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Comment: Re:Where should I apply? (Score 1) 186

by Chris453 (#48187817) Attached to: Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

"In the public sector, there's very little uncompensated overtime, you have a union that fights for yearly nearly guaranteed salary increases, and you most likely don't have to worry about your job being offshored

You must be talking about state/local governments. Federal workers have been getting vilified by the congress critters at every opportunity and in the past 4 years we have gotten 1 pay increase (of 1% - whoopee!). Unfortunately the cost of living has been going up every year so in effect we have less buying power. Congress continues to compare Apples to Oranges to justify paying federal workers less. An example would be comparing an entry level employee in the private sector to a position in the government that requires a Master's degree and 20 year experience. No joke, Ryan did just that. The job security is great, but things aren't as rosy as you think on this side of the fence.

Comment: Argh, I should have previewed the post (Score 1) 243

by Chris453 (#47916585) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

So we let AT&T know certain businesses are important to us and from which they can try to extort money?

AT&T: Nice business you have here. According to our records 15000 people requested that we make your traffic to your site faster. We have a few different options that can suit your needs.
Random Business: What if we don't pay you extra for something your customers already paid for.
AT&T: Well we are disappointed you would think of it like that. We are here to help you and to help you see the light we will continue slowing your traffic until you sign up for our "business protection plan".

Comment: We enable AT&T's shakedown? (Score 4, Funny) 243

by Chris453 (#47916547) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise
So we let AT&T know certain businesses are important to us and from which they can try to extort money? AT&T: Nice business you have here. According to our records 15000 people requested that we make your traffic to your site faster. We have a few different options that can suit your needs. Random Business: What if we don't pay you extra for something your customers already paid for. AT&T: Well we are disappointed you would think of it like that. We are here to help you and to help you see the light we will continue slowing your traffic until you sign up for our "business protection plan".

Comment: Re:fuck you and the bucket challenge (Score 3, Insightful) 182

by Chris453 (#47823971) Attached to: Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

criticizing people who are doing good things.

Actually no. Doing a good thing would be donating to charity. Most of the people doing this are just doing it because they saw it online or have a friend that did it and they want to be cool. Monkey see, monkey do. I bet a large number of the people doing the "challenge" don't even know the reason behind it. Instead of sharing stupid videos of clowns pouring water over their heads maybe we should be sharing videos of people writing checks to the charity. Of course that isn't as "exciting" for the ADD/ADHD generations.

Comment: Re:Texas? (Score 1) 172

by Chris453 (#47500075) Attached to: California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory
Actually you might want to read the data in the link you just posted. There is a column label "Renewable electicity w/o Hydro (GW hr)". Your link text was "largest producer of clean energy". Texas is, in fact, the largest producer of clean energy (w/o hydro) as it is #1 in that list. Hydro is only available in certain parts of the country so including it will skew the results.

+ - Apple Aagrees To $450 Million Ebook Antitrust Settlement->

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An anonymous reader writes "Last year, a U.S. District Judge ruled that Apple conspired with publishers to control ebook prices in violation of antitrust laws. Apple launched an appeal which has yet to conclude, but they've now agreed to a settlement. If the appeal verdict goes against Apple, they will be on the hook for $450 million, most of which will go to consumers. If they win the appeal, they'll still have to pay $70 million. $450 million is much more than the other publishers had to pay, but much less than the expected penalty from a damages trial set for August (and still only about one percent of Apple's annual profit)."
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+ - President Obama refuses to veto import ban on Samsung products->

Submitted by Chris453
Chris453 (1092253) writes "In August 2013, President Obama issued a veto to an import ban of the iPhone 4S after Samsung won several court battles against Apple claiming that the iPhone 4S violated several of Samsung's patents. Despite the hypocracy in a very similar case, the Obama administration today announced that it would not veto the International Trade Commission import ban against Samsung products (filed by Apple) in a move that could spark a trade dispute between the US and South Korea."
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