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Comment: Re:Epic Fail. (Score 0) 182

by espiesp (#45655465) Attached to: Coldest Spot On Planet Earth Identified

" and a wife who grew up poor and so wants to spoil her children"

There is your problem, and is exactly what the parent poster was trying to point out. $67k is a fair amount of money to live on, even for a small family, in many areas - if you are fair with spending it.

The whole "kids are expensive" thing is really blown out of proportion also. If you take away most of the video games, ipods, ipads, laptops, cell phones, name brand fancy clothes, etc, they really aren't that expensive to tag along and mooch. Wives on the other hand, THEY are expensive!

Comment: Re:I say cut the F-35 (Score 1) 484

by espiesp (#42988967) Attached to: There Is Plenty To Cut At the Pentagon

I'd hate for this to sound like I believe in the trickle down effect... But, in large, defense spending is spent in the USA to US defense contractors who pay US citizens very well to do the very unnecessary shit they do. People so often say, "The Government wastes money on defense spending, why don't they just give it to me?" Well, if you worked for a defense contractor they WOULD BE!

My point is, a lot of 'wasteful government spending' is just another form of Welfare for the United States. If you support welfare you should also support excessive gov spending (so long as that money stays in the USA of course).

Me? I'd rather not have government in my shit at all, but as a self employment tax paying citizen, I can't fully support them cutting Social Security and Medicare completely unless I get a refund on my 'premiums'.

Comment: Re:I know the feel. (Score 3, Insightful) 337

by espiesp (#41444791) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Ask College To Change Intro To Computing?

Explain how this is false?

I get it, 4 digit UID, you must be a database god.

But lets be real here. You didn't jump straight out of the womb into calculus. You stepped on stones to get where you are. For many, Access is that stone that introduces them to databases and SQL. For better or worse, it is one of the most accessible database tools around.

Comment: Re:Didn't know there were so many Google apologist (Score 1) 255

by espiesp (#41348377) Attached to: Google Pressured Acer/Alibaba Because of Android Compatibility Issues

All Google is saying is that you can't play both sides of the fence. Either be Amazon or Archos and successfully roll your own with your own app-store, or be a part of the OHA and get special access to Gapps and early releases. Being in-between was seen as a conflict of interest for Google for obvious reasons.

There is nothing wrong with that. It is their product, their choice in who they do business with. And for the rest of us, they release the source code.

That makes it quite the distinction between them and Microsoft for those people trying to make a comparison. Google isn't saying you can't run another OS like WinMo or Symbian or WebOS etc. Just saying you can't run a non-OHA compliant fork along side a compliant fork.

That said, I think Microsoft got the raw end of the deal there too. But it's the price you pay when you make it to the top.

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