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Comment Re:And who trusts Financial "Advisors"? (Score 4, Funny) 63

To get really rich, you must understand the financial market. but you also need an advantage by having a special insight in the market and most importantly politics (as politics define the rules of the game).

I am reminded of the line from a W.C. Fields movie. A guy sits down to play cards with him and asks, "Is this a game of chance?"

Fields answers, "Not the way I play it."

Comment Re:This makes sense if gov is the customer (Score 1) 249

The vast majority could give a rats-ass about how efficient the machines are. Machines are replaced as they wear out and/or is software-wise obsolete. Cost is a factor in what hardware gets purchased. If a company is really looking to save energy, you start with a GPO (Group Policy Object) that defines power management setting at idle.

Comment Re:With AMD out of the way Intel can F*** us. (Score 1) 249

Market segmentation. They know gamers have fuck-tons of cash to spend on water cooling and SLI video setups; Intel wants a cut of their gaming budget to be blown on the CPU. Likewise, there's huge money in the workstation / server market, again, milking that too. Ever wonder why ECC is only found in the Xeon line? Again, market segmentation.

Comment Re:Sanders 2016 (Score 1) 164

The $100K is clearly the "last $100k", that part should have been obvious, but you choose to be obtuse instead.

So, if you are taxed one dollar out of $1,000,000, you would see that as being taxed for 100% of the last dollar you earned? You are worse than stupid. You are intractably and willfully ignorant.

. You seem to think that a 38% rate is acceptable for ANY level of income.

There is no one in the United States who pays 38% of their income in income tax. Not only do you not understand how marginal tax rates work, but you are intent on maintaining this state of not understanding marginal income tax rates.

Comment Re:Sanders 2016 (Score 1) 164

Don't feel bad, I won't pay 38% either... You get beyond 1/3 and I'd do whatever it takes to avoid paying it. Frankly below that is worth a lot of effort to avoid.

If you make $100,000, having $38K of it taken away is highway robbery.

You dumb shit. Do you understand how marginal tax rates work? If you make $100,000 and the rate is 33% you do not pay a third of your money in taxes.


It's no goddamn wonder the political system in this country is so fucked up. We've got people voting who don't understand the most basic things about how government works.

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