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Comment: Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (Score 0) 276

by oodaloop (#48103493) Attached to: No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

And where does the buck stop in this argument? Or should Nobels drift endlessly backwards to Newton, Leibniz, Aristotle, Plato ... Thales of Miletus. Thales of Miletus? All Nobels go to him?

The Nobel prize is never given posthumously. That's where it stops.

Umm... He's STILL ALIVE.

Which one of those is still alive?

Comment: Re:Military personnel have a different attitude... (Score 5, Insightful) 299

by oodaloop (#48074679) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

Systems are delivered ready-to-use, and the military personnel are there to follow the book to keep them running

Not even close. Former Marine, and current defense contractor here. DoD systems need constant work, and work-arounds. Finding ways to get things done, despite the systems provided, is part of daily military life.

Military branches are generally conservative in nature because they must stick with what works

Not in today's world. What worked in the last war won't work in the next one, and everyone recognizes the need to innovate and be flexible.

Theirs is not develop new doctrine, but to follow the existing doctrine until it's replaced for them.

Doctrine is ever changing, and if it doesn't work, it's abandoned.

You clearly have zero experience with the military. We'd all appreciate it if you just kept quiet instead of using your outdated stereotypes and things you've seen in the movies.

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.