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Comment Re:How's that appeasement workin' out fer ya? (Score 2) 101

Spot on. Here is the original for the interested:

It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
    And then you'll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!"

- Rudyard Kipling

Comment Re:Big Sister is watching (Score 1) 781

I don't know, lots of people seem to be pretty comfortable letting Rupert Murdoch do the heavy thinking for them.

I think this whole thing is kind of silly, but I can also see Google absolutely not wanting to deal with the kind of people who would discuss the political ramifications of a file extension.

Comment Re:Yes, Yes I do (Score 1) 266

Engineers can't actually understand things they don't, hence they are 'one trick ponies'. That 'one trick' being 'solve all the problems we don't understand'.

Their one trick is to approach every problem like an engineer would. Which is great if you're facing an engineering problem and horrendous if you've misidentified the issue.

Comment Ignore these idiots (Score 3, Insightful) 280

Nobody is going to care what your undergraduate degree is in, because nobody is going to hire someone with a BS/A for anything interesting. Just get into a graduate program. You (most likely) won't have much trouble getting into something STEM related with an English degree. People do it all the time. Something to keep in mind is that you're going to appear much more well-rounded to a potential employer with a liberal arts undergrad degree. You've seen the kinds of comments you're getting from the STEM-or-die crowd, people simply do not like working with one-dimensional assholes. Go for it.

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