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Comment: I Don't Get It (Score 1) 202

by Pete Venkman (#48231867) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?
This sounds like you are either too lazy or not qualified for this job. My advice is to find someone who installs this kind of thing professionally. You aren't going to impress your boss or anyone else when this fucks up due to you half-assing it based off what someone from /. told you to do.

Comment: Health Insurance (Score 1) 570

by Pete Venkman (#47562983) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
I've had two doctors' offices try to turn my account over to collections. Both times it was because there was a problem with the insurance billing. I have health insurance but it doesn't help me any if there's a problem at the point of data entry. If a billing code is wrong, insurance won't pay. Both times I called the doctors' offices, spoke with the business managers, and told them I wouldn't pay until insurance did. Insurance won't pay to collections, so it magically got fixed. I'm sure I'm not the only person this happens to.

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.

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?

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