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Comment: Re:About Fucking Time (Score 1) 344

by Megane (#48621201) Attached to: In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Except that there aren't any "undocumented" Cubans. They just have to reach the beach and are automatically on a fast track to citizenship, with no need for Harry Reid to pander to them. A big reason for the embargo was that Fidel's Cuba basically seized the property of Cuban citizens who escaped to the US, and there are still a lot of expats and their descendants who aren't happy about basically having all their stuff stolen from them.

The undocumented from Mexico and south of there don't care about Cuba.

Comment: Re:Ah Tucows... (Score 1) 64

by DigiShaman (#48614499) Attached to: A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

Have you been to Cnet lately? They used to be the place to download shareware / freeware back in the early 2000s and prior. Back in the 90s, CNet was the premier place to go for all the latest in computing news and internet fads (along with ZDnet). Back then, Weatherbug was spyware and AVG was the anti-virus of choice. Now the Internet is all flipped upside-down. Cnet contains links to dubious apps and tricks you into some download app, WeatherBug is clean (and awesome), and AVG contains a craptastic IE toolbar that's impossible to remove completely without resorting ripping it out manually via some utility like Autoruns.

Comment: Re:Gawd, I love that man (Score 1) 65

by smitty_one_each (#48614097) Attached to: Dick "Smitty" Cheney
It's quite blatantly obvious that you've never deployed, much less served, in the military.
While service members take a generally libertarian view of what people are getting up to in private, the actual business of being in a military unit is surprisingly sex-free. The co-ed nature of line units is a policy decision foisted by Progressives.
There is a distinction to be drawn between racial integration, which makes massive sense, and co-ed units, which add zero (0) combat value to units.
If you took a truly anonymous survey of our military, I predict you'd find a plurality that, while freely admitting that they serve with some excellent ladies (I know I did) would still taper off their participation to a minimum. Because you Don't. Win. Wars. With. Social. Engineering.
Then again, our contemporary policy doesn't seem to be about winning wars. So keep the ladies around, I guess.

Comment: Have times changed that much? (Score 1) 262

by msobkow (#48613071) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

It used to be that any degree would get your "foot in the door" with HR. Some of the best programmers I worked with over the years had degrees in English, Philosophy, and even a History major.

University teaches you how to learn new material, how to prioritize it, how to summarize, how to reach the meat in the middle of the chaff. It does not teach you how to program. While there are benefits to knowing computing theory, it's not theory that gets the job done -- experience does that.

I'm surprised you're having such a tough time finding work if you're actually good at programming. Perhaps it's the way you're presenting yourself in your resume, because, as I said, it doesn't really matter what your degree is in for getting your foot in the door.

Comment: Re:Gawd, I love that man (Score 1) 65

by smitty_one_each (#48612167) Attached to: Dick "Smitty" Cheney

I stated before that GWB would have eventually signed off on the abolition of DADT in the military.

I stand in admiration of your capacity to Make Stuff Up, then treat your own utterances as received wisdom, e.g. "Obama is a conservative President".
You are Teh Man.
Meanwhile, where is the next installment of Karl's Folly?

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