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Comment Re:Start the clock (Score 0, Troll) 266

Don't worry alarmists, El Nino's are cyclic. A new shipment of scare is on backorder. Approx ETA ~ 2020.

Here's a graph of temp anomalies vs El Nino events from 1950 - 2012. Notice anything unusual?

Nope. It doesnt even have 100 years of temp data for a planet 4 billion years old. Thats called an insufficient sample size.

Comment Re:Start the clock (Score 0) 266

Don't worry, deniers. With 2015's El Nino now over, you can look forward to cooler temperatures in 2017, and then when 2018 rolls around, you can declare that 2017's lower average global temperature proves that global warming has ended (again). Patience is key. Good luck!

Keep crying wolf. Its worked out so well for your cause so far.

Comment Re:Down with Putin - Down with Trump (Score 1) 278

There is no reasoning with liberals today. They live in fucking la la land where Hillary can do no wrong. Its pathetic. They've been on this course since the founding of Moveon.org where they employ the scientology tactic of "always attack, never defend". Obama has been a God send to the Republican party. He's lost 900 state legislators, Congress, the Senate and now the presidency. Not to mention Republicans now have the majority of the govenorships. Just a few more and they can ammend the constitution without a single Democrat needed.

I'm a Republican and even I don't want them to have that kind of power. It sickens me watching the Democrats implode like this to the detriment of the country. Nancy Pelsoi, Harry Reid and Obama have bee a fucking disaster.

Comment Re:One can hope (Score 1, Insightful) 124

And here its made my life much easier and I've had zero issues with it. I hate Pottering as much as anyone but if something he's done has made my life easier, the way systemd has, then kudo's to him.

Your post however contributes nothing.

Comment Re:Correction... all AMERICAN millennials (Score 1) 495

Worldwide, millennials are doing great. The World Bank Forecasts Global Poverty to Fall Below 10% for First Time.

The problem for Americans is that we can't exactly ask the Chinese to go back to having 45 million people starve to death in a new "Great Leap Forward", no matter how much taking their labor skills off the capitalist market might improve the labor demand for unskilled white Trump voting high-school dropouts. Globalism is a bitch if you were used to getting a free ride.

Just had to bitch about "white" people didn't you? Your inner douche bag is showing you racist pile of shit.

Comment Re:Welcome to globalization (Score 1, Offtopic) 495

Funny thing about workers in other countries - they kinda don't want to bust their ass for meager wagers so that Americans can enjoy a standard of living higher than they deserve. The inevitable outcome is an equalization of income, where wages in established nations stagnates while wages in developing countries rises.

Who are you to tell Americans what standard of living they deserve? I work for a living, hard. I have a high standard of living compared to many. Fuck you if you think I don't deserve what I earned with my own blood sweat and tears.

Comment Re:Android? (Score 1) 77

It's a crowded market.

Give me a WebOS phone with a real keyboard, and I'll be happy to wait in line all night for it.

(I don't even care about the lack of third party apps. Well, except for the crap HP pulled when they hobbled the Google Maps app, and replaced it with Bing Maps.)

Sure, but allow me to get off your lawn first

Comment That's the wrong question. (Score 1) 261

You've got a lot of opportunity. I can't really tell you what a "good job" is, without knowing you. The question I would ask you, if we were sitting face to face, is "what do you like to do?" And then we would go from there.

I would probably tell you that fields like machine learning and information security are good, but competitive. I would tell you to avoid the gaming industry, unless you know someone who can get you into one of the big studios. This is more likely if you live in a city where there is a big gaming studio, like LA or Seattle.

And I would strongly urge you to look for less competitive industries like banking and insurance, where jobs are very stable, if you wanted stable. If you wanted a resume full of big names and shorter term projects with an entrepreneurial tract inline for the second half of your career, you need to get hooked up with one of the bigger staffing firms, or consulting companies, and not be afraid to travel for work. Robert Half, Yoh, Aditi, TCS, IBM, those guys.

At least your first time out, spend $300 to $700 on a good, professionally written resume, and study how it's done. Don't underestimate the power of a nice looking, well written resume. Oh, and also remember that you can still game job boards by renewing your resume every day, and using heavy keyword concentrations in the skillsets and areas you want. It works basically the same way that SEO did before the clampdown. Don't go crazy with it, but be aware.

If you want to go straight into startups, get on LinkedIn, and make friends with people in the industry, and others that work in the field. Reach out to them. Tell them who you are and what you're about. Get involved with user groups in your area, if you live in a city. Get involved with business networking groups. Be in places where you meet people, and have an opportunity to talk and shake hands... a lot.

No matter what you're doing, you need to understand that most (not all, but almost all) technical jobs are about interacting with people, first and foremost. If you're antisocial, and you don't like talking to people, or working with them, you'll do okay to a point, but there will be a limit to how far you're able to go with this. In the event that you've been told otherwise, by anyone, I feel terrible for you and what you've gotten yourself into.

So get people skills if you don't have them. Build them, quickly.

As a CS graduate, you're officially a salesman. Congratulations.

Your career will be spent selling yourself, selling your ideas, selling your solutions, and building alliances and consensus with coworkers, vendors, contractors, and management.

Get good at this, or your life will be hard.

It's also a field where ongoing education is essential. Find a place where you can get courses online. Take them, learn the topics in and out. List them on your resume as you go, and keep a current list.

That's everything I can think of, off the top of my head.

Good luck.

Comment Everybody's missing it. (Score 1) 734

The real revelation here, is that the data from the leak, regardless as to the context, and the party responsible, is authentic. It's been verified by the CIA and FBI as not containing any forgeries or being altered in any way. Not one word of the Podesta or DNC emails has been altered. So, now we know that pay for play, spirit cooking, post warrant email deletions on the private server, admissions of clinton foundation donors funding isis, and more, is all true. I'm not saying that anyone would ever chase Clinton down and press charges, but they certainly could now.

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