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Comment: Re:Why even have a class ? (Score 1) 355 355

How did you decide which schools take legacies?

I don't. The schools themselves do that.

If you want me to respect your education, then don't get it from a school where they graduate students just because their parents/grandparents etc... gave the school a bunch of money.

Comment: Re:Wrong Wrong Wrong (Score 1) 118 118

Except you are entirely missing the point. The medical subject is irrelevant when saying what's being transplanted. By convention, what is being transplanted where is determined entirely from the surgeon's point of view, not the subject's. And that convention says that it's the smaller part which is being transplanted to the larger part.

What the functions of the parts being transplanted are, or their relative importance to the subject, is utterly irrelevant in terms of which is the subject and which is the object (of the transplant).

I'm not saying I agree with the convention, but it is what it is.

Comment: Re:Wrong Wrong Wrong (Score 1) 118 118

You're not wrong, but that's not the point I was making.

The determination of what is being transplanted is made from the surgeon's point of view, not the subject's. And from the surgeon's point of view, what's being transplanted is whichever part is smaller

Like if you put your old battery in a new car, you've replaced the battery in your new car. You wouldn't say you've replaced your old battery's car.

Comment: Re:Why even have a class ? (Score 1) 355 355

If all of the people coming out of your school have diplomas, but no clue ... eventually people look at diplomas from your school as being worthless.

This is precisely the reason I just toss any application from someone who went to a school that takes legacies...

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action is not the same as sexism (Score 1) 517 517

How is excluding someone from a job based solely on gender not sexism?

That's easy, it's down to the current attempt to redefine "sexism" to mean ONLY "systemic sexism" or "discrimination + oppression". Therefore by that definition it's IMPOSSIBLE to be sexist against men, since they hold the "power" and aren't "oppressed".

Comment: Re:Tsk. And they wonder where employee loyalty wen (Score 2) 331 331

Companies exist to produce profits

That's idiotic. Companies most certainly DO NOT exist "to produce profits".

Companies exist to make products or provide services. Profits are a side-effect that act as an incentive for people to form companies to provide products or services. The raison d'etre of a company is to PRODUCE something - the profits from efficient overproduction are just encouragement for those with the means to produce something of value to the rest of us.

The fact that there are people like you who have lost sight of the real reason why companies exist - to provide products or services - and think they exist solely to line the pockets of the rich - is the major travesty of modern capitalism. It's the rot at the core.

Why did the Roman Empire collapse? What is the Latin for office automation?

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