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Comment I'm just glad to know... (Score 1) 152

...that this condition is being studied at all. I've had this for as long as I can remember; my sister has it too. Trying to rationalize it away by telling yourself "this response is completely irrational and is all in your head" does nothing to help. When we were kids, family meals were fraught with negative emotion. The table was a cold war between our parents on either end and the only sounds were of people eating. I still wonder if that experience was a contributor or a coincidence.

Comment As a former B student (barely) in English... (Score 1) 358

I've had a successful career in software development for more than twenty years, but do sometimes wonder if I'd be better off today had I worked harder in college and gotten a CS degree. No way to know, really. Maybe I'd be less annoyed by poor spelling and grammar in comment blocks.
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Apache Resigns From the JCP Executive Committee 136

iammichael writes "The Apache Software Foundation has resigned its seat on the Java SE/EE Executive Committee due to a long dispute over the licensing restrictions placed on the TCK (test kit validating third-party Java implementations are compatible with the specification)."

Comment Re:China and India (Score 1) 902

Now we're making a true commodity out of babies. In a way that actually cheapens them; they'll become mass-market items akin to cellphones

This isn't happening already? Octomom ring a bell?

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