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Comment: Re:I would like to see a return... (Score 1) 120

by Khashishi (#48022037) Attached to: Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

Easy for you to say. Now tell me, how do you legally define "a" presence. If Pear corp buys a widget from Pear distribution(a wholly distinct entity) corp in Ireland and sells it at cost in the USA, so their revenue is zero, then how much taxes do they owe? Meanwhile, the shareholders of Pear corp happen to coincidentally own shares of Pear distribution, which is making plenty of money.

Comment: Re:The Government also ruined my washer and dryer (Score 1) 595

by Khashishi (#48006479) Attached to: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

If you want a quality product, look at what the businesses that depend on a quality product get. For washers, that means checking out laundromats. For kitchenware, see what restaurants use. There is no quality in consumer level goods. I'm not really sure about light bulbs--- growers?

Comment: Re:Who cares about succinctness .... (Score 1) 165

by Khashishi (#47988207) Attached to: Rosetta Code Study Weighs In On the Programming Language Debate

VHDL has a lot of (useless) metaprogramming. A lot of the standard operators and values are actually defined in header files and stuff. Even things like high and low, if I recall correctly. It's like the designers wanted a language that could describe anything, given the right boilerplates and templates, but didn't care to implement the actual things you need for FPGA programming as built-ins.

Comment: You aren't too old to go back to school (Score 1) 234

by Khashishi (#47939383) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

Your answer depends on how serious you are about this. Since you want to "contribute back to the field", it sounds like grad school is the way to go. But then you say that you can't spend more than 10 hours a week on open courseware, so I'm not sure how willing you are to leave IT.

In your situation, you might try to get involved in scientific programming, and simulation work. In this case, your IT background will be an asset, and you will also be working on physics.

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