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Comment Depends on your age & experience (Score 1) 318 318

When I was younger, it was fun and novel to update my OS everytime something "new" came out, so I would. I spent a lot of my weekends and weeknights doing this. Hell, sometimes I would completely wipe my machine just to try a new OS or two for fun.

However, once I actually got into the workforce, I found I valued a stable platform a whole lot more than exploring "new" OS features (which are really never that "new" anyways). It got a lot less fun to spend all weekend trying to get something to work right, only to be left with a semi-stable environment that I couldn't use for work on Monday morning... Installing, re-installing or upgrading OSes gets old pretty quick when you need a stable environment to work in.

Now I get annoyed if they drop support for my installed OS less than 3 years after I installed it.

Now get off my lawn and quit waving those Windows 10 and Mint 17 install disks at me!

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...

The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood of bean counters. -- Alan Kay

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