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Comment: Re:Going bust not unique to drop-outs (Score 2) 281

by hoyle (#46502157) Attached to: Eric Schmidt On Why College Is Still Worth It

If your argument was valid, then it would be reflected in the numbers.

The fact is that on average, college graduates earn more than high school graduates, even after taking into account the cost of a college education. That does not mean that there aren't edge cases, or statistically significant differences between the debt vs. education that some places offer and that a prudent student will take these things into account, but on aggregate, you are better off going to college than not despite the debt incurred.

Comment: Why are you getting it? (Score 4, Insightful) 421

by hoyle (#46297219) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?

The cost is not worth it, not for a device that you'll be using for yourself.

I have one that I got for research purposes, and I love it. However, I would not have paid my own money for it. It does not provide $1500 of utility at the moment.

Now, if you are looking to get into wearable computing application development, that's a different story and I'd say get one. Try to get your company to pay for it, though.

Comment: Re:Protip: (Score 1) 646

> Nope, stored in the cupboard under the sink. Easy for me to get to. My parents taught me what the poison and corrosive substance symbols meant by the time I was about 4 or 5.

This is what we refer to as "sampling bias."

Of course you survived this. If you didn't, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

This doesn't negate the fact that poisonings happen and it is irresponsible to leave poisons lying around where someone who has not developed the full use of reason or proper impulse control can find them.

Comment: Re:It doesn't matter. (Score 1) 368

by hoyle (#37011508) Attached to: What Today's Coders Don't Know and Why It Matters

I keep hearing this quoted over and over and while it's true, it misses the point. He wasn't talking about fast and sloppy vs. slow and lean. He was talking about correct and efficient vs. correct and inefficient. Broken code doesn't enter the picture. You can't optimize something that is broken, you can only optimize something that isn't working as well as it should be.

So, stop quoting that line and fix your stupid code. When it works, we can decide if it needs to be optimized further or not.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson