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Comment: Re:The world is changing. (Score 1) 224

by clickety6 (#46692117) Attached to: Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

Average Ãoe high level exec à = 575

From my education i am roughly at "Average College Professor".

regularly correcting semantic and syntactic mistakes in pages of code which i never saw before

did that when i did a group-internal rss

Doesn't seem to work for spelling mistakes and typos though ;)

+ - Slashdot BETA Discussion-> 60

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mugnyte (203225) writes "With Slashdot's recent restyled "BETA" slowly rolled to most users, there's been a lot of griping about the changes. This is nothing new, as past style changes have had similar effects. However, this pass there are significant usability changes: A narrower read pane, limited moderation filtering, and several color/size/font adjustments. BETA implies not yet complete, so taking that cue — please list your specific, detailed opinoins, one per comment, and let's use the best part of slashdot (the moderation system) to raise the attention to these. Change can be jarring, but let's focus on the true usability differences with the new style."
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Comment: Re:Every utopian prediction (Score 1) 96

by clickety6 (#46095227) Attached to: Device Mines Precious Phosphorus From Sewage
~~ I even know one person who actually expressed that his ideal send off would be for his friends and loved ones to cook and eat his flesh. ~~

  1. don't bury me if I should die
    I don't want my bones to lie
    six feet under - six feet down
    covered by unfeeling ground
    please don't leave me here alone
    with nothing but a cold, hard stone
    a name, two dates and nothing more
    don't leave me for the worms to gnaw
    peel off my useless skin
    and expose the meat that lies within
    chop me, slice me, mince and dice me
    mix me with those herbs and spices
    turn me into sausages
    and invite my friends round for the feast
    lay me down on smoking Teflon
    hear me sizzle as I fry
    make my headstone mashed potato
    warm and fluffy, piled up high
    smother me in steaming gravy
    let onions be my funeral wreath
    give the mourners knives and forks
    and tell the priest to cry "let's eat!"
    so succulent!
    such tender Tim!
    I never knew he had such taste!
    and he made so many sausages
    let's have some more - a shame to waste
    eat heartily my faithful friends
    for this is how I want to end
    don't bury me if I should die
    if there's a heaven - let me fry!

Comment: What test? (Score 4, Informative) 489

by clickety6 (#45931755) Attached to: Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School

exam data shows...

18 percent of the students who took the exam ...

some states where not a single member of one of these groups took the test last year ...

etc., etc. if you're wondering what the hell test is being talked about, you'll need to check the actual article to find it's the Advanced Placement computer science exam.

Comment: Re:I wasn't born yesterday (Score 2) 961

by clickety6 (#45583591) Attached to: Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

You know, some of us remember driving cars that didn't have airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, rear view cameras, auto felch, auto transmission, etc.

Some of us remember, but there would be even more of us to remember if cars back then had had those safety features... well, except the auto felch maybe..

Comment: Re:Economics (Score 1) 178

by clickety6 (#45399161) Attached to: Desert Farming Experiment Yields Good Initial Results

The Netherlands has a large area of greenhouses to produce tomatoes and peppers (and a lot more).

The trouble with greenhouse-grown produce from the Netherlands is that the taste of the vegetables are a pale imitation of what they should taste like.For instance, Dutch tomatoes are watery and bland compared to garden grown tomatoes. Maybe it's because they are picked too green so locally growing could help?

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