand's position papers. :-)

Comment 4 trillion degrees ? (Score 3, Funny) 337

While this is nowhere near the hottest temperature that has ever been achieved in nuclear fusion research (that distinction belongs to the Large Hadron Collider which reached 4 trillion degrees Celsius), ...

Sadly, even at such temperatures, the LHC was, like the Mythbusters, also unable to successfully flash-fry shrimp in a shrimp cannon.

Comment Re:It's just an allegory (Score 1) 89

Six is not an average but an upper limit.

Regarding the remote tribes: that is even more paradox. Suppose they never had a visitor or there is no living person that connects them to an other population, then the distance to random other people on the world is "undefined" or "infinite".

On the other hand, perhaps, if no one knows anyone outside their tribe(s), never had an outside visitor, etc... then, from their perspective, no one else exists and they know everyone in the world and their numbers are probably 1 or 2.

Comment I'm impressed (Score 1) 249

  • 2016-11-08 – Firefox 50 (8 weeks cycle)
  • 2016-12-13 – Firefox 50.0.1 (5 week cycle, release for critical fixes as needed)
  • 2017-01-24 – Firefox 51 (6 weeks from prior release)

They already know, 11 months in advanced, they'll need a critical fixes release then - and have planned ahead - so we can count on smoooooth sailing until December.

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