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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

JustNiz Re:yeah and... (450 comments)

Thanks :-)

yesterday
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

JustNiz By the time most of them retire... (450 comments)

Being a millionaire is nothing.
Lets assume the average age of a developer is young 30's. by the time they retire, a million won't buy much at all.

Given inflation if someone currently aged 30 starts a mortgage on an average house now, they will probably be a millionaire in property assets alone by the time they retire.

2 days ago
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

JustNiz yeah and... (450 comments)

>> 56 percent expect to become millionaires in their lifetime.

yeah and 99% of software engineers also seriously believe their initial time estimate to have that feature implemented by was actually realistic.

2 days ago
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Now you can get an Office 365 subscription for $6.99 a month

JustNiz or... (1 comments)

...or you could just use libreoffice for free.

2 days ago
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First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

JustNiz also (171 comments)

Since Snowden's revelation about the NSA's clandestine $10 million contract with RSA,
  I hope that as well as checking that the code implements some known encryption algorithm properly, that they also confirm that the algorithm itself is mathematically unadulterated (by the NSA or whoever).

3 days ago
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Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15

JustNiz Triumph of marketing hype (167 comments)

wow I'm amazed that so many people are sooo desperate to pay a staggering $1500 just for a beta version of a head mounted camera that freaks other people out and makes you look like a twat. I think I'll save $1500 and just duct tape my phone to my forehead.ï

4 days ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

JustNiz Re:European driver license allows infinit speed (325 comments)

Yeah autobahns are cool but am I right in thinking that German car insurance has clauses that it becomes invalid over about 90mph?
When I worked in Bavaria some years ago I was told yes you can drive at 100+mph but if you have an accident it could financially ruin your life as at that speed its out of your pocket.

about a week ago
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"girlfirend" for $75K per year as my concubine, totally wrong?

JustNiz Yes, and its even supposedly... (8 comments)

...the oldest profession.
They're called hookers and "escorts".

about a week ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

JustNiz Re:I order you to be an unproductive country! (477 comments)

It used to be 35hrs a long time ago, however 40+ hours has been the norm in France since maybe the 90's, however compared to the US, all countries in the EU especially France get a lot more holidays days and vacation time as standard.

about a week ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

JustNiz Re:I order you to be an unproductive country! (477 comments)

Nobody is stopping you doing your hobby.

What they are stopping is companies that abuse employees by having an employment contract and pay rate for a nominal 40 hour week, but then they punish those that stick to the contract by not working more hours for free.

What they are also correcting is the mass brainwashing of the middle classes that working for free and 60+ hour weeks is somehow something to be admired/looked up to.
 

about a week ago
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Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"

JustNiz Re:Cue the naysayers... (172 comments)

Oh that's what most slashdotters think? Cool then I fit right in :-)

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

JustNiz Re:Money and marijuana don't mix (92 comments)

That probably applies to just about every bank.

about a week ago
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MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

JustNiz Re:Planning (92 comments)

>> If your business goes bankrupt, then it becomes extremely difficult to launder your supposedly stolen assets.

Well see that's the thing about a bitcoin wallet with a few million in... Its VERY easy to hide then when the shit has died down, later recover it and untraceably sell the bitcoins.

The only thing the cops would have to go on would be after the suspect starts selling them, by watching any bank account they have access to and how it suddenly got a bunch of dollars credited to it. I'm sure there are plenty of ways around that if the suspect was even slightly clever about it. (offshore companies/anonymous bank accounts etc). Even just doing a few bucks every now and then rather than an high visibility giant transfer might be enough.

about a week ago
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Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"

JustNiz Re:Cue the naysayers... (172 comments)

>> Slashdotters would rather just drive around in Model Ts

Not so sure about that. A lot of start-ups and younger tech companies now seem to be encouraging a culture of self-righteous car-hating hippie-liberals that want to ride pedal bikes everywhere.

about a week ago
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A 2560x1440 VR Headset That's Mobile

JustNiz Halfway right. (135 comments)

Excellent idea making a headset with a Display that is HD-res or better per eye, however very bad idea including the computer in the headset too. I wish they would have just made it a display device that had good tracking.

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

JustNiz Wy not? (307 comments)

Why not?
Astronauts would get the option to volunteer on a per-mission basis.
That's already more of a choice than most military get.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Model S has hidden ethernet port, user runs Firefox on the 17" Screen

JustNiz No thanks. (1 comments)

No thanks Tesla, the NSA is bad enough, I don't also need a car that is constantly telling you what I'm doing... and BTW it is also OK for me to do what I want with my own damn property.

This from the article:
>>>
We should also note that apparently Tesla engineers detected this hacking or exploring and sent a nastygram to the cars owner, âoeTesla USA engineers have seen a tentative of hacking on my car.â, âoecan be related to industrial espionage and advised me to stop investigation, to not void the warrantyâ. Does Tesla have an network intrusion detection system installed on the cars? Do they have the right to not allow you to tinker with your own car?
>>>>

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

JustNiz Re:Good riddance to bigots like this jerk (1746 comments)

>> he thinks that a group of people doesn't get to do something.

Incorrect. Whether some groups of people are more or less likely to have the desire to marry someone of the same gender is irrelevant to an equality argument. The point is, there actually is equality currently because the existing law applies equally to everyone.

>> my argument is that everyone should be treated equal.

You should be happy then as they already are:
Regardless of your colour, gender, sexuality or race, you can't legally register as being married to someone of the same sex unless you live in a state that has already legally recognised same-sex marriage.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

JustNiz Re:Good riddance to bigots like this jerk (1746 comments)

>> push legislation that strips rights away from an entire class of people

Being able to legally register as someone married to someone else of the same sex is not generally recognised as a "right".
In fact many if not most think its a "wrong".

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

JustNiz Re:Intelligence & Bigotry (1746 comments)

>> Please show me where this guy was actually persecuted.

By your own words:

but I still find myself asking how such an intelligent, competant person could be wrapped up in being a bigot.

about two weeks ago

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