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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

Goalie_Ca Re:Want to write a kernel ? (392 comments)

Certainly a shortage of jobs there. Or perhaps, well paying jobs. It's a lot easier finding a java/web/cloud gig.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?

Goalie_Ca try 24h first (990 comments)

How about we first try and get america on the 24h clock. I noticed that even this crazy posting still listed things in am/pm.

about 3 years ago

Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

Goalie_Ca Re:Not so bad to have different systems. (2288 comments)

Actually, the real brilliant bit behind metric is that it has evolved so that nearly everything is derived from our definition of mass and the vibration rate of cesium. Even so, we are looking to redefine mass to be based on something more grounded.

more than 3 years ago

Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

Goalie_Ca interwebs (1162 comments)

Sony finally won the standards war but is almost irrelevant because people now watch stuff on-demand via streaming.

more than 2 years ago

MySpace Loses Ten Million Users In One Month

Goalie_Ca Re:this is facebook's fate too (336 comments)

I joined when you used to have to belong to a university network and it tied into your university email account. It was a nice place for students so sure, and it was good to be exclusive. It kept things more intelligent at first and seemed more adult. This was the era of myspace and social networking really hadn't taken off yet. I guess the perception was that only 13 year old idiots and pervs join these contentless voids and that's really why I and my friends resisted at first. But then it started to become useful and we couldn't avoid it. Within 2 years or so, everyone was allowed on it and facebook changed it's layout and feature set about a dozen times to reflect this. It's less about professional now and more about social. Everyone is on it and the desire for exclusivity is long gone since we realize it's just better to have everyone on it. That's kind of the point of these things.

more than 3 years ago

US Has Secret Tools To Force Internet On Dictatorships

Goalie_Ca I know you guys like to interfere but.. (282 comments)

Aren't the Egyptians telling you guys to stay out!? Maybe it's better if you don't get involved for once.

more than 3 years ago

Geocentrists Convene To Discuss How Galileo Was Wrong

Goalie_Ca Re:It's really a moot question (1027 comments)

And to expand this to the concept of the big bang, there is no center where we exploded out of. In every point is expanding away from each other. We are all the center... everywhere.

about 4 years ago

Researchers Say Happiness Costs $75K

Goalie_Ca Hmmm.. (772 comments)

That's well above the average income round these parts.

about 4 years ago

I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __

Goalie_Ca alarm clock (480 comments)

My alarm clock has a 7-segment (7) display with 3 digits (x3) , 2 ( +2 ) dots to divide minute and hours, and an am pm light (+1). that easily put me over the limit just on its own. Then i have speaker lights, smoke alarm lights, usually a cell phone charger light, and probably other things too that i'm not even aware of.

about 4 years ago

Google's CEO Warns Kids Will Have to Change Names to Escape "Cyber Past"

Goalie_Ca Learn to accept we are all human. (706 comments)

How about this instead. How about our generation finally admit to ourselves that we are all human and aren't "good little christians". Every single one of us will have to learn to not care otherwise there will be no one left to lead.

more than 4 years ago

The 'Net Generation' Isn't

Goalie_Ca Re:Where is the answer? (435 comments)

I can tell you,re a philosophy student because you wrote an essay :P

more than 4 years ago

World of Warcraft Can Boost Your Career

Goalie_Ca There's a simpler explanation (272 comments)

People who play world of warcraft have no lives. This is exactly what certain companies (especially high tech) are looking for. Young employees who will sit down in front of a computer for a million hours without any family or friends to draw them away.

more than 4 years ago

StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

Goalie_Ca Re:and still (414 comments)

Uhh.. so given the defense budget of hundreds of billions they need charity help??

more than 3 years ago

StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

Goalie_Ca Re:and still (414 comments)

Lan play needs more vespene gas.

more than 4 years ago

Quant AI Picks Stocks Better Than Humans

Goalie_Ca The point... (446 comments)

What is the point of this?? How does this help create a more efficient economy and better society??

more than 4 years ago

Robot With Knives Used In Robotics Injury Study

Goalie_Ca Pressure sensor.. (132 comments)

Sure they have some sort of pressure sensor that can stop the arm, but how will they tell the difference between say something they want to cut and something they dont??

more than 4 years ago

Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers

Goalie_Ca Re:older developers... (742 comments)

many college profs never had real jobs and so they wouldn't know what one looked like.

more than 3 years ago

Tech Companies Say Don't Blame Canada For Copyright Problems

Goalie_Ca Re:Special 301 list ?? (104 comments)

But after putting up with Quebec for so long, that's not a big deal.

Hé! we all friends hein?

more than 4 years ago

New Plan Lets Top HS Students Graduate 2 Years Early

Goalie_Ca Re:Ill placed worries (425 comments)

In québec they have what is called cégep which is kind of like college for kids who are 17 and 18. I don't recall seeing any more problems with them than I do with kids in ontario who used to go through 13 grades.

more than 4 years ago



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