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Comment Nope (Score 0) 31

Look, if you mean near-field power and communication devices, that's one thing.

But IoT is a total security nightmare.

And that includes your stinking FitBit device. And your camera-enabled fridge.

By the way, there's a rat under your baby's crib. A dead one. You should clear it up soon, it makes the baby cry.

Comment Re: Total regulatory impact 2-3 percent (Score 1) 477

Strange. I thought I was referring to US businesses investing in energy, not what your neighbors are doing.

Keep telling yourself you're cool using incandescent bulbs to heat up your house so you can run your diesel air conditioner to cool it down. We'll be here spending 1/20th the dollars on efficient LEDs and renewable energy that doesn't need to run all the air conditioners full blast.

Then you can complain about why you're broke.

Comment Re:Total regulatory impact 2-3 percent (Score 1) 477

I'm sorry, my translator can't handle responses from people who think it's a good idea to pay more for energy due to their choice of inefficient energy methods.

Can you shake your stick at me a bit more, and maybe it will figure that out?

Maybe if you say something like "Fire good! Sun bad!" it will realize it's chimp.

Comment Seattle gets 1000/week in new people (Score 1) 169

Most people don't realize that over 1000 people move to Seattle every week.

Yet we build far fewer rental or owner-occupied properties than that.

Most homeless are actually from here. Literally the same county. Most immigration is from our own state, then from California and Oregon and BC.

Homelessness is occurring in all cities nationwide - Red Blue Purple doesn't matter.

Comment Re: theodp (Score 2) 195

they actually need to have a degree to practice.

Sure. Said degree is not granted by a medical school though. It's granted by some other school - of chiropractic, of acupuncture, etc. I never said they were "quacks" - after all what is medicine anyway? I will state, however, that they do not follow the scientific method and cannot back up their claims with scientific studies. Even though they have thousands of testimonials from people who say they feel better. At the end of the day feeling better is what medicine is supposed to be about. But god help you if you see an acupuncturist for malignant melanoma...

Comment Re:I can understand (Score 1) 195

About 1990 with 4 years of CompSci under my belt. Solid stuff - lots of math, theory.

Our awesome TA asks the 20+ of us in the group "who is here because they like to program?" My hand shoots up.

I look around. I'm the only one. In a class that is only taken by CompSci students.

I dropped out shortly thereafter. I'd learned lots. I was already working a solid coding job. These were NOT my people.

There has never been a shortage of folks in computers for reasons other than the love of the art/science.

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