Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?
I kind of did that. I used to work a nice boring job at a University with excellent benefits (but without high pay or potential for promotion).
I took a pay cut to work for a statewide bank, and it turned out turned out that job #2 was almost as bad as job #1 as far as upwards mobility.
I left job #2 for a 50% pay raise at FedEx. High stress, long hours, great potential promotions, great pay. Laid off as part of the cut-back in 2009.
Here I am working for another University (different large one, but still in the same state). I've got the good benefits and low stress, but my experience outside of the University systems actually got me pretty decent pay when I came back. I still don't really have any promotion opportunities, but I'm in an end-of-career job (as a 35 year old).
Banker Offers $1M To Solve Beal Conjecture
That is A solution to the equation. To win the money, you need to prove conclusively that the conjecture is either true or false for ALL numbers that fall within the range.
John McCain Working On Legislation For 'a La Carte' TV Channel Packages
If you're going to have the XBMC server (PlexApp, anyone) on your desktop, why bother with buying a whole PC for the TV? Just get a $50 Roku, connect it to PlexApp, and call it a day.
James Cameron Spills the Details From His Deep Dive
It makes perfect sense... Life originated in the Marianas Trench. Once one of the little fishies was strong enough to swim to the surface, he directed Titanic.
Increasing Wireless Network Speed By 1000% By Replacing Packets With Algebra
It's "boosting" by up to 10 times, which will equal up to 11.
Cancer-Detecting Bra Could One Day Surpass Mammograms In Accuracy
From the article, around $1,000 each and only for high risk patients.
Still, they don't don't have to be worn every day... what kind of granularity do you want? You could wear it once a week and still be way ahead of the game.
Russia Wants a Hypersonic Bomber
Of course, that timeline depends on them discovering alien technology in 2019 and not destroying it until 2020.
White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard
This has been debunked.
Google Nexus 7 Parts Cost $18 More Than Kindle Fire
Google pays a fee on every device they sell, cutting into their profit the same regardless of the quantity purchased.
Apple/Amazon have fixed costs for the stores, etc. Selling additional units lowers the per unit cost attributed to the store, etc... So greater quantity quickly increases the profit margin.
First iOS Malware Discovered In Apple's App Store
Apple can easily decompile the binaries. That's how they know if you're using private APIs.
Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional
I don't think the government knows what profit is.
"Leftover money? What's that????"
Oldest Intact Red Blood Cells Found on Iceman
It's groundbreaking! Scientists have proved that people 5000 years ago had blood! Expect it to be in the newspaper headlines tomorrow morning...
Siri Protocol Cracked
Definitely... I was thinking about posting that link to a discussion I've been in on getting Siri to work in the corporate environment (firewall rules, etc.), but I didn't because the email address is associated with my dev account.
350 Years of Science Online
Paraphrasing the parent post:
In Soviet Russia, papers download you.
US Troops To Leave Iraq By End of Year
He did say he would shut down Gitmo on day one. Guess what? It's still open...
Will Apple Let Siri and Apps Connect?
"Can I borrow your phone?"
"Siri erase all contents and settings" "yes, I'm sure"
Scientists Build Wireless Bicycle Brakes
Works GREAT... until the battery dies and you hit a car.
Tablet Makers Try To Beat iPad's $500 Pricetag
The iPad CAN be produced for less than $500, and it is. Don't forget that Apple has made long-term commitments with the memory manufacturers, so they've even got better deals than that...
Publicly Shaming Laptop Thieves Catches Bystanders in the Crossfire
How about someone who took a screenshot of someone who was taking pictures? That's more likely what happened here... Or the Lojack software took pictures itself.
Linus' First Linux Post, 20 Years Ago Today
Hex editor to change the kernel binary, huh? And people said Linux was too hard to use... :-P
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