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Comment $50k, nope (Score 2) 336

That's nothing for a job where they'll expect you to have a degree. But I'm nor surprised, there are plenty of jobs around here that even without the degree debt just wouldn't allow you to live in this area. Even some big names in science who you'd think would want top people to get shit done right pay what I consider peanuts and often only offer fixed terms. So it's pay too low to buy a home, no job security to help secure a mortgage and enough of a wage to guarantee you'll need to pay your uni debt. It's no wonder so many good devs go down to London to fight over jobs in finance.

Comment Re:I smell money grab (Score 1) 167

Once you make it a business transaction yes it should. If it's just a friend that you give some cash that's not a business. But if it's a friend you pay through an Internet service to pick your stuff up then it's a business transaction regardless if they're a friend or not. Likewise if you had a friend that can do it you probably wouldn't download an app and hire them through that.

Comment Does anyone have genuine proof? (Score 1) 137

I'd actually be more likely to believe it's a desperate US or UK agency trying to prove why they need to take our freedoms away than China. There's so much anti-china stuff out there. Why pick github? But as well apparently British airways and slack are being attacked. What would China have against British Airways? Something doesn't make quite make sense.

Comment Sega died with its hardware (Score 1) 153

Everyone looked forward to getting all of sega's great games on any system when they got out of the hardware business. But unfortunately they seemed to lose all their talent with the hardware and just resorted to knocking out Sonic games and the odd Crazy Taxi game. At his best Sonic was never that good. You can't maintain a company with Sonic games.

Comment Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 1) 389

That's just stupid. Technology can replace jobs. Saying that just because factories didn't take jobs away from farmers forgets that the reason for that is because you're changing different jobs but they require humans to do them. The point of using robots and computers is to reduce the number of people required. And no, not everyone can be a programmer. If they could then programming would be a minimum wage job.

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