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Comment: Re:You can't earn a lot while working for others (Score 1) 263

by haruchai (#47925803) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

That depends on your line of work. If you're a coder for a bank, then no.
But moving up to management levels in many companies, you'll do very, very well.
And there are some serious paycheques to be had if you're a senior accountant. A cousin of mine took off several years to raise her family, giving up her $200,000/yr salary because her husband made several times that at the same firm.

Of course, it depends on where you set the bar for being "rich". But you can potentially earn millions annually working for others, just not by writing code.

Comment: Re:Time for new terminology (Score 3, Informative) 605

by haruchai (#47911019) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

"The raw, unadjusted temperature records always have said 1937" ??? That's a hell of a lot of adjustment, given that no year from the 1930s makes it into the top TWENTY warmest years globally. Are you sure 1937 was ever really a contender?

The raw data sources AND the code for the GISTEMP rankings have been available for years. Surely the acute minds of the warming skeptics would have long since ferreted out the deliberate falseness in their work.

There is someone who has taken the time to analyze data independently as objections have been raised. It's been a few years since he did the bulk of the work but it should still be valid - http://tamino.wordpress.com/20...

More recently, there are the findings of the BEST project - http://berkeleyearth.org/summa...

Comment: Re:And KDevelope is what exactly? (Score 5, Insightful) 46

by haruchai (#47903187) Attached to: KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

If a short paragraph that contains the following: "KDE Community, KDevelop, CMake, development, unit test support, UI, QtHelp, PHP language support, namespaces, Google summer of code, cross compile toolchains, version control system" is not enough to clue you in, attract your interest or prompt you to type in "what is KDevelop" into Google (another website whose front page does not explain what it does or its benefits ;-) ), then these closed, little development communities are better off with you keeping your head firmly where it is.

Comment: Re:Expense (Score 1) 444

by haruchai (#47895865) Attached to: If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

They should treat them like most industries treat sales - you get a modest salary and anything else depends on hitting your numbers.
You can build some flexibility into it but that's better than spending hundreds of thousands to millions while waiting to see if your high-ranking hire pans out.

Better yet, hire two or three - or more, depending on the target & timeline - give them a graded pay scale depending on performance and tell them that the best performing person after 6mths to 1 yr gets a contract of x years and the rest get a modest severance.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.

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