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Comment Re: Perl (Score 1) 414

i suppose users of a language that forces its users into a "one way or the hughway" mentality might be a little intimidated by flexability and power. I bet those users might even think that the language they use has the absolute correct way to express everything and all other languages do not. And version 3 will even be more righter!

Comment Re: Tax Inversion (Score 3, Interesting) 456

Stocks wont work very well if you start getting punative on the holder. Besides driving people away from investing in the market, it would become a weapon to drive undesired investors from a company. Just imagine next year when your 401k causes you to go bankrupt just trying to pay the estimated taxes on one of your holdings that you probably didnt even know you had. Or did you mean to narrow the definition to mean "other people than yourself"?

Comment Re:You think Hillary is tech-smart? (Score 1) 452

Her email fiasco already tells us that Hillary Clinton is merely a user of technology, not a developer

And you expect her to know the difference between 'Encryption' and 'Backdoor'??

Controlling access then mass deleting email is out of the Clinton's Whitehouse playbook. Making everyone think she doesn't know what she is doing is the strategy for getting away with it. I don't personally believe she can program anything, but I would not use any of this as evidence that she doesn't know how. Also "Backdoor".

Comment Re:It would be ironic (Score 1) 94

Yes, Sartre, we are fully aware that we can always choose to kill ourselves.

Or less hyperbolistically, we can always choose a worse path, like spending another 4 years and the retirement savings to get schooled in a job that pays half as much. Anyone can do that. Show me a better choice.

I can only surmise that you were not speaking to the morality of the choice and by worse you mean less profitable, and by better you mean more profitable.

So as asked, this may be an option that does not require 4 years, a retirement account, and likely will pay better than half as much. You won't even be forced to write high grade malicious code. By some accounts this could be a better choice.

I don't know who makes these decisions for you, but they may force you to attend WGU depending on how much your making now. Or perhaps you make these choices yourself and this was just hyperbole?

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