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Comment: I wish there were more stories like this (Score 4, Insightful) 85

by damn_registrars (#47413941) Attached to: The Billionaire Mathematician
Unfortunately, very few people who complete a PhD in this country go on to acheive much financially. Even as the chair of a math department his salary was dwarfed by that paid to the football coach of the same university. It is sad that research pays so poorly in this country in spite of its great benefits.

Comment: This should surprise nobody (Score 1) 341

by damn_registrars (#47412433) Attached to: Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies
The insurance industry has owned Washington for some time now. Naturally they would be able to get away with this kind of invasion of privacy with zero backlash. In 2010 the insurance industry started cashing in on their investment by pushing through the ACA bill, but that is only the start of it.
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Comment: What happened to Scheme? (Score 3, Interesting) 388

by damn_registrars (#47410417) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language
The overwhelming majority of CSci graduates that I have known started undergrad by learning Scheme. IIRC that language was actually built for the purpose of teaching the fundamentals of programming. Why was it replaced (beyond the fact that hardly anyone in the real world uses it)?

Comment: Governor Rick Perry PTL Revisionist Science (Score 1) 2

by OldHawk777 (#47407921) Attached to: President of UT Austin declines chancellor's request to resign

Maybe Ricky and GOP-TP clergy would like some school prayers before meals and classes. Can we get an AMEN for Texas and US. Education with dogma and mythology is all any Texan needs to learn. Why not just cut Texas tax-dollars from the education budget until Texas-clergy and Lord Ricky gets some religious respect and compliance.

Clergy biased government, courts, plutocrats ... rule US all.

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