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Comment Re:Speechless (Score 0) 291

I don't think you should be insulted by this. All humans, not just women, are irrational and emotional. We prefer that our detergent come in orange boxes instead of green boxes. We're attracted to people with symmetrical faces. We'll buy that fake diamond if the seller tells us it'll make our life complete. It's just the way we are..

Comment Re:Way too many humanities majors (Score 2) 397

Art History != Art.

Yes, but I took mostly drawing, painting, printmaking and design classes, only two classes in art history.
My degree was in Art History because it required the fewest credits.

90% of the time my work was being "critiqued" I could give a completely ridiculous explanation and it would be more acceptable than a well thought-out answer from the analytical side of my mind.

Sure, but you have to learn to have a civil conversation with people that spout complete bullshit while critiquing your work.
I couldn't count the number of times I've had to listen to an engineer or manager barf up some complete crap while arguing their position.
There's no less bullshit in software 'engineering' than in Art :-).

Comment Re:Way too many humanities majors (Score 5, Interesting) 397

I have two degrees, one in Art History and one in Theoretical Physics.
I dropped Art in my junior year because it was TOO HARD.
Physics was way easier... read the book, take the test, done.
Art required creativity, research, brainstorming, craftsmanship, and a tough skin (because your work gets critiqued).
Today I'm a software engineer.
Everything useful I learned in college I learned in art class.

Comment Re:Stress relief (Score 2) 529

As someone that has had problems with depression and anxiety I want to say that this is extremely bad advice, and it bothers me that it's tagged as insightful .

For one, alcohol disrupts your sleep and good sleep is extremely important.
Sex is beneficial but only in the context of a healthy relationship.

Please don't try to simply mask your symptoms, see a doctor and get proper meds for the short term and therapy for the long term.

Comment Re:Whatever (Score 1) 529

Exactly this. I'm a 'devote' atheist but I went to a catholic high school. I've read the entire Bible and had four years of religion class. I even signed up for pre-seminary training while in high school. Here's what I learned from the Catholic brothers and nuns at my school... lesson number one, THE most important thing about a church, is that it's about building and serving the COMMUNITY, actual religious beliefs are secondary.

Atheists need to understand this, and I would like to see atheist 'churches' that fulfill this important human need.

Comment OSGi (Score 4, Informative) 155

One of the most awesome things that the Eclipse people did was switch to a foundation built on OSGi after the first version. Eclipse is a showcase that showcase the power of a modular component framework.
Sun really screwed up by failing to adopt OSGi for Java's module system.

When I think of the best technologies available to the average Java developer like myself I rank the JVM first and OSGi second.

With setup boxes now set to become ubiquitous, I want a box that integrates some OSGi-like framework that will enable me to integrate all the devices in my house.

Comment The Gun Rights Argument (Score 1) 240

I'm not a big supporter of gun rights here in the US but it just occurred to me that now I understand the argument that 'only people that have guns will be the criminals'.

In this case, the only people with rootkits installed on their machines will be the law abiding citizens.

PS: I assume they'll also make it illegal to remove a rootkit, so people that just care about their privacy instantly become criminals too.

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