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Comment Re:$128,000? (Score 1) 342

More importantly, there are some things no amount of personal compensation could provide: ethnic diversity, world class cuisine, sublime landscape, beautiful weather year round, municipal infrastructure (no boil orders for septically contaminated water), and a dozen other things even 50 years of economic development could not deliver to places like the one I lived in in Ohio.

Yeah, but I don't live in Ohio, and I already have those things.

Comment Re:$128,000? (Score 2) 342

Considering the amount of effort in getting a job there, the hours worked, and the cost of living in Mountain View, I think that roughly equals minimum wage.

You were moderated funny, but that's actually insightful. According to an online Cost of Living Comparison Tool, if I wanted to accept a job at Google they'd need to more than double my salary.

I think that their insistence on moving engineers to Mountain View is likely hurting them.

Comment Re:Let Hans Reiser work (Score 2) 317

There is no reason why a convict should be denied the tools and space to develop software when that software is in everyone's best interest.

In general, no. However, have you seen his handwritten letters and read the text of his complaints and demands? The guy is seriously delusional and deep in denial. I don't think I'd want to trust my data to code written by a mind that unhinged.

Comment Re:Getting me started.... (Score 1) 195

Have you looked at Markdown, specifically MultiMarkdown? That way you could use any text editor, and produce both LaTeX and HTML output (as well as all kinds of other things).

Also, are the formats expected by publishers standardized at all? Is the standard documented?

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