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Comment Re:Show me a counter example (Score 1) 133

The University of Phoenix is a direct counter-example. I'm also speaking from direct experience, having taken classes at half a dozen different public, private and for-profit universities, and having been in charge of hiring. Phoenix's education sucks - but it's better than the majority of the public universities out there that aren't at the top end of the spectrum.

It doesn't matter whether you are impressed, it matters if they are providing an education at least as good as their peers, in this context.

Comment Re:A corrupt company stuggling. Boo hoo. (Score 1) 133

The struggles facing for-profit colleges continue. The University of Phoenix announced poor quarterly earnings yesterday

Cry me a river. These are companies that prey on people who are financially unsophisticated and often have no business being in college. (No disrespect intended but not everyone is college material or is ready for it even if they are) They push huge amounts of debt on people ill prepared to deal with it and provide a shoddy facsimile of an education. No employer is impressed by a degree from these degree factories because they know the "schools" are third rate at best.

Way to paint the whole group with the same brush. That's ALWAYS the best path to the truth.

Comment Police State! (Score 5, Funny) 420

Clearly, this was done by the thugs at the NASA at the behest of the United State Government, in the person of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise - a Republican, of course. This just goes to show how evil and corrupt our government has become - after all, even the leadership in China would never do anything like this. Government sponsored censorship is on the rise in this country!

Wait, why is this even a story? Someone vandalized someone else's house because they didn't like something they wrote and published on the Internet?

Comment Re:Constant Planning (Score 1) 186

In many cases it won't be. For that I'm sorry. On the other hand, I'm working somewhere where it's possible, and it's actually that way. And I left a place where it wasn't. What'd it cost me? Actually, I was unemployed for zero days, and got a nice bump to my salary - so - nothing. What's holding you back?

Comment Re:DOES Affect Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1. (Score 1) 178

From TFA (that you linked!):

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? Domain controllers that are configured to act as a Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) are primarily at risk.

This isn't meant to dispute what you are saying (it does effect them all), but the article makes it clear that if the DCs are patched, you've mitigated the primary issue. Which seems strongly related to the comments to which you are replying.

Comment Pictures? (Score 1) 129

Is anyone else annoyed that the article doesn't even have any pictures? Your headline talks about crystallized light! Where are the images of this wonder? Oh right - the headline has nothing to do with the science. Nothing to see here! (literally)

Comment Re:Except It Isn't (Score 2) 104

2 decades passed since the last time they tried this shit and failed. Now they're trying this shit again, and they'll fail again. People don't want to use touch screen tablets to do their "computing."

2 decades passed since the last time they tried this shit and failed. Now they're trying this shit again, and they'll fail again. People want mobile phones that make calls, not play dumb games.

Etc., etc., etc.

You might be right on this one, but you aren't right because of the argument you are using. There are lots of reasons this will fail, but failing because "it failed before" isn't connected with reality, just sour grapes.

Comment Re:From Wikipedia: (Score 1) 149

...It is the cornerstone of President Obama's campaign theme about limiting the influence of special interests. During the campaign, Obama said many times that lobbyists would not run his White House, and the campaign delighted in tweaking rival John McCain for the former lobbyists who worked on McCain's campaign. Obama's ethics proposals specifically spelled out that former lobbyists would not be allowed to "work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years." On his first full day in office, Obama signed an executive order to that effect. But the order has a loophole — a "waiver" clause that allows former lobbyists to serve. That waiver clause has been used at least three times, and in some cases, the administration allows former lobbyists to serve without a waiver. After examining the administration's actions for the past two months, we have concluded that Obama has broken this promise. See Promise No. 240 for the full details.

Comment Re:Buried the lede (Score 1) 188

This is one of those rare occasions where it's actually worked because the loser has accepted the ruling rather than saying "Okay, I lost, but I don't care, I'm going to carry on as I was anyway" or alternatively, "Fuck that, I'm not even going to go to that court because deep down I know I'm wrong and know I'll lose", the latter of which is what Argentina has done each time the UK has offered to let the court rule on the Falklands for example.

Why do you imagine that Japan is going to give a shit about this ruling? I don't see any reason to believe that anything is going to change.

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