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Comment Re: Linux. (Score 1, Insightful) 400

What? What can't you hook to a Mac? Film Scanners, CT scanners, Drones, printers, cameras. All hook to my various Mac boxes. Possibly some POS hardware dingy who's software was last coded when Visual Basic 4 was hot but not much else.

I run the full Adobe suite, Maya, Modo, various Autodesk programs (sigh) on the Mac. I can finally hook to the network at work. Recently, I've dropped Parallels because I just don't need it anymore (and Parallels' business model pisses me off).

Don't know about your world, but mine connects just fine.

Comment Re:"Ghandi" quote updated (Score 5, Insightful) 410

I don't know where these figures are coming from but here in SoCal, we've had a pretty mild summer. Not nearly as hot as some years gone by.

For the millionth time - weather is not climate.

If the entire world was Southern California your observation might be relevant to the discussion. OTOH if the entire world was Southern California, global warming would be the least of our problems.

Comment Re:Hell No (Score 3, Insightful) 290

"Ymmm. Hmm. Oh. Hey, Steve - remember that thing we talked about the other day? Umm, the uh, widget interface that looks like a squiggle with projectile vomiting? Well, uhm, uh, wait, no it was the one that looked like Justin Beiber. Or something like that.

Well, anyway, what I wanted to say it that, I think and Mary thinks to and, ummm."

Spare me. I'll take less emotional baggage any day. I'm justl getting to the point where emojis don't give me the shakes.

Comment Re:I stopped using AT&T a long time ago.. HINT (Score 1) 71

Remember the little closet where they wiretapped everybody in San Francisco, CA, USA? Of course you do this is FBI Slashdot.

Yep. And we know about all the other little closets that everyone else has set up.

Nobody is Mr. Nice Guy (or Ms. Nice Guy, I suppose, this being Slashdot and all).

Comment Re:Most jobs face cost pressures (Score 1) 239

Older doctors don't always do a great job of keeping up with best practices and the latest methods.

OTOH, having a competent older doc around is often a life saver. Experience counts in this field.

Same as in engineering. It's useful to have an adult in the room at times.

Comment Re:Sometimes a parting of ways is best (Score 1) 239

Yeah, well you're missing something. Physicians typically worked into their 70's (health permitting) because they liked what they did. Now, they're out as soon as the 401K hits a number they are comfortable with. Especially in primary care it is literally decimating the ranks.

Not to feel sorry for people in the top 3%, but I tell folks the same thing that sjibe's wife is saying - if you really like it, fine. Otherwise go into being a high voltage electrician (who get to work outside with wires that don't complain and threatn to sue you and make a shit ton of money).

Comment Re:Slashdot, what about Unicode? (Score 1) 90

The problem with Unicode in 2016, is that it is no longer about diacritics and special characters, but instead has become all about apple emojis and whether or not they are politically correct. Do we really want that here?

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    £ ¥ ¦ © ® ± ¼ ½ ¾ × ÷

                              – — ‘ ’ “ ” €

What? Fights about political correctness? On a vaguely tech topics?

With browsers?

Man, this [blinky]is[/blinky] what Slashdot is all about.

Comment Re:Proof of China's Superiority... (Score 3) 90

Recall that, in the early years of our Great Country, Americans freely and openly copied British and French (mostly) industrial designs with impunity since there were not the international agreements that sort of prohibited this behavior.

The US figured that German rocketry tech was free for the taking as spoils of war.

This sort of thing has gone on since Og figured out cylinders are a neat idea when trying to move heavy objects. It is a constant game of cat and mouse, Spy vs. Spy and Sturm Und Drang. Since 'we' are arguably ahead of the Chinese in this theatre once expects the Chinese to be trying to copy us rather than the other way around. Rest assured if that ever changes, we will be glad to reverse roles.

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