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Comment So he asked? (Score 1) 903

I mean, if she said no and he persisted, then that's a different story. Yeah, bad form on this idiot's part for asking her on the first day. I put it like this because I remember an employer's policy defining sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances. My coworkers and I briefly joked "well, you have to try and fail once for it to be unwanted." We joked, yeah, but if Uber has similar language in their policy, I'd say that guy has a good defense for himself already.

Comment Re: Is more education, better education . . . ? (Score 1) 495

One of the larger employers in my city doesn't care about education so much. They want experience. They'd take someone with 5 years experience over a fresh degree in the same field any day. That said, maybe we are seeing that the workforce says experience is what really gets the job done. Less training, more productivity, more money, and, historically, they were willing to pay bigger bucks for it.

Comment Space is man's hopeless romance (Score 4, Insightful) 102

Unless there is the "simple physics hack" space travel will be a royal pain in the ass when you take the planning that is involved. The energy problems, bio issues, logistics, all of it.

Even if we overcome all of that, you'll be flying into the unknown. Think about it: you want to go see the pillars of creation a thousand light years away. There was a discussion that an explosion may have occurred or was imminent that would destroy them... a thousand years ago. So even if you found the hack tomorrow (say toasting pop tarts still in the Mylar in an upside down toaster) that lets you arrive at the pillars, or anywhere else, instantaneously, then whatever you went to see would have changed or have been long gone over the millennia. This is something sci-fi never fully discloses: hey, see that in the telescope? Let's go! Wait, where the fuck is it??

So for an advanced civilization to find us and make contact, they'd have to have been watching for the past, what, 100 years to pick up on the noise we make or make on hell of a guess as to where we are.

Still sounds like an adventure.

Comment Just like Florida! (Score 2) 1368

Florida wanted to do the same thing after the last election. Yeah, go ahead, and send Cali into an even deeper financial crisis. Property values will crash and your currency won't be worth shit. On the east coast, look at property values of the south compared to that of the north and you'll see the south is STILL paying for trying to secede from the union. Clearly Cali has been smoking weed longer than it's been legalized.

And quit your bitching. You all rallied behind Hillary waving signs that said "stronger together." Put your fucking money where your mouth is and heed the advice coming from that liberal-Jesus Obama when he says support the Donald. It is done. Likewise, Donald stood on stage and said he wants to be president for everyone - call him on it.

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