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Comment: Functional Shakespeare (Score 2) 411

by netsavior (#49032429) Attached to: Your Java Code Is Mostly Fluff, New Research Finds
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triump die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume

Boy meets the wrong girl, they die for love.

Boy, girl, dead.


I mean, sure it gets the job done, but man, might as well just pay someone in India to write and read it.

Comment: Re:Next RadioShack (Score 5, Informative) 105

by netsavior (#48980291) Attached to: Staples To Buy Office Depot For $6.3 Billion
A Staples store is a warehouse for their office supply delivery business. The retail presence is more there for brand awareness and a showcase.

To contrast, Radio Shack is a cellphone kiosk that once sold electronics.

This is about like wondering how Bank of America can stay in business if nobody uses safety deposit boxes anymore.

Comment: Homeschooling is hard. It should be. (Score 1) 700

by netsavior (#48979859) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling?
I have 5 kids, 4 of which are school age. They are all homeschooled, not all of them have always been homeschooled, we move back and forth if needs arise or if a situation is not working.

There is a joke we told at my telecommute job.
"It's so nice for the bank that we work from home, because now we are in the office 24 hours a day."

That is the same attitude we have about school. Every second I spend with my kids has at least an undertone of me trying to keep them excited, curious, and intellectual about the world.

It isn't that they never go to school, because they are home. It is that they never LEAVE school, because our family is a school, with very clear and persistent intellectual goals and pursuits.

This is hard. It is expensive. It is a privilege afforded to us by only needing a single income. Every day we challenge our kids intellectually and academically, there is no other school that we could send them to that could boast that.

Comment: Re:I agree (Score 1) 514

by netsavior (#48884843) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

What you have is a handful of companies (Facebook, Google) paying absofuckinglutely outrageous salaries and benefits.

If you think facebook and google pays outrageous salaries then either you are 20 years old, you have never interviewed there. They pay about 60% of the going market rate. The vast majority of people prefer to be paid in money, not nap pods and gourmet dinners during "optional" (expected) overtime.

fortune: cpu time/usefulness ratio too high -- core dumped.