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Comment Re:Its pretty important... (Score 2) 307

It's a shame more people don't realize this, as evidenced by the multiple posts on here suggesting that people need to relocate. I've lived all over the country, but I've spent the majority of my life here in Louisiana and I'd like to stay here.

That's your choice. Why should the rest of society subsidize your poor choices?

They were born here; to suggest that they just pack up and move is pretty short-sighted and somewhat insulting.

No, to suggest that they just pack up and move is common sense. The U.S. is a mighty big country. Just pick another location, and move. To continue living anywhere that continues to get battered by Mother Nature is just plain ignorant. Just because they think it's "home" is not a valid reason. Just because they were born there is not a valid reason. At some point in your life, you have to take responsibility for your actions. And that includes where you choose to live.

Comment Re:profit margins (Score 2) 311

Check out the net profit margins on many of the big Pharma companies. They're not obscenely high for the most part. Apple for example has had a profit margin of around 20% for the past few years.

Average profit margin in the last 5 years:
GSK=12%
Merck=9%
Abbot Labs=15%
Astrozenica 12%
Eli Lilly 13%

They're good for the most part, but not unbelievably amazing.

Don't forget, that's after throwing away 20-40% on advertising.

So, yes, they are unbelievably amazing.

Comment Re:I think someone without a degree wrote that sum (Score 1) 329

Who's the superstar here? Are you really going to base that on a degree? My experience is that being a "superstar" has to do with passion and not education. Granted, you can't really get a serious feel for that in an interviewing process that is still sane and legal but in the end who's going to do what it takes shouldn't be based with too much weight on formal education. I know a lot of dopes with and without degrees.

As an adjunct professor at a local college, I can confirm that there are a lot of idiots in college. I have had several students who were close to getting their degrees that I would be embarrassed to say they received their "education" from my school. They barely passed my classes with a C or a C-, but that's good enough to count towards their degree.

Comment Re:So I will earn $20,000 more a year now right... (Score 0, Troll) 352

If there's no loopholes in this, sure.

However, it's only for programmers who don't have a bachelor's degree. They all do...most are doctors. Everyone cheats in school over there.

How is that different from the U.S., where every college application is admitted merely because they will be paying tuition? K-12 schools can't fail Johnny because his feelings will get hurt! Although that has produced an entire generation of idiots, colleges don't care because even the idiots have to pay tuition, and colleges only care about the $$$.

Comment Re:Horror Story (Score 1) 300

My boss (CIO) promotes me from his favorite developer to management, of which, admittedly I know nothing. After a few months he calls me into his office, wants to discuss my management style. He feels I'm not being assertive enough. Throws a knife down on the desk says, "Now, I want you to stab me." I say what. He says, "Stab me, go on, fucking stab me."

Perhaps you should have taken your smart phone out of your pocket and started video taping him.

Comment Re:Done! (Score 1) 30

I am officially done with this shitty site, I won't be checking to see if I got voted down, I am logging out & never coming back. I submitted this nearly an hour before, but yet this one gets posted instead; so fuck slashdot, and fuck all the owners, they can all go fuck their children which I know they love to do!!!

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Comment Re:Do you really blame them? (Score 1) 143

Do you really blame the users for not updating? How many times have you updated an application and found the UI worse (such as filled with ads) or doesn't work as well?

Yup, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I once updated an app that I used regularly. The new UI changed so much that a process that used to take 5-10 minutes in the old app would have taken an hour in the new app. No, thanks. I uninstalled the app, restored the .apk from my wife's phone, installed it onto mine, and disabled all updates. I'll never update a working app again.

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