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Comment Re:Physical games (Score 1) 171

Those are more "recreational activities" than games (i.e., with an "object"). I've enjoyed both team and individual sports my whole life, as well as recreational activities like hiking, camping, shooting sports, etc.

I've owned or played just about every console since Atari and video games never keep my interest for very long. I eventually get bored and unsatisfied; with almost an "empty" feeling after playing. I get more gratification from losing a round of golf than from leveling on a video game.

Obviously not a lot of sports fans here, from the look of that poll. Lot's of inert protoplasm.

Comment Re:Lemme guess (Score -1, Troll) 739

WRONG! The Government.

Doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, patients and employers have only had unneeded and unwanted intrusion, regulation and control into all their interrelationships. None of them benefit. The Government (i.e., "the people of the government" or the ruling class) are the only winners. Everyone else pays and loses at their expense.

Submission + - Shortage of STEM workers in the US is a Myth (nationalreview.com)

krygny writes: The National Review has an article with a number of references to research and dispelling the myth of a shortage of tech labor in the US:

The idea that we need to allow in more workers with science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”) background is an article of faith among American business and political elite. But in a new report, my Center for Immigration Studies colleague Karen Zeigler and I analyze the latest government data and find what other researchers have found: The country has well more than twice as many workers with STEM degrees as there are STEM jobs. Also consistent with other research, we find only modest levels of wage growth for such workers for more than a decade. Both employment and wage data indicate that such workers are not in short supply.

I know, the National Review is a conservative rag but the article contains many supporting references including The Atlantic and PBS.

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