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Study Analyzes Recent Grads' Unemployment By Major

Barrinmw Re:education is only useful for jobs (314 comments)

Networking? You network with your teachers who know plenty of people in industry. My physics professor said his friend was looking for a summer intern in geoengineering and it would pay really good money since it required you to travel the entire summer. Sadly, I had to turn it down because I need an actual REU over the summer.

more than 2 years ago
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US Government Seeks Extradition of UK Student For File-Sharing

Barrinmw Trial by peers? (409 comments)

How can he have a trial by his peers? All his peers are in Britain...

more than 2 years ago
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When Getting Rid of College Lectures Makes Sense

Barrinmw Re:I disagree; Lectures are valuable (212 comments)

...have you never seen someone who learns more from hands on than lecture? Cause I have which is exactly the opposite from the way I am best at learning.

more than 2 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

Barrinmw The Answer is Obvious (461 comments)

Start colonizing other worlds, encourage more and more birth rates, turn the Earth into a Hive World and then spread across the galaxy, we have to do something otherwise the Orks, Eldar, Tyranids, Tau and all the others will wipe us out.

about 3 years ago
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New IMF Head Says US Must Raise Debt Limit, or Face 'Nasty Consequences'

Barrinmw Re:Stop Spending! (932 comments)

Why do you hate your grandparents?

about 3 years ago
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New IMF Head Says US Must Raise Debt Limit, or Face 'Nasty Consequences'

Barrinmw Re:Cheap theater (932 comments)

Except that payroll taxes are required by law to go to social security and medicare. True, it has been raided in the past, but should we really rob our grandparents to keep the wealthy from getting taxed a little more?

about 3 years ago
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New IMF Head Says US Must Raise Debt Limit, or Face 'Nasty Consequences'

Barrinmw Re:Only in America (932 comments)

Yeah, because there is never momentum in an economy. It couldn't possibly be that the 2.5% increase in unemployment is from the momentum of the recession that occurred on Bush's watch when Republicans let two major bubbles form in the housing and financial markets. At least under Obama, the hemorrhaging of jobs stopped.

about 3 years ago
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Japanese Team Finds New Source of Rare Earth Elements

Barrinmw So... (215 comments)

...let's dredge the ocean floor, history has shown us that has zero ecological impact :rollseyes:

about 3 years ago
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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Barrinmw Re:AZ isn't anti-immigrant (835 comments)

A child brought across the border committed no crime, their parent did, yet they are still an illegal immigrant.

more than 3 years ago
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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Barrinmw Re:AZ isn't anti-immigrant (835 comments)

there is a sizeable portion of poor LEGAL american citizens who have no form of ID, since when are we required to carry ID with us at all times to prove our innocence?

more than 3 years ago
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Senate Bill Could Make It Illegal To Upload Lip-Synced Videos

Barrinmw Re:Great! (239 comments)

The next step is probably to ban all lip synching or otherwise singing along with a song.

more than 3 years ago
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Tennessee Makes it Illegal To Share Your Netflix Password

Barrinmw Re:Hahahahaahah (495 comments)

I don't think Zeitgeist should be considered a valid authority to appeal to. That movie is so full of inaccuracies and wrongful assumptions it was ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago
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8 of China's Top 9 Govt. Officials Are Engineers

Barrinmw Re:And most western politicians (403 comments)

To stop the subprime mortgage crisis would have just took the federal government saying, no, you can't do that. You can't give out mortgages to people who have little hope of making payments beyond 2 years. In this instance, the government regulating the market just a little bit would have prevented a lot of damage.

more than 3 years ago
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8 of China's Top 9 Govt. Officials Are Engineers

Barrinmw Re:And most western politicians (403 comments)

I dunno, not interfering in the housing market might have been a boom for a little bit, but no regulation of mortgage banks did cause a global recession that wiped away all that economic growth and then some.

more than 3 years ago
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Jeff Bezos Calls Sales Tax Requirements On Amazon Unconstitutional

Barrinmw Re:Why not just raise taxes on the rich? (623 comments)

Oh that is easy then, require all CEO's of corporations in America to have to spend at least half the year in America They will still want to do business in the American market so even if they super rich leave who pay little taxes now anyway, the moderately rich will be forced to stay and they actually pay heavy taxes.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC Commissioner Leaves To Become Lobbyist

Barrinmw Re:The sad truth is... (309 comments)

No, because I wouldn't be caught dead working for Comcast-NBC.

more than 3 years ago
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Evolution Battle Brews In Texas

Barrinmw Re:sad isn't it ? (916 comments)

Science just explains the way that God chose to do things, we are merely revealing how he did it all. I would like to see you explain evolution to humans 4000 years ago when they have no idea about genes.

more than 3 years ago
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Google/Facebook: Do-Not-Track Threatens CA Economy

Barrinmw Re:Facebook opt-out (363 comments)

yeah, and everyone can have a right to privacy...as long as they never leave their homes.

more than 3 years ago
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Reform the PhD System or Close It Down

Barrinmw Re:"irrelevant to the world beyond academia" (487 comments)

if high school diplomas are worthless, then there would be no increase in pay for those who have them over those who don't. according to your own evidence, it seems a high school diploma is worth about $7500 a year, or an additional $225,000 dollars over 30 years aka a house. You claim that it is the scarcity of degrees that make them more valuable, but that ignores the part that there has to be a demand for them, toxic waste is pretty scarce but it isn't very valuable because nobody wants it. If a degree didn't offer something employers wanted ie an education, then those that hold those degrees wouldn't pay more for them. An example is social workers, they require college degrees but since nobody really wants them (though we do need them) even with a college degree they get paid poorly compared to other degree holders.

You claim in the same sentence that requiring everyone to have degrees would lower the median income yet drive up inflation. Generally, you can have one or the other baring all outside influences, the less people have to pay, the less businesses can charge for something.
i also maintain, that if you take someone who previously would only get their high school diploma and send them to college for two more years to learn more math, science, computer skills and such, they will become a more valuable member of society.

more than 3 years ago

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