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Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 545

by pscottdv (#48537607) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

I remember the 70s. I have no idea how anyone could think it was a "golden age". We had high inflation, high unemployment, terrible service and low quality products and were only just starting to recover from all the many ways we had been poisoning our environment with lead, pesticides and sulfur.

Comment: Re:This is a common misunderstanding (Score 1) 139

by pscottdv (#48505717) Attached to: Want To Work For a Cool Tech Company? Hone Your Social Skills

Social skills and teamwork ability are great things to have, but when these words are used in relation to a job, they invariably mean submitting to existing hierarchies. If I refuse to be a paid slave that doesn't make me an antisocial egotist.

No, but your demeaning description of how 95% of the world earns their living kinda does.

Comment: Re:Classification (Score 1) 219

by pscottdv (#48279167) Attached to: Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

Actually these are not planets according to the new classification.

The IAU classification only applies to bodies within this Solar System. It does not apply to bodies outside the solar system.

RESOLUTION 5A

The IAU therefore resolves that planets and other bodies in our Solar System, except satellites, be defined into three distinct categories in the following way:

(1) A "planet" [1] is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.

(2) A "dwarf planet" is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape [2], (c) has not cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit, and

(d) is not a satellite.

(3) All other objects [3], except satellites, orbiting the Sun shall be referred to collectively as "Small Solar-System Bodies".

Emphasis mine.

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