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Comment: Re:Of 1000? (Score 1) 214

by AK Marc (#46772873) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires
I'd want $5,000,000. I have 15-20 years until retirement. I'm on track. Are you?

I'd re-define "millionaire" (as in the rich with no money cares rich) to be people with unearned income greater than a million a year. That's the level of comfort people think of for millionaire. The millionaire next door type (I know quite a few) don't live that well. A tiny 2-bedroom house, raising one child, one new car every 10-20 years. Saving most of their disposable income. Having just enough so that when their health fails, they can go into a nice home, rather than the worst ones (and there's quite a difference). Maybe leaving a little for their child. Of course, the one I'm thinking of managed to put their child through medical school, paying her whole way, so she got her inheritance early. Each generation better off than the one before. Not like my father who left us nothing. Well, piles of bills that will never be paid. But my plans never counted on that anyway.

Comment: Re:Holy shit (Score 0) 214

by AK Marc (#46772751) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires
Not all issues are negative. Relatives die, leaving you things and such. I've had a similar plan, and am still on track to retire at 55 with $5,000,000+ in net worth. 15 years into the plan, and still nothing that set it off track. That includes a few layoffs, some major medical issues, no accidents.

It's simple. It just takes a plan, and some self control. Why aren't you a millionaire?

Comment: Re:Great start (Score 1) 108

by AK Marc (#46772615) Attached to: Inside the Stolen Smartphone Black Market In London
No. Texas was recognized as an independent country for 10 years before it joined the US. Even Mexico recognized it, I think (not to clear on the details, they become moot after a 100+ years and other treaties recognizing the independence). So the US had no direct dealings or conflict with Mexico with regards to Texas.

Comment: Assemble once and KRAzyGLuE? Doing it wrong. (Score 3, Insightful) 227

by tepples (#46771387) Attached to: Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs
You're doing it wrong. LEGO kits are intended to be assembled into a model, then disassembled and reassembled into a different model. That's why the enclosed instruction book shows how to build more than one model. For a dramatization of how wrong you're doing it, go see The LEGO Movie.

Comment: Re:ACLU (Score 1) 1019

by drakaan (#46770991) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Going "I doubt your bullet" or "I doubt your knife" or "I doubt your fist" won't save your life, true. The first amendment is not there to assert that individuals have a right to deprive others of life with a firearm, it's there to assert that the government may not prohibit an individual from owning a firearm with which they might protect themselves.

I see many arguments against firearms as akin to arguments around hate crimes. The offending thing is not the despicable action (murder, assault), but a peripheral thing (a gun, an opinion).

Comment: Dalvik or recompile (Score 2) 77

by tepples (#46770483) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

ARM is the defecto standard upon all software that is mobile.

How so? Android apps are written in Java that compiles to Dalvik VM. Free apps that use NDK, such as those on F-Droid, can be recompiled by anyone. Proprietary apps that use NDK can be recompiled by their publisher if the publisher wants sales on the other platform. How big is the remaining set of apps that 1. use NDK, 2. are proprietary, 3. whose publisher is unwilling to take the money from Android/x86 users?

Comment: Sorry (Score 1) 4

""The answer is what is so obvious -- you immediately fly in major supplies of light weaponry and defensive weaponry, anti-tank, anti-aircraft, so you begin to arm the Ukrainians, so when Putin make a calculation, he understands there will never be any NATO troops in Ukraine to oppose him,†Krauthammer said."

/me facepalms hard.

I will not disagree that Obama has done an awful job here but this guy is nuts! What he's really saying is that he would double-down on Obamas foolish bets and deliberately start WWIII right now. Over Crimea?

Sorry man but this is the dumbest plan imaginable. Massive costs in blood and treasure over something that does not matter in the slightest to us, and that is best case.

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