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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

h8sg8s Re:Breakdown of adult interaction, oral tradition? (351 comments)

Interesting observation. My sample size is 5 children, and though it's not statistically significant, it does offer some insights. My children who came of age before ubiquitous connectivity are better conversationalists and are more connected with "tribal knowledge" of the spoken and relational kinds, whereas my youngest are totally connected to the Internet teat and are more disconnected from familial and "tribal" inputs. It will be interesting to see what they and millions of their peers do to the political and social institutions of the US. If you're not a little scared by that prospect, you're not paying attention.

about a week ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

h8sg8s Re:No way! (512 comments)

If tech companies didn't use H-1B visas to hire in low wage foreign workers at the very same time they're forcing out existing skilled workers I'd totally agree with you. I have no issues with offering "educated, hungry, motivated people" from the rest of the world access to US labor markets, but some sanity needs to be injected into the process. As it stands, we have many (HP/IBM/MS/FB, etc..) companies essentially lying that there's a "STEM shortage" on one hand and hard data supporting there's no STEM shortage on the other. There's a balance to be struck with the variables of pay, availability, education, residency and motivation that's been out of whack for some time now. Companies need to be forced to be more selective and to provide better justification before hiring tens of thousands of otherwise ineligible foreign nationals to fill jobs in the US while at the same time some efforts beed to be made to ensure those who get hired aren't wage slaves to their visa status.

about a week ago
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The Mainframe Is Dead! Long Live the Mainframe!

h8sg8s Not Even Wrong.. (164 comments)

Optimized to solve the problems of 1995. Architecting for the IOT will demand integrated approaches using commodity systems, not re-hashed monolithic 60's architectures. IBM has a new hammer and everything looks like a nail, if you ask them.

about two weeks ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

h8sg8s Blowback (367 comments)

We can't even explain the current "non-warming" period or its causes, what makes us think that man-handling the climate will do more good than harm? Also, who decides who gets the rain and who gets the drought? Vast conclusions from half-vast data..

about 2 months ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

h8sg8s At least.. (276 comments)

At minimum, he should have been recognized with the rest of them. To snub him this way is disgraceful.

about 4 months ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

h8sg8s Fainting fanboi (277 comments)

The Apple fanboi brigade would faint at the sight of an iPone 6 regardless of what was actually in it or the screen size. They'd buy a brick if it had the Apple logo on it.

about 4 months ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

h8sg8s Confused (212 comments)

Larry was heard laughing and saying "Oregon confused selling with delivering.."

about 5 months ago
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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

h8sg8s Blue death (126 comments)

IBM has morphed into a shell company with more emphasis on selling contracts than crafting solutions. They've sold or are selling off anything resembling their traditional HW offerings. IBM's value-add is what, exactly?

about 6 months ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

h8sg8s Blah blah blah.. (382 comments)

Seeking leadership from Obama? More likely to get blood from a stone..

about 7 months ago
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How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

h8sg8s Violins on TV (305 comments)

Economists, as a whole, make climate science seem precise by comparison. What other field can give a Nobel Prize to someone who's never had a single correct prediction? Other than Climate Science.. and, well, there's that whole Nobel Peace Prize thing.. Never mind.

about 7 months ago
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Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

h8sg8s Welcome back.. (131 comments)

Welcome back Ambassador Spock..

about 7 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

h8sg8s Political Science != Science (567 comments)

I'm old enough to remember the Food Pyramid and the groupthink 'science' that led to it. To say I'm suspicious of the current AGW craze is an understatement. Anytime contrarian scientific findings and theories are discounted out of hand, my BS detector blows a fuse. Take the politics out of current Climate Science and let's look at *all* the data and theories.

about 7 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

h8sg8s Re:R's support lower H1B caps? (341 comments)

Gutierrez and his fellow Democrats seem only interested in Hispanic illegal immigration, not those H1-B legal immigrants from Asia. I suspect the roots of this are simply that Asians are a mixed bag politically while latinos tend to vote Democratic as a bloc. The one time I asked the question of my local (D) Congress critter, they gave me the deer in the headlights look in return. I don't think they have a dog in that paricular fight, but they should.

about 7 months ago
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After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?

h8sg8s Get out of jail free (170 comments)

Expiring key cryptography in reverse is a bizarre application. "This data not available until the statute of limitations has expired" - I can see it being very popular on Wall street.

about 8 months ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

h8sg8s Not in the USA.. (378 comments)

Wouldn't our bizarre laws here in the good old USA have charged these kids with a 'crime' and put them away for 5 years in the slammer? This is what happens when you let luddites write laws affecting technology. We need to elect more engineers and fewer lawyers.

about 8 months ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

h8sg8s When is a tech shortage.. not? (234 comments)

IBM repeatedly claims there's a tech shortage so they can import cheaper H1-B and offshore labor to boost their bottom line. This has been going on for over a decade and no one's called them on it. About freaking time.

about 8 months ago
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No, HealthCare.gov Doesn't Require 500 Million Lines of Code

h8sg8s $1.2B/3.7m = (142 comments)

Approaching $325 per line of code. Great work if you can get it. Wonder what it would have looked like had it been outsourced to some high-volume web service like Google or FB?

about 8 months ago

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Sun 6000 blade power calculator shows AMD/Intel/Su

h8sg8s h8sg8s writes  |  more than 7 years ago

h8sg8s writes "Sun has released a power calculator for the new 6000 blade series servers. These allow you to directly compare the AMD, Intel and Sparc blades for power consumption. Very low power consumption on the Niagara blades compared to both AMD and Intel. Nice to finally have a blade chassis that allows AMD/Intel/Sparc as well as Solaris, Linux and Windows."

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