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Fewer Grants For Young Researchers Causing Brain Drain In Academia

emc Re:Indicative of General Attitudes (153 comments)

the problem with this stupid reply is it presupposes everyone from every generation is the same. The point of this article is that even this generations best and brightest aren't getting by in a way that will ensure they end up at the top of the system when they are ready to retire.

...and you're presupposing that the generation's best and brightest are these scientists. In my (personal) experience, the smartest people I know (both intrinsically and academically) opted to go into the private sector, not stay in academia and work for grants & peanuts.

about three weeks ago

Third-Generation Apple TV Lands With a Thud

emc Re:Why the negative headlines? (222 comments)

On Slashdot, the Editors don't Edit... they approve postings.

more than 2 years ago

Twitter Buys Moxie Marlinspike's Crypto Startup

emc Re:Not so great (50 comments)

This is equivalent to me making a website / forum kind of thing, supporting it, building the community and then selling it to VA Linux w/o care for my supporters, or users.

Fixed it for you...

more than 3 years ago

I typically run Windows ...

emc Re:Windows 95 (417 comments)

I wish I had mod points.

more than 3 years ago

NASA Unveils Design for New Space Launch System

emc Re:So basically, they're reinventing the Saturn V? (288 comments)

And for only $30 billion, and with 50,000 kg LESS lift capacity than it had in 1969.

To quote Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Apollo in 1969. Shuttle in 1981. Nothing in 2011. Our space program would look awesome to anyone living backwards thru time."

more than 3 years ago

Suggesting Innovative Uses For Retired Space Shuttles

emc The sad part is... (127 comments)

none of them are witty or clever.

The ideas are lame, and the photoshops are particularly bad.

Too bad, it could've been funny if some thought was put into it.

more than 3 years ago

George W. Bush Live From Facebook

emc Re:Cue Bush Derangement Syndrome (372 comments)

It's the "invisible hand of the free market" that is stealing the cash out of your pocket, while you're watching Dancing with the Stars.

The whole concept of the "invisible hand" is a joke. People act in their own best interest, not in the interests of anyone else.

more than 4 years ago

Uniforms For the Help Desk?

emc Re:Tell it to the plastic clown (837 comments)

yeah, maybe someone should ask why management isn't wearing department specific garments that say "management" on them.

What do you think a tie actually is?

more than 5 years ago

Rotten Office Fridge Cleanup Sends 7 To Hospital

emc Re:Paaaleeese (410 comments)

  1. You go into the bathroom and get paper towels and water.
  2. Go back to the spot of the 'incident'.
  3. Lower yourself towards the floor, and while using appropriate pressure, apply the wet towels on the 'incident',removing the bodily fluids from the floor.

Seriously dude, you don't need half a gallon of acetic acid and hip waders. You just need to take responsibility for what you and your family do, and sometimes that involves cleaning up your own mess.

more than 5 years ago

Rotten Office Fridge Cleanup Sends 7 To Hospital

emc Re:Paaaleeese (410 comments)

I would think this funny but my son puked while walking into a store, so we do the responsible thing and make sure the store knows the mess is there.

Wouldn't the responsible thing have been to clean it yourself?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft's "Mojave Experiment" Teaser Site Goes Live

emc Re:Vista ... rocks? (464 comments)

Vista is like Chili and Whiskey. It might seem good when it's on the tongue, but your ass will be sore in the morning.

You do know that you're supposed to drink whiskey, right?

more than 6 years ago


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