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Comment: Re:Physical games (Score 1) 171

by krygny (#48546299) Attached to: Preferred Type of Game?

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

by krygny (#48276749) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

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.

Comment: Kathleen Rice is an authoritarian cunt (Score 1) 364

by krygny (#47872321) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Despite the fact that I view the practice of texting while driving to be every bit as stupid and dangerous as DWUI, she's trying real hard to distinguish herself as she runs for State AG in NY. A state not known for placing a high priority on individual liberties.

+ - Shortage of STEM workers in the US is a Myth->

Submitted by krygny
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.
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Nothing to do with hole size (Score 1) 405

by krygny (#46804209) Attached to: In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Golf's not really much more expensive than other common recreational activities. More than some, less than most. Skiing, boating, hunting, fishing, tennis, RV-ing, etc. Golf doesn't require a large up-front investment nor travel. And as for the time spent playing it, I think you're not quite getting the whole recreation thing.

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