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Comment Re:uh no (Score 1) 1291

Damn, sure wish I had some mod points to give for "neck tatoos". Hopefully someone will soon provide the missing one. One of the funniest damn statements I've read in a while. No wonder you're at the poverty line with an attitude like that! Seriously, though, hang in there. You are right. I had a similar experience, and though not yet in heaven, I am INTACT and doing incrementally better! :)

Basically (for now), if you have a kid you can't support, and you want welfare, you agree to be sterilized. You get something, you give something in return. That's just the way it goes!

Comment Re:Internet Autism (Score 1) 131

I think your obsevations are true. I think people are attracted to the autistic and naturally, subconsciously desire to emulate them, because they seem courageous in their isolation, as though one "going it alone". Thus, it is more complex (and laudable) than the simple hypochondriac's "hmm, that sounds like me!"

Comment Re:And, the hell with any expectations... (Score 1) 412

Perhaps in business, good "managers" do. I don't know. I'm working in a boys' club at the moment. Perhaps it is a different standard in science, requiring something like "excellence" as opposed to simple productivity. Personally, I take more issue with slowing science than I do with capitalism. (Though the good lord knows there are some miserable folk leading science programs, to be sure!)

Comment How is paying a blackmailer not illegal? (Score 1) 510

Isn't that making oneself an accessory to a crime or something? Isn't there some necessity to report a known criminal activity?

And does anyone have any specific details about what is preventing prosecution of the sex crime? Is it that the victim is uncooperative?

Comment I think he is mainly right. (Score 1) 234

It seems a bit unfortunate not to try to expose students to the main store of human knowledge, but maybe that just isn't practical anymore.

My old college liked the adage: "learning how to learn". Perhaps if students are taught basic research and problem solving, they will be able to investigate other/general topics as needed or desired.

Comment Honestly, I think the "challenges" you are... (Score 1) 271

...facing are a lot of hype. The age factor is a lot of hype and the new languages are a lot of hype. Anyone who has good core programming skill (of any flavor) is still going to have to address (on a new job) finding themselves in a wilderness of complexity. Anyone who can dig in and eat fire will always find a place, and the only path to this is experience. (There goes the age factor.) (Think of a steel blade tempered in a fire.)

All science is either physics or stamp collecting. -- Ernest Rutherford