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Comment: But what other compensation does he get? (Score 1) 469

What a lot of people don't realize is that top brass gets compensation that's often not in their salary e.g. stock options. Salaries are taxed at the ordinary income rate. Bonuses and options are not. More than likely this was a weasel move to garner public support while secretly loving the fact that his tax burden has been significantly lowered.

Comment: The "John Knoll" Button (Score 1) 290

by RogueWarrior65 (#49407521) Attached to: Is This the Death of the Easter Egg?

Way back in the golden age of CGI software development, those of us on the cutting edge always marveled at the amazing work John Knoll (of Photoshop and ILM fame) did and we all wanted a button in our 3D programs that made everything look as good as his work. Never happened, of course, because you can't code real talent. But, in one of my plugins, I put in an Easter egg which was a giant button that said "Create award-winning animation"

Comment: Fragmentation & specialization (Score 1) 407

by RogueWarrior65 (#49354349) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US

Aside from the long standing problem of professors teaching what was the hot thing when they were working in the private sector and now passe or obsolete, there is not much more fragmentation and specialization in STEM careers. 20 years ago, if you knew C, C++, and Unix, you had one foot in the door of most places. Now, employers need to fill positions that often use obscure development tools and environments. They're less likely to hire a generalist and less likely to be willing to train a generalist. That said, it's now vastly easier to search for a job than it was 30 years ago. You may have to go far afield to get one.

Comment: Re:Careful, they might shoot back (Score 2) 336

There's only one problem with an otherwise perfect hypothesis: Most soldiers on base don't walk around armed. Hell, even Marines guarding embassies overseas aren't often armed. Look at stock photos and you can see that while they may be walking around with M16s, there are no magazines in the gun.

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