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Comment Re:As long as.... (Score 1) 908

You shouldn't have to take the English classes. You've already passed high school, it you're at uni you should already be able to write essays. I had to do English and communication subjects where I learned basically nothing. I just wrote the three assessment essays required, got distinctions in both subjects and got on with my course. They could have been electives and I wouldn't have done them as I didn't need to do them. Waste of time and money.

Comment Re:Difficulty? (Score 1) 908

Yes it's no less difficult, just different. My degree had a steep maths requirement which I struggled with, this not being a strong area for me. The annoying thing is I never used the advanced maths again after first year and not in my masters as I work in an area that doesn't use advanced maths. I now work with brilliant people who had to take the advanced maths two or three times to just pass and they don't need it either. I remember people who couldn't get it and dropped out, one had high distinctions in all his other subjects, but couldn't pass the maths requirements. The author is correct, if you don't need to use advanced maths, then you shouldn't have to take them. They were a complete waste of time and money for me and made my life very stressful at the time.It's like requiring advanced French to be a doctor. If it's not necessary for your course/career, then it should be optional. You can make the argument that it's good for people to work through it, but some people are not good at some things and I have chosen not to work in those areas, so I shouldn't be forced to do them. I'm good at languages, that doesn't make me better at my job, I can also run fast and far, that doesn't matter either. I hate advanced maths, that doesn't matter either! I don't need it. It has never helped me.

Comment Re:No comparison (Score 1) 132

Can they not have one engine that's "special" and can throttle down further, maybe at the cost of some peak power? Or have two "specials" for redundancy. I suppose it would depend on whether they need every bit of thrust on takeoff for that mission. They could maybe have the "special" version of the Falcon9 for non-max-power missions for easier landings, and only use the standard rig Falcon for the heavy launches?

Comment Re:GMO itself isn't the problem. Its how its used (Score 1) 357

Or even worse, you grow your traditional crop, the neighbor's GM crop's pollen contaminates it, you grow your next crop like always, and bam! The monsanto lawyers turn up and sue you for growing the GM crop without a license. Or even worse, the same thing happens and you lose your organic certification and livelihood.

Comment Re:He's not wrong (Score 1) 235

We are better off than 100 years ago, but are we better off than 50 years ago? I'm not better off than my dad was, I earn more sure, I work longer, with poorer job security, my wife has to work ful-ltime too, but I'd rather be a boomer! Life was and is setup for the boomers, they grew up in boom, had lots of good jobs always on offer, free education, super, pensions. Now it's still all for the boomers as they retire with their massive nesteggs, sell their massively appreciated houses and retire with all the money. Then we have to work longer and harder to support the aging population?!

Comment Re:The studios may not have a choice (Score 1) 106

Well get rid of exclusives! We don't need an exclusive "Australian" distributor anymore, it's digital, and you get put through to Mumbai anyway! Now that we legally have Netflix here they have generally good shows, but due to stupid archaic licensing deals, many Netflix shows are on satellite TV here and not on the local Netflix. Bet those deals wont be renewed!

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