Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: Re:Tax (Score 1) 413

by just_a_monkey (#49366585) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

volcano because just one small eruption is millions of times larger in volume of CO than the entire world production of hydrocarbon fuels...

I'm going to need a source here, because https://www.skepticalscience.com/volcanoes-and-global-warming.htm says that volcanoes produce about one percent of the world's CO2 emissions.

Comment: Re:Big surprise (Score 2) 94

by just_a_monkey (#48960407) Attached to: What Happens When the "Sharing Economy" Meets Higher Education

Until Khan and these other shareducators get the ability to issue actual degrees, this won't matter that much. In many career jobs, you have to have a degree. Just knowing your stuff will only get you so far. (Also, it is easy for HR to see if you have a degree or not. It is hard for them to know if you are any good, but no-one has ever been fired for hiring some-one with a degree. So HR departments will prefer to require degrees.)

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields