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Comment Good Grief (Score 1) 121

Great stuff, nice hobby.

I'm sorry, but I still maintain that Jeff Bezos' rocketry hobby is just that, the inconsequential hobby of a very rich man that will never really contribute much at all to the space "industry" other than having what essentially is a very expense drone for a guy that likes expensive toys.

Comment Why Not Vocational? (Score 5, Insightful) 393

"Everyone" says you'll go nowhere without a college degree. But guess what? This is neither what many kids want nor society needs.

Vocational schools need to amp up the sales pitch. Machinists of the Tools and Die variety make 40$ and 50$ an hour, and that ain't bad.

Some people just are not interested in the 4 year menu.

Comment Re:Huh? Illegal? (Score -1) 118

Certainly not when a high ranking taliban was treated in a doctors without borders hospital, and the US government started bombing that hospital, breaking international treaties, killing innocents, burning down a hospital.

Doctors Without Boarders should not be treating "high ranking taliban".

Comment Re:A professional IT organization? (Score 4, Interesting) 607

If by that, you mean "union", then I doubt it. You'd never get enough support from the folks that are still getting paid very well (like me, who lives in Ohio), and aren't being outsourced. There's no business case to do that for anything but level 0 and 1 helpdesk jobs, and not even all of those.

You too will soon be "outsourced" and regret your opinion. I'll smile at you as I walk into Wal-Mart.

After being laid off from the best job in the world as a DBA that paid more than I had even made, I took a much lower paying job with the Air Force, and am now a "career civil servant". Sure, I'm not making the "big money" anymore, but I have a much better health plan then you will ever have, and my job will never go away.

Have fun at Wal-Mart.

Submission + - Deep magma chambers seen beneath Mount St. Helens (

sciencehabit writes: Geoscientists have for the first time revealed the magma plumbing beneath Mount St. Helens, the most active volcano in the Pacific Northwest. The emerging picture includes a giant magma chamber, between 5 and 12 kilometers below the surface, and a second, even larger one, between 12 and 40 kilometers below the surface. The two chambers appear to be connected in a way that could help explain the sequence of events in the 1980 eruption that blew the lid off Mount St. Helens.

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