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Comment: Re:How do you do your taxes? (Score 1) 366

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#46760757) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

As long as you aren't a victim of Tax Identity Fraud. My taxes are rather complex, my wife and I have used TurboTax for years to deal with them, until this year. When we went to file, we go the error "Spouse's Tax Identification Number has already been used". Yes, some idiot had used her SSN to already file before the first week of February.

So we had to file by paper, notify three other agencies, put a hold on her credit, and call the local cops to get a tax refund this year. NEVER tell me that identity theft is a victimless crime.

Comment: Re:It was a "joke" back then (Score 1) 263

The best part of Star Trek for me was when Motorola came out with the StarTac, and I realized that in three generations, science fiction could become science fact.

BTW, since I need to give up my keyboard in the next generation anyway, can anybody recommend a hard plastic flip cover for a Samsung S5?

Comment: Re:What value does a government add to any marriag (Score 1) 25

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#46748587) Attached to: Why Libertarians should be against gay marriage

"No, the ideal is the abandonment of man's authority over man."

Which is still conformity to an ideal.

"Then let's make sure everybody is treated the same, under the same rules."

That's an ideal I can get behind, but you can't- because that would be CONFORMITY.

" I was simply being a bit more pragmatic in a world where people who see equality as a threat to their privileged status and lifestyle want to take us back to the dark ages."

The Dark ages weren't so bad, but then again, as a post modernist, you can't possibly defy the conformity of your own prejudices to admit that.

Comment: Re:That isn't what a CSci degree is for (Score 2) 280

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#46747139) Attached to: Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

Having said that, one specialty in programming and Software Engineering would benefit greatly from CSci students having some experience with help desk work: User Interface Design.

Everything I know about User Interface Design, I learned in my first two professional jobs where I had direct contact with end users.

FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies.

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