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Comment Re:Digitial Economy (Score 2) 102

Oh yes that war is coming. There is no good way to predict what the world will look like after the 30 or so years it will take to fight and rebuild after it. The last World War ended the then current "world order". Part one 1914 - 18 finally ended the European monarchies. Part two seems to have shifted the political focus to a three way balancing act US, Europe, USSR. But did finally answer the question of "What is Germany's place on the European stage". That wave is finally attenuating. By the time the debris stops falling from the next World War we may very well be back to manufacturing jobs performed by humans. The "inexorable progress of history" you envision has had a few episodes of some pretty profound back slides. Its possible that the pinnacle of tech in a 100 years is the blacksmith that is able to forge engine block mined from the wreckage of the vanished cities

Comment if you "get coding" so well, why arent you coding? (Score 4, Insightful) 876

You may believe that you 'get code'. But clearly you do not. there have been more than a few attempts to make common objects flexible enough so that even you can stack them on top of each other to make applications. They are unwieldy and create poorly performing applications.

Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed 1352

A survey of American voters by World Public Opinion shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. One of the most interesting questions was about President Obama's birthplace. 63 percent of Fox viewers believe Obama was not born in the US (or that it is unclear). In 2003 a similar study about the Iraq war showed that Fox viewers were once again less knowledgeable on the subject than average. Let the flame war begin!

FBI and NYPD Officers Sent On Museum Field Trip 70

In an attempt to "refresh their sense of inquiry" FBI agents, and NYPD officers are being sent to a course at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art of Perception hopes to improve an officers' ability to accurately describe what they see during an investigation by studying art. From the article: "Amy Herman, the course leader, said: 'We're getting them off the streets and out of the precincts, and it refreshes their sense of inquiry. They're thinking, "Oh, how am I doing my job," and it forces them to think about how they communicate, and how they see the world around them.' Ms Herman, an art historian, originally developed the course for medical students, but successfully pitched it as a training course to the New York Police Academy."

Comment Oh for the creative Art filled life of a Chef (Score 1) 1027

Yes I have been in that exact situation. I spent 12 years working in the restaurant business.
The last few as an Executive Chef running hotel kitchens in the Bay Area. Trust me the very very worst day anyone ever had in any cube farm anywhere (that did not involve a disgruntled individual with a gun), is better by far than most good to so so days in the kitchen. Try washing dishes at 0400 in the morning on New Years day because you have to get the kitchen pout back together from the NYE parties for the breakfast crew... knowing that your next will last 18 hours and you last one was 24. Try regularly going to work on a Thursday morning and not seeing the outside of the hotel until Sunday evening.

Eeew boring and tedius, you poor bastard.
I am sooo glad I work in IT now, this is the worst IT job I have ever had and it is still better than every restaurant job ever.

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