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Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 198

Do you actually work for a living? $100,000 a year doesn't equate to $8,333 a month in take-home pay. Try deducting FICA, Social Security, Medicare, and local taxes. That gives you about $4,600 take-home per month. Oh, don't forget insurance premiums and 401(k)/IRA contributions so you can one day afford one day in the far future to retire, so say $4,000 / month take-home.

Rent is more like $3,000 / month, then add electricity, water, trash, insurance, telephone, and Internet.

The rest, if you can find it, can be used to eat. God help you if you need to buy clothes, get anything dry cleaned, buy furniture, pay medical deductibles, etc.

Comment Re:not for failure, for career-destroying mission (Score 1) 146

> It's a consolation prize for not winning the bigger reward and accepting very
> high probability of a publicly-destroyed career, lots of humiliation and public hate.

Oh boo fucking hoo. LOTS of people have had their careers "destroyed" for one reason or another but we don't give them all $200 million. A typical person might work (very rough numbers) 40 years at an average of $50k/year -- that's TWO million dollars in THEIR WHOLE LIFE. And I'm supposed to feel somehow bad for this 42-year-old who has ONE HUNDRED TIMES that much money?

Poor baby, has a bad reputation and can't work. She'll have to spend the rest of her life, sitting alone in her apartment, looking at want ads, wishing she could work, scraping by with just 100x as much money as a typical working slob will ever see. Boo hoo hoo.

Say she has $200M today. Loses $100M to taxes so she has $100M left. Invests it in CDs at her bank for 1%. That's $1M/year. She is literally at the "live off the interest" level. You could do a LOT of bad things to me if "never have to work again" was the prize.

Comment Checksum and recheck (Score 1) 56

This is a solved problem. For performance, scan all system files with an MD5 checksum and flag all suspects (but don't do anything yet). Scan multiple files at once multithreaded for extra performance. Now, go back and rescanned all suspect files with SHA-1 or SHA-256 to validate any potential false-positives that may have been flagged from the previous MD5.

Comment Re:I thought Linux was supposed to be secure? (Score 2) 92

Nothing is so secure that a complete idiot can't screw it up and render it insecure (consider, fort Knox but someone stands the guards down and leaves the doors and vaults open).

When we say Linux is more secure, what we mean is that a reasonably competent person has a better chance of coming up with a reasonably secure Linux machine than they do using another OS.

Comment Re:Online ? Authors never shopped in real life (Score 1) 214

It's not the same. The price in Beverly Hills is the same no matter who you are. Everyone sees the same price. The coupons are available to everyone and offer the same discount to everyone. The sale is marked for all to see.

Imagine if there was no point at all in getting advice from a friend, acquaintance, or coworker about where the find the best price on X because the price will be different for you anyway. Also no point in shopping for the best price because by the time you've checked prices at 3 or 4 places, they will all be different when you click to buy.

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