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Comment: It is not that simple (Score 0) 204

by Sla$hPot (#48379345) Attached to: Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy
There is probably one good reason, if your company promoted a dumb ass, as your boss.
The reason is the oldest in the world. Politics, politics and politics.
But then again, Darwin's law always wins, no matter what the game rules are.
So when the market gets tough on companies to deliver significant results, the trades, networking and comradery will make room for effectiveness and performance.
Perhaps not in the short run, but certainly in the long run.

Comment: An other step in the right direction (Score 0) 46

by Sla$hPot (#48159857) Attached to: Microsoft's JavaScript Engine Gets Two-Tiered Compilation
Looks like the year 2015 will mark the revenge of the web.
With an all-round browser support of asm.js, the road is paved for all kinds of heavy duty apps running in your favorite browser.
Hopefully MS is not just considering asm.js for Chakra

Comment: Good points (Score 0) 795

by Sla$hPot (#47966275) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

We have plenty of anti-science people, but most of our 'pro-science' people are really pro-magic (and therefore anti-science).

Everybody is afraid of being wrong.
To scientists, being right means everything. It's their livelihood. So no wonder it's such a touchy issue being right (special, different or even more correct).

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir