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Comment: Re:The Real Breakthrough - non auto-maker Maps (Score 1) 175

by AK Marc (#46775033) Attached to: How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

Car manufacturers don't mind giving up control over things like the entertainment system provided it works better than what they can do.

A number don't like it, especially dealers. The base unit is a $50 piece of junk, the $500 option cost them $100, and the $5000 option cost them under $1000. $4000 extra profit per car is a nice thing.

Comment: Re:Of 1000? (Score 1) 312

by AK Marc (#46775005) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires
A touring golf pro making $1,000,000 a year is scraping by. Paying 20-50% of that to fees and support staff, 25% on travel, and much of the remainder on training, they take home almost nothing. Same with some of the entertainers. I find it funny that so many people measure "wealth" by income. They are related, but certainly not the same thing. Wealth is power. Income provides an opportunity to generate and store wealth, but certainly isn't a guarantee. See Bobby Brown and Willie Nelson, and so many others. Made more in a year than most do in a life, and still went bankrupt. You have to store it and invest it to be wealthy. But the 1% is usually measured in income. But the wealth divide is much greater, and the core problem. But taxing wealth will never work. It's only ever tried with real estate, and even there is problematic.

Comment: Re:Of 1000? (Score 1) 312

by AK Marc (#46774919) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires
What, are you a goldbug? "hard assets" include real estate. The only thing with actual value everywhere, and everywhere in history. Beats gold most of the time, and, so long as there's any government at all, won't ever be worthless. Stocks are also "hard assets" as much (or more) than people who buy gold in a remote vault. For all you know, they sold the same bar 10 times. And keeping it under your matress isn't very secure.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1117

by noh8rz10 (#46773029) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

here's the deal. california cities use very little water. 80% of the water in this state is used by agriculture. only 10% by people. An a large part of the agriculture water is used to grow stupid crops, like rice or feed for chinese cows. if farmers in california grew climate appropriate crops then everybody whould have enough water.

Comment: Re:Of 1000? (Score 1) 312

by AK Marc (#46772873) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires
I'd want $5,000,000. I have 15-20 years until retirement. I'm on track. Are you?

I'd re-define "millionaire" (as in the rich with no money cares rich) to be people with unearned income greater than a million a year. That's the level of comfort people think of for millionaire. The millionaire next door type (I know quite a few) don't live that well. A tiny 2-bedroom house, raising one child, one new car every 10-20 years. Saving most of their disposable income. Having just enough so that when their health fails, they can go into a nice home, rather than the worst ones (and there's quite a difference). Maybe leaving a little for their child. Of course, the one I'm thinking of managed to put their child through medical school, paying her whole way, so she got her inheritance early. Each generation better off than the one before. Not like my father who left us nothing. Well, piles of bills that will never be paid. But my plans never counted on that anyway.

Comment: Re:Simple problem, simple solution (Score 1) 327

by noh8rz10 (#46772813) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

the availability of housing in mountain view has exactly zero impact on the availability of housing in SF. SF is a hip urban city while Mtn View is a suburban community. If you're priced out of housing in mtn view then you're definitely not moving to SF. If you can afford to live in SF, then you live there because you want to and not because you couldn't find a place in mtn view.

SF does not feel the ripple from mountain view!!!!! stop being illogical!!!!! you're saying that if the price of a honda accord went up $2k it would drive people to buy a lexus.

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