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Amazon Pushes For National Internet Sales Tax

Sesticulus Re:make it opt-in for states (392 comments)

It's worse than you think. Zipcodes are for the convenience of the postal service. They do not follow municipal boundaries. You have to get more granular than that.

more than 3 years ago

Lack of Technology Puts Star Wars Series On Hold

Sesticulus Re:Funny (309 comments)

Go back and watch the originals again. There are shots in there were it's just two folks talking in front of a matte painting. The technology changed, but not the technique.

more than 3 years ago

Chernobyl Area Survey Finds Lasting Problems For Wildlife

Sesticulus Re:How long till 'clean'? (201 comments)

I live in Florida. We have a decent alligator population here. I haven't seen one in the wild in over 20 years.

Having moved from FL just a few years back I have a hard time believing this unless you were living entirely in your parent's basement. This is slashdot so that is certainly a possibility, but hardly anyone has a basement in FL so I'm just confused.

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Fights For Privacy of Customer Records

Sesticulus Re:Obviously, I hope Amazon wins... but (272 comments)

I do not relish the idea of having to build in a system for 50+ different sets of taxes.

Like it's only 50! Sales taxes can change along county and township boundaries. What is actually taxed changes too.

more than 4 years ago

Schooling, Homeschooling, and Now, "Unschooling"

Sesticulus Re:Good luck in university (1345 comments)

I've got some family and there's some coworkers that are big into the home schooling. All the kids are very polite, great at spelling bees, but they think Genesis is a science textbook and they have some serious disconnects from reality. It's really pretty sad.

more than 5 years ago

The Last Will and Testament of Circuit City

Sesticulus Great place to work (600 comments)

I remember in the early nineties when the Circuit City car audio installation department employed all those otherwise out of work recent EE grads. Good times.

Where do EE majors work now? The wife is looking for work.

more than 5 years ago

Scientists Map Neanderthal Genome

Sesticulus Re:The sentence in the article with intrigued me. (229 comments)

A modern human needs 2k calories a day when they work a desk job. When I worked construction I was eating around 5k calories a day and weighed 140 lbs at 5'10". I suspect the life of a modern human in the time of the Neanderthal was probably more on the construction end of the calories required spectrum than the sits around with a laptop end I enjoy today. Still not the 7k you mention above, but not as much of a difference.

more than 5 years ago

Surviving Outsourcing?

Sesticulus Re:India or Bust! (234 comments)

Not so much anymore. I work for a big company who a few years ago did a lot of off shoring (not outsourcing, they were employees of the company) to India. We learned a few lessons, including that it's not really the bargain management expected. There's good, there's bad, but it's no free lunch. Now Romania is the new India. I expect the outcome to be the same.

more than 6 years ago


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