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Comment: Re:Hold on a minute (Score 1) 80

by asliarun (#48187959) Attached to: Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

I was more interested in the wide and volatile range chosen. $100k is considered a big line to cross; to cross it twice is an immense step. It is as if we compared people making $20,000-$60,000 and found that more McDonalds workers are in that range than small business accountants--with McDonalds workers making $22k on average, and accountants making $58k.

Got it. Sorry, I misunderstood the point you were trying to make. And you are correct, of course.

Comment: Re:I have to question the facts of the matter (Score 1) 173

by geekoid (#48187579) Attached to: The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

If it was a physical issue, then how do you explain Valentina Tereshkova?
You're example will be valid once people run to the Moon, until then you should probably realize you examples is just a unconscious bias.

She passed all the test and qualified. So the only reason for her not to get chosen is because she was a woman. Probably because a femal death would have been a big blow to the program; which is a form of cultural sexism.

She was not a military test pilot, but neither was John Glenn.

Now, to you far more stupider points:
" I do not believe in advocacy for either of the sexes."
So no one should have advocated for women to vote?

"I have no patience for it because it is ultimately dishonest."
No, it isn't. You're examples are dishonest.

" It isn't about fair"
Sure it is, that's why there is a woman's race and a men's race. As I address, irrelevant to being an astronaut.

" I acknowledge again that women should be given an EQUAL shot at these things."
and when the entrenched system is actually giving them an equal shot? Something very well documented.

"You put your finger on the scale to bias the results and I will cut that fucker off and feed it to you."

So you're argument is so week you have to use physical threats?
I'd like to see you do that to my face, becasue I have no problem seeing you arrested.

You're just another dumb ass Internet tough guy.

Comment: Re:Hold on a minute (Score 1) 80

by asliarun (#48187261) Attached to: Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

I find more amusing that some software developers are making $104,000, and there are more of them than managers making $200,000, therefor there are more software developers in the $103,000-$203,000 range than there are managers in said range.

Software development, like (i guess) medicine, law, finance, etc., values expertise, skills, experience, and deep analytical ability. More so than many others where analytical ability is less valued. Besides, this leadership skills, client management skills, and project management skills are also valued, but they are equally valued in other industries as well.

That is, IMHO, we see the pattern we see. Highly skilled software developers, like highly skilled financial analysts/traders - transcend traditional salary and "perceived value" bands, and can often make far more money than even very senior counterparts in their company. However, conversely, other counterparts - i.e. software development managers with well rounded analytical and managerial skills are also very well regarded and paid accordingly.

There really is no reason why one has to feel snarky about either of these options. One can feel snobbish about individual skills (and being a non-manager), just as one can feel snooty about being high up in the corporate chain. And both positions are boorish, IMHO. Pride about individual skills is fine, and good, but do remember, there are very highly skilled craftsmen and blue collared workers and armed forces personnel by the thousands who get paid diddly squat compared to what software and financial guys get paid. We just got lucky and are enjoying the ride in the gravy train - and all because of the completely messed up way in which the market works (and assigns relative value to skills).

Comment: Re:Newton anyone? (Score 1) 66

by TheRaven64 (#48186769) Attached to: IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division
ARM exists largely because of Apple. They didn't want to buy mobile chips from a competitor (Acorn), so invested in a joint venture so that Acorn would spin off their chip division into a company that would sell to both. They then ignored ARM after killing the Newton though. Many of the people working on the current ARM cores at Apple formerly worked on a PowerPC processor at PA Semi. I think, if IBM and Freescale, had been serious about selling desktop chips that Apple would have been happy to avoid a load of software costs by having a single CPU family for their entire product suite. IBM didn't want to compete with Intel in mobile chips and Freescale kept promising exciting parts and never quite bringing them to market.

Comment: Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (Score 1) 364

by drinkypoo (#48185603) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

No, the Atkins diet works because most people will automatically limit themselves when eating a diet high in fat and proteins,

You are willfully ignorant. The opposite has been proven repeatedly, that even when the diet is high-calorie, it still works.

whereas the sugar/fat combination we find in many (processed) foods does not nearly have the same effect

That such a diet is unhealthy has no bearing whatsoever on whether ketosis is real.

The IQ of the group is the lowest IQ of a member of the group divided by the number of people in the group.