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Comment Re:Wag the Dog (Score 1) 417

I think OP means that _IF_, due to a less expensive H1B hire, the company is able to post 2 jobs rather than their normal one, then the "one job lost" calculation is thrown off.

Perhaps a bit clunky explanation but I understood the post to indicate "there are a lot of variables that may factor in to this equation, for which a simple math calculation may not give an accurate picture."

Comment Re:Solve the actual underlying problem (Score 1) 492

Your second sentence: source, please?

The high debts incurred is not "a related problem" but rather the cause for "few US citizens...motivated to attain high levels of education."

Also, "If the market value of the dollar reflects its true worth.." leads you to a false "then" statement. By definition, the market value of the dollar does reflect its worth. And as long as USD are backed by reliable, stable economic fiat, that will continue. Of course, if you try to shut down the government via silly grandstanding, you might lose that, but then this discussion about immigration will be the least of your worries.

Submission Will Computers Redefine the Roots of Math?->

An anonymous reader writes: For nearly a decade, Voevodsky has been advocating the virtues of computer proof assistants and developing univalent foundations in order to bring the languages of mathematics and computer programming closer together. As he sees it, the move to computer formalization is necessary because some branches of mathematics have become too abstract to be reliably checked by people.

“The world of mathematics is becoming very large, the complexity of mathematics is becoming very high, and there is a danger of an accumulation of mistakes,” Voevodsky said. Proofs rely on other proofs; if one contains a flaw, all others that rely on it will share the error.

This is something Voevodsky has learned through personal experience. In 1999 he discovered an error in a paper he had written seven years earlier. Voevodsky eventually found a way to salvage the result, but in an article last summer in the IAS newsletter, he wrote that the experience scared him. He began to worry that unless he formalized his work on the computer, he wouldn’t have complete confidence that it was correct.

But taking that step required him to rethink the very basics of mathematics.

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Comment Re: Forget the GPA (Score 1) 125

Umm, no.

Everything on a resume should tout skills gained, responsibilities held or accomplishments. Accomplishments are what employers look for most (hence the trend in behavioral interviewing). A GPA on a resume means you either don't have enough work experience or haven't done much else. If getting good grades is one of your top accomplishments, you haven't proven much yet in the real world.


A better recruiter.

Comment Re:Keeps the brain sharp (Score 1) 170

Some of us are aware of US Wrestling - Burroughs, Ramos, Ruth...old school brothers like the Schultzs and Banachs...

I like how you say they're "good enough" to compete internationally. In the US, it's sometimes hard to remember that we aren't automatically the best at everything. But it's great to watch such great competitors.

You are so right about how it helps socialize... we hear in the news about US/Iran/Cuba/Russia, etc. politics, but you wouldn't know it watching the teams wrestle. Fierce competitors on the mat, respectful off.

I'm to old to wrestle too - but I keep sharp by coaching. It keeps you close to the energy without the pain!

Comment Re: Deniers (Score 3, Insightful) 525

Silly person.

Parent's comments allude to the fact that deniers will ignore the overwhelmingly accepted data that don't fit their world view. Your example alludes to the fact that some people will use the overwhelmingly accepted data to project a worst possible outcome.

Sure they are inaccurate (at least in the short term), but it's not like they're trying to refute the accepted science.

Comment Re:/.er bitcoin comments are the best! (Score 5, Informative) 253

..which, from TFA it is - an act of economic desperation. Their currency loses 25% per year and trying to convert it to dollars takes time and huge fees - losing roughly 30%. If bitcoin provides a better, faster arbitrage, then it is, in this case, a more "reliable store of value."

I think it's more of a damning comment on Argentinian currency rather than a spotlight on the quality and fungibility of bitcoins.

Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.