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Comment: Re:Modded down? (Score 1) 286

by mooingyak (#46750275) Attached to: Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

or you can turn it the other way around, ask the person why he wants to get paid 33$ or 37$ an hour in the first place as I think this is a very high amount to get paid. I could assume that over 50% of a paycheck goes to the house, appartment or mortgage then the problem ain't the paycheck alone but rather what he pays with it. Don't pay for waht you can't afford is what I can tell from lots of people. They got 3 floor house when they can alone afford a garden house anyways.

It's NYC. $37/hour doesn't go that far, especially if you have a family.

Then it might be time to move. Back in the nineties I moved out of the San Francisco bay area, where I had lived most of my life, because I took a hard look at the cost of living and the chances of ever owning a home, and decided that my salary as an engineer would never get me out of the apartment, much less raise a family. Finding a high tech job at the same salary in an area with lower cost of living was like getting a huge raise. And the quality of life is higher, the level of crime is much lower, and there's significantly less traffic. Of course, the temperatures and weather vary dramatically from the bay area, but the other things made it worth the trade, and we can always visit.

I can certainly see an argument for moving, but the poster I was replying to suggested that the only reason people might need more than that kind of wage (roughly $80k / year) would be because they're wasting it on luxuries like a massive house or some such. Which is not the case.

Comment: Re:Modded down? (Score 4, Insightful) 286

by mooingyak (#46747683) Attached to: Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

or you can turn it the other way around, ask the person why he wants to get paid 33$ or 37$ an hour in the first place as I think this is a very high amount to get paid. I could assume that over 50% of a paycheck goes to the house, appartment or mortgage then the problem ain't the paycheck alone but rather what he pays with it. Don't pay for waht you can't afford is what I can tell from lots of people. They got 3 floor house when they can alone afford a garden house anyways.

It's NYC. $37/hour doesn't go that far, especially if you have a family.

Comment: Re:Right! (Score 3, Informative) 578

by mooingyak (#46726791) Attached to: Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

I think you are confusing wisdom for intelligence. Politicians tend to be very wise when it comes to understanding what makes people tick and how to get people to like them enough to vote for them.

Then they get on Senate committees and blabber on about topics they have absolutely no business talking about because they are ignorant on the subject.

The intelligent person knows when it's raining. The wise person knows to get in out of the rain.

He's not confusing them. He's saying there are different types of intelligence. He's also agreeing with the post he replied to, basically saying that retraining politicians to code wouldn't work, but not because they're dumb. Rather because that's not how their brains are wired.

If goal X can be achieved by action Y, the ability to recognize this and succesfully carry out action Y would be considered a form of intelligence.

If goal X is get funding for something, and action Y is blather on about crap they know nothing about.... then blathering is a smart move. The morality of such an action is certainly debatable, but that's indepedent of intelligence.

Comment: Re:Evolution in action (Score 0) 351

by mooingyak (#46702019) Attached to: Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

I always find it interesting when people who believe in evolution get upset when instances of it take place in real life.

Why?

I believe that if I were stabbed, it could be fatal. At a minimum it would probably hurt. I would get upset if an instance of this were to take place in real life.

Would this also be interesting?

Comment: Re:Cool! $50 million USD = $54 million! (Score 1) 233

by mooingyak (#46667855) Attached to: Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

Would probably have helped to specify in the summary. My first four thoughts on seeing that were:

1. Someone meant to use the Euro symbol. But I'm pretty sure 1 Euro > 1 USD currently. So that's not it.
2. Inflation adjusted dollars.
3. Canadian dollars?.
4. Look through the comments and see who else wondered the same thing.

Comment: Re:Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra (Score 0) 465

Even if it's not used in American English (which honestly, is surprising to me), it's not exactly obtuse or difficult to work it out. Putting ones tools down (and stopping work). What else could it mean? The only possible other interpretation is 'downing', as in 'consuming' ones tools, which obviously doesn't make any sense in this context.

Mostly it reads like a typo, making me wonder what word is missing.

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -- Confucius

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