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Comment Re: So the good questions were ignored. (Score 4, Insightful) 557

We don't actually know that she got sent the hard questions.

Does the interviewee go through the original post and look at everything that got a score of 5? That's a fairly low bar to hit, and probably a bit unreasonable.

I think it more likely that one of the editorial types gathered up the questions, using the best spelled of various repeats among questions (ok, that's a stretch), and decided what to send. I don't expect that they'd send anything that was outright abusive, no matter what score the question had, or how many people supported it.

Comment Help me out here a little... (Score 4, Interesting) 533

IT's early (for me) and my standard disclaimer of "the caffeine hasn't kicked in yet" applies, but "a power grid designed to carry it in the other direction" doesn't make a huge amount of sense to me.

I admit that circuits was a long time ago, and I never took (or had to take) the high power courses... But what does that even mean? The system is still AC, isn't it? So it's been handling carrying things in both directions forever.

Is this industry BS, or is there something to this claim?

Comment So, dumb question(s)... (Score 4, Interesting) 342

But is the 25% tax lower than what they'd pay if they hadn't diverted profits? Equal? More?

To actually discourage diversion of profit, wouldn't the penalty have to be higher, or at least equal to, what they're avoiding?

And does anyone not think that this will lead to tech companies having field trips to Hollywood to learn their style of creative accounting?

Comment What about those of us who aren't sure anymore? (Score 4, Informative) 174

My degree is in Computer Engineering, with some Master's work in Comp Sci...

And these days I mostly work system accreditation. That is, certifying that a given system is secure. I do relatively little of the tech work, but push a lot of paper.

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981