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Comment Re:Poor on $100k? Sure (Score 1) 805

401 k:
* you choose to invest or not
* you defer taxation
* money is in your account
* you choose how the money is invested
* your employer throws free bonus matching money in for free

* you are forced to give up the money
* money goes to the state
* you have no direct say in what the money is used for
* failure to comply results in jail

Please tell me in what way a 401 is 'essentially taxes'?

Comment Re: Not an alternative to Linux, an alternative to (Score 1) 277

WSL as a whole is a beta product. You can only run it in windows 10, not on any windows server versions

Insider builds are even more beta

This was caught.... but some one person decided this wasn't enough of an issue to kill off this insider build. Annoying given the coverage this has gotten. Maybe they just wanted to get the syscalls postgresql needs out asap, who knows

Comment Re: Not an alternative to Linux, an alternative to (Score 1) 277

The target audience is developers where windows is their primary platform, but like everyone we use some Linux tools. Windows ports of Linux programs all feel like ports and some (looking at you Couchbase) randomly spike CPU and drive me crazy.

Why not in a vm? It's an option. But my machine only has 16 gb of ram. I dedicate 8 to my windows dev vm. I could afford a couple for another vm. But what should I run? A coreOS vm to run docker containers? A centos vm to match our postgresql host? Rhel for the weird government product we offer?

Lots of vms gets taxing on resources quickly

Comment Re: Ha-Ha! (Score 1) 277

I don't get it. It's far superior. I had redis running in bash on windows a few minutes after reading that it was possible. Cygwin will give you grep, etc, but bash on windows lets you apt-get any binary out there that runs on Ubuntu. They don't all work yet, but it's much more powerful. While ctrl-c is an embarrassing bug, this update also included implementations of syscalls that postgresql needs to install and run

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