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Comment: Virus (Score 5, Funny) 86

by Pharmboy (#49775827) Attached to: Hyundai Now Offers an Android Car, Even For Current Owners

I tried that and got a virus, and now every time I pass through a McDonalds, the car automatically maneuvers through the drive through, generating a "referral" fee for the virus writer. You have to order SOMETHING so you don't look like an idiot. Do you KNOW how many McDonalds there between Greensboro, NC and Charlotte? A lot, I will tell you that. I've gained 20 pounds in the last week.

Comment: Re:Yes & the sheer amount of existing code/fra (Score 4, Interesting) 414

by AuMatar (#49745507) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read

Totally disagree. If I see

for(int i: items) {

I know exactly what it does. Anyone who has done any programming in any language can guess what it does. Its simple, easy to read, and if you want can be pulled into a function. Your haskell and Python implementations are unreadable and requires the user to think about each line. They're inferior to straight forward programming by orders of magnitude and should never be used.

Comment: Re:Ummm..... (Score 1) 85

by AuMatar (#49668855) Attached to: The Best-Paying IT Security Jobs of 2015

My expectations aren't internet bluffing, its taking my RSUs by the current stock price, and adding in my expected bonus. Although if the stock market crashes in the next 6 months it could seriously decrease, its not a 0 risk supposition.

I think you have a lot of wrong information about real cost of living in the valley. My commute is 20-25 minutes each way, and could easily be much lower at the same housing price. This morning it was 35 due to an accident, first time its been over 30 in 6 months. That's lower than most people's commutes are in other places I've lived. Housing is truly disgusting, but even then its a difference of 24K/yr over what I was paying in other cities. Subtract that from the salary. As for hideously crowded- you'd have to pay me 10 times what I make now to live in a less crowded area, what the fuck do you even do all day on weekends in a rural area? No museums, no galleries, no street musicians, no festivals, no events. No thanks. Its not even all that crowded, its just a giant spread out suburb. Crowded would be like Manhattan, which would probably be more fun

Comment: Re:Ummm..... (Score 1) 85

by AuMatar (#49667705) Attached to: The Best-Paying IT Security Jobs of 2015

I mentioned the city in several cases- assume that until I mention another city its the same as the previous one. But cost of living numbers tend to be really overstated- other than housing the remainder is basically flat anywhere in the US, the 2-3% difference doesn't matter if you aren't living paycheck to paycheck. Subtract out the difference in housing yourself, I have no idea what your base is.

We'll disagree on you having the best housing- for me the best housing means fun things in walking distance with minimal square feet, more room means more work and I hate housework and yardwork. I'd pay extra on a house not to have a yard. The thought of mowing 4 acres all summer makes me physically ill. You'd have to pay me retirement level money per year to live somewhere rural.

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