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Comment: Re:Or maybe ... (Score 1) 187

by Lawrence_Bird (#47442991) Attached to: Geographic Segregation By Education

Don't just look at "violent" crime rates. Look at property rates too. NYC is one of the lowest out there regardless of size. What source are you using? in 2012 per the UCR database, of agencies in populations > 100K NYC ranked # 97 in violent crime rate and #272 in property crime rates (both out of 287 reporting) For murders it is #131, Even robbery (as opposed to burglary) it is only ranked #74.

Comment: just like EE, ME, CE, finance...... (Score 5, Insightful) 586

by Lawrence_Bird (#47414529) Attached to: Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

just about every field above burger flipping requires specialization. Are you going to ask Joe Blow about your corporate tax accounting needs? Or are you just going to drop by Intel and see if you can lend a hand with some microcode? Work is becoming increasingly specialized across all fronts, time to get used to it.

Comment: Re:Disclaimer? (Score 1) 346

by Lawrence_Bird (#47383199) Attached to: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Here is a standard one:

This electronic communication originates from Lawyer A&B, LLP. This
communication and any file transmitted with it contain confidential and
protected information, which may be subject to the attorney-client
privilege, or otherwise be protected against unauthorized use. This
communication is also subject to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act,
18 U.S.C. Sec. 2510-2521. The information herein and any file transmitted
with it is transmitted in this form based on a reasonable expectation of
privacy. See ABA Formal Opinion No. 99-413. If you are not the intended
recipient of this communication, you are hereby notified that any
retention, dissemination, distribution or copying is strictly prohibited.

If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender by
immediate reply and delete the original message.

Emphasis added. There is nothing there about reading the message - that is assumed as there would not be a reasonable way to determine you are not the intended recipient.

And here you can read about what happens when you keep credit card statements sent to you when you are not the intended recipient.

User hostile.