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Comment Re:Eh? (Score 1) 117

Many companies have recruitment costs. /. covers IT. There are plenty of IT companies paying either 20% of a year's salary for IT recruitment or paying something like 40% of the first 6 mo or more to sourcing firms. That's tens of thousands of dollars per candidate and after an expensive search.

Comment Re:Fixed it for you. (Score 1) 440

But a realist would say Ashley Madison is just a thief stealing money from lonely, unhappy men.

But a realist would say Ashley Madison is just cheating men cheating on their wives.

I think a realist would say that Ashley Madison is just men trying to cheat on their wives but generally failing because there are no women to cheat with.

The Josh Duggar revelation took me by surprise because my first thought was "He was unfaithful, really? With who - I don't think there were any real women on that site." (Now it sounds like it was unfaithful through other venues. I wonder if he even had a genuine affair through AM. For awhile I wondered if he was just calling the act of signing up alone "unfaithful.")

Comment Re: Ignorance? (Score 1) 234

The idea that a human is conscious 15 weeks after gestation is total poppycock. There are no observed behaviours AT ALL in the fetus at this point that aren't even exhibited by lower life. Unless you also claim worms are conscious, which implies almost every animal on earth is. That is a pretty broad definition of consciousness.

The truth is, ACTUALLY, traits affiliated with consciousness, such as recognizing ones self in the mirror, actually aren't exhibited in children until several months after birth. So if you're using that as a benchmark, then we would need to relabel killing one month old babies as animal cruelty.

Comment Re:"I wanted to work this weekend" (Score 1) 211

Which is exactly what the article said, that the GP ignored, and what I was replying to in my comment. No one was forced to work extra time that they didn't want to do. The GP basically asserted that no one would work extra time unless they were forced. I said, untrue.

Comment Re:Actually great UX for everyone else (Score 3, Interesting) 254

I can tell you didn't RTFA.

The whole point is pushing the button provides no immediate feedback at all. People are used to pushing a button doing something immediately, not pushing a button and *MAYBE* something happens 48 hours from now.

As such, these buttons are unlikely to gain any kind of popularity.

Comment WTF (Score 5, Interesting) 113

"Imagine how nerve-racking â" terrifying, even â" tweeting would be if it was immutable and irrevocable?"

Umm... you mean like all other speech?

There is no "undo" button for life Twitter. Deal with it.

I don't even know why the "Delete" button exists in Twitter, because it is stupid and doesn't do much. Various clients allow you to ignore it totally and keep the deleted tweet in your cache.

Comment Re:Even if you bleed Blue this is wrong (Score 5, Insightful) 303

"I cannot believe how many people still thinks she is the best the Democrat's have for President??"

An increasing number of people think Bernie Sanders is the best Democraft for President.. even if he isn't really endorsed by the party elite.

Comment Re:Happily married? (Score 4, Interesting) 286

Happily married? Seems to be at odds with having an affair.

Nope, check the research of Dr. Willard Harley. An unhappy marriage is not the defining feature leading to an affair, and a number of happily married people do fall into affairs. The defining feature is lack of boundaries around the opposite sex.

Comment Re:"I wanted to work this weekend" (Score 3, Insightful) 211

"I was a mid-level IT dept manager for a major newspaper..." ... and there is the difference. You are not a software developer, so you have no idea what it's like. When you have a problem to solve, and you know in your gut you are on the VERGE of solving it, very often you will work late or sometimes work into the weekend to get it done just to see it to completion.

I can not even count the number of times this has happened to me during my career, that I was sitting there coding coding coding, working on the problem, and looked up and it was 7:00PM or 8:00 PM and I totally missed supper.

  It happens in creative fields all the time. Have you ever heard the expression "in the groove"? When you are in it, you don't want to get out.

Comment Google Maps (Score 5, Insightful) 258

City councilman Johnny Khamis dismissed such criticism: "This is a public street. You're not expecting privacy on a public street."

This argument did not work for Google Maps, who have been forced by various state and municipal governments to blur the license plates and faces of people captured.

But I guess they aren't the government... if the government does it, it's fine.. (???)

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz