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Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa

strength_of_10_men Re:Why should Detroit get special treatment? (398 comments)

Try driving from Los Angeles to Chicago in a tiny car some time. Midwest and western united states there is a ton of space between locations. Trying to do that in a tiny car does not work.

I'm not sure I understand your argument. What about small cars makes them unsuitable for traveling long distances?

When I was in college, I owned a Toyota Tercel, a very small car. Drove everywhere with it, without a problem. I have driven from Michigan to Texas with it multiple times.

If anything they're better since they tend to get better gas mileage. Or you arguing they small cars are uncomfortable? Well, then that's a subjective thing that brings little to the discussion at hand.

about 9 months ago
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Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview

strength_of_10_men Re:Tame and lame (692 comments)

3) "If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?" -- Apple, Specialist interview.

"Well, I would still have to watch out for rock, but I wouldn't be very afraid of paper."

about 10 months ago
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Smaller Than Earth-Sized Exomoon Discovered?

strength_of_10_men Re:Ever noticed (25 comments)

Only one nation has even managed to put a man on the MOON

All those losers who studied the moon before we had spaceflight should have been doing something more productive, amirite?

...or the people here could be so introverted they do not care and are not even listening.

you mean people such as yourself?

about a year ago
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Firefox 26 Arrives With Click-To-Play For Java Plugins

strength_of_10_men Re:my dream browser (208 comments)

Some sites don't even get that far. It requires you load 3rd party JS to even load the content. Until then, it happily displays a blank page. WTF?

about a year ago
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Add USB LED Notifications To Your PC With Just a Bit of Soldering (Video)

strength_of_10_men Re:Scolllock and Numlock (129 comments)

We get it. You think it's a better idea to do this with software. That's fine and there are no shortage of such programs.

But what about when I'm playing a game in full screen? (as mentioned in the article). What if the monitor's gone to sleep? What if I'm listening to music with the monitor off?

Just because there's another way to do this doesn't mean this do-hickey isn't useful.

about a year ago
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How Much Is Oracle To Blame For Healthcare IT Woes?

strength_of_10_men Re:No company can build well with a bad spec (275 comments)

I know all too well how contracting works. I'm an independent contractor and I always do what my promise. None of your points, in any way, is a mitigating circumstance for Oracle.

about a year ago
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How Much Is Oracle To Blame For Healthcare IT Woes?

strength_of_10_men Re:No company can build well with a bad spec (275 comments)

I would agree with you but from TFA:

Oregon had an ambitious goal: to create a place where anyone, from Medicaid recipients and small-business owners to people in the individual market, could go to shop for insurance. "In hindsight — which is always wonderful — we made decisions that made our system much more complicated to build," Baxter says.

Initially, Oracle promised it could get the job done.

Yeah, it could have been a nightmare of a spec, but if Oracle promised it could be done, then I have a hard time cutting them any slack.

about a year ago
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Why Competing For Tenure Is Like Trying To Become a Drug Lord

strength_of_10_men Re:Just academia? (168 comments)

Yeah, I'm not sure why the analogy to a drug gang was used as this applies to pretty much ANY organization. Even one of TFAs states as much:

As it turned out, the gang worked a lot like most American businesses, though perhaps none more so than McDonald's. If you were to hold a McDonald's organizational chart and the crack gang's organizational chart side by side, you could hardly tell the difference.

about a year ago
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Lead Contractor On Health-Care Web Site Led By Execs From Troubled IT Company

strength_of_10_men Re:But their bid was lower! (227 comments)

And what was the graduating class of 1985's size? In 2012, it was about 1200. So let's say in 1985 there were 1000. Given that this is Princeton, it's likely that SOME of them are doing well in their careers, maybe even so far as to be execs at some companies.

Unless there's even a hint of something illegal (or even unethical) going on here, I'm more likely to chalk it up to pure coincidence. What are they supposed to do - disallow any company with executives that happened to have attended school with the Obamas from doing govt work? If that's the case, I doubt there will be many qualified companies left

No, this just looks like guilt by association.

1 year,10 days
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Scientists Says Jellyfish Are Taking Over the Oceans

strength_of_10_men Re:Never expect (274 comments)

No, places I would never expect would be Kansas, Siberia and the middle of the Sahara.

Suddenly, jellyfish EVERYWHERE

C. sowerbii has a global distribution - it has been found in countries on almost every continent and nearly every state in America

1 year,19 days
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Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees

strength_of_10_men Re:Personally (655 comments)

It's focus was on technical writing.

You don't say? :)

about a year ago
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Silk Road Shut Down, Founder Arrested, $3.6 Million Worth of Bitcoin Seized

strength_of_10_men Re:Tor compromised (620 comments)

He was a total fool. He should have purchased a car wash to launder the bitcoins, exchange it for cash then store the cash in a self-storage unit. What was he thinking?!

about a year ago
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Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

strength_of_10_men Re:collapsable comments (1191 comments)

Agreed

And the redesigned nesting layout makes it harder to follow threads. I'm not exactly sure what others are seeing but my current layout preference has comments nested with clear boxes/lines delineating each, which makes telling what nesting level they belong to.

about a year ago
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Water Discovery Is Good News For Mars Colonists

strength_of_10_men Re:water bottles like you'd take to the gym? (247 comments)

'If you take a cubic foot of that soil you can basically get two beer glasses-worth of water out it'

I think that's pretty much an international standard, right?

about a year ago
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Horse_ebooks Is Human After All

strength_of_10_men Re:What? (72 comments)

God damnit! I wasted precious lunchtime trying to figure out WTF this was all about and in the end, I'm still not sure. I should have just gone to Zombocom where at least I can get positive re-enforcement in a nice soothing voice while I browsed the rest of /.

about a year ago
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The Other Pong

strength_of_10_men Re:Table tennis is like darts (98 comments)

So much this. It's a great competitive activity for programmers/developers/nerds who don't generally have the most athletic ability. Dare I say it's almost gender neutral as it places a lot more emphasis on hand-eye coordination and quick reflexes rather than any real amount of strength.

I used to play against my mom when I was still in high school and she would regularly slaughter me without even trying. She'd have me chasing her returns from one side of the table to the other and then finish the volley with a nice subtle spin return that would leave me befuddled.

I run and work out regularly and still love to play ping pong. I think the reason it's looked down upon by a lot of people is because it's not so much a macho game. But that's all the better for me.

about a year ago

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