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Comment: Re:Chrome vs IE (Score 1) 212

by Spazntwich (#39588477) Attached to: Chrome Beats Internet Explorer On Any Given Sunday

Interesting point. I don't even notice this for the most part, using noscript.

I've found the vast majority of javascript on any page is superfluous at best and useless/damaging at worst. Most pages work fine without it, and if not, I can usually get away with only allowing the TLD and maybe their CDN domain. This has helped keep my 2ghz dual-core pentium computer feeling plenty fast on the internet. Without adblock and noscript, the poor thing feels downright sluggish.

Comment: Rational Economic Behavior (Score 4, Insightful) 298

by Spazntwich (#36129300) Attached to: Western Washington Univ. Considers Cutting Computer Science

WWU isn't in business to educate kids; they're in it to stay in business, and liberal arts majors vastly outnumber technical majors. In trying economic times, the money sinks are going to be the first to go.

As for the utterly irrational economic policies that have resulted in scores of directionless kids heading to college and picking the easier majors, distorting the market for technical degrees and leaving us with bottomless piles of college-educated baristas, well... I don't know where I'm going with any of this.

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