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Comment Re:AYFKM? (Score 1) 755 755

Well recently I've been commuting ~150 miles each way every weekend to my in-laws as my mother in law just passed away from brain cancer. Maybe doable in a Tesla, but I don't have $90k to spend on a car... And at ~$2.30/gallon and 28ish MPG, the cost per mile is pretty darn convincing considering it's a car I bought for $4k 4 years ago.

Comment Re:My Pet Peeves (recent Windows laptop keyboards) (Score 1) 670 670

Correct me if I'm wrong, but multiple tapping (5x) of the shift key still enables de-facto "caps lock" via Sticky Keys for the rare users who do want it, use it on a regular basis, and are too lazy to map a keyboard shortcut themselves.

Comment Re:Yeah, be a man! (Score 5, Insightful) 586 586

I disagree heavily. Even the US isn't so dumb as to target a killing in Russia. They can get away with it in Pakistan who isn't going to fight back, but with Putin? There isn't a chance in hell. Putin has every reason to keep Snowden alive and happy in Russia if nothing else because it is a political black eye against the US. If he comes back to the US, he'll probably "commit suicide" in prison awaiting trial.

Comment Presidential Protection (Score 1, Funny) 169 169

Pfft. The Secret Service is antiquated for protecting the president. Maybe useful for protecting the family, but Presidents have known for awhile that the best way to not get assassinated is to have a total buffoon as the Vice President. I mean what crazy Liberal would shoot GWB knowing that Dick Cheney would take over? No one is going to shoot Obama and end up with crazy uncle Biden in the oval office! You can go back probably till Reagan and it holds true. And how many assassination attempts have been made on recent presidents? Zero.

Comment Re:Negotiating salaries is for the birds. (Score 1) 429 429

There is always a possibility that the job and the employer are great and not trying to gouge you while in a vulnerable position. Or that their HR department is so incompetent they didn't bother to ask if you were currently employed and just assumed you were.

Comment Re:Negotiating salaries is for the birds. (Score 1) 429 429

Yep, and if you are applying for jobs while unemployed, be prepared for zero negotiating room. The employer knows your option is to take it or continue eating into savings if you have it. You are almost better off taking the job and continuing to look.

Comment Re:Negotiating salaries is for the birds. (Score 1) 429 429

Unless they invent a bullshit "disciplinary" reason for the firing in which case you are out your job and the termination allowance you thought you were entitled to. Are you a white male? Good luck fighting that one out with a lawyer...

Comment Re:Can't stop it (Score 2) 429 429

Ahh but you forget that Google is filled with white males. No amount of lawyers can successfully sue claiming discrimination against this group. Ask me how I know... Here's a hint. An employer can fire a white male for any made up reason with no evidence even against their own policies and with a good performance review. A law group might send a letter but if the company ignores the letter, they won't take it to trial.

Comment Re:Free? Who said anything about free? (Score 4, Insightful) 432 432

[Citation Needed] Considering close to 1/4 of the price of gas in most places in the US is ALREADY taxes, that would be a hard number to back up. Or are you comparing the price here to the even higher taxed fuel in other countries and calling that a "subsidy"?

IBM Advanced Systems Group -- a bunch of mindless jerks, who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes... -- with regrets to D. Adams