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Comment: Re:2 year degree ya right. (Score 1) 130

by Mashiki (#47519939) Attached to: VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

MS does hire people with less then that.

You're right, MS does. They also prospect people with no formal education in particular fields. One of my highschool buddies who went to University of Waterloo had 14 job offers from MS in his first year. He ended up joining them after he completed his PHD.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 856

by Mashiki (#47512873) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Are you saying that women have said this to you or about you in an actual business workplace setting? If so, where do you work? If not, what do you mean?

Not me, but I've seen it said about others. I've worked in several jobs when I was younger which were female dominated such as harness making(for industrial applications, and wire harnesses for aircraft). I've also seen it happen in fortune 500 companies, and I've seen it in warehouses and distribution centres.

Comment: Re:How do you (Score 1) 856

by Mashiki (#47511959) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

I've been in the tech industry for 18 years... worked with hundreds of different women over that time. Not once have I ever felt the need to "defend myself against accusations like this." Why? Because it's pretty easy to avoid being a condescending sexist asshole, when you stop behaving like every woman is put here for the sole purpose of your sexual gratification.

That's great, I've seen men's careers destroyed because they refused the advances of a women. This includes them claiming: rape, assault, sexual harassment, stalking, peeping and several other things. Of course, as a guy you're pretty much 100% guilty, even when it isn't true. Then you're just a "guy who got off." At the end of the day there is no defense, it's game over. Even if you are innocent, and have been maliciously libeled against and even if you win the libel case, you're still screwed.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 856

by Mashiki (#47511921) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

She's not talking about comments like "nice ass" as much as she's talking about comments like "die, you fucking cunt!"

"I hope someone rapes him in the ass." "I'm going to cut off your balls and rape your throat with them." And several other comments from women in various work places. Thinking that this is a singular issue, tied to only women need to dig their heads out of their ass.

Comment: Re:Look at *why* people are pirating (Score 1) 137

by laddiebuck (#47511265) Attached to: For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

I already pay $10 a month for Spotify and $8 a month for Netflix. I am uncomfortable with the DRM and try to download full albums when I like them rather than just a song from them, but for most of my listening Spotify is great. I would happily pay four times what I pay Netflix if there was an equivalent selection of movies and TV, and equivalent good performance. Right now Netflix's selection is really limited, and there are occasional streaming problems (Amazon's streaming service is complete garbage compared to it though), though it's still worth the $8 a month. But I'd pay much more for a good selection and good streaming performance, even with the delay of waiting until the theater run ends. But nothing comes close to the performance of the torrents, so even though I'd gladly pay a few bucks per movie, there's nobody to pay to.

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 591

As has been pointed out already, the real lesson is not about socialism but about how East Germany's planned economy was so screwed up that the only way to get anything done was to cheat - whether by paying the right people for unofficial services or just by having relatives in the West who were willing to bring over some stuff that could be freely purchased in the West but required several years of patient waiting to obtain in the East.

So yeah, life in East Germany did make people more likely to break the rules but the reason for that is just that East Germany was a deeply dysfunctional state where only cheaters prospered. (Socialism played a role there but presumably it should be possible to have a planned economy without running it in the absurdly stupid way East Germany did.)

+ - Snipping HIV-1 Out From Human Cells Achieved

Submitted by William Robinson
William Robinson (875390) writes "Scientists from Temple University School of Medicine have achieved a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for the very first time. They created molecular tools to delete the HIV-1 proviral DNA. When deployed, a combination of a DNA-snipping enzyme called a nuclease and a targeting strand of RNA called a guide RNA (gRNA) hunt down the viral genome and excise the HIV-1 DNA. From there, the cell's gene repair machinery takes over, soldering the loose ends of the genome back together – resulting in virus-free cells."

Comment: Re:TYFSOK (Score 1) 102

by laddiebuck (#47503565) Attached to: "Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In

I'm one of those people who actually find air travel convenient. The annoyances of check-in and the TSA (I always opt out of the scan) and having your partner have to drive you to the airport really pale in comparison to the huge amount of time and energy saved compared to driving. I can even sleep on an airplane and read in line at the gate. Road trips are fun if you're travelling in company, but if you're travelling alone, flying is so much more convenient.

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