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Comment: Cognitive Dissonance (Score 3, Insightful) 324

by onkelonkel (#48868897) Attached to: What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

The cognitive dissonance in the posts today is amazing. (A lot of plain old stupid too).
There are cameras in every bar and restaurant filming you all the time. But nobody will acknowledge this fact. If they did, they would have to a) accept that they are ok with being filmed and that they are being total hypocrites about google glass, b) decide that it is not ok and not go to bars and restaurants any more.
The guy with the Google glass may or may not be filmiing you. The restaurant certainly is, and every person in the the place has a smart phone with a camera. If I hold my phone up at face height am I taking a selfie or filming you?
But we all hate to accept uncomfortable truths about ourselves, so we will deflect our mental stress on someone else. Lets de-humanize them first. They are not a person with smart glasses, they are a "Glasshole", and therefore we can punch them. You guys make me sick sometimes.

Comment: Re:Why is lack of male nurses not an issue? (Score 1) 479

by onkelonkel (#48834741) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

I spent a bit of time in hospitals when I was younger. The best (subjectively) nurse I had was a male. He made a miserable experience slightly better. He told me he got some hassles from his (mostly female) professors but none at all from fellow students. His biggest dilemma with his fellow female classmates was they all automatically assumed he was gay (he wasn't) and never took him seriously when he asked them out.

Comment: Re:Free? (Score 1) 703

by onkelonkel (#48776243) Attached to: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

"how little we pay our teachers" - Why would you pay teachers 1 cent more if you can hire enough teachers at the current offered salary. Nobody ever goes into a grocery store, says to himself "Milk is really important, and undervalued" and offers to pay a dollar more than the sticker price.
  Right now we have declining enrollment in most of our local schools, older teachers staying on longer because their 401k got hammered in 2008 and new teachers are waiting years just to get on an on call list for substitute teachers. They will be many more years away from a full time job. At the same time our universities are cranking out about 30% more new teachers per year than are retiring or leaving teaching.

Comment: Re: Waste of money (Score 1) 341

by onkelonkel (#48757335) Attached to: Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech

Yes! You nailed it.
I have made this same comment a few times, and have never seen an answer that made sense to me. Fifty or sixty years ago women were excluded from most professions such as law, medicine, engineering. Today medicine and law are close to 50% women, but engineering is maybe 10% or less. What sorts of barriers keep women out of engineering that don't also exist in law or medicine.

Comment: Re:Frustration over being public? (Score 2) 611

by onkelonkel (#48605795) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Exactly. Assad bough guns and bombs and tanks, Gaddafi tried to be Mr. Nice Guy to the West. Assad is crushing his opponents under his iron heel (pending final outcome) and Gaddafi ended up dead in a roadside ditch.
Should I send you my resume direct or send it to