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Comment: To preserve my attention span (Score 1) 147 147

A good night's sleep, frequent breaks, and rest periods. Whenever I switch to a new task, I methodically clean up after the last one - close terminals, browser tabs, diagnostic programs, everything. Sometimes interruptions are avoidable, and I have to open a ticket for something, but I make the quickest note possible so I can get back to my task right away.

Comment: Re:"....how close workers came to averting...." (Score 1) 259 259

> Isn't this the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl?

Yes. As the submitter said.

> Should the summary read a bit more like 'averting a worse nuclear disaster than Chernobyl'?

No. Basically, all their efforts failed, so it was as bad as it could have been. And it was still much less severe than Chernobyl.

Comment: Re:It is the worst since Chernobyl (Score 1) 259 259

"One thing I hadn't realized was just how close workers came to averting the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl."

It was the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Yes, and that is what the anonymous submitter said. I don't think you parsed the sentence correctly.

Comment: Luddite 100% (Score 1) 539 539

I was going to be irritated by the one-sidedness of the summary, but after reading the article, it's apparent that the submitter is spot on. Blount's rant is one of the most ignorant tirades I've ever read, and the "Luddite" title fits him like a glove. He wants job protection for no other reason than some jobs are threatened:

- There is no copyright violation
- There is no patent violation
- There is no contractual violation
- There is no theft

There is basically no violation of the law or any ethical guideline.

To enact his suggestion would prevent a large number of people from benefiting from this technology. He would make readers into leeches at the expense of the public. He is an embarrassment.

Comment: Surveying is not the best method (Score 4, Insightful) 219 219

An extensive survey of the two groups showed that the exclusion of violence didn't diminish players' enjoyment of the game.

I hope they did more then just ask them how much they enjoyed themselves. People can be unreliable when asked such questions, for any number of reasons, such as not wanting to appear like bloodthirsty savages when questioned by authority figures.

You are an insult to my intelligence! I demand that you log off immediately.