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Comment: Re:A "millionaire" isn't what it used to be. (Score 1) 457

by mellon (#46772495) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

And as the knowledge economy shifts to the point where non-local geeks are just as good as local, the value of that house will go back down to something sensible. You are in a bubble. It's not out of the question that it will continue for the rest of your life, but I'd suggest a wee bit of diversification, just to be sure.

Comment: Re:Holy shit (Score 0) 457

by mellon (#46772405) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

You need more than a million to retire comfortably. If you start banging 20% into your 401k every year, you'll reach a million fairly quickly on a developer's salary. So I would restate that as you need to earn a million more than your run rate, because retirement isn't entirely optional. Of course, you may get hit by a truck and never get there, but that seems like a lousy outcome to plan for.

Comment: Re:The CA should not revoke the certificates, (Score 5, Informative) 151

by mellon (#46742661) Attached to: Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site

It doesn't matter who revokes the keys. Right now only Firefox and Chrome ever check for revoked certs, and Chrome at least has this disabled by default. If you are running iOS or Android, your browser doesn't check the CRL before trusting the cert. So it's great if web sites revoke certs, but it doesn't actually change anything on the end user side, for the most part. I'm not saying anything about Windows platforms because I don't have access to any; it's possible that they do support CRLs. You can check whether your browser supports CRLs by going to this test URL. If you don't get a warning from your browser, your browser isn't checking CRLs.

Comment: Great for learning programming, too! (Score 1) 101

I am not thrilled that this is considered a good idea. In principle I suppose you _can_ learn to program on a Chromebook, but only in a very limited way. If this is the wave of the future in education, some thought needs to go into how to design a programming curriculum that can work with these devices.

Comment: Re:Knowledge (Score 1) 1037

by mellon (#46701459) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

No, the bombing came after they'd annexed Tibet, as part of the Destruction of Four Olds campaign. Religion as a whole was explicitly targeted for elimination. The rhetoric was explicit in targeting religion as the reason for destroying the monasteries, killing monks and nuns and sending other monks and nuns to concentration camps. Soldiers forced monks and nuns to lie with each other at gunpoint so as to break their vows. Twist and spin all you like: this was very much done in the name of atheism.

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