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Comment: Re:Bloody really?!?! Another one? (Score 4, Insightful) 233

by sir_montag (#39581231) Attached to: Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

I haven't logged in for months, and seeing this blatant of an advertisement is sadly the first thing I've been pissed off about enough to comment. This is ridiculous. Crappy articles, ok, whatever. What makes Slashdot worth coming to is the comments. Put up enough crappy advertising and the people who make those comments will go elsewhere.

Comment: Re:How much of the cheater is in the filler classe (Score 1) 333

by sir_montag (#37981396) Attached to: Survey Finds Cheating Among Students At All GPA Levels

Wow. Sounds like someone who is out of touch with the modern university experience. There are filler classes, and the closer you get to state school, the more there are, less so at more expensive schools. Usually in the US, they're there to meet state mandated education requirements / accreditation requirements. Basic grammar, any subject you may have encountered in high school, etc - these are 'filler'. Find me a course catalog and I will find you filler.


Canadian Blood Services Promotes Pseudoscience 219

Posted by samzenpus
from the type-A-negative-personality dept.
trianglecat writes "The not-for-profit agency Canadian Blood Services has a section of their website based on the Japanese cultural belief of ketsueki-gata, which claims that a person's blood group determines or predicts their personality type. Disappointing for a self-proclaimed 'science-based' organization. The Ottawa Skeptics, based in the nation's capital, appear to be taking some action."

Comment: Re:I want... (Score 1) 596

by sir_montag (#27218141) Attached to: What to Fight Over After Megapixels?

All these things you want to do are quite possible with digital cameras, though you'll have to get a digital SLR.

Some compacts do have exposure compensation settings, and high shutter speeds, for silhouettes and stopping waterfalls. For making them blurry, well, even digital photographers still use ND filters.

Film or digital, it's the person behind the camera that makes the difference, not the technology.

Comment: Re:I've seen a little of that (Score 1) 1316

by sir_montag (#27204451) Attached to: Narcissistic College Graduates In the Workplace?

A short list is worth what you get out of it. If it is indistinguishable from empty promises that every other employer makes to the second place candidate for a position, why should *anyone* do as you request? Basically, you are under the impression that you're holding a large carrot while the rest of the world sees you holding absolutely nothing on the end of that string, and your requests are given weight accordingly.

Comment: Re:Looking to dabble into a bit of photography mys (Score 1) 295

by sir_montag (#26466539) Attached to: The Presidential Portrait Goes Digital

What can't you do with a P&S or "prosumer" camera?

That you should even ask such a question highlights the depths of your ignorance. Slashdot requiring analogies, you're asking why someone would want a desktop running linux instead of a simple calculator. I mean, what can't you do with a simple calculator? That sudden flood of answers that comes to your mind? Very akin to flood of answers that come to mind given your question about P&S cameras.

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.