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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:401k (457 comments)

Actually, there is generally one mistake here: company 401k's tend to not have great investment selections and fairly high fees. Be sure to roll all your savings into low cost index funds.

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

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:401k (457 comments)

Yes, please explain why a 401k is a mistake.

In short, you should have both a Roth and a 401k if you are in the US. The conventional wisdom is that you should save about 10% of your income for retirement. If you rely on your tech IPO to make you rich, well, good luck with that.

3 days ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (266 comments)

Moses even had tablets, but they were pretty slow I'm told.

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

ThatsDrDangerToYou 401k (457 comments)

Well, if you work at a fairly professional wage, put away a decent chunk in a 401k, perhaps get some company match, the millionaire mark isn't out of reach for most professionals.

Then again, I too have been guilty of riding the startup dream.

3 days ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Hoverboard flips? SOLVED. (98 comments)

"so your hoverboard would constantly flip over as you floated around moving from a state of repulsion to attraction with the magnets." That's not a problem. Use many tiny magnetized cylinders beneath a hard top for standing. The cylinders can constantly flip, it wont affect the top which can be held in place separately - but they will be able to keep whatever they're holding up afloat. The rider wont even feel the cylinders spinning or flipping. Innovation lab my ass, pfft. :D

Fuck, why didn't I think of that? I mean, sorry, I already thought of that--my attorney will be in touch with your attorney shortly.

3 days ago
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Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Machine Language (80 comments)

I'm going to make our programmers code everything in machine language so they can learn to be gods.

Actually, forget machine language, they have to assemble the computer from discrete logic gates!

Come on man, at least give us paper tape.

4 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Open the pod bay door HAL (71 comments)

"Investigators were not mollified by the discovery that the devices were not explosive in nature, stating they still intended to determine "if this event was a hoax or something else entirely". Though city prosecutors eventually concluded there was no ill intent involved in the placing of the ads, the city continues to refer to the event as a "bomb hoax" rather than a "scare"."

Hmm.. yes, marketing pretty much == terrorism. .. but what the investigators really meant was: "fuck it--we wanna blow something up!"

4 days ago
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U.S. Biomedical Research 'Unsustainable' Prominent Researchers Warn

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Empty summary (135 comments)

The only issue noted was too many researchers. Well, that's a self-correcting problem, isn't it.

Clearly we need more researcher cage matches. It would be awesome... "Slasher Jones was just about to get funded when Bubba Nesmith took him out with a rare mutation of the ebola virus. Nesmith gets funding AND a publication!"

4 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:It was a "joke" back then (275 comments)

Also, does it come with an inflatable bench? Because I need one with a built-in bench.

4 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Open the pod bay door HAL (71 comments)

...which is, of course, the elimination of the moon people.

What did they ever do to you to deserve annihilation?

5 days ago
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Knowing your tools (136 comments)

Or engineering or development.

[John]

Oh hey, watch it buster. This is /.

about a week ago
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Chinese Man On Trial For Spreading False Rumors Online

ThatsDrDangerToYou In other news... (53 comments)

My penis is 3 feet long.

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:i pledge to you... (722 comments)

When government saves a life, Jesus punches a dolphin in the gills.

So does he ask his father to put the gills on the dolphin first, or how does that work?

They're proverbial gills you insensitive clod! It's like poetry man, artistic license and whatnot...

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Jonathan Coulton Answers Your Questions

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Can't follow John (36 comments)

This guy wouldn't last 10 seconds at a Guatamalan police checkpoint. 2 stars.

Yes, but has JM ever done anything as cool as this?

As a sort of protest, I released my original track with a new name. I called it "Baby Got Back in the Style of Glee", which I think made them mad. Then people started buying that track, and rating it very highly. It shot past their version in the iTunes charts. And I gave away all the proceeds from that track, splitting it between the It Gets Better organization, and VH1 Save the Music.

about two weeks ago
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UAV Operator Blames Hacking For Malfunction That Injured Triathlete

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Evolution (178 comments)

But TERRORISM!!!!!!

about two weeks ago
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How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Why send people? (392 comments)

And we shall call this world Planet of the MILFs...

I'm sure the production team is already editing in their studio in Burbank...

about two weeks ago
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How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Sure, but... (392 comments)

Having too many people on earth has historically proven solutions.

Generally, you hand out sharp and pointy objects, two or more colors of clothing, and let nature take its course....

Sure pal, you get to be the red shirt this time.

about two weeks ago
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Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

ThatsDrDangerToYou Re:Hey, join the Exodus team and you get to help! (273 comments)

Speaking as someone who's gone for a few years, and now volunteer at the event, I can give you the perfect answer.

So, is it still worth going? I've never been, but it's on my list for the future. Should it be? What's the best (and worst) thing(s) about it?

Thanks.

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

ThatsDrDangerToYou Nobody asks the obvious? (150 comments)

Are they going to have Mars sex? Oh wait:

Each mission member will get only eight minutes of shower time ... per week.

Hmm.. well, the cave people reproduced..

about two weeks ago

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