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Comment: The last unexplored region on earth; the ocean. (Score 2, Interesting) 40

by CryptoJones (#48326797) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Robert Ballard About Ocean Exploration
Dr. Ballard, Growing up I watched you on the epilouge segments of SeaQuest DSV. My question for you is this; How long do you think it will before we actually start colonizing the ocean the way SeaQuest DSV depicts? Is there anything we can do to get the process moving? Thanks, A Long Time Fan

Comment: Telemate Scripting Language (Score 1) 623

by CryptoJones (#43851527) Attached to: How Did You Learn How To Program?
When I was a teenager the "In" thing was MajorMudd, a BBS Door Game. Using the Telemate Terminal Software's Scripting language my friend wrote a script to walk me around while I was in middle school and level my character. Reading through the code is what inspired awe and the curiosity to get into program. Now I mainly write C# on Windows Systems and occasionally Python scripts in Linux. Ah how times have changed.

Comment: Re:bollocks (Score 1) 678

by CryptoJones (#43654337) Attached to: US Senate Passes Internet Tax Bill 69 To 27

Well if I understand it correctly, this will actually lead to less revenue for the U.S. Government. They are not instituting a federal Internet sales tax--they are forcing merchants to collect sales tax that is due to the individual state in which the purchaser resides. Aside from the problems this will cause for smaller businesses on the Internet, this will increase the Federal deduction that individuals can claim due to payment of state taxes. Higher federal deductions == less money for the feds (though almost certainly more for the individual states.)

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Comment: I work in a Factory (Score 1) 366

by CryptoJones (#42705197) Attached to: Unemployed Chinese Graduates Say No Thanks To Factory Jobs
I work in the IT Department at a huge factory. My pay is above average for this area, I have freedom to do side projects and keep the rights to my code. I get to talk with interesting people from all walks of life and its much more interesting than the consultancy I was working at before this. Having to work on writing queries that involve the payroll databases I know how much most people make, and most of the blue-collar managers and shift leaders make more than I do. My point in all this is factory work shouldn't have a negative connotation. I love my job and the people I work with.

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