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Mayer Terminates Yahoo's Remote Employee Policy

ErikZ Re:Management panic in action... (524 comments)

I have a feeling most of their remote people will quit. Would *you* move to Yahoo headquarters? You would have to believe that Yahoo is a solid business model that will be there for years.

about 2 years ago

Anonymous Warhead Targets US Sentencing Commission

ErikZ Re:Toxic government (252 comments)

>Who would attack us if we didn't have a military?

Are you saying you don't see anyone attacking us now?

Either way. Having a military but not needing it is greatly preferable to not having a military and desperately needing it.

about 2 years ago

The U.S. Careens Over the Fiscal Cliff, Reaching Only Half of a Deal

ErikZ Re:Impossible to reconcile the philosophies (639 comments)

The Democrats believe in social spending with taxes to support it.

No, they don't. They believe in social spending, more every year.

about 2 years ago

Khan Academy: the Future of Taxpayer Reeducation?

ErikZ Re:If you don't hold it.. (386 comments)

Won't work.

There will be many who fuck up their retirement and have no place to go besides the street.

Upon this happening there will be great hue and cry to rescue these people.

more than 2 years ago

Kickstarter Games: Where They Are Now

ErikZ Re:I thought FTL bombed? (97 comments)

I had zero issues, technical or otherwise, with FTL.

Still dealing with game killing bugs with Mechwarrior Online...

more than 2 years ago

Silicon Valley's Dirty Little Secret: Age Bias

ErikZ Re:I call BS (375 comments)

There is too much work for you, because you've kept good care of your business contacts.

What do you do if you have no business contacts?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For Developers To Start Their Own Union?

ErikZ Re:Technical unions? I don't think so! (761 comments)

Interesting. Is that why it's so hard to fire bad Teachers in the US?

I hear stories where the managers have to take the union to court multiple times and are STILL stuck with bad Teachers.

more than 2 years ago

Brain Scans Show the Impact of Neglect On a Child's Brain Size

ErikZ Re:genetics is a factor (206 comments)

If that was the case, then medical science could only advance by using twins for all test cases.

more than 2 years ago

Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

ErikZ Really? Skip Chem for HTML? (866 comments)

Basic atomic theory is one of the most important things we've discovered as a species, right behind "Scientific theory".

Both of those are covered, and practiced in Chemistry.


more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Incentives For IT Workers?

ErikZ Re:Not an incentive problem (468 comments)

Carrot and stick problem.

However, all the "Incentives" he listed weren't incentives at all, they were just morale boosters.

Getting paid for work completed, that's an incentive to do more work.

Bonuses for completing projects that don't generate more work tickets?

more than 2 years ago

When Kickstarter Projects Go Missing

ErikZ Re:I don't get the point of Kickstarter (86 comments)

Because only some of the projects are like that. All the Kickstarter projects I contribute to are two categories:

1. Pure charity. I receive nothing beyond helping someone implement a cool project. (Which has value to me.
2. I get one of the items. All game Kickstarters seem to fall into this category.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Work In IT Freelancing?

ErikZ Re:Don't (140 comments)

Best Buy? That company which is in a financial death spiral?

more than 2 years ago

The Motivated Rejection of Science

ErikZ Re:Suprising how? (771 comments)

Science requires reproducible results.

Please recreate the Earth and humanity, without the fossil fuel burning, and measure the CO2 levels.

more than 2 years ago

'Wiki Weapon Project' Wants Your 3D-Printable Guns

ErikZ Re:Aww how helpful (570 comments)

Weapons do the will of their wielder, and nothing more.

To decry weapons in the hands of people, is to say that people cannot be trusted to make their own decisions.

more than 2 years ago

Craigslist Demands Exclusivity For Postings

ErikZ Re:Another one down (160 comments)

I don't understand how allowing other sites to scrape impacts their business at all?

They charge for the posting right? After that, it doesn't matter.

more than 2 years ago

Swiss Bank Threatens to Sue NASDAQ Over Facebook IPO

ErikZ Re:What I don't understand is... (147 comments)

It's a good stock, because everyone uses facebook and think's it's a good stock.

Buy in early, sell to the suckers.

more than 2 years ago

Existing Solar Tech Could Power Entire US, Says NREL

ErikZ Re:duh (589 comments)

Where did you get 100w = 3 square feet?

You can have storage for power using molten salt now.

more than 2 years ago

US Gov't Says They Can Still Freeze Megaupload Assets If the Case Is Dismissed

ErikZ Re:Action? (530 comments)

Withdraw from the Federal level, where you can do nothing, and be active at the state and local level.

The problem is, people WANT a government like this.

more than 2 years ago


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