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Comment: Re: How about over 10 years? (Score 1) 291

by nickittynickname (#48469209) Attached to: Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?
More than ever it's important to have complete control over your HTML structure. We need to cater to more browsers and screen sizes than ever. Sure, templates you only write once, but you still need to re-template or rewrite new components. For redesigns, css isn't to a point that html structure doesn't matter so it's still important to reorder elements or change nesting. If your talking about point and click tools, I've never found them to be as quick as a good IDE with code completion.

Comment: Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (Score 1) 497

"They fund a whole series of institutions doing science trolling." What institutions? What evidence is there the Koch brothers are involved? You give one example of a group that you say got shut down. Thats not the "huge grants for disproving or challenging anything related to AGW" that you said there were.

Comment: Re:Let them drink! (Score 2) 532

by nickittynickname (#47329367) Attached to: NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
A hospitality room is a hastily spelled hospital room - go to one some time, there filled with poor people with minor illnesses (colds, flues, things like that) because the hospital emergency room is required to treat people if they can pay or not. Your right that eating habits arn't limited to the poor, he is saying that poor eating habits are more common in lower class. They are generally less educated, including education on nutrition, and are more likely to buy cheaper and less nutritional meals. What he is saying is not wrong nor being a "nazi". http://www.gallup.com/poll/163...

Comment: Re:You make it... (Score 3) 519

by nickittynickname (#47208529) Attached to: Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California
1) The abuses go both ways. That's why the need for tenure is in question in the first place. At every place I ever worked, even though it's at will employment, management made sure to have a good case together before letting anyone go out of fear of any litigation. Through the court system there is some level of protection if rights are being violated.

2) You second statement can be said for anything. "The long history of [insert whatever you want here] abuse definitely shows some sort of protection is needed."

Comment: Re:Wait... (Score 1) 255

by nickittynickname (#47102533) Attached to: Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg
This is my anecdotal experience with a company that built a software product. The majority of engineers were men. The product owners (those that had final say) were not engineers but business majors. They had more influence as to the product result than the engineering team did. Just because engineering isn't 50/50 doesn't mean that women are not adding to technology development.

The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong -- until the next person quits or is fired.