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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Squidlips My company is great about training (178 comments)

They usually will send us, even if the location is exotic (like a cruise) as long as there is some smidgen of learning involved. It is one of the perks of working for a good company...

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Squidlips Training cruises are the best (178 comments)

I was able to get my company to send me on the Java Jam cruise since its cost was 1/2 the price of JavaOne. If a company does not want to train me and is too cheap to send em to conferences, then to hell with them. I will leave the company for greener pastures. Vote with your feet people; do not let the bean counters ruin you work. There are better companies out there.

yesterday
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SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access

Squidlips Comcast will love that... (48 comments)

So how are they going to finagle fees from us for this? Decoders? It is scandalous that we have to pay through the nose just for the right to be spied on ....

yesterday
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Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed

Squidlips Paper tape (113 comments)

Get the acid-free paper. Will last forever

3 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Squidlips Re:Riddle me this Batman (504 comments)

Ah nothing like propaganda for the brown shirts.....

5 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Squidlips "Most"? (504 comments)

What does "Most" mean? Sounds like another loophole..

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

Squidlips As a hobby yes, as a job NO (234 comments)

I went to an Ivy League school, and we actually had a professional astronomer visit and beg us not to try to get a job in the field! There are NO jobs in the field, at least paying jobs.

5 days ago
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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

Squidlips Blame C++ (111 comments)

It was the C++ re-write that screwed Mozilla/Netscape. C++ is the worst language that ever had widespread adoption as far as productivity.

5 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Squidlips Should not subsidize monopolies! (327 comments)

How about a really bold statement there FCC?

5 days ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

Squidlips "with natural gas prices still so low..." (195 comments)

Why aren't those low prices passed on to consumers? The wholesale cost of electricity has dropped 50%, but our rates have not....

about a week ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

Squidlips After sucking up investor's cash and incentives... (195 comments)

Sorry folks, we peed away all your cash and government incentives and it is too expensive to actually produce anything ....so please invest more so that we can do more R&D

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Squidlips Re:Baloney (392 comments)

and they really want people they can pay less

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Squidlips Re:Look at the job postings (392 comments)

They would prefer a liberal arts major that they could pay a lot less!

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Squidlips Nope; hope you enjoyed your college daze (392 comments)

And enjoyed laughing at us geeks.... but hey there a couple of jobs that just opened up for reporters in Iraq....

about a week ago
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

Squidlips Read Airframe by Michael Crichton (198 comments)

If you have any illusions about any honesty left in the aerospace industry...

about a week ago
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

Squidlips Larger bribery infrastructure (198 comments)

Boeing has a larger, bribe infrastructure that can better able deliver the cash in a timely manner.

about a week ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

Squidlips Icing the tower (191 comments)

Thousands of tons of ice on such a tower would take it down pretty quickly. If nature cannot send up granite spires that high, man's inventions will not get that high either, or at least for very long.

about a week ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Squidlips Krill dis-information (633 comments)

Nobody wants to talk about the real reason krill is vanishing and krill-eating penguins and other animals are starving...it is because of commercial fishing for krill. The whole ecosystem is being destroyed and everyone wants to blame climate or ice when it is just plain old greed. It should be illegal to harvest krill.

about a week ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Squidlips Re:What is the point of these articles? (633 comments)

Like the climate instability stuff I heard a few years ago with Super Storm Sandy? Remember who the storms were supposed to get worse each year? The last two hurricance seasons have been a dud at least in east.

about a week ago

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Science reporting reaches a new low

Squidlips Squidlips writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Squidlips writes "It always amazes me that news agencies assign the science illiterate to do science reporting, and that it makes it through the editors. This article (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080613214545.vk) from Breitbart starts off describing how the Phoenix lander has discovered "millions of years of life on the Red Planet"!"
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