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Comment Re:I worked for a print shop (Score 1) 141

JetBrains charges for updates, and it seems to have worked for them so far. Plenty of don't mind the $50/year to get updates and make sure the software still works. The subscription model isn't nearly as profitable as one would think, especially since old customers get to keep their software and buy 1 more year's worth of updates. If anything, raising the price and allowing for perpetual licenses would have been better.

Comment Re:Social mobility was killed, but not this way (Score 1) 1032

Any degree worth getting can easily repay itself.

This is not always true. I graduated with a BS in CS from a decent state school, went for Database Administration. Education was thorough, covered basically everything technical for Database, Information Security, literally assembling a computer, project management, and basic programming. Graduated during a bad period for employment and have never been able to land a database job. I live in a fairly large city and barriers to gainful employment exist and are numerous.

Comment Re: Minimum Wage (Score 1) 1094

the problem is mcdonalds are usually franchises, not corp owned. so while that establishment gets treated as big business, it in reality is a mom and pop business.

Then wouldn't franchise fees get reduced? It strikes me as a short term problem. Even if prices doubled, it ultimately becomes a minor increase in a person expenditure.

1000 pains = 1 Megahertz