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Comment: Re:What a guy (Score 1) 356

by Opportunist (#49786481) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping

If that's recovery, I don't want to see what your economy would look like if it was in the dump. Your "recovery" is yet another bubble, with the printing press pretty much propping you up and the fact that you can, by holding the de facto international currency in your hands, essentially tax the world by forcing them to keep your inflation artificially low so they don't sit on worthless toilet paper (aka dollar reserves).

Seriously, if the US was any other country, their rating would have bombed by now due to an economy that can not support the amount of money being pumped out aimlessly.

Ok, not true, it ain't aimlessly. But aimed at the by some margin wrongest targets. Instead of trying to use that money to help your economy recover, you prop up failed banks and failing businesses that are deemed "too big to fail". Mostly because a government take over is anathema to your economical dogma, so you pump money into corporations which is not used to create jobs or spur the economy but is siphoned away by those that actually caused all this. And these people are still not held accountable for it, quite the opposite. They're pretty much assured that no matter how much they damage the economy and abuse it for their personal gains, we'll bail them out.

That's hard to trump. I'm not convinced that it can't be done worse, I'm actually pretty sure a Republican could come up with some ways to fuck this up even worse. But I hope we can agree on this being kinda far away from any sensible solution to the problem at hand.

Comment: You cannot generalize this (Score 1) 275

by Opportunist (#49784301) Attached to: How Much C++ Should You Know For an Entry-Level C++ Job?

The question "How much C++ do you have to know for an entry level job" can be answered. The question "how much X do you..." not.

How much you have to know for an $X level job depends on the job. The more people can do X, the higher the level will have to be. Chances are that you need to know a LOT more C++ for an entry level C++ developer job than you need to know about some obscure assembler or industry machine language for an entry level job in that area, simply because there will be far fewer people with the relevant skill set and hence far fewer applicants.

Supply and demand, people.

Comment: Re:It's kinda cute (Score 1) 406

by Opportunist (#49783913) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

I don't remember which pope said it, but I think it sums up the general sentiments of the European Christians:

"The Bible doesn't tell you how the heaven works. The Bible tells you how you can get there."

And that's basically the position the Christian churches took here in general. Also because the mere idea of promoting new-earth-creationism would make them lose members faster than they already do.

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"