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Comment: Re:Cold calls? (Score 4, Informative) 402 402

"Hi Mr. X, we'd like to pay you 25% more to come work for us if you're a good fit for the team."

I love my job and the people I work with, but if Google called with that offer, I would listen. I would be stupid to not listen and at least give my boss the opportunity to make a counter-offer.

Comment: Re:How the "explitive deleted" is this tech relate (Score 1) 591 591

Read the fine summary.

New information technologies make it easier for people who share a hatred to organize around it...

The impact of technology on society is just as newsworthy here as the next incremental improvement in graphics engines.

Comment: Re:remember what a jury is (Score 1) 388 388

Doesn't matter; if you're not willing to behave as an automaton and judge just the facts rather than the law, you won't get on a jury.

The attitude matters. It's one thing to be called and then not asked to serve. It's another thing entirely to shirk your duty because you think you're "too smart" to be on a jury. The fact that they want a biased, ignorant jury is a different issue.

Comment: Re:remember what a jury is (Score 1) 388 388

My coworkers and I attempt to counter balance this by treating jury duty as a civic obligation.

All of the "smart people" that get out of jury duty because they're "smart" can go screw themselves. They're the reason that stupid decisions like this are made and become precedent for other stupid decisions.

Open Source

OpenBSD 4.7 Preorders Are Up 191 191

badger.foo writes "The OpenBSD 4.7 pre-orders are up. That means the release is done, sent off to CD production, and snapshots will turn -current again. Order now and you more likely than not will have your CD set, T-shirt or other cool stuff before the official release date. You get the chance to support the most important free software project on the planet, and get your hands on some cool playables and wearables early. The release page is still being filled in, but the changelog has detailed information about the goodies in this release."

Comment: Re:Misunderstanding? (Score 2, Informative) 146 146

You're allowed to spend a gallon per passenger for every 200 miles traveled. So if you have 10 passengers you can spend 10 gallons to go 200 miles.

10(passengers)*200(miles)/10(gallons)=200 Passenger Miles/Gallon.

10(passengers)*400(miles)/20(gallons)=200 Passenger Miles/Gallon.

And so on.

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