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Comment: Re:Flamebait Summary (Score 3, Insightful) 246

by ardle (#36064732) Attached to: Easily Distracted People May Have 'Too Much Brain'

What this article (and summary) should be focussing on is not the fact that intelligent people can be distracted but on why society is under-utilizing their capabilities to such an extent that boredom is possible

Society under-utilizes gifted people because otherwise gifted people would become some kind of "elite" ;-)

Comment: Re:Those who should get 97 months... (Score 1) 195

by ardle (#35549212) Attached to: Former Goldman Programmer Sentenced To 97 Months

Do they create more than they destroy?

Prove they destroy real wealth first, then we'll talk.

I suspect that this is not easily done.
If someone's going to try, I suggest comparing the spending power of a $ in the hand of someone at the top or bottom of the chain for any given commodity...

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser