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Comment: Re: Two sides to every issue (Score 1) 401

by rfengr (#47403627) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say
Depends on the color of the reasesrch funds, and RA & TA perks such as free tuition. I knew a few stretching out PhD to 10+ years to avoid being sent back home, and one hiding out from INS after graduation due to student visa expiring. Coasting in school is very easy if you are used to spending very little.

Comment: Re: A minority view? (Score 1) 649

by rfengr (#47268971) Attached to: Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools
Umm, evolution is a science just like physics, as the models based on evolution theory (framework) can be used to predict events. A model predicted an intermediate species existed between two long extinct species, and what timeframe (sedimentary layer) to dig for those. That species was found, exactly as predicted by the model. It also for short term experiments involving bacteria. Anyway, ditch the bible and read some Dawkins.

Comment: It's also a management problem... (Score 1) 236

by rfengr (#47228895) Attached to: Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?
in that every PHB wants the instant gratification of software, along with it's low startup costs (no test equipment), instant duplication and distribution, uniformity etc. They don't understand that some things require multiple revisions to dial in the response, along with applying engineering principles rather than "hacking". In short, everyone wants instant gratification with little investment in time and money. Now let me get back to my vector network analyzer.

In specifications, Murphy's Law supersedes Ohm's.

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