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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

liquidpele Re:The Same Game (437 comments)

Nope, I live there. Turns out that most people are entitled sons of bitches and didn't want to do hard manual labor outside all day for minimum wage. People would rather take unemployment benefits.

3 days ago

Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

liquidpele Re:Number of interviews... (437 comments)

I honestly don't think salaries are out of line. Tech workers should make less than management, they have a smaller scope of responsibility.

Managers having a larger "scope of work" is weasel wording because their work is entirely different and not comparable. That, and Managers are almost *never* held accountable when things go wrong unless it's such a bad fuckup that a scapegoat is needed. If a project doesn't ship on time or bugs end up in production, it's always seen as engineering's or QA's fault, the not the manager.

3 days ago

The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

liquidpele Re:There's a clue shortage on the hirEE side (574 comments)

Well... good candidates don't interview much because they get hired (often through connections) and stay with jobs they like... so most interviews are with people who interview constantly because they never get hired and/or don't stay employed long.

about three weeks ago

IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

liquidpele so... (84 comments)

does IBM actually do anything anymore?

about a month ago

Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

liquidpele Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

If only there was some way to stick more than one contact in the same connector...

about a month and a half ago

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

liquidpele Re: Preventable (421 comments)

I think he was referring to it actually being air borne... ala Hot Zone but still deadly.

about a month and a half ago

Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

liquidpele huh? (171 comments)

Sharing? I thought grooveshark just let you stream music like pandora?

about 2 months ago

Study: An Evolutionary "Arms Race" Shaped the Human Genome

liquidpele old news (33 comments)

This has been known for a while... it's discussed in the layman genetics book "Genome" even.

about 2 months ago

A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

liquidpele mod points (158 comments)

These "mod points" slashdot gives just censors everyone, comments should be freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!eleven

about 3 months ago

Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

liquidpele Re:Big Data (181 comments)

Why, of course! What IDIOTS they are to have never ever considered such things! You should probably start your own competitor, except like ebay and facebook but better. I hear you can hire people on craigslist.

about 3 months ago

US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

liquidpele Re:Vaccine is coming (409 comments)

More like a shitload of mass production work to be done. Making a few vials and 4 million vials is a big difference.

about 4 months ago

Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

liquidpele Re:And nothing of value (415 comments)

Avoiding oracle and Java idioms has value.

about 5 months ago

Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration of Damaged, Old Immune System

liquidpele Re:And Ramadan is coming... (148 comments)

Probably won't stop Muslims from adding this to their list of "science in the Quran" though :/

about 6 months ago

Lose Sleep, Fail To Form Memory

liquidpele Re:College (85 comments)

Well, if you haven't done *any* studying before that night, it's still better to cram and forget some than sleep and not know anything.

about 6 months ago

Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

liquidpele Re:Mathemathical proof (612 comments)

Pot meet Kettle.

about 8 months ago


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free will, or predefined future

liquidpele liquidpele writes  |  more than 11 years ago Ok, so I've been thinking on whether or not we really have free will. Granted we can choose to do this or that, but one can argue that at the end of they day, all the things we did and choices we made were predefined.

Lets say you have a choice of a red or blue pill. Say you take the red one. It can be argued that was meant to be, and the probability that you would have taken the blue pill was zero.

Now suppose you could see the future, and saw that if you took the blue pill, life would suck, so you actively choose to take the red pill because the outcome would be benificial to you. Take that further and just suppose you could make all your choices by your actual preference of the future.

How can you predict the future? It would take an unreal amount of thought/computational power, but you could model the universe down to every atom and run a simulation, or at least a scaled down version of this. But what if there are other beings that can predict the future? it them becomes unpredictable!

Furthermore, if nothing can predict the future, then we have free will, because nothing can effect your choices by their preference. If they were to act on their preferences, you would be effected (assuming you have contact with them) and hence no more free will.

I think that it begins to boils down to this:
We have free will assuming that nothing can predict the future, or it chooses not to excercise that gift.

Assuming we have free will, that makes any predictions by God impossible, else he has chosen not to excercise his ability. Not trying to go all religous here, as I am not very, but it makes you wonder. What this means is that there are no miracles or interactions will god anymore, or at least they are very limited, or else we don't have completely free will because God would guide us.

Do you prefere something guides you in your choices? Many would say yes, but many would also say no. So does God only effect those who seek him first, because effecting others would be taking some of their free will? I guess when you accept God, you are forfitting some of your free will in order to have his guidance, assuming that he acts on his abilities at all.

I'm at work, and MAN AM I BORED!

Thoughts? anyone? eh?

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