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Comment: Not Our Fault (Score 5, Insightful) 397

by Gre7g (#46528107) Attached to: Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

I've been in the tech industry (software, circuit board design, chip design, and then back to software) for 24 years. I've worked with engineers with heritage from India, China, Korea, various eastern European countries, and probably a couple other countries in Asia. I've never had a black or latino co-worker. In all those years, I've only ever seen us interview a single black candidate, and he so inadequate that he got sent home after speaking with a single interviewer.

Hiring is not the problem. A lack of black and latino candidates worth hiring is.

Comment: Where's the downside? (Score 5, Insightful) 176

by Gre7g (#28723395) Attached to: Novel Algae Fuel-Farming Method Gets Big Backing

So, we could hook up the CO2 exhaust from a coal-fired plant, use that to grow algae, and then turn algae into fuel? And as a "dreadful" side-effect, we get clean water from sea water?

Greenhouse gas reduction, renewable fuel, and fresh water...

Why aren't we focusing everything we have on such a process? It sounds too good to be true.


+ - Dinosaurs Could Hold Basketballs, but not dribble->

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Gre7g writes: "Long before the invention of the photocopier, mud was the ideal way to preserve an image of your butt.

"We got lucky with this one [sitting] on a slope," which brought its hands closer to the ground, said study author Andrew Milner of the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm.

Full disclosure: My wife did the artistic reconstruction."

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+ - Researchers Create Robotic Pied Piper Roaches 2

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Gre7g writes: "To do that, they would need a rogue roach to infiltrate the herd. "One way to get them," Halloy says, "would be to create mutants somehow, with abnormal behavior. But we don't have a genetic institute for cockroaches." Instead, the researchers recruited some engineers to build them roach robots that would slip into the crowd and manipulate it from within."

Overflow on /dev/null, please empty the bit bucket.