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Comment: Re:Four year engineering degrees- great (Score 1) 159

by retchdog (#47525005) Attached to: For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

uh, yeah, a Ph.D. in mathematics might once have been a death sentence, but nowadays it's more like a license to print money (almost literally, in the case of Wall Street) if you're willing to hold your nose, check your ego, and get back out of pure math.

similarly, a four year math degree from a respectable (not even necessarily great) university, coupled with the right research experience, extracurriculars, and/or job experience/internships, is a solid credential. maybe not as much of a sure bet as engineering, but pretty damned good and much better for certain specialized areas.

Comment: Re:um (Score 2) 159

by retchdog (#47523033) Attached to: For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

Yeah, I can tell you that a CS "degree" which involves being "specialized" in a particular programming language is a bullshit trade diploma. It's not surprising that such an applicant is garbage; degrees in programming are for idiots. Smart people program on their own, or go to college for formal maths/sciences, or ideally both.

Comment: Re:Huge Issue (Score 1) 102

given your ridiculous hypothetical, i think i'd take the one with the minor arrest. it shows that he is willing to socialize and take moderate risks in a social setting, while still performing equally to the poindexter.

on the other hand, even a 5-minute interview would probably give me more information than a list of mostly-bullshit "accomplishments", so whatever.

Comment: Re:original title (Score 3, Informative) 289

by retchdog (#47501603) Attached to: Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

on behalf of a math student (myself), i will mention that there are literally an infinity of statements that are not "incorrect". some very basic software can enumerate millions of "theorems" within a few hours given appropriate axioms.

this list of facts will not, however, have any point; it will just be a list of correct statements.

simply because something is correct, doesn't mean that it is worth reading. this is the problem people have with you. your slashdot articles are vapid and narcissistic, and you doggedly persist in ignoring (or pretending to ignore) this. that is the point and it's been made ad nauseam.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 224

by retchdog (#47483383) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

whether all trolls are psychopaths is another issue. pop psychology isn't that impressive to me.

i'm not trolling, i honestly don't understand. you seem heavily invested in this issue, and since you've already spent a lot of time on this topic (judging from your posts here), i thought you could explain it to me briefly. i can only conclude that you just don't like systemd, and are upset because something you don't like has become popular. maybe i've already read those articles and simply disagree with them. i just wanted your opinion. disagreement isn't trolling.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 224

by retchdog (#47482059) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

"sadism"? really? it's just some asshole on the internet.

what's with you, anyway? i know barely anything about this issue, but can you explain how systemd is being forced onto linux in general? if other apps are building it in as a dependency, maybe that's because it offers useful functionality despite the drawbacks. no one's even made a very clear list of the drawbacks, though i get the general idea of sprawling monolithic monstrosity. but then maybe that's just a side effect of the same development process offering useful functionality.

can you explain how it's being forced onto people?

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 224

by retchdog (#47479265) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

nah, most slashdot comments are really just versions of what the AC said, especially when they have anything to do with politics, where nerds are especially unclueful.

i thought it was a pretty solid troll. it has nothing to do with systemd in particular. that you thought it did is just more evidence of the troll's success.

Comment: Re:Or Just Use a Password Manager (Score 1) 278

by retchdog (#47470577) Attached to: Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

What is your point? If your hyper-intelligent, single-minded adversary asks to borrow your phone, just don't let him.

If some poor schmo needs to borrow your phone to call the hospital because his friend just had a heart attack, well, just tell him to get fucked, there isn't anyone who's going to trick you out of your slashdot password.

A penny saved is a penny to squander. -- Ambrose Bierce

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