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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

cthulhu11 Re:$100K is not "living the life" (191 comments)

" Making 100K in Silicon Valley will not get you a nice house and good schools unless you commute an hour to work and another hour home" "but probably not neighborhoods you want to live in or raise kids in"

6 hours ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

cthulhu11 Re:Contractors skew that number... (191 comments)

West coast. Through two acquisitions I was there for ~18 years, maybe consider it two different roles but doing the same sorts of things on different scales. Time and again it was all "Oh wow that's a long time. Why are you leaving?". On at least one occasion I was denied out of fear that I couldn't adapt to someplace new. I'd always been told in the past that short-term jobs were a red flag, and when I was younger I had to explain why I had a few of those -- small companies whose fortunes declined. The irony is that I was bullied out of my last job by a Silicon Valley asshole with a long string of 1 year jobs.

7 hours ago
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Next-Gen Thunderbolt: Twice as Fast, But a Different Connector

cthulhu11 Re:Intentional sabotage? (148 comments)

A select class of professionals are the only ones able to justify the ludicrous artificial cost of TB devices -- and you can bet that TB3 will be even worse.

9 hours ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

cthulhu11 Re:Contractors skew that number... (191 comments)

I'd been at my previous job for longer than 5 years, and more than once it was seen as a negative. Maybe there's east/west variance there. Jobs that insist on physical presence mean relocating, naturally, and these days few of those offer much in the way of relocation. Figuring selling a house costs 10% of the selling price, buying means pulling 20% of the purchase price in cash out of your butt. Plus all the complications of those of us with families. Contracting AFAICT is for young, single renters. Someone above wrote about $150/hour rates, yet the rates I see offered are more typically in the $50-60/hour range.

9 hours ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

cthulhu11 Re:$100k today the equivalent of $80k in 2004 (191 comments)

Sure, you've done okay. All depends on factors including where one bought on the housing price / interest rate rollercoaster. Me, my divorce and other timing stabbed me in the neck :-/

9 hours ago
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Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again

cthulhu11 Re:$100K is not "living the life" (191 comments)

Based on my research a few months ago, $100k wouldn't come close to getting that even an hour away, esp factoring in taxes and other CA relative expenses. I had people offering me positions there making not all that much more than I was elsewhere, yet the COL was substantially higher.

9 hours ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

cthulhu11 Re:what? (239 comments)

When did we start saying "remediate" instead of "fix"?

about two weeks ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

cthulhu11 Re:Ready the Lawyers (641 comments)

If anyone with a regular cast role on any of the Trek series is hurting for money today, they're doing something really wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

cthulhu11 Re:Viva La XP! (641 comments)

Another situation is hardware with embedded Java code that won't run on modern versions, eg. the ILOM on Sun x4100/4200/4600 systems. I have an XP VM around just for dealing with them. There's never going to be an update to the firmware, so there's little choice in the matter.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

cthulhu11 Re:nope! (496 comments)

This would add I'm guessing another $1000 to the price of the car, and who knows how much over time to repair. Feh.

about three weeks ago
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Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

cthulhu11 Re:No proof so far (148 comments)

Round and round we go. Agreeing to not actively poach from each other does *NOT* limit anyone's opportunities or wages. Workers were / are still free to apply for any job they damn well please.

about three weeks ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

cthulhu11 Re:At least it's on our side! (123 comments)

And as usual nothing said about what should be cut, just the usual mindless libertarian bandwagon.

about three weeks ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

cthulhu11 Re:Newsgroups anyone? (323 comments)

How would Usenet be "illegal"? As someone who used to administer Usenet servers, though, I can tell you that abuse of the system by flooding binaries is one factor in the demise of Usenet as a viable discussion forum.

about a month ago
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Pluto Regains Its Title As Largest Object In Its Neighborhood

cthulhu11 Re:It's conservation of size (138 comments)

I hereby propose that Pluto be renamed Leon.

about a month ago
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Pluto Regains Its Title As Largest Object In Its Neighborhood

cthulhu11 Re:It's conservation of size (138 comments)

Oh I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl...

about a month ago
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Austin Has Highest Salaries For Tech Workers, After Factoring In Cost of Living

cthulhu11 Re:Salary amplification in... (285 comments)

I wonder if this report factors in that in Austin one has to run AC a *lot*. Yes, I lived there for a year. The summer was brutal.

about a month and a half ago
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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

cthulhu11 Re:Is that legal in the UK? (306 comments)

... or to understand that the charge is for the service in the first place?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

cthulhu11 Re:Almost always yes, with a but (263 comments)

Oh yes it entirely my fault that my ex-wife went violently insane, that the housing bubble happened, and that my son would be born autistic. Those were deliberate on my part.

about 2 months ago

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