Oh wait, I forgot rule number whatever. "Whenever a rich and important company or person says they're for a tax that should cover them, SURPRISE it ends up covering everybody except them." (OOhh, I'll call it the Buffett Rule.)
Funny, that's not what I was thinking when I had to hire a plumber because my main line out of the house got clogged with "flushable" wipes. (I was so glad that I wasn't the one dealing with that literal shit. I was totally happy to pay him for his work.)
Since gun reminds me of that one. (Supposedly you could build a sten in a bicycle shop.) Is a sten much harder to build than printing a gun from a 3d printer?
Somatic Cell Nuclear transfer. Actually the nice thing about this is that if you had some genetic disease(like cystic fibrosis) you could take the genetic material out of one of your skin cells, correct it, and then use that with this process to make an embryo. If at some point humanity figured out how to grow an organ from this embryo then you could try to make a lung with this that didn't have cystic fibrosis but you wouldn't reject either.
To add on to this I really wish it was him and Jim Al-Khalili doing the hosting. Neil is too much "Oh my god black holes" for me. That reminds me, does anybody know if James Burke doing any new shows?(another guy I'd prefer to Tyson)
junk. I mean I look at it like this. When I upgrade to a new computer I copy the entire contents of my hard drive to the new bigger one.(Since that's the easiest thing to do. I don't have to figure out what's my data and what's not. Just plug it in and tell my new computer to copy everything and come back hours later.) Admittedly a lot of the stuff I'm copying over are OS files and installed programs. I always tell myself to go back and clean that stuff out but I never do since that'd take time and effort and the new hard drive isn't that much so it isn't worth the effort. After 3 or 4 upgrade and numerous reinstalls I've accumulated quite a bit of junk code myself on my current computer. (It might even be 50% of the data is just junk.) I still have plenty of free space on my drive so in the end I don't really care.
He's probably the type that thinks for example that for example C# is totally different than any other object oriented language. Most likely he would be honestly surprised to find out somebody that understood general OO concepts and was in an expert in another one like C++ could pick up a second OO in a matter of days or less. (Sorry, I get that a lot. I think it took me 1-2 days to get up to speed from C# from C++. Not sure how long it'd take me to pick up java but I'd expect a week at most.)
(Sarcasm on) a university would have to give a shit about their undergrads? Why they might put you away for crazy talk like that. (Sarcasm off) Sorry I'm pretty jaded from my university which made it plainly obvious they were a research institute first and foremost.
Since most companies have this stupid idea that you just get people who aren't couldn't hack being a developer to do QA. (And pay them accordingly. QA people have to be as smart as developers to do a good job.)
Seriously, I told my manager not that long ago that I had no idea how long something would take me.(The real answer) He started trying to get me to "confess" to a estimate and when that didn't work he had 2 other SE's play estimation poker to get an estimate that he wanted. Actually when I do give an estimate I give myself a large amount of padding for all the interruptions I'm going to have.(They're going to happen.) Lets just say my manager would prefer me to lie and give the estimate if I had no interruptions.(Which let's be honest, never happens.)
management by cargo cult? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult#Metaphorical_uses_of_the_term
I knew somebody that claimed to be an anarchist but there was no big government policy they didn't like.(I guess they though it meant really liberal, not "without government.")
Let me guess, he's for embryonic stem cell therapy but doesn't realize that one of the most exciting uses of it would require genetic engineering. (Got a genetic lung disease? Easy, take your genetic material, fix the problem, create a new esc line of your corrected DNA a grow a new lung. It's compatible with you and doesn't have the problem.)
After they have him stuffed they fit him with animatronics so he'll jump up every so often to scare the shit out of tourists.
Since the 3 current ones are Eukaryotes, Bacteria, and Archea.