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Comment Re:Degree Inflation (Score 1) 1032 1032

"Now it seems every grad needs to have a masters degree from a select range of universities just to get a job making text boxes appear in a web browser"

Where? Not a day goes by when I don't get a call, email or LinkedIn request from a recruiter. And I don't have a masters at all.

Comment Re:Shouldn't this be obvious? (Score 1) 150 150

Blaming parents is a cop-out.

No it isn't; it's the crux of the problem. In school districts with lots of involved parents, the schools are good because the parents insist on it. Kids that come from homes where parents do not value education hardly ever succeed academically. There are always occasional exceptions, but by in large parental involvement is the single biggest predictor of academic success.

Comment Re:Not a solution! (Score 1) 67 67

Exactly. I've been saying for years that the cause of traffic congestion is stupid people, one way or the other. They change lanes at a bad time and slow down 2 lanes of traffic at once, they don't pay attention and go when traffic moves in front of them, and they don't stop in time and cause a crash which really screws things up. Get rid of the stupid idiotic human drivers and automobile travel will be truly awesome. Of course the only way this would work is for manual-driving cars to be banned as soon as autonomous cars become widespread enough.

Comment Re:More hoops before travelling through USA (Score 1) 200 200

Which is why I said leave and don't come back. Take all of your money with you, and don't rely on an income from a United States based source. The IRS can always "require" you to pay taxes, but can't do much to collect if there's nothing of yours for them to grab.

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