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Comment Wow. From a recipe that even a shark won't touch (Score 4, Funny) 41 41

...to one of the most famous chefs on the planet. That's quite a journey. Hopefully she didn't keep her shark-repellent ingredients in the kitchen, could make for some...interesting meals:

"Ooops, looks like I grabbed the copper acetate instead of the cumin again, I really need to separate those better! Save the liver!"

Comment Re:I hope it's better than the last preview (Score 5, Insightful) 189 189

This. Apple is bad enough at trying to shoe horn new releases into a set schedule, but for MS to pull that off, given their track record, would take a Parting-the-Red-Sea miracle. Hey MS, here's a crazy idea:
1. Come up with a list of cool features your users and best developers want to see.
2. Implement them.
3. Test them.
4. Bake them into a new OS and release it when it's ready. If it takes 14 months instead of 12, THAT'S OK!!! Really. The number of people jonesing for a new Windows release, even if it's half-baked and buggy, is incredibly close to zero.
5. Profit!

BTW, if any of this is too complicated I'm available to consult at very reasonable rates.

Comment I'm no fan of H1-Bs but... (Score 2) 614 614

some people are just paranoid control freaks. I worked with a guy who was always worried about losing his job-which he was quite good at--and getting him to share knowledge, passwords, etc could be excruciating. And this was a unionized, government position, he was about the last person who should be worried about getting canned.

Comment Digital cameras (Score 1) 243 243

I've had 3 or 4, different brands, that after a year or so would only work with brand new batteries for a few shots and then quit, and forget rechargeables. Now that phone cameras have become good enough, I haven't owned an actual camera for some time, maybe they've improved.

Comment I could live with a post-show teaser... (Score 2, Interesting) 318 318

...provided they don't show the same damn one every time. I find a lot of good shows through the "Recommended for You" category, if they teased one of those I'd be OK with it. But it's a slippery slope. You kids won't believe this, but used to be we didn't have to sit through half an hour of commercials in movie theaters, they even showed cartoons before the movie. And my lawn, get off it.

Comment Tech in the classroom??? (Score 4, Insightful) 327 327

...or let teachers introduce technology into the classroom. "

Oh hell no. Tech in the classroom is not an end unto itself, and certainly not a justification for Powerpoint. Don't get me wrong, PP can be a useful tool (in some cases), and yes, it don't work without tech in the classroom. But the idea that any random PP show is valuable because "it's introducing students to technology" is ridiculous. Students are on a first-name basis with technology, they don't need to be introduced to it.

"It's the best thing since professional golfers on 'ludes." -- Rick Obidiah