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Comment: Re:Keeps the brain sharp (Score 1) 170

I stand corrected - I misread his statement my first pass through the article.

However, I still didn't read more into it than necessary. I just took it as he enjoys either a) football, b) wrestling or c) kickboxing, and if he can't do any of them, he's cranky. He's competitive, and his chosen sports involve physical dominance (being an avid MMA fan and jiu jitsu student I really don't see the big deal here). As far as how he worded his statement, if you've ever worked around extremely intelligent people like him who do physics, math, etc. (I currently manage a network for these types of folks), you hear things worded in ways much differently than what you hear in a social setting with, we'll call them.. 'people with social skills'.

I just don't understand some people's reaction to his statements.

Comment: Re:Moral (Score 1) 124

by DroolTwist (#49690075) Attached to: Hackers Using Starbucks Gift Cards To Access Credit Cards

Technology is supposed to make life easier, not harder.

Only it isn't just technology, it is security. Security doesn't make it easier to use, but it sure as hell beats having to fight with a bank to get stolen funds returned. The app failing? That is just a risk you have to take. Any app that is related to finance I like to think would work most of the time. I don't see the big deal with carrying a smart phone around, and keeping it charged really isn't hard either. Given the choice of security vs. convenience and the extra 30 seconds security might add to your purchase, I'll take security.

Comment: Re:Surprising to those unfamiliar with mathematici (Score 2) 170

I doubt they are less susceptible. They may even be more susceptible, as they are butting heads on every snap, not just when they tackle or are tackled. Christ, just take a look at their helmets after the first quarter. I was a pulling guard in high school, and trust me; you'd be amazed at some of the impacts you experience on the line. And that was 20 years ago. These guys today are 6'7, 300+ lbs, and some run a 4.6-4.7 40 yard dash. The amount of power they generate off the line is incredible.

Comment: Re:Keeps the brain sharp (Score 1) 170

He said if he goes too long without physically assaulting people he becomes "not a pleasant person to be around". Most people aren't like that, and those that are don't usually admit it.

I think you are reading too much into his statement. He enjoys physical sports. If he can't do what he enjoys, he's cranky. Who isn't cranky when they don't get to participate in their chosen hobby/pastime over a long stretch? Maybe there are people who have no interests outside of work and are happy to drudge away with no break; I'm certainly not one of them. I have to look away from time to time.

Comment: Re:What is the obsession with tattoos... (Score 1) 403

by DroolTwist (#49587059) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors
Exactly. I got my first tattoo after my mother passed, then another a month later when my aunt passed, then my third after my father passed about 6 months after that. They all have deep meaning to me, and I enjoy them. They are also kind of addicting once you get started, and the good artists aren't cheap. For now they are hidden by my polos, but I'm thinking of a move down to one forearm. One pair of the breathable Nike sleeves and that will be hidden when I'm at work, although I doubt it's an issue unless I change jobs. If I make it to an age where my skin sags and I'm no longer in shape, then I'm pretty sure I won't care what they look like, so that part is covered.

Comment: Re:Oh the humanity! (Score 1) 397

by DroolTwist (#49381919) Attached to: Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous

Now that doesn't apply to everyone and some push beyond it

He covered those of us with no four-year degree somewhat. I'm in the same boat - I have 68 credits of math/chemistry/physics. I left school to earn money to go back, and found IT. I now make a very nice wage in the network engineering field. I have my Brocade and Cisco certs, along with Security+ (common sense 101), and enough experience now that I can move up and make good money. I'll never manage, but neither do I want to. I prefer the work.

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. -- Thomas Jefferson