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Comment: Don't study, write (Score 1) 293 293

Write a shopping list app. If you have a significant other, you'll be a hero, and besides todo apps are so 1990. Use a framework like angularjs to learn front end MVW, and learn how to consume web service calls that deliver json to populate your model. There will be enough javascript in this small app for you to wrap your head around it. In an interview, smugly say "I know jquery, but I avoid it". That much should at least get you out of the bottom of the pack.

Comment: Order in the universe (Score 2, Insightful) 295 295

The greatest unsolved mystery to Man is Woman. Men who don't score try to understand why that is. Men denied a solution are programmed to decompose problems. Less complex than Woman is Science. One cannot hope to comprehend the one prior to the other.

The greatest unsolved to Woman is why Man doesn't get it. Women are programmed to multitask. From birth, they apply a duality of logic: How to serve Tribe and Family equally. To that end, they give hope to the scientists who by extension serve Tribe, and they give body to real men who by application serve Family.

Comment: I'll tell you what's going to happen (Score 1) 1094 1094

The minimum wage in Melbourne Australia has been in the $15 range for many years, and where it 'hurts' is in the costs of the service sector. It's really tough to set the value of a Big Mac at like $5.50, and as a result I eat out much less than when I was in California. But, there is a large sector who will pay what it takes to indulge their behavioral addictions, and the service sector is nonetheless very robust. So yes there's a transfer of wealth into the lower income levels which results in them earning a living wage (minimum wage is tied to a percentage of the cost of living) and I find that far more tolerable than six people crammed into a 2-bedroom flat.

Comment: Re:Good for them! (Score 1) 204 204

EVE Online minimizes grinding. Irrespective of one's inclinations, it's not hard to hook up with like-minded players to contribute to some shared purpose. Highly skilled mining groups will take on a hauler to skill up and take a cut to become a highly skilled miner. Competent pvp groups will take on a relatively young player with limited assets and share access to resources. The social aspect is quite profound, actually.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (5) All right, who's the wiseguy who stuck this trigraph stuff in here?