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Comment: Re: And it's not even an election year (Score 2) 407

The difference is not in the attitudes of the people that come here. The difference is in us. We used to let people stay and now we send them home after they get their education or their contract runs out. It's the dumbest possible move on our part. Once we have invested in educating or training someone productive we should encourage that person to stay, not send him or her home.

Comment: Oh, COME ON! (Score 4, Interesting) 98

by pscottdv (#49145909) Attached to: Fighting Scams Targeting the Elderly With Old-School Tech

Slashdot. Seriously? The Post button is all but completely hidden and elements are randomly overlaying other elements. Sigs are on top of the reply links. "You may like to read links" overlay the "voting on submissions" text. Buttons appear and disappear as you hover over them. Everything just has a smashed-together feel.

Is it really so very, very hard to just leave things alone?

Comment: Re:Need to consider this (Score 1) 183

by pscottdv (#49081017) Attached to: Theory of Information Could Resolve One of the Great Paradoxes of Cosmology

It's not 120 times. It's 120 orders of magnitude or 1,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

(the spaces are to get past the lameness filter)

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354