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Comment Re:Over-rated (Score 1) 385

If your children excel academically in any way I would say that helping them develop socially is your greatest challenge. Most intellectuals, genius or not, really struggle with that facet of life. I know I did. I'm not saying I'm really smart of by any means a genius or something, I'm just saying that I was one of those nerdy kids that really *loved* math and science and was largely ostracized by most kids because of it.

Comment No degree needed (Score 1) 266

You don't need a degree to do programming, web, development or syadmin type jobs. What you need is experience. Lots of it. experience.experience.experience. That's what the last 17 odd years in development taught me. I have no formal education at all, self taught all the way and I'm pretty good at what I do (if I do say so myself) You are going to have to prove yourself in the beginning, but once you gain their trust along with some good solid experience, nothing can stand in your way if you persevere. It's easier if you have a passion for it. Good luck.

Comment The end? (Score 1) 922

I dont want to sound cynical but is free speech really just a concept nowadays? When will our erosion of rights end? Are we slowly creeping towards a state where we will get so fed up we revolt? I guess the majoriy always wins and thats sad when its the majority being denied and they dont even realise it. I guess in a world with billions 1 guy or a 1000 guys or whatever the minority is it doesnt matter as long as its not you. Maybe thats whats wrong with democracy. It doesnt cater for minorities too. Anyways juat my 2c

Comment Re:There's nothing to dilute. (Score 1) 191

People talk about open source as if users give a damn. Users are only interested in 2 things, how much it costs, and if it works Maybe when it comes to applications for users yeah, but what about frameworks and libraries? Developers are only interested in two (there's more, but this sounds better ;) )things when it comes to frameworks and libraries, does it work, and if it doesn't can I fix it?

Comment Re:Doom and Quake? 1993 & 1996... (Score 1) 280

Albert Einstein is most well known for his Theory of Relativity. That was by no means his only achievement, but it got him the spotlight alright. If he were alive today he would ***still known best for things done x+15 and y+18 years ago*** Was he a creative out of the box thinker? You bet. Can he claim it as a strong point? Absolutely, but Einstein was known to be modest ;)

Comment Re:The reasoning - rigor (Score 1) 278

Alas, the world is not perfect your right. But just because something is done a certain way and accepted as such by the court of law or anyone for that matter, it doesn't necessarily make it right or acceptable. But as I said, what defines these things called "right", "acceptable" in this context? See, citation, even if the facts are correct might not even be enough because, human morality, thinking and understanding is uhm, fudgeable? But this is a topic for another day, getting way too philosophical and I've had too much wine ;)

Comment Re:The reasoning - rigor (Score 1) 278

Your comment lacks sufficient rigor. Something the law is supposed to provide when ruling over issues. If there's no rigor, then hell the courts can do almost what they want without *rigorous* application of the law. But then again, I cannot deny that I have always been a supporter of "Spirit of law" vs "Rule of law". In a perfect world when we try and reconcile the two we'd want the "interest of the public" to prevail. Now what's in the interest of the public and whats in the interest of the corporate world are, almost, always different. Devil's advocate time, who defines these things? You? Me? Us? Slashdot? God? The Pink Unicorn?

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