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Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

bsa3 Re:Salary amplification in... (285 comments)

Or want to buy liquor on Sunday, or play a few hands of blackjack after work, or...

Everything's bigger in Texas. The frakwads in Austin don't let being a part-time legislature get in the way of them getting in your way.

about 6 months ago

Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

bsa3 Re:Anywhere but Silicon Valley (285 comments)

Um, "good public transit" in SV? Calling VTA shit would be an insult to shit public-transit agencies everywhere.

about 6 months ago

Headhunters Can't Tell Anything From Facebook Profiles

bsa3 Re:Color me shocked (209 comments)

Under US federal law, discrimination against persons under 40 years old is perfectly legal (although states can enact stricter legislation). It may or may not be a good idea, but you can't get into trouble with the EEOC for it.

about 8 months ago

Cracking Atlanta Subway's Poorly-Encrypted RFID Smart Cards Is a Breeze

bsa3 Re:Quick question (139 comments)

There are indeed reasonable number of fare-free systems. But you neglect the core purpose of public transit as it is seen by most US governments—i.e. distributing cash. Even if a system has 10% farebox recovery, they still get to buy the equipment and employ people to collect the money. Sure, they could go to proof-of-payment (or drop fares entirely), and further reduce costs by putting the Buy America Act and Davis-Bacon out of their misery, but that would reduce the opportunity for graft.

about 9 months ago

Is Ruby Dying?

bsa3 Re:Short answer: no (400 comments)

Your modems are Hayes-compatible? My, that's new-fangled.

about 9 months ago

US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

bsa3 Re:firing squads have one blank. (1160 comments)

In practice, death sentences in the US tend to be more expensive, and that's leaving aside the far-too-high rate of improper convictions. Perhaps an alternate universe with substantially less judicial process would be cheaper, but that option isn't on the menu.

about a year ago

The Cybersecurity Industry Is Hiring, But Young People Aren't Interested

bsa3 Re:Because Corps are Distusting! (289 comments)

The McAfee/Symantec/Kaspersky salesman. The software doesn't sell itself, y'know.

about a year ago

How Do You Cool Your Data Center / Server Room?

bsa3 Re:Absorber refrigerator (152 comments)

In other words, "I'm doing SCIENCE!"

more than 2 years ago

Of currently dead inventors, my favorite is ...

bsa3 Carrier (542 comments)

Since I lived in Baltimore for four years, I have to nominate Willis Carrier.

On a slightly more frivolous note, there's also Aldus Manutius, 15th-century inventor of the mail-order catalog.

more than 2 years ago

The Story Behind Australia's CSIRO Wi-Fi Claims

bsa3 Re:CSIRO actually does RESEARCH (161 comments)

That is, indeed, the question. If we stipulate that the patent in question is 100% legitimate, then why was the lawsuit filed in East Texas when none of the defendants have any connection with that jurisdiction? I'd be much more sympathetic to CSIRO in this case if it had been filed in the Northern District of California.

more than 2 years ago

Chevy Volt To Resume Production One Week Early Following Record Sales

bsa3 Re:sure it is (443 comments)

That would most likely be a diesel. If you're in the US, our government's protectionism is at work again, keeping vehicles you want to buy out of the market.

more than 2 years ago

Chevy Volt To Resume Production One Week Early Following Record Sales

bsa3 O RLY? (443 comments)

Texas has nothing to worry about. Until we actually start building more nuclear plants, the energy for all those electric cars you want to see on the roads will come from coal and natural gas. The EPA just introduced some more rules to favor natural gas over coal, and guess which state produces the most natural gas. (HInt: Its capital is Austin.)

The Saudis don't have to worry that much, either. Only 60% of petroleum is used for transportation, and much of that is for aviation. They'd be more worried about their pets in DC failing to block the Keystone pipeline.

more than 2 years ago

East Coast vs. West Coast In the Quest For Young Programming Talent

bsa3 Re:Not just the's the location. (235 comments)

If your customers want a City address and an 020 phone number, a virtual office is £LOTS cheaper.

more than 2 years ago

How does the CIA keep its IT staff honest?

bsa3 Article is almost old enough to drink (1 comments)

This article is so old that its subject has been the ODNI CIO for almost a year now.

more than 2 years ago


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