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Comment: Re:New Headlines (Score 1) 128

by xclr8r (#47448869) Attached to: How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators
The shortage on experienced facilitators is nothing new. back in the day 80's/90's I kept having to explain what 'en passant' was and pull it up in the chess manuals to inform the adults that yes this was a legal move. At least my own chess club facilitator was keen on learning something new and distributed the knowledge to the rest of the club.

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Comment: Dream Theater (not the band) (Score 1) 310

1. What is the most unusual location you have written a program from?
Underneath a theatrical stage

2. What is the most unusual circumstance under which you have written a program?
Same place with a raccoon staring at me.
No knife, but I think I would have been less scared if had one like the 'possums in this skit . At least the knife won't have rabies

3. What is the most unusual computing platform that you wrote a program from?
The "Whole Hog" Lighting console.

4. What is the most unusual application program that you wrote?"
not an application per se but programming the lighting cycles for a penguin exhibit. Not difficult at all but the need for accuracy was vital.

Comment: Re:Maybe they should ask corded phone manufacturer (Score 4, Insightful) 399

by xclr8r (#46858513) Attached to: Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches
Just as there are certain types of "Audiophiles" (for better or worse and they do not all exhibit the same amount of ...), there are also Watchphiles too. They hang out at sites like http://www.watchismo.com/ . Watches are highly individualistic time peices. I see lots of people foregoing the watch because their smartphone has the time. There will be some culling of the lower tier watches that don't adapt but their will always be room for the "classic time piece" e.g. there's still a market for pocket watches.

Comment: Re:One misused word spoils the whole discussion. (Score 2) 311

by xclr8r (#46816615) Attached to: In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor
A lot of people (in the U.S.) in middle class are classified as exempt (from overtime) as they are in management. There are FSLA rules that regulate the hours exempts work but since they are management they are project driven and no one who wants to climb the ladder is going to report working extra hours all the time.

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