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Comment: Are you sure you're using 'diverse' correctly? (Score 1) 293

To ensure a statistically relevant study with a high level of confidence (95% or better) and a small margin of error (5% or less), 1000 women and 600 men were surveyed in partnership with the research firm Applied Marketing Science, in accordance with the following:

  • Respondents were geographically and academically diverse, from all available regions and colleges across the United States.

I guess diversity means different things to different people. Although, I should have gotten the hint from the first page:

Editor’s Note: Throughout this white paper we report findings ...

Comment: Re:I have an idea (Score 2) 652

by Krishnoid (#49766279) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

STOP LETTING PEOPLE RETIRE AT 55 WITH FULL BENEFITS! It's not a sustainable economic model you arrogant, self-absorbed ass!!!!

I don't see why this is such a problem. You just need to modify the definitions of 'full', 'benefits' (and while you're at it, 'retire') and you should be fine.

Comment: Re:Great Idea (Score 2) 652

by Krishnoid (#49766265) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

So, I am sure that I won't have to pay $100000 in case of a fire, $20000 to have the police find the guy who beat me up (and another $20000 to have the court send him to jail) and $1M to repair a road.

Of course you wouldn't, you're being absurd -- I know a guy who'll do it for $15000, tops.

Comment: Re:Translation (Score 1) 107

6. Why don't you guys advertise the Volt?

Answer: Have you seen the documentary "Who killed the electric car?" starring the EV1? Well, we are setting up the Volt to star in the sequel.

Answer: When we asked for the budget to develop the Volt, top-level decision makers took it out of the ICE budget. Freely and enthusiastically offered internal feedback -- incidentally, from the same group, whose market we would be directly competing with -- bolstered our own projections that requesting additional budget from them for advertising would be counterproductive.

Comment: Perl knowledge as an asset (Score 2) 266

by Krishnoid (#49745779) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Career Advice For an Aging Perl Developer?

To most dev firms I'm going to look like a bit of a dinosaur, 40 odd years old, knows little of OO coding OR modern languages and aproaches to projects. I can write other languages and, with a bit of practice I'll pick them up pretty quickly.

A little tongue-in-cheek, but once you know Perl, you can argue that learning any other language with a fully-BNF-described grammar is much simpler.

Comment: Re:It's not a networking issue. (Score 4, Funny) 382

by Krishnoid (#49737791) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

If you're not very affluent in networking, the above will sound VERY confusing, but trust me it can be done.

I think you mean 'fluent', as in you understand networking well. Then again, you could mean that this is expensive, in which case, 'affluent' would be correct. Although, the original problem refers to programming pumps, so it could be 'effluent'.

Glad I could clarify that.

Comment: Re:not far enough. (Score 1) 201

by Krishnoid (#49715323) Attached to: Baton Bob Receives $20,000 Settlement For Coerced Facebook Post

That's a bit extreme, don't you think? Why not have the Atlanta P.D. place a pro-Baton-Bob statement on their Facebook page and other social media accounts, prominently stating how he's a valued citizen and a community treasure? That would at least be more proportionate, even it's not wholly accurate.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955

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