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Comment Re:Voluntary upsetment (Score 1) 466

I don't think that's entirely true.

Since... iOS 5, I think it is, Apple maintains a signing window for devices. Assuming you never have any problems with your phone, you can keep using iOS 5 indefinitely. If you ever need to restore the phone though, I believe you will be forced to update to a current version of iOS.

Comment Re:O RLY? (Score 1) 1201

I make enough that I'd max out the EI cap here, though that's still something like 20-30% below the median income for families in the area according to statcan. It's almost like different areas have different costs of living, huh?

I live in a small but comfortable apartment, but around here that goes for slightly north of $2/sqft. If I move further away from work I can get slightly more sqft, but it doesn't get any cheaper because the difference is eaten up in transit costs. Food and misc other expenses eat up most of the rest. The only way I could afford a kid is if my wife was bringing in a second income.

Yeah, I'm the 1% :P

Comment Re:O RLY? (Score 5, Informative) 1201

Citation needed.

Up here in Canada, employment insurance currently maxes out at $485 per week. That's taxed, of course, so what you actually get comes out to something slightly over $1600/mo.

If you live in the middle of nowhere and own your property, that might possibly be comfortable. Maybe. For some definition of comfortable. $DEITY help you if you live in an urban area though, and you rent or have a mortgage, or have dependents.

Comment Re:This is news? (Score 1) 433

1. The guy who designed the freeway overpass, your doc, your dentist, and your kid's teacher all did a bachelor's degree at some point. It may well have had no particular application towards whatever professional/graduate degree they ended up getting, I know plenty of people with arts degrees who have Master's degrees in CS.

2. Nobody grows up aspiring to be a shelf-stocker at Walmart. Your 'over-educated' (as if there is such a thing) waitress is stuck in a dead-end job with no use for the skills she (and you) paid for because of the grotesque un/underemployment rate. The world needs ditch diggers too, but a depression doesn't mean we should stop educating people.

I can't believe someone is seriously proposing we need *fewer* educated people.

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