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Comment Re:Stop chasing the shiny (Score 3, Insightful) 161

Replace the electronics when it's actually dead or doesn't meet your needs, not just because it's not as shiny as it once was.

New high end smartphone is $200 on contract in the US. That's about $17/mo to have the latest, fastest phone with all the newest features. For a device that I use constantly and carry around eight to sixteen hours, that is essentially nothing. That's between one and a half and three cents per hour.

I understand everyone has a different set of financial circumstances, but for a device that useful, that we spend that much time using, why NOT have the latest and greatest, if it's well within your financial means? I'm not talking about buying a $100,000 car here. We're talking about $100/year for a device that most people use very frequently.

Comment Re:free money from the govt (Score 1) 85

This basically nails it. I have a friend who gets a dozen resumes a week from these kids. And literally they expect a $100k start salary after completing a six week coding bootcamp from some "dojo".

Maybe there is work for cranking out web sites but I'm really confused as to who is hiring non-classicly trained Ruby Bootcamp Graduates? Need a website? Great, download a CMS (Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla) and buy/make a template for it. Need an internal line of business app - great, who uses Ruby for that? I'm just not sure what they're hiring these guys and gals to do?

Comment Re:good artists copy; great artists steal (Score 1) 42

You misunderstand the meaning.

It doesn't mean to make a wholesale knock-off copy of something. That misses the point entirely. Everything is a remix: we all take elements from the thinks that came before us and improve on them to invent new things. We don't just try to copy an entire product from beginning to end. That doesn't advance the art, it's what a leech does to benefit from real innovation.

Comment Re:The pinnacle of slavery (Score 1) 72

I am on the high horse because I am better than you.

Bwahahaha! What a fucking pompous attitude. You're the one saying it's a subset. It's incumbent on *you* to explain why and your little redundant screed about behavior and irrationality doesn't cut it because you didn't bother describing the behaviors or why they're irrational. You simply block quoted something vague from PolySci and then dropped into ad hominem with both feet.

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