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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

Rigel47 Re:How many really make $140k ? (186 comments)

That's a bad metric.. $20k of that would immediately get eaten by health insurance and other things companies usually provide.

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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

Rigel47 How many really make $140k ? (186 comments)

It seems like there are a slew of jobs for people making $80 - $120k with a small sprinkling of jobs between $120 and $140k for very senior and skilled people. But how many true "developers" make more than $140k?

2 days ago
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

Rigel47 Re:No one EVER thanks a whistleblower (224 comments)

Not true. I'm thankful for Edward Snowden lifting the veil on the NSA's illegal programs. I'd buy the guy a beer if I could.

about a month ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Rigel47 Re:Awful awful timing of launch (189 comments)

Nobody's sitting on the phones. The issue affected people putting the phone in their front pocket. As to the million of phones sold, yes, Apple has a lot of lemmings.

about a month ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Rigel47 Biased reviews.. (189 comments)

"it requires no less than three taps on different install buttons, at least two loading bars, and a fair amount of patience before you can actually use the app you're trying to install."

Heaven forfend.. installing apps is exactly how much time spent on a phone? 0.1%?

about a month ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Rigel47 Re:Awful awful timing of launch (189 comments)

Um, you're aware the iPhone6 is getting huge negative press for literally deforming while inside a front pocket? The blackberry passport, by contrast, has a stainless steel frame.

about a month ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Rigel47 Re:Endemic would be really bad.. (280 comments)

and if you had the common sense to wear a condom, AIDS would be contained "without much trouble."

about a month ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Rigel47 Endemic would be really bad.. (280 comments)

Because that just means the virus has a longer horizon to hop somewhere else.. like Mumbai.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Rigel47 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

Or with my BlackBerry I continue to get all new OS releases that by and far have improved battery life, stability, and performance while adding new features left and right.

You don't have to pick the blue or red pill. Oh, and it runs all Android apps.

about a month ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Rigel47 Re:Maybe we if stopped giving Africa food (326 comments)

>My impression is that most of Africa's problems are cultural, like for example the response to Ebola.

That's more education than culture. Heck, it was a tradition for a while in the West to take dead relatives, dress them up, and pose for photos with them.

about a month ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Rigel47 Re:Maybe we if stopped giving Africa food (326 comments)

>> Africans would've been infinitely better off left completely to their own devices. Would they still be living in stone age primitive societies? Yes. Would it be preferable to what they have now? Yes. Cute. You speak for all of Africa. Change your nic to Shakazulu Ghost or something.

Why don't you travel to Africa and advise them to turn their back on all Western things because, y'know, they'll always be incapable of self governance without whitey. Call the movement something catchy.. Boko Haram maybe.

about a month ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Rigel47 Re:Maybe we if stopped giving Africa food (326 comments)

Do tell how "the west" is responsible for most of Africa's ills. Last I checked they've mostly been governing themselves for a few generations (exception SA). Shall we blame the Brits for Sunni and Shiia slaughtering each other for hundreds of years too?

about a month ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Rigel47 Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (462 comments)

Cool.. what if I don't want the police digging through my possessions at will? I assume you'd be cool with them rummaging around in your house too, yeah?

about a month ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Rigel47 Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (462 comments)

Did you even RTFA? Shall I avoid wearing designer clothes and having an air freshener? Drinking energy drinks is now a mark of being a drug dealer? Please send me a list of approved attire, standards of car cleanliness, and any other requirements for not appearing like a drug dealer.

Your naivete is mind blowing.

about a month ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Rigel47 Re:Simple solution (462 comments)

Yeah, small local communities.. like Philadelphia.

It's a brave new world in the USSA. NSA tracking (probably a fraction of what we know about), police kicking you out of your home without charges, and so on. The worst part is we have a whole new generation of cops and lawyers growing up where all this is the norm. It makes the next encroachment seem that much less outlandish.

Either get off the grid or get wealthy / connected. Or be content being cattle.

about a month ago
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China's Island Factory

Rigel47 China's nine-dashed line (199 comments)

Is pretty hilarious. All countries pull their fair share of bullshit but come on.. territorial waters that just wander southward like that, cutting between vietnam and the philippines?

Oh well.. I expect a typhoon or two will swamp those attempts at man-man islands.

about a month and a half ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Rigel47 Re:Lucrative isn't all it's cracked up to be (387 comments)

You write the truth. If you want to be rich there's one sure-fire way.. become a dentist. The problem is you'll spend your life working with people who really don't want to see you, with whom you never build a relationship. To say nothing of poking around in someone's smelly orifice all day.

There's a reason doctors and lawyers have high rates of substance abuse and suicide. It's a shitty job a lot of the time.

about a month and a half ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Rigel47 Re:Oh dear, the widening wealth gap.. (819 comments)

Pfft, ok, got it. Be unable to afford a $200 ticket or accept that you "live in luxury." In today's world where, even as a welder, you may well have to move states to find work, flying is as much a luxury as is having an auto.

about a month and a half ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Rigel47 Oh dear, the widening wealth gap.. (819 comments)

And to make room for a first-class cabin with lie-flat beds on transcontinental flights, JetBlue cut the distance between coach seats by one inch.

Has actual real-world consequences? Tsk, tsk.. The rich can lay sprawled out in their lay-flat beds while the plebs snarl at one another while standing ankle-deep in their own feces. We're back to the good old days of the Titanic.

about a month and a half ago

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