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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

reanjr Re:What about Confidence (243 comments)

Telling a smart kid they are smart is good for confidence. Telling a dumb kid they are smart sets them up for failure.

5 days ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

reanjr Re:They always told me I was so smart... (243 comments)

Intelligence can be a liability when you are surrounded by people who continuously spew a stream on nonsense from their mouth holes. When you know every word coming from someone's mouth is utter bullshit, lies, misunderstandings, or misdirection, it's not appropriate to blame poor social skill when you treat that person like a worthless piece of shit.

5 days ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

reanjr Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

I've worked in the field for 15+ years now, and I know of very few colleagues who would take issue with importing a talented coworker who has every intention of naturalizing.

about a week ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

reanjr Re:It's all funny money... (267 comments)

Yes, because everyone growing their own food is the path to national wealth and quality of life.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

reanjr Re:You have to understand (359 comments)

Ummm... the people were angry they setup an ebola hospital in their neighborhood. I think they're at least vaguely aware of modern medicine and germ theory or they wouldn't be distraught about the disease center being close to where they live.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

reanjr Re:Because it's unimportant (278 comments)

It takes very little time and money to hire a firm in India to build this. Once built, there's little reason to improve it.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

reanjr Because it's unimportant (278 comments)

It simply doesn't matter. The job applications process doesn't affect corporate branding and is intended - primarily - to weed through a huge number of candidates and reject the vast majority of them. There's simply no value to spending time making these systems good. One might say they even serve to weed out people not dedicated enough to deal with the bullshit.

The one exception is if you are web shop looking for developers. Then your application process better be flawless or you're going to attract some pretty terrible applicants.

about two weeks ago
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US Intelligence Wants Tools To Tell: Who's the Smartest of Them All?

reanjr Re:Uh oh, this isn't good (if it works) (162 comments)

That's ridiculous. We already lived through centuries of society where it was easy to measure physical strength when physical strength was a strong indicator of work success. This did not lead to the stratification of the physically weak from the physically strong.

about three weeks ago
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Ex-Autonomy CFO: HP Trying To Hide Truth

reanjr Re:Is the CEO really trying to argue.. (59 comments)

Non-publicly traded companies have some leeway with how they do their accounting. This is especially important for startups which may not have a relevant example to fall back on. Just because their accounting didn't meet HP's standards does not mean they were "cooking the books".

about three weeks ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

reanjr Re:Just get a case (544 comments)

MessageEase (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exideas.mekb&hl=en). It's totally worth the learning curve. I can now manage to touch type on my screen with full access to capitalization and punctuation and no autocorrect.

about 1 month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

reanjr Re:This explains a lot (511 comments)

You can believe all the misinformation if you'd like, but every single one of those people dies from heroin. Cocaine is a very safe drug (though highly addictive).

about a month ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

reanjr Re:Apple has 'done nothing'??? (139 comments)

Android has also done the same for quite some time. This is going above and beyond those feeble measures.

about a month ago
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

reanjr Re:Dumb dumb dumb advice... (280 comments)

Yeah, because single point of failure is exactly how you want to perform security.

about a month and a half ago
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Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

reanjr iLife, much? (171 comments)

Since I never tied myself to being an iDeveloper, no, I have to concern or fear over the purported implosion of a pointless indie game market on a second-rate platform.

about a month and a half ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

reanjr Re:What is the use of school to Facebook? (253 comments)

What?

Not in the US. IQ tests are not uncommon here. There's a social stigma against using them, but there's nothing even close to a ban.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Opens 'Transparency Center' For Governments To Review Source Code

reanjr Probably pointless (178 comments)

Unless they let you compile your own binaries and distribute them, this is utterly useless.

about 2 months ago
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Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

reanjr Re:Uber should be stopped (273 comments)

But you're driving your own vehicle, no? Shouldn't you already be insured (as is the law in many states)?

about 2 months ago
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New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

reanjr Re:waste of time (380 comments)

Yes, because centrally planning technology development worked so well for Russia.

about 2 months ago
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Court Releases DOJ Memo Justifying Drone Strike On US Citizen

reanjr Re:How does this not violate the 5th and/or 14th.. (371 comments)

Which means GOP never tried to legitimize their illegal actions, making it more difficult to follow suit in the future. Obama meanwhile wants to throw open the oppression floodgates.

about 2 months ago
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Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality

reanjr Re:He doesn't understand net nutrality. (270 comments)

You have an idealized model of commerce. The reality is internet is like a utility. Ever experience a electricity brownout? Those happen specifically because utility companies are permitted to manage their networks how they see fit. They can reduce capacity as needed to improve the experience for everyone.

about 2 months ago

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