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Comment: Run, Ballmer, run (Score 1) 169

by paiute (#47829583) Attached to: Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen
Ballmer always struck me as a Gump-like character who accumulated wealth and thus influence through no talent of his own. He stumbled into Microsoft with no more to offer the world than a guy off the street who pulls a slot machine arm and wins a billion dollar jackpot. At least Forrest was likable.

Comment: Not my experience (Score 1) 441

by paiute (#47729925) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
"The vast, vast majority of tech engineers that I talked to who are from the United States are very supportive of bringing in people from other countries because they want to work with the very best." Replace tech engineers with chemists or biochemists and that is absolutely not true.

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"