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Comment: Re:So they got their reservation using deception? (Score 1) 1007

You obviously aren't aware of a tool called rhetoric. Using facts, logic, and argument are useful for rhetoric but not necessary. These people are using rhetoric (shockingly well, in some cases) and not interested in using facts, logic, and argument at all.

+ - Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries->

Submitted by Nerval's Lobster
Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes "Software development and IT remain common jobs among those in the higher brackets, although not the topmost one, according to a new study (with graph) commissioned by NPR. Among those earning between $58,000 and $72,000, IT was the sixth-most-popular job, while software developers came in tenth place. In the next bracket up (earning between $72,000 and $103,000), IT rose to third, with software development just behind in fourth place. As incomes increased another level ($103,000 to $207,000), software developers did even better, coming in second behind managers, although IT dropped off the list entirely. In the top percentile ($207,000 and above), neither software developers nor IT staff managed to place; this is a segment chiefly occupied by physicians (in first place), managers, chief executives, lawyers, and salespeople who are really good at their jobs. In other words, it seems like a good time to be in IT, provided you have a particular skillset."
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+ - Driven by care needs, will it be seniors who drive wider acceptance of robots?->

Submitted by Hallie Siegel
Hallie Siegel (2948665) writes "Tony Prescott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Sheffield Center of Robotics believes that the medical industry could be at the forefront of changing the public perception of robotics. Why? Because this is an industry that already understands how paramount it is, when dealing with the elderly, disabled and ill, to provide a service that is helpful, friendly and nonthreatening."
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Comment: Re:Click Here (Score 3, Insightful) 238

by xanthines-R-yummy (#48180083) Attached to: Favorite clickbait hook?

This, a thousand times this. I am a doctor in real life and so is my wife. It's amazing how many of her HIV/AIDS patients just do not take their medicines. There's no reason HIV/AIDS should be as prevalent in the US as it is. Then there are the idiots that don't take their antibiotics. You have a genetic mutation that makes you immunocompromised... Why aren't you taking your antibiotics? Argh!

And before you ask, no, it's neither cost-related nor side effects that prevent them from taking their meds. In these cases, at least. The people I'm talking about are just... frustrating.

Comment: Somewhat related (Score 2) 194

by xanthines-R-yummy (#47009537) Attached to: Orca Identified As 103 Years Old

As someone who used to work with research mice A LOT, I can tell you that captive mice (yes, the normal "wild-type" mice) are considered very old after 18 months, but in the wild they live around 4 years. My theory is that the real wild-type mice, ie the ones out in the field, get lots of excercise and have reduced caloric intake. The captive research mice have all the food and water they could ever want 24/7 and live in tiny boxes with no exercise wheel. Yes, the captive mice don't get diabetes or atherosclerosis, but they're still not living as long...

Either that, or they're so inbred it makes GoT seem tame!

Comment: One of many... (Score 1) 423

That, and their customer support is really awful (the actual software is mediocre). It doesn't handle moving states to change jobs very well. It kept trying to slap me with an entire year's worth of taxes for one state. Customer support was non-existent (see numerous Intuit fora).

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