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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

AmazingRuss Re:The American Dream (570 comments)

That's exactly why another price collapse is on the way. The market has run out of people who can just barely afford these prices, and is once again pulling in people who just can't afford these houses, but get government backed loans anyway.

The result will be the same as last time, a major price crash, the people that could afford it get fucked on equity, the people that couldn't afford it get fucked out of their down payment, and the taxpayers get fucked when all those loans the government holds go tits up.

Who does the fucking you might ask? The banking system, which gets truckloads of risk free money off the whole affair.

about 5 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

AmazingRuss Re:The American Dream (570 comments)

You're in the game, and you're going to say anything you can to keep it going.

Good luck with that.

about 5 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

AmazingRuss Re:The American Dream (570 comments)

What's the biggest debt most people have? A mortgage.

How much does a mortgage cost? Nearly double the house price.

What makes a mortgage even remotely considerable, given that most of these houses could be rented cheaper? The idea that your house will gain value to cover the interest expense.

Who pays this higher price? The next schmuck, who gets an even bigger mortgage.

We hit the ceiling on this pyramid scheme in 2007, and are in the process of hitting it again. Incomes haven't risen to supply the next round of greater fools.

about 5 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

AmazingRuss Re:Linux, a miracle (739 comments)

All the ones that aren't being yelled at love watching him yell at somebody else.

about 5 months ago
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Indie Game Developers Talk About Why They Struck Out On Their Own

AmazingRuss Re:Making games you want to play? (49 comments)

I actually prefer working on games I would't want to play. Working on the games I like ruins the immersion... I'm think of the systems an nitpicking instead of enjoying the game.

about 5 months ago
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Study: Stop Being So Cynical, You Could Give Yourself Dementia

AmazingRuss Re:There's a relationship... (153 comments)

It's probably because the robots stole their medicine.

about 7 months ago
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HealthCare.gov Back-End Status: See You In September

AmazingRuss A failure... (251 comments)

...of our corporate-controlled government.

I'm sure the insurance companies have it set up so they make out like bandits no matter what happens.

about 8 months ago
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U.S. Students/Grads Carrying Over $1 Trillion In Debt

AmazingRuss How can we give money to people... (538 comments)

...because they already have money, if we don't enslave each generation with debt?

They aren't children. They're slaves to the investor class, and it's reach the point where the next generations will never become members of the investor class.

about 10 months ago
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The Spy In Our Living Room

AmazingRuss If the NSA wants to watch me run nekkid... (148 comments)

...through the house going "WOO WOOOO WOOOOO!" every time I get out of the shower, I would not begrudge them the spectacle.

about 10 months ago
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Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

AmazingRuss Re:American poor (717 comments)

Or you are middle class, and can't quit your job because you took out a huge loan to pay 3 times too much for a house.

about 10 months ago
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Paul Vixie On the Unevenly Distributed Intelligence of Internet Infrastructure

AmazingRuss Re: Classic Slashdot (96 comments)

You'll all tell the poll you're leaving, but come back every day to complain.

about 10 months ago
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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

AmazingRuss Re:Typical.... (176 comments)

I'm in the middle of a stint as a contractor. My PM keeps the red tape away from me and shields me from morons as much as he can. He's awesome, but this job still sucks SO bad. I am surrounded by people who can't find work anywhere else... they're like the inhabitants of Davey Jonses Locker in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies... growing into the chairs and office furniture, with no hope of escape. Helpless and hopeless. On the plus side, my moderate competence makes me a rock star around here.

I'll be glad when the contract is up. I want to run screaming out of the building every day, but the PM has taken care of me, so I have loyalty to him and his project.

about 10 months ago
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Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

AmazingRuss HP is a zombie... (474 comments)

... so technically dead. From cutting edge, high quality products to scammy consumer crap in 2 decades. It was amazing to watch.

about a year ago
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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

AmazingRuss Re:Wait so now (692 comments)

I find that inherently unlikely.

about a year ago
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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

AmazingRuss Re:Wait so now (692 comments)

Or any of the other millions of people running 85 down the 101 every day.

about a year ago
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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

AmazingRuss Re:Maniacal (692 comments)

Down with protestors!
Down with protestors!
Down with protestors!

about a year ago
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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

AmazingRuss Re:Wait so now (692 comments)

Nobody's allowed to go over 75 mph either.

about a year ago

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Storm8 iPhone Data Theft Burns Other Devs

AmazingRuss AmazingRuss writes  |  more than 5 years ago

AmazingRuss (555076) writes "In response to the Storm8 data theft fiasco, Apple recently tightened up it's app evaluation process, and began rejecting apps that referenced the API calls utilized by Storm8 in the exploit. An unintended consequence of this action was mass rejection of all apps created with the popular Unity game engine. It turns out that the Mono implementation that Unity is built on has been using two of these API calls internally for null reference handling.

As a result, most (but, maddeningly, not all) Unity apps that have been submitted for the last couple of weeks have been rejected, and placed at the end of the 12 — 14 day evaluation queue."

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