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Comment: Don't care for him anymore (Score 1) 668

by sunking2 (#49111245) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge
For a smart guy he really should realize that the best way to get people to change their opinions is not to constantly insult them. Every time I see him he seems to take the approach that he is smarter than you and you are an idiot if you don't agree.

Now Dean Kaman is a much better example of an education advocate for the purpose of education, not political agenda. And he's actually a really good guy.

Comment: How is it different than medical? (Score 1) 223

by sunking2 (#48708327) Attached to: US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers
Doctors don't go through basic. They have to go through basic officer leadership. If you don't want to enlist them in as officers then they should have to go through the training. Honestly, we should be ashamed that we are willing to accept the belief that you can't be physically fit and use computers. Pretty shocking.

Comment: Another reason they love it (Score 2) 420

by sunking2 (#48702043) Attached to: The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace
If it's a large company, say Boeing, Lockheed, GE, etc, you often have several business units in a particular site. Those BUs often pay rent to the main office for their floor space. Open offices greatly reduces these charges back helping them meet their profit goals. Reduce it enough and they can knock down/rebuild some walls and get the extra building space classified at a lower tax rate. It's all about them saving money. You can't win this fight in this case unless people start leaving. But at this point you're just considered a replaceable widget anyway.

Comment: I've long said this. (Score 3, Informative) 395

by sunking2 (#48481867) Attached to: France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel
Circa 2006 I used to travel to Roune. Lovely city, amazing architecture, almost all of it completely black. I mean black hole black. So bad that they were power washing them with bleach other something else to try to restore them. Did a great job, for about a year. I soon came to the conclusion that the US actually did make the right choice. Now I understand the low sulfur should be a game changer. Either Valls isn't convinved, or he's targeting other things that may not be using the low sulfur. But I think it's a move that is 50 years too late.

Comment: Re:Its Urban Trees (Score 1) 516

by sunking2 (#48466397) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?
This is 100% true and is the reason the Halloween storm a few years ago was so devastating. The 35 years of growth since I was a kid is the reason we seem to have so many new outages compared to growing up. During the housing buildup of the post war the trees were leveled to make way for streets and new neighborhoods. Now they've grown back and have been left unchecked for the most part. Many towns have taken it as a wake up call and are still having full time crews cutting back the trees.

Comment: Makes sense (Score 1) 46

by sunking2 (#48444411) Attached to: Spaceport America Loses $1.7 Million Due To Virgin Galactic Delays
Despite the typical 'government is acting bad' attitude that persists here it is a valid question. NM, one of the poorest stats in the country, levied taxes specifically to support this. Now the whole thing is in question. VGs future is in question despite what they are telling the press. And they are at least 5, probably closer to 10 years behind schedule. The question of continued costs and funding is valid.

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