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Comment: Re:A "millionaire" isn't what it used to be. (Score 1) 457

by fatboy (#46778619) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

You should really factor risk into your equation. I would not leverage my house (or car) to do investments. I would never buy a new car, unless I could write the check and not notice. I would absolutely never finance depreciating asset. As far as large ticket, depreciating assets go, cars/boats/bikes/RVs are at the top of the list.

Comment: A "millionaire" isn't what it used to be. (Score 0) 457

by fatboy (#46772241) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

With what developers make in my city (Nashville, TN), yeah. They should be able to accumulate enough money to have a net worth over $1 million dollars, over their career. It comes down to do they have the discipline it takes to direct that nice income in a way that they don't waste it on things like mortgages, car debt, credit cards, and other bad habits that keep people at "average" and "normal" net worth.

Comment: Re:Some questions (Score 2) 491

by fatboy (#46565427) Attached to: How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

I suspect, and I have zero knowledge of this system, that the satellite used has linear transponders that re-transmit the exact signal it receives. This means that both amplitude and frequency domain are relayed and received at the ground station. I imagine that the ground station is a software defined radio that digitizes and records everything that is passed though the IF.

Again, I know nothing of this system, but if I was going to build one, that's how I would do it.

Comment: Re: *you think* your kid might become autistic, if (Score 1) 747

by fatboy (#46485511) Attached to: Measles Outbreak In NYC

No, *I* never thought that. I was aware that there was a belief by some people that thought that. What took 2 seconds to process was the mental image of our kid dying of an illness that you only hear about in Victorian literature. Knowing I was looking into the eyes of someone that seen it happen. What I am suggesting is that this appeal to emotion may be a good method of dealing with irrational soon-to-be parents.

Yes, when it came to our kids, we asked the Dr. lots of questions. Including "stupid" questions we think we know the answer to. Our 1st child was born with a congenital health issue that is much more rare than autism. Pretty much everything was on the table. Thanks to some biomedical technology, she is thriving.

Comment: *you think* your kid might become autistic, if va (Score 3, Insightful) 747

by fatboy (#46482759) Attached to: Measles Outbreak In NYC

Ok, so *you think* your kid might become autistic, if vaccinated.... Better to have a live autistic child than one that is dead from whooping cough.

When it came time to discuss this with our DR, she said to us, "You don't want to see what it's like to watch a child die from whooping cough." It took about 2 seconds for my wife and I to process that, and decide what the larger risk is.

Comment: Torrents on TPB (Score 1) 321

by J'raxis (#46353503) Attached to: Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

Time for a good ol' streisand effect. Lookee here:---

Pirate Bay #1
Pirate Bay #2 (720p)
Pirate Bay #3 (640x360)

Personally I always thought this movie was just racist/Islamophobic dreck, but now with the government finally finding a convenient excuse to censor it, I'm downloading all three of these copies and will be seeding them indefinitely once downloaded.

Comment: Yes, the dollar is so much better (Score 2) 695

by J'raxis (#46337865) Attached to: Mt. Gox Gone? Apparent Theft Shakes Bitcoin World

"Maybe the U.S. Dollar isn't so bad after all."

Because the regulated financial institutions that deal in U.S. dollars are so much more trustworthy. Perhaps I should keep my money with these guys. Or this company. Or them perhaps? This guy looks trustworthy, doesn't he?

Here is what government-backed currency banks, lenders, investment firms, and the like have been up to recently. And here is what they're up to now.

2000 pounds of chinese soup = 1 Won Ton