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Science and Religion Can and Do Mix, Mostly

shawn443 Re:really? (1345 comments)

And there are some Christians that recognise this as well. I am an atheist attending a Catholic University run by Benedictine monks . In my surprising experience, they place a very high value on science and reason. Of course they also value their faith, but I have never felt anything but welcome when speaking with them.

more than 2 years ago

Rite Aid Drug Stores Offer Virtual Doc Visits

shawn443 Re:healthcare's a rip-off (138 comments)

This free consultation is brought to you by Company Name. Company Name, for all your medical and well being needs. Company Name is dedicated to you. Please choose from the following options. Are you feeling sad? ... ...

more than 2 years ago

SpaceX Given Approval For ISS Mission

shawn443 Re:The whole space program is private anyway (143 comments)

Factory or not, NASA bureaucracy or not. NASA has a record of nearly perfect machines accompanied by nearly perfect software. Their scientists deserve at least the same dues as the corporate engineer.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Uses For a Small Office Server?

shawn443 Use it to create another virual server (260 comments)

Then use this server as a test environment for your learning purposes and for demo applications. You could use this server to help discover what you might or probably don't need.

more than 3 years ago

Pirate Electrician Supplied Power To 1,500 Homes

shawn443 Power should be free anyway (373 comments)

Of course one way or another you pay for everything but power should be lumped into the library, schools, and roads category. If without it people freeze to death then any worthwhile government should see that nobody gets a monthly bill for it. I don't feel sorry for these so called public utility companies.

more than 3 years ago

New Evidence Presented For Ancient Fossils In Mars Rocks

shawn443 Re:Consequences of discovery (91 comments)

Besides War of the Worlds scenarios, life is robust enough to beat foreigns. See smallpox and the new world, though it wasn't pretty, life still lived. Its just Darwinian is all. Get used to alien life and death, its a coming, probably jump out of your chest style.

more than 4 years ago

Adding Some Spice To *nix Shell Scripts

shawn443 Re:None! (411 comments)

I don't know if I agree or disagree. I look inside my init.d and see complicated yet thoroughly worked out logic. I see interaction coming from the other moving parts with conditional statements. I consider these startup applications even if they are really just scripts. Gotta love /bin/bash though.

more than 4 years ago

Google Envisions 10 Million Servers

shawn443 Re:Enough? (169 comments)

One day, 1 will be enough for anybody.

more than 4 years ago

Google Envisions 10 Million Servers

shawn443 Re:10 Million? (169 comments)

That many. But first I will have to remove noindex from my

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Letting Patents Move To Linux Firms

shawn443 Re:Explain this to me (228 comments)

I think you have a point about it not being homogeneous, perhaps old school culture persists at the chair throwing top and maybe mid level is quietly steering towards a more sensible money making approach.

about 5 years ago

Locking Down Linux Desktops In an Enterprise?

shawn443 Re:IT policy? (904 comments)

And this I think is the answer to the "Ask Slashdot". As has already been pointed out, you can't really expect Linux to be like Windows. They are two different philosophies. In a properly maintained system you can destroy your /home but not mine. Security and policy enough for me.

more than 5 years ago

Designer Babies

shawn443 Re:China and India (902 comments)

Nice point about making birth a consumer's choice. However, it doesn't matter as long as 1. the baby is loved and 2. its not like Pet Cemetery. Otherwise yeah, a commercial during the super bowl about this shit will make me puke.

more than 5 years ago

Saudi Arabia Begins To Realize Supercomputer Ambitions

shawn443 Re:Obviously (191 comments)

At least not be funny with some standards.</br>
<blink>this baby is gonna be powered by homosexual people and Saudi feminists running on giant hamster wheels.&nbsp;I'm not trying to be funny. I wouldn't be surprised one bit.</blink>

more than 5 years ago



Fork in the career road?

shawn443 shawn443 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

shawn443 (882648) writes "I had a TI-99 4a, I bought a Tandy with my paper route money. I have always loved computers. Now I am 34 years old and still love computers. In 1997 I was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. Thanks to the GI Bill, I graduated university in 2002 with a political science degree. For a variety of circumstances, I have not had much luck getting paid with computers. I have an opportunity to further my education. If it were you and you wanted to get paid; would you study more IT, get a business degree, be an underwater welder, be dental tech, etc.?"


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