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Comment Re:What they really need (Score 2) 392

Property taxes and housing prices in those "low tax" states are increasing at a pretty good clip. I see it happening around the Triangle region of NC. People move in and want services, so the taxes just keep on going up. Lack of mass transit and low density development leads to housing shortages near job centers and people are commuting from further and further out.

Comment Re:Porsche and Audi DIESEL (Score 1) 494

Before the recently released models subject to this investigation, Audi hadn't sold a diesel in the US market since 1983. Whats funny is the last Audi diesel I came across (a MY81 Audi 4000 5 speed with a MY83 1.6L turbo diesel engine) was apparently an EPA test car for VWoA that they later resold locally.

Comment Re:"got practical" (Score 1) 154

It depends on the school's curriculum. I had to take an assembly language programming course (VAX!) when I was in college 10+ years ago. Pretty sure nobody had a class on hardware performance. The only time I was exposed to multi-threading was in an operating system theory class (mostly the concept of critical sections and semaphores). Linked lists usually appear in a second semester data structures programming course along with heaps, trees, queues, and stacks. I was first exposed to them in high school in AP Computer Science class. The same teacher also taught object oriented programming even though it wasn't required for the AP test.

Still despite all this, I know people who graduated with a Comp Sci degree that really didn't know how to program.

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan