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Comment: Re:Management, not Millenials (Score 1) 405 405

It's not the Millenials. They're a bit more demanding, yes, but not significantly so compared to all the other groups of clueless users I've dealt with over the last 3 decades...

I think the point is that it's the Millenials who have gotten jobs in IT; they're actually supposed to know stuff.

Comment: Re:Um... (Score 1) 405 405

I'd say by "expert" they are familiar with the basic interfaces used on many operating systems. Do they know how to create a word document without hand holding? More than likely. Can they create a basic spreadsheet? Probably. Do they understand how to use office (MS or open or whatever version you pick) to its fullest? No. My experience is that many millennials seem to think "expert" knowledge of such software suites comes easy and they actually have it but get frustrated quickly when asked to do something complicated (like db links, mutli-sheet vlookup or *gasp* vb macros ).

Many (most?) of these so-called "expert" Millenials don't know shit. All they know is how to click on FB. Fortunately there are a few who have actually grokked IT, and those are the ones to employ. Unfortunately, most PHBs don't know this...

Comment: Re:That's not a security move (Score 1) 135 135

... plus how long would it take for the US govt. to bully the Irish one into allowing them full access to the Irish network backbone to download so they can archive every byte that passes through it

Already done. No bullying needed, just a private chat between senior officials, plus the gross digital ignorance of our [Irish] politicians. Anyone who believes that the NSA doesn't scan all Irish traffic is living in cloud-cuckoo land.

Comment: Re:Scientifically driven politics (Score 1) 347 347

I honestly think scientists as politicians wouldn't be so bad.

Too many of them would be too inexperienced or even naive, methinks. Most scientists just want the politicians to get the fuck out of the lab so they can get on with doing science.

Comment: Re:Give the money to Elon Musk (Score 1) 150 150

I wonder if they bother using the (XML-based) systems that provide (enforce, even) the multiple views and accurate categorizations that were designed for serious heavy-duty tech doc. Or if they just stuff everything into Word. Maybe someone in the know can tell us.

Comment: Re:What if... (Score 1) 133 133

Doesn't quantum theory mean that the above can all be true at the same time?

In any case, all the models are theories anyway. We can prove individual factlets (for some given values that seem to hold true for us here and now), but we have no clue at all about how the facts stand up elsewhere or elsewhen, so we can have no idea if the theories would also hold up there and then.

It's turtles all the way down...

Comment: How is the delivery made? (Score 3, Interesting) 213 213

I don't get this. What happens when the drone arrives at my address? Does it ring the doorbell and wait? Does it go round the back and leave it on the back porch if I'm out? (I'm in a low-crime neighbourhood where this is possible.) Or will it leave it with my neighbour, as instructed?

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