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Comment: Re:How online? (Score 1) 45

It's not even limited to the "developing world". My mom is totally offline; no computer, no internet, no cellphone. She does occasionally ask me to order something online that she heard about on the radio, but that's it. My GF isn't much better; she has an email, but doesn't use it much, and no facebook.

Comment: Re:$1200+ for a 15 min trip! (Score 4, Funny) 110

by Cro Magnon (#48458183) Attached to: "Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

The President himself sabotaged that possibility by accusing doctors of performing unnecessary amputations, which besides depicting surgeons as being suitable for the leading roles in either "Little Shop of Horrors" or "Sweeney Todd", is nonsensical because amputations actually are relatively inexpensive.

I dunno. I heard they cost an arm and a leg.

Comment: Re:How do you get good people to step up? (Score 1) 204

by Cro Magnon (#48378947) Attached to: Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy

Also, in a random digression, I don't think a good technical boss necessarily HAS to be good technically. S/he just has to be able to listen effectively to the people who ARE good technically--which is something s/he should be doing even if s/he IS good technically. A boss who doesn't listen is in my opinion worse than a boss who is ignorant, knows it, and respects the experts s/he supervises.

--PeterM

A similar thought. Can a boss remain good technically? Most of my bosses used to be tech people, presumably reasonably good at their jobs. But when they got promoted to the big chair, they were kept busy with boss-stuff, and their tech-skills fell behind.

Comment: Re:Yeah, right... (Score 1) 459

by Cro Magnon (#48368233) Attached to: Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

No, but the history and experience of blacks in the US is very different from those other groups. When is the last time anyone moved to the other side of the street to avoid an Asian guy?

I expect the people who have been mugged by Asian gang bangers, or know people who have, will cross the street to avoid them.

If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.

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