LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants
We need to educate the people without jobs to fill the ones that exist
You can't educate people beyond their intelligence.
In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars
Wow! And I thought the roadkill here was bad!
Tip the veal, try the waitress . . .
Obama's Immigration Order To Give Tech Industry Some, Leave 'Em Wanting More
Find a partner and make a baby fast! Your child will be automatically a US citizen. That will child will be your ticket to legal residency in a few years, if you want it later.
That was the key to one part of the plan that was announced: If you have a child who is a US citizen, you won't be deported.
CERN Releases LHC Data
However, the nuclear weapon would need an LHC for it to work. Which would be hard to deliver on a plane or missile payload.
Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely
Actually, given that Texas has a lot of space industry in Houston, and high tech industry in Austin, and would benefit from more space exploration . . . that is exactly what I would expect from a Texas representative.
UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008
"I think a $640K fine should be enough to gut every student." -- Bill Gates
Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"
I don’t recall seeing boot camps for Electrical Engineers or boot Camps for Medical Doctors.
. . . maybe that would be a good idea? Why do you need to go to a dentist . . . ? All you need is a Black & Decker drill from Lowe's and a can of spacthel . . . right?
My teeth are kinda sorta important to me, and I would like for them to be handled by a professional.
Oh? Computer systems that are handling my money . . . ? Ditto!
Big Talk About Small Samples
I mean, a picture of a black woman or a white woman breast-feeding her baby wouldn't interest me.
A picture of a black woman or a white woman simultaneously breast-feeding both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton would interest me. That would be a hoot and a half.
Quotes from the romp . . .
"I did NOT suckle on that woman!"
"Who said anything about breast milk costing $4 a gallon?"
I've tried to offend both major political parties in the US with this post. I could try to also offend the Libertarians, Greens, or Tea Party folks . . . but there don't seem to be enough breasts to go around!
Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games
Hmm, that might not be a deterrent to sales...
Yep! Porn is rather sexist, and still seems to do very good business on the Internet.
I could imagine that game developers might see this as a challenge . . . who can get the highest sexism score on their games?
Machine Learning Used To Predict Military Suicides
When I look at the world today . . . I see Obama threatening to use dictatorial powers . . . which will cause the Republicans in Congress to shut the government down . . . while ISIS is making a mighty romp . . . and no Muslim countries seemed to be concerned about that . . . Putin, is, while just being Putin.
And, and and more and. I'm trying hard do decide why I am not committing suicide myself.
Oh, I need to teach a class at TU Darmstadt in a couple of weeks, and need to create a presentation. Never mind.
3D Printed Art Smaller Than an Ant's Forehead
Well, I have heard of Hogsheads as a unit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...
But an ant's forehead . . . how many Libraries of Congress or size of Wales is that . . . ?
Maybe they meant "aunt" instead of "ant" . . . ? I don't know about youse guys, but if someone tried to print something in 3D on my aunt's forehead, they would be in for more trouble than they expected . . .
Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph
will the stupid germans pick up their transrapid stuff where they left it now ?
Actually, the cruel joke here is that the German rail drivers have been striking now. Which is an important lesson . . . if a train *can* go that fast . . . it doesn't mean anything if something else prevents it from doing that.
Also, serious info for serious Slashdotters here . . . the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, has a PhD in Physics. Can any other country boast a top political leader who has a STEM leader . . . ?
She has a tough job . . . a scientist turned politician! But that is the message here . . . it is not about technology, but politics.
I expect to be conventionally alive ...
So live life to its fullest and enjoy it while you can.
I think that's great advice for anyone, no matter how old they are.
Remember, today is the last day of your life, so far!
Life, is a very dangerous adventure . . . no one has survived it yet!
Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device
Echo as in, Echo the Fires miserable failure?
I was hoping for Echo and the Bunnymen, actually. I guess the Bunnymen cost extra.
Enzymes Make Electricity From Jet Fuel Without Ignition
Imagine every battery replaced by a canister of jet fuel. It would be the Petroleum Industry's dream.
Imagine every battery replaced by a canister of jet fuel. It would be the Terrorist Industry's dream.
The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS
Well, when Clinton tells me that he did not have sex with Reagan . . . I'll believe him.
New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping
Yes, but you probably need to change the battery every few million years or so. That's where they will make their money . . . kinda sorta like printer cartridges or iPhone batteries.
You get the atomic clock cheap, but those extras cost you!
US Midterm Elections Discussion
And where did Poly say Fox?
I read the print edition of The Economist, actually. It's an excellent source for deep analysis of the news.
For instance, rumors in Central America of the coming Obama amnesty are what drove the surge in illegal immigration this year in the first place. The Obama administration could have taken actions to quell these rumors . . . which would have stopped the surge . . . but they didn't.
US Midterm Elections Discussion
How again is this News For Nerds?
Because Obama is thinking about granting amnesty to all illegal immigrants in the US. So if legal H1-Bs overstay their visas, and become illegal immigrants . . . poof . . . they will become legal residents. For H1-B employers, mission accomplished. More people willing to work for less. And the employers will not need to go through the paperwork hassle for getting H1-Bs.
Free Broadband For NYC Public Housing?
If you want to narrow the "Digital Divide"
This would create a new digital divide . . . those who pay for their Internet usage . . . and those who don't.
First come public housing . . . and then city shelters . . . who's next . . . ?
This deal is great for Comcast . . . they will get new subscribers, who would otherwise have not signed up with them. The costs will be passed on to paying customers.
This deal is great for the NYC government . . . because city agencies will not have to pay for their Internet anymore. Again, the costs will be passed on the paying customers.
People complain about their Comcast bills every month anyway . . . why not just squeeze them a little more, and just let them complain anymore.
I can easily see who this proposal will benefit. Can you spot who loses on this deal . . . ?
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