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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

zm Re:Not Google's fault... (593 comments)

In his memoir My Grandfather’s Son, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pointed to his years at Yale Law School as the genesis of his hostility to affirmative action. “Before long I realized that those blacks who benefitted from it were being judged by a double standard,” Thomas wrote. “As much as it stung to be told that I’d done well in the seminary despite my race, it was far worse to feel that I was now at Yale because of it.”

about 4 months ago

Chernobyl's Sarcophagus, Redux

zm Re:um (121 comments)

The core melted a hole through the ground deep enough to hit the water table where it exploded on contact with water, then caused a steam explosion that was so powerful some of the material hit the jet stream. The heat continued causing hydrogen build up and further hydrogen explosions.


about 4 months ago

Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

zm George Bernard Shaw (377 comments)

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

about 9 months ago

Experian Sold Social Security Numbers To ID Theft Service

zm Re:I'm Dead (390 comments)

You can't let fucking zombies drive man, be serious.

He still has his driver's license... but you can't let him get a car loan.

about a year ago

Google Wants Patent On Splitting Restaurant Bills

zm Re:User Story. (196 comments)

"An automatic service charge of 18% will be added to groups of 8 or more."

Add "With 50% of that being a royalty for the patent", and this story gets done-done in the next sprint..

about a year ago

Study: Our 3D Universe Could Have Originated From a 4D Black Hole

zm Re:Get out the bong (337 comments)

I think they did.

1 year,4 days

The Legal Purgatory at the US Border: Detained, Searched, and Interrogated

zm Re:tiny (555 comments)

Why bother with disks? Just upload any data needed to your favorite hosted (I almost said cloud) storage server, possibly encrypted. And travel with a clean laptop. Download when at destination.

1 year,17 days

More Bad News From Fukushima

zm Re:Where were the professionals. (268 comments)

True, the level of gamma radiation has not been disclosed. And given what TEPCO was doing during this fiasco, I can certainly understand the concern.

1 year,17 days

More Bad News From Fukushima

zm Re:Where were the professionals. (268 comments)

Usual measurement is 1m free-air-distance, but at the level they observe, they cannot sent anyone in there to make these measurements.

According to TFA, they can, with basic protection:

Tepco said the radiation measured was beta rays, which would be easier to protect against than gamma rays.

1 year,17 days

Australian University Unveils New Carbon-Trapping Bricks

zm Re:Wood (142 comments)

Nature has prior art on that; you have to do it on the Internet to get a patent.

1 year,24 days

After Lavabit Shut-Down, Dotcom's Mega Promises Secure Mail

zm Re:Links? (158 comments)

Just empty anchors.

The links in the story have been secured for your protection.

about a year ago

Can NASA, Air Force, and Private Industry Really Mitigate an Asteroid Threat?

zm Can they stop it? (151 comments)

Unlikely.. but they will gladly make the public believe that something must be done, and then spend a whole lot of money doing something. See also: TSA.

about a year and a half ago

SCO Wants To Destroy Business Records

zm Re:What did they do? (113 comments)

IIRC they were a litigation business.

about a year and a half ago

School Board Considers Copyright Ownership of Student and Teacher Works

zm Re:To quote Spock (351 comments)

I'd rather quote Arkell v. Pressdram.

about a year and a half ago

AT&T: Don't Want a Data Plan for That Smartphone? Too Bad.

zm Re:Car analogy please! (798 comments)

They charged him highway toll because he has a car capable of doing highway speed, even though he never drives on a highway.

about a year and a half ago

Scientists Work Towards Naturally Caffeine-Free Coffee

zm Re:Then they farm it... (312 comments)

mistakes like that can never possibly happen, relax... trust them... they know what they are doing.

more than 2 years ago

Fracture Putty Can Heal a Broken Bone In Days

zm Re:PuTTY (236 comments)

I think they used PuTTYGen in this case.

more than 2 years ago


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