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Comment Re:When did this nonsense start? (Score 2) 120

It not that there are announcements that there are going to be announcements. It's that setting up a schedule to make an announcement so that the relevant people can be there to ask relevant questions is being treated as an announcement itself.

Organizations like LIGO are not the problem; stenographers pretending to be journalists are the problem.

Comment Re:cool story, bro (Score 1) 249

"it will be done when it's done?"

That's great if you're the only person working on a project*. In the real work, people are trying to schedule their work on X that depends on Y and Z versus their work on A that depends on B and C. Are you just going to sit on your thumbs fro Y, Z, B, and C to all finish?

*Actually, it isn't great if you're the only person on a project either, because somebody is waiting to use your project. That's what make it work rather than wasting time.

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