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Comment: Re:How long till 'clean'? (Score 4, Funny) 201

by Sesticulus (#33108602) Attached to: Chernobyl Area Survey Finds Lasting Problems For Wildlife

I live in Florida. We have a decent alligator population here. I haven't seen one in the wild in over 20 years.

Having moved from FL just a few years back I have a hard time believing this unless you were living entirely in your parent's basement. This is slashdot so that is certainly a possibility, but hardly anyone has a basement in FL so I'm just confused.

Comment: Re:The sentence in the article with intrigued me. (Score 2, Insightful) 229

by Sesticulus (#26850015) Attached to: Scientists Map Neanderthal Genome

A modern human needs 2k calories a day when they work a desk job. When I worked construction I was eating around 5k calories a day and weighed 140 lbs at 5'10". I suspect the life of a modern human in the time of the Neanderthal was probably more on the construction end of the calories required spectrum than the sits around with a laptop end I enjoy today. Still not the 7k you mention above, but not as much of a difference.

Comment: Re:India or Bust! (Score 4, Informative) 234

by Sesticulus (#24114509) Attached to: Surviving Outsourcing?

Not so much anymore. I work for a big company who a few years ago did a lot of off shoring (not outsourcing, they were employees of the company) to India. We learned a few lessons, including that it's not really the bargain management expected. There's good, there's bad, but it's no free lunch. Now Romania is the new India. I expect the outcome to be the same.

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