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Comment: Re:Not the data I was looking for... (Score 1) 148

by neurovish (#47323887) Attached to: What's Your STEM Degree Worth?


The worst STEM majors earn more than the best high school graduates. Those in the bottom quintile of ability who go on to major in STEM have lifetime earnings of about $2.3 million, compared to $2 million for high school graduates in the top quintile of ability; business majors do slightly worse than STEM majors. The worst social science majors earn about the same as the best high school graduates, and the worst arts and humanities majors earn less.

Full time salaried job versus burger flipper - yes, that's what the degree gives you.

Why does "best high school graduate" mean burger flipper? There are plenty of trades that pay a good wagw where you will get ahead easier by putting in your time learning the trade than going to college. A lineman can pull down 6 figures, also plumbers, electricians, etc. "no college" doesn't mean "completely unskilled". Most of these jobs will be a straight 40 hours/week and done, so they are coming out ahead of a similarly paid computer scientist working 60 hour weeks.

Comment: Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (Score 1) 561

by neurovish (#47323713) Attached to:, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

On a side note, if you have an IQ of 150-170 and are not doing your own research or tinkering to come up with something new, you are wasting your brain. Start tinkering, start building, there HAS to be something you know you can do better or build better.

meh, that sounds like a lot of work

Comment: Re:Mmhmm (Score 1) 382

by neurovish (#47179123) Attached to: High Frequency Trading and Finance's Race To Irrelevance

As for TFA's comment about dividend stocks... Yeah, they count as a pretty decent safe-haven in a bear market; but overall, they have a piss-poor return - Three to four percent sustained, at best. Beats (core) inflation, but not by much... Certainly not enough to retire on unless you literally sock away half of your paycheck for the next 40 years.

We appear unwaveringly headed for a securities market implosion, and not merely of the recession/depression kind, but something much, much worse.

3-4% with another 3-4% on top in dividends is in-line with the historic market gains. There's math involved, but how does that compound when the capital gains are recycled back into buying more of the same stock? No, I didn't read much of the article, so I don't know what it said about dividend paying stocks.

Comment: It's an illusion (Score 2) 154

by neurovish (#47073859) Attached to: Agree or Disagree: We are in another tech bubble.

It only feels like a tech bubble similar to what we had 15 years ago because all of the tech workers are still paid what they were 15 years ago. I don't see VCs running around throwing money at every startup they can find, product be damned. At least the companies getting the money these days have *something*.

Comment: Re:He's right when he's driving in the UK (Score 4, Funny) 144

by neurovish (#46888855) Attached to: OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

Driving around "country roads" in Scotland, I was left with the impression that they don't really have "sides". You just go along down the middle until you come across an oncoming car, then rock/paper/scissors to decide who is going to back-up to a spot wide enough for two cars to pass or just pull into the sheep field. These "country roads" also seemed to be the most direct route from one place to another.

Comment: Re:Humans hide things from each other all the time (Score 2) 93

by neurovish (#46840399) Attached to: Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra

G+ is explicitly designed around this idea. That is the whole purpose of circles which is at the center of everything. You create a boss circle for those in your management-chain, a co-workers circle for the co-workers, a family circle for the wife, and a douche circle for all of the cute florists.

Comment: Re:NOPASSWD and su - (Score 1) 83

by neurovish (#46328061) Attached to: Book Review: Sudo Mastery: User Access Control For Real People

I always get a bit of a laugh when an email comes through that a user tried to sudo su. Fortunately they haven't figured out the trick of using one of the programs with a shell escape, or even sudo bash.

The scary bit is when the audit trail just disappears or they don't followup with an email asking for something.

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981