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Comment Re:Anyone else think she could be a plant? (Score 0) 210

to be clear, what SJWs are lauding is the overcoming of the very real barrier posed to women at senior levels when "every female CEO" is named.

You can't be so stupid to think that gender relates to success in management - either gender. But then again, seeing how you attack the liberal straw"man" in your post, perhaps you are.

Submission + - Anonymous Says U.S. Senators Were 'Incorrectly Outed' As KKK Members

Dave Knott writes: Nine names, 23 email addresses and 57 unlabelled phone numbers were published by hackers last weekend as part of an Anonymous-organized effort to "unhood" members of the Ku Klux Klan. There are doubts, however, about the Operation KKK data dump's veracity — and about one file, in particular, that alleges four U.S. senators and five mayors have hate group associations. The questionable data was released on PasteBin by an individual called Amped Attacks, who has now distanced himself from Anonymous, stating "i am not apart of anonymous nor have i ever claimed to be. i am my own man that acts on my own accord. i do however respect #OpKKK." To clarify the situation, Anonymous took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to state that "the twitter account that released the pastebin with the government officials that are clearly not KKK". Meanwhile, the Anonymous members behind Operation KKK say that "the actual release for Operation KKK will be 5 Nov." This is of course a date that has no small significance for Anonymous.

Comment Re:He's an Idiot. (Score 1) 123

Yes, he must be an idiot for using the generally accepted shorthand name that everyone recognizes, as opposed to you who have insightfully seen through the marketing BS. Although you did use marketing words like "Enterprise" rather than "scalable for large-business use" and "CTO" rather than "person in charge of all company technology," so perhaps you're just railing against a pet peeve of yours.

However, on the bright side, I am sure GE appreciates the awareness you have provided them that moving some of these apps is "probably" illegal. They're "probably" scrambling that one lawyer they have, to look at that.

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? (quantamagazine.org)

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.

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!

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