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Comment: Re: Old idea. What makes it possible now? (Score 1) 357 357

This whole idea is similar to a relatively routine procedure called deep hypothermic circulatory arrest which is used for surgery on the aortic arch, where it would be impossible to have the heart beating and it would be impractical to cannulate for cardiopulmonary bypass. Those patients are usually cooled to 18 degrees C and 30-45 minutes is usually the max as far as time is concerned. Even then, at least some cognitive deficit is common. So if we're talking hours here, I'm betting they may live, but I wouldn't expect them to be anywhere near their baseline.

+ - What's Your College Major Worth?

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that with tuition rising and a weak job market everyone seems to be debating the value of a college degree, but Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, says talking about the bachelor's degree in general doesn't make a whole lot of sense, because its financial payoff is heavily affected by what that degree is in and which college it is from. For the first time, researchers analyzed earnings based on 171 college majors and the differences are striking: For workers whose highest degree is a bachelor's, median incomes ranged from $29,000 for counseling-psychology majors to $120,000 for petroleum-engineering majors but the data also revealed earnings differences within groups of similar majors. Within the category of business majors, for instance, business-economics majors had the highest median pay, $75,000 while business-hospitality management earned $50,000. The study concludes that while there is a lot of variation in earnings over a lifetime, all undergraduate majors are worth it, even taking into account the cost of college and lost earnings with the lifetime advantage ranging from $1,090,000 for Engineering majors to $241,000 for Education majors. “The bottom line is that getting a degree matters, but what you take matters more," (PDF) concludes Carnevale,"

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 1) 709 709

The competition between Comcast and whoever else may be scant in some areas, but it does exist.

Depends on your definition of competition. There are PLENTY of areas in the US where there is essentially only one provider of high speed internet. If that single provider decides to throttle your connection, no amount of complaining is going to help when they know you have nowhere else to go.

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