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Comment Re:From one Lion's Den into another (Score 1) 173

I wonder, have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? You strike me as a near-perfect example; having read a good few of your comments, I'm not at all surprised that you'd qualify for Mensa membership - and, unsurprisingly, that you'd try to D-K out of it. In other words: Suck it up, m8, you're up for Mensa.

Comment Re:I'm not normally one to say things like this... (Score 1) 245

Surveillance is you censoring yourself

No, surveillance is someone else checking what you said last week, and then storing the information indefinitely.

Censorship is the state asking you nicely to censor yourself

No, censorship is someone else checking what you said last week, and then punishing you for it.

Comment Re:Both ways? (Score 1) 84

If your start-up (i.e. poor) company is dependent on the work your lead researcher is doing, and an other company offers $bignum to hire her (with a co-hiring bonus for every former cow-irker that follows), and everyone involved except you are in on the deal, how can you possibly bid to keep your top dog, especially since he already has a fairly good understanding of what you can - and cannot - afford to pay?

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.