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Comment: Two ways... (Score 1) 373 373

Method 1
Step 1: Pay the Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Waterloo, Harvard, IIT, Beijing University,Oxford, or a similar school lots of money for a piece of paper (or get lucky and get financial aid)
Step 2: Pay the school even more money to get an "advanced degree"
Step 3: Put all kinds of keywords on your resume/CV, but highlight the school name in bold and make it a few font sizes larger then everything else

Method 2
Step 1: Build successful company
Step 2: Get acquired ...



DNA Suggests Three Basic Human Groups 459 459

Death Metal writes "All of Earth's people, according to a new analysis of the genomes of 53 populations, fall into just three genetic groups. They are the products of the first and most important journey our species made — the walk out of Africa about 70,000 years ago by a small fraction of ancestral Homo sapiens."

Wine Project Frustration and Forking 470 470

Elektroschock writes "Wine attempts to implement the Windows API layer on Linux. There are some limitations and an important one is the missing DIB engine, bug 421. Chris Howe comprehends the dissatisfaction of core developers with the arbitrary project governance: 'Sorry to sound like a stuck record but the Wine website still lists "write a DIB engine" as a requirement, and every time someone does, the patches disappear down a hole because they're "not right." Someone document what "would be right," or take "write a DIB engine" off the list. I'd love to have a go at documenting it myself, but I don't have the time to reverse engineer it from a few years' worth of rejected solutions.' The latest attempt of Massimo Del Fedel satisfied all requirements set previously for the long standing bug 421, and his optional engine seems to work fine by all Wine quality standards. He seems to be extraordinary stubborn and insusceptible to mobbing. Usually it is extremely frustrating for developers when the goalpost is constantly moved. When is the right time for project members to fork when their chief maintainer does not respond anymore or pursues an adverse commercial agenda?"
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Responses from Consumer Advocate Jamie Love 159 159

We put up the original call for questions on September 5. Jamie's travel schedule (mentioned in one of his answers) is so hectic that it is amazing he found time to answer these questons at all. But answer he did, in detail. It's going to be interesting to see how Jamie's take on tech-oriented lobbying compares with that of "commercial" lobbyist Morgan Reed, whose interview responses we hope to see in the very near future.

At these prices, I lose money -- but I make it up in volume. -- Peter G. Alaquon