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Comment: Re:Can Political Correctness please wake up? (Score 2) 271

by jellomizer (#49762689) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

There is a New York state law banning male daycare teachers from changing diapers.
There is a strong preference in custody cases that the child will end up with the mother, even if she isn't nearly as fit to parent.

There is actually more of a written inequality against men then woman.

Comment: Re:471 million? You may want to think about that. (Score 2) 237

by metlin (#49756021) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

471 million potatos is a lot of potatos.
471 million .2mm bits of plastic is enough to cover in plastic all of the living rooms in California.
Wait - no - one living room. Or about a dinner-plates worth a day.

Every day. That's the difference.

Even assuming that it's a dinner plate sized amount of pollution, over two decades, you are looking at 7300 dinner plates. Only, broken into little chunks, easily consumed by aquatic life and smothering plants, clogging pipes etc.

Comment: Re:Sudden? (Score 4, Insightful) 263

There are many cases where even republicans go on record stating man made climate change.
It is basicly the Oil industry who is trying to keep the doubt about it.
So the politicians Democrat or republican (mostly republican) who come from the Energy Producing states. Will play onto the spew to keep themselves elected.

Politics are not Pro- or Anti-Science. It is weather the science is political useful for them or not. Otherwise they will be happy putting their head in the sand.

Comment: Re:Don't make me puke... (Score 3, Funny) 377

by jellomizer (#49749863) Attached to: How Java Changed Programming Forever

In contrast with other languages...

I find a better IDE for different and I was like, how about that, this makes it easier for me to write code for the language.

If back in the day where you had GWBasic

Ok
LIST
10 PRINT "HELLO"
20 GOTO 10
Ok
15 PRINT "WORLD"
Ok
LIST
10 PRINT "HELLO"
15 PRINT "WORLD"
20 GOTO 10
Ok
15 PRINT "WORLD!"
LIST
10 PRINT "HELLO"
15 PRINT "WORLD!"
20 GOTO 10
Ok
RUN
HELLO
WORLD!
HELLO
WORLD!
HELLO
WORLD!
HELLO
WORLD!

If we had that type of IDE today the program will fail miserably. However you take the same language and give it a new IDE then you could in theory make an Enterprise class application in GWBASIC.

Comment: Re:Plant? (Score 4, Interesting) 377

by jellomizer (#49749817) Attached to: How Java Changed Programming Forever

Well Oracle killing off Java was one of the biggest fear after it acquired Sun Microsystems. MySql was open sourced so it could fork like it had. VirtualBox we more or less kinda allowed it to die. Star err Open err LibreOffice had forked so many times that people probably forgot the Sun Acquired it as StarWriter. The Sun Servers Sparc based were declining in popularity.

But Java was the important thing we couldn't let die. And it isn't open source so the community couldn't steal it away from oracle.

Comment: Re:all of that can be fixed (Score 1) 150

It is about politics.
In the public sector it isn't about your wins, but how bad your losses are.
If you report a problem, it gets escalated all the way to the top, where you get your elected officials who got there because they talk. Where then it goes back down to find the person to fire because of the issue. The general public will not be happy until they fire someone for the issue. Granted the person who made the mistake are probably the one who will not cause it again. But you fire them, shame them, make sure they will not work in that field ever again.

So yes if you see a problem you are better off to claim ignorance, then have fingers pointed at you.

Comment: Re:None. (Score 2) 298

by jellomizer (#49728303) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Tech Skills Do HS Students Need To Know Now?

I think it is a case on where we shouldn't be teaching people how to operate technology. But to use technology to solve their problems.
Technology is a tool. When we are little kids, they show us how to operate the tool. When we get older we learn how to use the tools to create.

Most Information Technology Education is the equivalent of teaching someone how to hammer a nail. Where it should be taught on how to build a birdhouse. Where the hammer is only one of the tools out of many.

What sin has not been committed in the name of efficiency?

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