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Comment: Money (Score 4, Insightful) 134

by manu0601 (#49376441) Attached to: IT Jobs With the Best (and Worst) ROI

Money seems a bad metric to choose a job. Once it pays enough, having an interesting job is quite important, since you are going to spend at least 8 hours a day at it. Job security can also be another important point: who cares a high wage if you are going to be fired within 2 years and remain unemployed after that (hint: another technological bubble exploded)

Comment: Not sure (Score 1) 211

One one hand, I am convinced school should teach basic skills and that there is a lot to improve there.

On the other hand, I came to computing because of that the exact same kind of initiative in the 80's. The difference with today may be that it was not so obvious to have access to a computer at that time.

Comment: Brain blood barrier (Score 3, Interesting) 109

by manu0601 (#49311147) Attached to: New Alzheimer's Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function For Mice

The brain blood barrier is not just a fence against bacterias (evolution would have gave us blood barriers for other critical organs). It is also there to prevent neurotransmitters to leak or to break in.

For instance, eating dopamine does not increase dopamine in the brain. If you want to increase dopamine, you can either take a drug that prevent it from being cleared, or eat a precursor that can cross the barrier like Tyrosine, or closer, L-dopa, but here the brain remain capable to regulate dopamine increase.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.