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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

pigiron Re:String theory is not science (145 comments)

No. Math is an abstraction. Science is about measuring and explaining actual phenomena. Science may use math to make approximate models of physical reality but is not reality itself.

2 days ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

pigiron Re:Pay versus billing rate. (234 comments)

When did I ever say I was underpaid? I billed directly for years. Had to go through an intermediary once though. Since I was the one who found the position but the government agency with the work required that I bill through a third party I paid them 5% of the actual billing rate. 1099 right to my S-corp just like I was billing directly.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

pigiron Re:Pay versus billing rate. (234 comments)

Thanks but I've done plenty of budgets in my day. I'm talking about fee for services not being bundled as part of supporting a package.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

pigiron Re:Pay versus billing rate. (234 comments)

If you think they can cover the benefits for 1/8 less you are dreaming. Try 40% at minimum and that doesn't cover job security or defined retirement benefits or 401k partial matching.

about a month and a half ago
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Machine Learning Used For JavaScript Code De-obfuscation

pigiron Hahahaha! (31 comments)

The development of tools like these started out of necessity for figuring out old COBOL code.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

pigiron Re:Pay versus billing rate. (234 comments)

Not a lot of room left over for cricket gear. Hahahaha!

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

pigiron Re:Nativism (234 comments)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I've heard it all before and it's really wearing thin. Thankfully most real Americans don't pay any attention to the alleged slur anymore despite its repetition at increasingly higher levels of hysteria. You can only cry wolf so many times. Oops, so sorry, that's no doubt a culturally biased reference! LOL

BTW, Asians are among the most racist and class conscious people on earth. The Japanese-Negro inter-racial marriage rate is approximately zero.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

pigiron Re:Nativism (234 comments)

Because it's OUR fucking country and birthright you stupid fuck! NO Asian country would ever consider doing this. They actively discriminate against foreigners.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

pigiron Re:Pay versus billing rate. (234 comments)

Those taxes and insurance are taken out of the sub-contractors already low portion of the billing rate.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

pigiron Pay versus billing rate. (234 comments)

Anyone who has worked for any of the three should know by now that they pay their IT workers about 20 to 30% of what they bill the client at best. Avoid body shops like the plague if you want to make decent money.

about a month and a half ago
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Harvard Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Colony Collapse Disorder

pigiron Re:The 111th explanation... (217 comments)

"you're a tobacco-style propagandist."

A total non-sequitur. So much for you ability to reason.

As for your ability to comprehend, this is two new and different insecticides and the study has a laughable dearth of data points. Go rant about your organic vegetable garden somewhere else. You're barking up the wrong tree with me.

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Colony Collapse Disorder

pigiron Re:The 111th explanation... (217 comments)

When did I ever say insecticides were good for bees? The myriad previous explanations for colony collapse have always prominently included various insecticides as part of the reason. Which is what you should learn to do: reason (and learn to read what is actually written while you are at it.)

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Colony Collapse Disorder

pigiron Re:The 111th explanation... (217 comments)

Then how did we end up with 45 million African-Americans?

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Colony Collapse Disorder

pigiron The 111th explanation... (217 comments)

for colony collapse. Stay tuned next week for the 112th.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Tell a Compelling Story About IT Infrastructure?

pigiron Re:The only thing is... (192 comments)

Give that man a raise!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Tell a Compelling Story About IT Infrastructure?

pigiron The only thing is... (192 comments)

to do it for less money.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

pigiron Re:I love start ups but they're not for everyone (274 comments)

Yes, and the warning is that you will be respected for your technical expertise and not for any foolish attempt to "fit in" bar hopping with super-annuated adolescent co-workers.

about 3 months ago
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Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks

pigiron Re:others about you (248 comments)

Who cares? Block all tracking javascripts and use ad and pop-up/animated gif blockers and you will never see their advertisements when you browse.

It's easy enough to throw all junk mail away without even reading it when it comes to snail mail in your mailbox.

about 3 months ago

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