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Comment: Re:Critical thinking without applicable knowledge? (Score 1) 504

by Drethon (#48230611) Attached to: Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills
Employers have nearly completely stopped training in all the jobs I've worked recently (contract work so I'm bouncing around). However little of what I need to know is provided by any college. Mostly the employers are looking for employees who have already worked the jobs (ex one employer refused one of our people because he did not have 5 years Ada experience. But in our area, the only way to gain that is on the job) but also seem to expect you to learn on the job without formal training.

Comment: Physical vs Non Physical (Score 1) 89

by Drethon (#48171523) Attached to: How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab
Not sure the best terms for this but... I've noticed a lot of non physical theories (space time, dark matter(though this is only non physical in the sense we haven't seen it yet), dark energy) require manipulation of physical materials to produce the expected results. I still wonder if we will eventually see these theories get an actual physical source. Just my bent $0.02.

Comment: Re:Victim Blaming vs Common Sense (Score 1) 622

by Drethon (#48139235) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers
Releases of this information from large scale hacks are rare. Does anyone know how often this hacks occur but the hacker does not release the information?

I've taken classes on network security and there are so many layers to the security and if any layer breaks the whole system tends to break down.

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 1) 263

by Drethon (#48132491) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?
Same here. I use my gmail far less than my yahoo account (my Yahoo goes to all sorts of disreputable forums) but I think I see maybe a spam e-mail every week or month on gmail that misses the filter. On Yahoo it is more like a couple a day when I haven't given out my e-mail lately, as bad as ten a day when I do give out my e-mail.

Comment: Victim Blaming vs Common Sense (Score 5, Insightful) 622

by Drethon (#48131233) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers
I live in a fairly good town but still don't leave my doors unlocked, EVER. I still don't expect to get blamed should I forget one day and my car gets stolen.

Just like someone who has their digital media stolen from the cloud is not to blame and the law should back them up. However there are certain things you just do not do even if the law supports the activity. For example parking a Ferrari in a bad part of town with the doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition. The law needs to track down that car if it is stolen but the person doing this is still an idiot.

Comment: Re:Or, just don't get married. (Score 5, Interesting) 447

by Drethon (#48129463) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage
My wife and I were together for 7 years and lived together for 6 months before we got married. We had to deal with a lot of things happening before we could even move in together. We got married because we wanted to and being married did not really change anything from the way it was before we got married.

8.5 years later things really haven't changed since before we got married. We still argue at times, sometimes fairly heated. We don't always make up after the arguments but we understand we are two different people who often see things differently but are committed to each other.

I think having a wife that is just like me would be more relaxing but probably a lot less interesting.

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