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Comment: Doublethink (Score 5, Insightful) 677

by Totenglocke (#49535377) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden
That's because the elderly suffered much more stringent brainwashing as children that leads them to say that they "support those who fight for our freedom" while also promoting a police state worse than Orwells worst nightmare. The younger crowd grew up with much more access to information and see the police state for what it is and do not have the blind worship of government that the elderly do.

Comment: Re:Giving the customers what they want (Score 1) 214

by Totenglocke (#49518987) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming
I'm sorry that you don't have an attention span, but how does that mean Netflix's model is bad? If you don't want to watch more than one episode a month, you're free to do that. For the people that enjoy the show and want to watch it all, they get to do that. Literally EVERYONE wins.

Comment: Re:Decent (Score 1) 482

Slightly over twice the minimum wage is a far cry from the almost 10 times the minimum wage. If you honestly don't think that prices at stores / restaurants will increase to reflect that higher minimum wage, you know nothing about economics. So in reality, their $70k will become worth far less than it is now.

Comment: Re:Decent (Score 1) 482

This also only works because it's a very small company (roughly 70 employees). The more employees the company has, the smaller of an impact a move like this has for each employee. A large company like Walmart or Microsoft doing this would result in an insignificant difference to each employee's paycheck.

Comment: Re:This sh*t again? (Score 1) 247

by Totenglocke (#49479269) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges
This is the EU's method of paying for their massive social spending. Every few years they pick a successful American company and file bogus "anti-trust" charges, then extort billions from them. They all need to just tell the EU to go fuck themselves and pull out - and make a very public announcement as to WHY they're leaving. After the people actually living there find out that they'll no longer have Amazon / eBay / Windows / Xbox / Android / etc, they'll be pretty pissed at the greedy politicians who drove those companies out.

Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 2) 892

Except they're not the same thing. They may be the same general concept with the same objective, but being pushy lacks any tact or politeness. There's a huge difference between person A saying something like "Your competitor is offering me $5k more a year, but I feel this company is a better there any way you can match that?" or person B saying "I refuse to work for anything less than $X!".

Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 1) 892

So if they're willing to sell themselves short and work for less (when they have just as much access to information about average salary for the field / region), how is that men's fault? Maybe when they got the offer, the economy wasn't good and they were desperate and didn't negotiate - that's just basic labor economics, not sexism. I've worked jobs where I knew that I was being paid less than average for my qualifications, but I also knew that the economy at the time was shit and I had no other offers. However, when conditions are better (such as when I obtained my current job) and I have a decent paying job already, then yes - I will push it further because worst case scenario is that I keep working at the existing job and keep searching, best case scenario I get a much bigger raise than I was expecting. Sometimes you take that gamble and lose, other times it pays out in a 25% pay increase. Just because women in general are less willing to take that sort of risk doesn't mean that men are "evil" or should be punished.

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization. -- Alan Coult