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Comment: Re:I have a BS in Chemistry (Score 1) 148

by Pete Venkman (#47321215) Attached to: What's Your STEM Degree Worth?
My chemistry degree got me in as a process engineer in specialty chemicals manufacturing. My starting pay wasn't as high as an engineer's, but it was definitely more than what my friends with biology degrees were making. And after a few years of experience, I've caught up to the engineers in pay range.

Comment: Re:Carriers are businesses (Score 2) 105

by Pete Venkman (#41348005) Attached to: Wrong Number: Why Phone Companies Overcharge For Data
If a business only charges actual cost for a product, they cannot make a profit. I want some companies to earn a profit, especially if I'm a stakeholder. If we're lucky, we have jobs (and paychecks) that are a result of some company making a profit. No, I'm not talking about hookers-and-blow-for-everybody kind of profit, either.

Comment: Re:fearmongering (Score 1) 266

by Pete Venkman (#40012345) Attached to: Americans More Worried About Cybersecurity Than Terrorism
Deductive reasoning is important to the philosophy of science. The philosophy of science is however not science. It is philosophy. Science relied on testability. Can you develop an experiment that would prove or disprove the idea that the universe and everything in it are the work of a creator?

Consultants are mystical people who ask a company for a number and then give it back to them.