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Comment The wrong end of the problem (Score 2) 398 398

The problem starts in the homes and schools of this country. If you want more minorities and women in tech then the interest in this field has to be stimulated early in life. There must be support from the homes and schools for learning and experimenting with science and tech. By the time people have reached hiring age that battle is over. If they don't have the interest or skills then they aren't going to be a resource in the tech industry.

Comment Re:Don't even bother (Score 1) 79 79

To hell with that. We tore Iraq apart, got rid of the crazy fuckers running it and now there's a power vacuum there that the madmen running ISIS are determined to fill. If we tear Iran down then ISIS will start trying to run that too. Maybe we could acknowledge the fact that we can't fix a place that's been fucked up since the fall of the Ottoman Empire and stick to just playing one side against the other. North Korea got nukes and we survived that and I guess we'll survive Iran getting them. At least I hope so because we just caved in on them getting their own nukes. It should get interesting with Israel on one side and Iran on the other. A "mini" cold war maybe?

Comment Re:Google is becoming irrelevant (Score 2, Insightful) 165 165

Wahahahahahaha....damn that shit is hilarious. Sadly I have no points but you sure as hell deserve +5 Funny!

Bing was set up on our computers as the default search engine but it only took about a week and now there's not a computer at work that still defaults to bing.

Comment Re:The Gods (Score 4, Informative) 382 382

I doubt the Earth will be destroyed by global warming. It might cause great havoc and a massive die off but I suspect the planet will continue to orbit the sun for some time and that life will continue although it might not have it nearly as easy as it is now. As far as how the world ends in the bible, it will be burned up.

"The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.” 2 Peter 3:10

Comment Re:Give them something to do! (Score 1) 334 334

The problem with his idea is that the government will spend millions of dollars of taxpayer's money trying to decrypt all the terrorist files on the laptop. It wont come out of their pocket and it provides job security by making it seem like they have something important to do. In short, it's a bad idea.

Comment Re:I've Been to Macon-Bibb County (Score 4, Informative) 87 87

I live one county over. I can tell you that Bibb desperately needs to spend that money elsewhere. Their schools are sad and the police there are some of the lowest paid in the state. All the places they desperately need money and this is what they come up with. It's typical of Bibb county. A friend of mine I worked with grew up there and moved to Houston county when he was in the 11th grade. He was an A student in Bibb schools and he said he was about a year behind when he moved. He had to work his ass off to catch up.

Comment Re:Concorde (Score 1) 238 238

The Concorde was terribly expensive to operate. I think a comfortable, luxurious type of upscale passenger aircraft for high speed transport can be profitable. I know if I was rich I'd much prefer a fast ride to my chalet in Paris from my New York mansion. Sitting on a slow pig with the unwashed masses behind me in coach is so odious.

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