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Comment: Re:Smoking Crack (Score 1) 255

by dokc (#41051691) Attached to: US Court Sides With Gene Patents
From the story:

The spermatophores are not fully formed organisms, though they are complex, which is why they may be termed as such, according to They are no baby squid eyes or legs or tentacles, as one might imagine.

If I understand it right, the testicle of a male squids contained the sperm bags which "exploded" in the mouth and stung "victim" in the tongue and the mouth. There was no chance of developing a new squid from it, so the women from the story could not get "pregnant" with baby squid in her mouth. It's just a sensationalistic journalism.

Comment: Re:You should never stop learning (Score 4, Insightful) 260

by dokc (#40994291) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Worth Going For a Graduate Degree In the Middle of Your Career?

Yeah you should stop learning. In the middle of your career, the return on investment is going to be weak. You only have about 40-ish years of good work in you (assuming you don't encounter issues with age-discrimination). It's one thing to learn on your own in the context of your job/career or personal time. It's another thing to invest time and money in a further formal education that is only going to provide so much return.

What are you going to do, go be a 45 or 50 year old entering a new path? Right. That'll be taken seriously.

What return on investment has to do with his question? He clearly says: " desire to work on something more interesting than business applications has pushed me toward looking into going back to school..."

Additionally, having PhD will actually help him against age-discrimination

Comment: Re:Garunteed Backfire (Score 4, Insightful) 167

by dokc (#40854573) Attached to: Bill Would Force Patent Trolls To Pay Defendants' Legal Bills

Now instead of no-name or proxy companies holding giants hostage, the giants themselves will become the hostage takers, violating patents left and right, and daring any little guy patent holders to try, just try, to take em to court. Then when the giant outspends I mean wins the court case, the lil guy is now really fookered cause he had to the giant's lawyer bill for its high profile team of super expensive attorneys.....

Result: no lil guy will ever take on a giant that violates his patents, and when he contacts the company for any kind of settlement or sale offer, they'll just brush him off.

Ya this is a great idea.

I don't see any difference to current situation.

Comment: Re:yes (Score 1) 1010

by dokc (#40825883) Attached to: Political Science Prof Asks: Is Algebra Necessary?

Indeed. Unfortunately, power hungry people who are actually not good at real world things jump into politics instead. In other words, we end up with a bunch of retarded ass holes running our nation. What a bunch of fuckers.

Nope, we end up with a bunch of retarded ass holes serving as a front-end for people ruling the World in the background.

Comment: Re:Give them Windows 8 first (Score 1) 448

by dokc (#40816341) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: the Best Linux Setup To Transition Windows Users?

... there is no denying that ME, which people say was "bad" was way better than 3.11, which people say was "good", and that similarly that Vista, also rated by most people in these threads as "bad", wasn' t a way better OS than, say, 98se, which people rate as "good"...

Quite good analysis until this sentence. Why do you compare a different product generations? Comparing Toyota Prius with Ford Model T. Both are cars and it will drive you from point A to point B, but comparing their speed, comfort and security doesn't make sense.

Too much of everything is just enough. -- Bob Wier