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Comment: Re:Pick a different job. (Score 1) 548

There's no luck involved in being good at your job. There is no luck involved in teaching yourself important skills to make yourself more desirable to employers. If you are not earning the wage you feel you deserve and you can't find anyone to pay you it then you are the reason you are not earning those wages.

Comment: Re:Wrong problem to focus on (Score 1) 158

I think a nation should decide if it's in their people's best interest to import unskilled labor. In the current economy with only 63% of current citizens working there is not need for more unskilled labor. Back when the US had an open immigration policy there was a need for labor that is not the case now. Increasing the number of unskilled labor immigrants will only drive wages down further for current Americans. Minimum wages laws would not need to exist if the labor market was not flooded with unskilled labor.

+ - Veep Joe Biden Briefs U.S. Governors on H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Back in 2012, Computerworld blasted Vice President Joe Biden for his ignorance of the H-1B temporary work visa program. But Joe's got his H-1B story and he's sticking to it, characterizing the visa program earlier this month in a speech to the National Governors Association as "apprenticeships" of sorts that companies provide to foreign workers to expand the Information Technology industry only after proving there are no qualified Americans to fill the jobs. Biden said he also learned from his talks with tech's top CEOs that 200,000 of the jobs that companies provide each year to highly-skilled H-1B visa holders could in fact be done by Americans with no more than a two-year community college degree."

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 962

by jimbolauski (#47514719) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry
You are missing the point, the people that post those things will have something vile to say to who ever they target, and they don't just target "minorities", the straight cis white male will be called a faggot with a mother that the poster violates daily, there will be threats of violence ex "I'm going to bash in your faggity face in you stupid fuck". No one is immune.

+ - When Google Sells Your Data, It Might Be Illegally Killing Your Phone's Battery

Submitted by Jason Koebler
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "Personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits is regularly sent between apps on your Android phone, a potentially illegal practice that could be killing your battery life. A federal judge ruled that the claim, raised in a class action lawsuit against the company, "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry."
That means that there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with who, and when."

+ - America's Troubled F-35: Five Ways to Replace It->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The F-35, love it or hate it, has its share of problems. From the cost, nearly $400 Billion, making it the most expensive US defense program in history, to its share of technical problems make it an easy target. Yet, there is very few ways to replace it. Considering that parts of it are made all across the U.S. and most of the planes it plans to replace are getting quite dated, the program seems "too big to kill."

However, there are ways to do so. One good example, jump to the next generation of planes:

"Another way of cutting our losses would be to abandon the fifth generation fighter entirely (apart from existing Raptors and F-35s), and focus instead on the development of sixth generation fighters. Expectations for Gen Six fighters generally focus around stealth, supercruise, and networking capabilities, potentially with tailless configurations, the capacity for the installation of laser weaponry, and the possibility of unmanned operation. Several other countries have played with this concept. Japan, Russia, India, and France have all examined the possibility of skipping the fifth generation and moving directly to the sixth. Expectations of relative great power peace over the next decade, combined with still-large Cold War-era fleets, have made this a plausible option.""

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Comment: Airports are not much better (Score 1) 195

by jimbolauski (#47473953) Attached to: The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train
I routinely have to travel from Dayton Oh to Knob Noster Mo. It is an 8 hour drive, Flying into their regional airport which is an hour away takes about 7 hours and I have been stranded there because even though I had a reservation there were no cars to be rented. The other option is going to Kansas City which has a 90 minute drive on the end of it and takes 7.5 hours all together. Flying through the southwest it's even worse as small regional airports can be over an hour away and larger airports over two hours away. Traveling from Alamogordo NM to Colorado Springs Co by plane takes 7.5 hours while driving takes 7 hours. Maybe it's because the Air Force keeps all its bases away from large airports but I know many places where driving 8 hours is just as good of an option as flying.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 83

by jimbolauski (#47470375) Attached to: Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty
Did activation slander him? He was portrayed as a kidnapper, murder, and enemy of the state, and is currently serving time for murder and kidnapping in Panama after spending two decades in a US jail for drug trafficking so those claims are not false. Noriega may have a case in that Activision used his likeness to sell Call of Doodie and he should be compensated for it.

Comment: Re:Silicon Valley is officially old (Score 1) 533

by jimbolauski (#47469821) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate
We'll do some math to help you understand how wrong you are. I'll even include sales and property tax even though those are state so they vary.
Lets first look a single person making 20k a year they pay no federal income tax, $1240 in FICA that's 6.2% in taxes they have paid. Now lets look at sales tax items, lets say they pay 10% sales tax on everything else that's $1876 for a total tax rate of 15.5%. This is not a true rate as this person would qualify for tax credits and assistance which are not accounted for.

Now lets look at someone making 40k they pay $4k in federal $2480 in FICA , $3k in property tax we'll assume they don't have a mortgage to deduct ,and 3k in sales tax, for a rate of 18.8%.

Now lets look at someone making 100k they pay 18k federal 6k FICA, their property taxes will be around 8k and lets pretend that is all the taxes they payed that's still 32%. Even if this person defers the taxes by investing the money they still will pay taxes on it when it's moved out of their IRA, 401k, ... and probably at a higher rate since taxes don't go down. The dividend and capital gains taxes are lower 10-15% for the 100k guy. Capital gains are only paid when the stock is sold and the rate is much higher is the stock was purchased within the year. Stock awards are taxed like ordinary income. I fail to see how the middle class will be paying a higher rate.

Remember the good old days, when CPU was singular?