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Comment Scary (Score 2) 435

It's kind of scary that the people who want to be elected to run the branch of government that is in charge of implementing cyber security are such a bunch of damn clueless morons about it.

I mean there are high schoolers who would do better securing and safeguarding their emails than this crew...

Heh, who's the JV team?

Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 1) 568

Recently at a meeting that was centered around observing the Earth and Earth sciences, someone noted that "all the money is going into modeling the climate, what about funding for figuring out more about how the Earth's climate system operates?"

This was a very insightful observation, and the danger of that line of thinking is seen here. Be careful how staunchly you claim to have the only possible viable definitive answer. Because when you have that, why would you need to be funded to ask any more questions?

Comment Re:We never had it (Score 1) 311

You are making the grand assumption that people who blog about the news and events are incapable of doing so effectively without charging a fee.

The mainstream journalism outlets (how am I including gawker in that? ugh) want you to believe that because some blogs are bad at journalism that all blogs must be ignored.

Comment Re: Coursera (Score 1) 123

There's plenty of jobs for experienced people with solid engineering skills. It's harder to get into this industry now than 15-20 years ago, but if you're contributing to open source, attending meetups and have decent soft skills you can still get in to the industry just fine. The market has grown; the influx of new "engineers" is much larger, which just means there's more competition, but there's plenty of jobs out there make no mistake about that.

Comment Enough of this (Score 5, Insightful) 161

I find it condescending and somewhat cruel the focus the politicians are putting on coding and programming. With ageism rampant in the field and large number of workers being forced out of their jobs while being insulted with the mandate to train their replacements, these actions are a slap in the face to everyone already in the field.

The powers that be are striving to make everything cheap ass manufacturing style work. That's what they're really getting at here. Big business thinks that all workers are too expensive if they make over minimum wage. This is just an effort to flood the market with cheap (and in the end poorly trained) labor. In addition to that if they don't train enough people to crash the labor market ( and thus the pay ) they'll import as much as is needed to do so.

Our political class, both sides, doesn't give a single fuck about any citizens in this country. They don't do a single goddammed thing that is good for the people. Every fucking action helps Wall Street or some big corporation or some powerful organization or "charity" that is only really a slush fund for connected wealthy elites.

This is all just hand waving and bullshit to keep us from realizing we're continually being sold down the river.

Comment Re: I'm 8 hours in (Score 1) 367

> So, pardon my ignorance, but why the fuck do you guys buy buggy software? You know the shit's got bugs in it. Wait. Don't buy it. Yet, still, loads of people pre-order or buy on release day

Most of what you're seeing online is just a bunch of dramatic asshats. I've played most of the "next gen" releases at or shortly after they launched. The only game that was seriously buggy was assassins creed unity. Outside of that most games work perfectly fine on launch day.

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