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Comment Re:The problem here is the prick who fired him (Score 2) 476

In other breaking news, 2+2 still equals 4!

"Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane."

"In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable what then? "

Comment Re:CoCs being shoved down our throats. (Score 1) 476

Yeah, and this demonstrates the CoC pushers aren't serious about Codes of Conduct actually being important. They're just another tool they want to punish those who refuse to toe the line. If those don't work, as in this case, they punish anyway. Larry committed no Code of Conduct violation. He got thrown out because his _beliefs_ (not conduct) didn't align with those of Dries. And that's OK, according to a few SJWs on this thread. Straight up thoughtcrime, no pussyfooting around about conduct.

Comment Actual innocence? How quaint! (Score 1) 238

Google can't be fool enough to think that not actually having a pay gap means they can get off, can they? Richilieu's maxim applies as well or better to statistics as it does to any other testimony; Google can bring its analysis into court showing no wage gap, the Department of Labor can bring theirs, and who is the DoLs own Administrative Law Judge going to believe?

It'd be sad, if Google didn't support this kind of thing as applied to everyone else.

Comment Re:It's finally becoming a well know "secret"... (Score 1) 329

By 20 years ago, they were cranking out the grads just as fast as they could turn the handle. By 10 years ago, they'd noticed that quality was an issue and introduced some basic rigour into their courses.

And yet a lot of those grads still couldn't write fizzbuzz in a language of their choice, nor analyze the algorithmic complexity of pretty much anything, nor write a depth-first-search to save their life, etc.

Comment Re:About 20-30 years too late on this one (Score 1) 329

However, I think we can all agree that the streets and highways are considerably safer and there are fewer accidents precisely because every driver has not only been given driving training in actual traffic by an instructor but also because that instructor gave his student driver a thorough grounding in the traffic rules and laws followed by a written and practical test to confirm that person was paying attention.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, oh that's funny.

Wait, you're serious?

My driver's test was 10 question multiple choice, parallel parking, and a drive around the block. Literally around the block, all right turns. The parallel parking was in a spot sized for a full-sized American car (e.g. a Plymouth Fury); I used a Toyota Corolla.

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