Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×

Comment I don't buy this... (Score 0) 487

They must design curricula that focus on solving practical problems, such as providing clean water to a growing population.

This and other practical problems end up having solutions that are decided on by politicians and corporations.

But more importantly, how is science going to advance if we do NOT have specialization? According to Stephen Hawking, specialization and granularity in science is a good thing.

Comment Re:Physicists (Score 0) 309

Even go back farther. Einstein's theory of relativity still isn't common knowledge. The simple fact that time is relative to the observer should be taught early on. I find it fascinating that an identical clock at the top of a mountain ticks faster than an identical clock at sea-level...and it has nothing to do with the clock, or atmosphere, it is because time is faster up there than it is down here.

Comment Re:Genetics Proves Evolution (Score 0) 947

They have proved that bird DNA contains genes that create dinosaur characteristics. The only way this can happen is through the evolutionary process

No, God made it that way. Because he is testing our faith by giving us the ability to think rationally when presented with what appears to be scientific evidence. Now if you'd excuse me, I need to go sacrifice my kids.

Comment Re:Some IT Managers are Quick to... (Score 0) 266

Let me guess, this was a large company you worked at? In general (there are exceptions), the larger the company, the worse management is. I used to work for a company that was 15,000+. I hated it (office politics, nothing to do, terrible co-workers). Now I work for a company of 100 (half are IT). Much better and my management are really great people and take care of us.

Comment Re:Cue Bush Derangement Syndrome (Score 0) 372

You need to get out of your liberal echo chamber and learn the truth that not everyone who disagrees with you is either nuts or evil.

This is great advice, but can actually be generalized to both sides.

Some years ago, I came to the conclusion that one of the worst things that has happened to this world is "labels" (religion, politics, etc.). Labels tell us how we think we should think instead of just thinking on our own.

Comment Re:Job market slow? Not everywhere. (Score 0) 187

I get fricken "Senior Java Programmer" pushes from them on a weekly (occasionally daily) basis

I have found this problem in Chicago. 100% of the time it is shitty 3rd party recruiters that are probably just trying to land interviews with their clients (the employer). Now I refuse to work with 3rd party recruiters unless I absolutely have to.

Slashdot Top Deals

Time is an illusion perpetrated by the manufacturers of space.