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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

thetoadwarrior America doesn't own space. (213 comments)

No one has to pay any attention to US law in space because the US is on earth and not space. The US should focus on things it knows like killing brown people and torture.

5 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

thetoadwarrior Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

NFC isn't new technology like the internet wasn't new technology in the late 90's. It doesn't matter if most people aren't using it. NFC still isn't common enough for my liking. Oddly enough it'll probably be apple that drives NFC to mainstream usage.

5 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

thetoadwarrior Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

Given the rumours google us killing the nexus line your wait might take awhile. Seems google can't compete in Samsung's market.

5 days ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

thetoadwarrior Re: Bullcrap (381 comments)

Since it's about making money obviously they're not talking about what academics use to make themselves feel special.

about a week ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

thetoadwarrior Re:Probably not. (546 comments)

I would agree and if people think they'll complete a Learn PHP book and then get loads of job offers that's simply not going to happen. You'll still have to put work in to build something that proves you know what you're doing. I don't have a degree but that certainly hasn't stopped me and the bulk of the jobs I've applied for over the last 7 years or so claimed to require a degree. But I've also got over about 12 years of experience and really that's what companies want. They want to know you can do what you claim (and ideally you're not an asshole). A degree is certainly a short cut in the eyes of many to proving you know what you're doing. It is still worth considering getting one but I think only if you're still going to something extra into like have at least one or two side projects that show you're not just going through the academic steps or better yet do some side job freelancing. I think even if you're making shitty little static html sites for people if you're proving you can manage customer relations that will matter a whole lot more than you think. Anti-social competent programmers are a dime a dozen.

about two weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

thetoadwarrior Protip (588 comments)

Eat a balanced diet containing reasonable portions and exercise as often as you can. Driving everywhere and feeding from the McTrough like an animal will result in being a fatty no matter what you cut out.

about two weeks ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

thetoadwarrior Re:Okay... and? (316 comments)

Why does the US expect citizens abroad to pay tax after a certain certain threshold or how it some how believes if you travel to the US during a vacation since you are paid for that vacation then you're earning money in the US. For you see being American is so great that you must forever file your taxes and pay your way for being on America's planet.

Since corporations are people then the same should apply.

about three weeks ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

thetoadwarrior Re:Do the math (338 comments)

The on,y people with that many kids are religious crazies. They're not as common in Europe.

about three weeks ago
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Email Is Not Going Anywhere

thetoadwarrior Re:serious confusion by the author (235 comments)

They do care about those things but they don't realise it because they probably don't even understand what that means. But I'm sure they're very happy they can use their email anywhere and aren't stuck relying on something like outlook express to access their email.

about 1 month ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

thetoadwarrior Lagging behind Xbox ?! (203 comments)

The Wii U had more systems sold the last time Microsoft gave numbers for the Xbox. In their last report Microsoft refused to clearly state how many xboxes sold were xbones and which were 360s so it's doing badly and probably still in third place. Hell they were / are taking a breaking from manufacturing in order to sell through what's on the shelves. Let's not try and pretend Nintendo is in some distant 3rd place position given they're probably in a somewhat distant 2nd place position.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

thetoadwarrior Re:surpising (168 comments)

How is making yet another mobile phone based on Android any good for consumers? Given that smartphones peaked and there's not really any innovation left so the only logical reason for doing it is to lock consumers into Amazon's ecosystem which isn't a consumer friendly action.

about 2 months ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

thetoadwarrior Why should people change their energy use... (272 comments)

When you can kill off the coasts to get a few more scraps to move everyone along until the US finds more oil owning brown people it can 'liberate'.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is

thetoadwarrior Re:Price effects MY decisions! (192 comments)

Authors and publishers should ignore skinflints like yourself. Society can't advance when tight fisted selfish people listened to.

about 2 months ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

thetoadwarrior Where are free market republicans? (382 comments)

Why is the government allowed to stop the guy from selling a legal product?

about 2 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

thetoadwarrior Re:Cry Me A River (608 comments)

JQuery isn't a language. It's a framework that attempts to fix a shitty language. If you're only using jQuery to make a webpage it's going to suck.

about 2 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

thetoadwarrior Re:Cry Me A River (608 comments)

As someone who does web development, no they're not. Some languages do things quite well but the flavour of the months like Ruby and JS / Node are a mess. Especially JavaScript, it's an awful language.

about 2 months ago
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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

thetoadwarrior Re:Not Australian, but I support this! (153 comments)

It's not just hollywood. It's everyone. Google even lets you stop people from viewing your views on non-desktop devices and it's amazing how many people choose to do this. I've not seen anything that implies new corporations care about you any more than the old ones.

If netflix were free to any content to anyone they would but they'd still set up regions so they could make people in other countries pay more.

about 2 months ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

thetoadwarrior Re: Two sides to every issue (401 comments)

That's because you choose to operate from an expensive area with the cream of the crop companies. If you want to work alongside those who pay the best then you should have to expect to do that too.

I don't think developer's jobs should inherently be owned by the people that were born in that country nor am I saying everyone that outsources is doing it for scummy reasons. However every company that I worked for that outsourced didn't get value for money. In one case because they paid miserable wages by Filipino standards even though paying a premium is still virtually like paying nearly minimum wage in this country. In other case they only outsourced it to a company within this country. The costs weren't really less and the employee skill set didn't always match the hourly rate. their suggestions were things that best suited them and not necessarily the company. Had there been no one with an ounce of knowledge (i.e me and other developers) the most anyone could do is moan about the cost but have no legit counter argument to the proposed solution.

It generally fails when outsourcing is based on costs alone and whether everyone wants to admit it or not that is the primary reason most companies do it. If you only worry about the short-term and keep slashing budgets to keep profits up then it has to fall apart eventually. After all if they genuinely can't find someone locally to do it then they should be happy to pay even a premium for someone overseas. But so far all stats have been pointing towards H1-Bs being paid less regardless of people's anecdotal stories and obviously if you outsource to another country you're paying less and if their location didn't matter then whether they were in Ohio or India doesn't matter.

about 2 months ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

thetoadwarrior Re: Two sides to every issue (401 comments)

you mean it's hard to find acceptable developers at the wage the company wants to pay.

about 2 months ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

thetoadwarrior Re:Two sides to every issue (401 comments)

A lot of people might not be as super awesome as they think but the vast majority of jobs don't match their advertisements and rarely require everything they asked for in the ads nor are the jobs as grand or as hard as the company made out to be.

about 2 months ago

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Governor Palin's newborn cover up

thetoadwarrior thetoadwarrior writes  |  about 6 years ago

thetoadwarrior (1268702) writes "Governor Sarah Palin wasn't the best choice for for vice president. She's not even sure what the Vice President does and, while they tried to cover up her support for Obama's energy plan, Google's cache has come to the rescue once again.

However the biggest story is the emerging evidence that her newborn child may be her grandson. Will the traditional media cover this? The photo and video evidence is quite compelling and could lead to one of the biggest political scandals ever if it turns out to be true.

ArcXIX writes:

Yesterday, with the news of Sarah Louise Heath Palin inexplicably being chosen as a Vice-Presidential nominee, the attentive American public was also introduced to her character. Unfortunately for all of us, it was filled with multiple instances of backtracking and outright lies. While Alaskans had been giving her an 80% approval rating, recently 87% of Alaskans polled on the subject of TrooperGate believed she was lying.
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Well, Sarah, I'm calling you a liar. And not even a good one. Trig Paxson Van Palin is not your son. He is your grandson. The sooner you come forward with this revelation to the public, the better.

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