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Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 285

by digsbo (#49367937) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
Are you saying the people who joined in the 1970s are still working there and singing the song? I can't imagine more than 3% of the workforce at HP started during the 70s. That doesn't disprove your contention that "the people who actually made HP what it was" wouldn't act this way, but it does kind of suggest that you aren't remotely in touch with the current makeup of the workforce there. Care to elaborate?

Comment: Re:"Drama of mental illness" (Score 1) 343

This is absolutely right. It is definitely a fad, identifiable quite simply, because in the past, self-injurious behavior was most often a clear indicator of sexual abuse. Today, it's often being done in the absence of sexual abuse. This is a new phenomenon, but it's so new people in the mental health field are only able to determine this anecdotally, as it simply hasn't been happening long enough for there to be studies published.

Comment: Re:Unfortunately, it's still on piano (Score 2) 59

Oh my ears are plenty good. As a player of wind instruments and piano I'm well acquainted with the natural tendency for solo wind players to revert to pure "just tuning", which is the natural tuning that comes from octave displacement of the ratios between notes in the harmonic overtone series, as well as the other tunings.

You can tune a piano or clavier or harpsichord to whatever tuning you want, just by changing string tension. Of course older instruments in some cases lacked full chromatic keys, or even had multiple keys for the same note tuned for different scales in older tunings. But the quality of sound modern instruments produce, and the obvious dynamic range of a piano, are superior.

Whether a C# is the twelfth root of two higher than a C is irrelevant to instrument quality.

Comment: Re:What about websites and paper magazines (Score 4, Informative) 216

by digsbo (#49285687) Attached to: France Will Block Web Sites That Promote Terrorism
Learn your 20th century history. Secular socialist/communist states were responsible for the murder of their own citizens in the high tens of millions, possibly topping over 100 million. If you include deaths through gross mismanagement of resources and criminal negligence, it goes higher, and easily eclipses the sum total of all those dead in religious wars through all of human history.

Comment: Re:Arnica montana studies show to work. (Score 1) 447

by digsbo (#49258719) Attached to: Homeopathy Turns Out To Be Useless For Treating Medical Conditions

Quinine is the original homeopathic medicine and the exception that proves the rule. Because the term homeopathy, when based on the quinine remedy for malaria, actually meant same symptom (homeo-pathy, same pathology). Quinine made people cough, like malaria, but treated malaria quite effectively. Somebody got the idea that giving someone a substance that caused the same symptoms as the disease would cure the disease, which is insane, because they generalized from a special case. Then someone else started this whole "dilution" bullshit.

You're not confused...you're actually looking at things rationally and getting screwed up by the asinine terminology of the charlatans who take advantage of people who DON'T check for reviewed studies.

Comment: Re:Wut? (Score 4, Insightful) 91

by digsbo (#49237097) Attached to: Google's Angular 2 Being Built With Microsoft's TypeScript
It would appear you're not a web applications developer, then. AngularJS is a leading framework for web app development, and TypeScript is suddenly the most likely language to emerge from the pack of "front-end-statically-typed-languages-that-compiles-to-Javascript". If you're not doing web apps, you don't care, but lots of people will.

Comment: Re:ReWhy LEO when Geosynchronous is often (Score 1) 214

by digsbo (#49235903) Attached to: Billionaire Teams Up With NASA To Mine the Moon
That assumes the costs of reusable HEO launch rockets aren't multiples of reusable LEO launch rockets. Admittedly, I don't know squat about it, but I'd speculate that higher altitude launch systems require additional engineering and face additional stresses that would still make costs higher.

Comment: Re: if that were true (Score 1) 348

by digsbo (#49225333) Attached to: Obama Administration Claims There Are 545,000 IT Job Openings
I interviewed many (7 or 8) people coming in the door for a database development position a few years back. Most of them fit the stereotype of an under skilled Indian immigrant whose recruiting company obviously misrepresented them on their resume. Our response to this was not to hire them. Yes, the recruiting agency had obviously shitty ethics, no, we didn't reward that with putting a warm body in a chair.

Comment: Re:if that were true (Score 1) 348

by digsbo (#49222149) Attached to: Obama Administration Claims There Are 545,000 IT Job Openings
I have a very hard time believing there's not a company that could use you. I also don't doubt you're a good developer. But I'll tell you that I have seen (and currently work with) devs like you who have great experience, but refuse to do some things companies could really use, such as taking a transitional leadership/architectural role to rework an existing system built in C/C++, and rework it in such a way to make it possible to get younger developers maintaining it. By, for example, porting it to Java or C#. Having several years of C/C++ on my resume, I've been contacted by recruiters ad nauseum for these jobs. I can get paid enough doing things I like better to turn them down (and even the recruiters admit the employers aren't willing to pay the $120-$140 K needed to get a good C++ dev, but if you're in need of work, $100K is better than nothing). It might be fruitful to position yourself as such a specialist/consultant.

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