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Comment 100K for new grads? Nice... (Score 1) 221

So potentially someone finishing their undergrad could start off with a USD 100K salary, when combined with this other bill. Now 100K may not be much in the coasts and various STEM fields, but then who decides which degrees/fields get priority? From what I can tell, it's almost always been lottery the past several years, even those in the "advanced degree" fields.

Independently, both bills have good intent at addressing specific problems. Taken together, it introduces another one (or more, depending on how many lawyers can take advantage of it).

Comment Re:Turnabout is fair play. (Score 2) 147

This is pretty much what many reviewers and gamers point out every time a game is released on both platforms. Inevitably, someone always points out that the game runs at 1080p on the PS4 but only at 900p or 720p on Xbox One, if only to validate that they made the "right choice" with their platform purchase.

Comment Make your computers help you⦠(Score 1) 464

An optometrist recommended corrective lenses for me as well to deal with slight astigmatism, and I gave it a shot for about 10 weeks before stopping it because it just never got comfortable. I've noticed that frequently putting them on/off causes a hint of a lingering headache, but I'm guessing that could be due to my eyes/brain trying to re-focus constantly.

These days, I've just made font sizes larger in the primary programs I use â" Terminal, IDE, mail, web browser, etc. That's made things much easier to read by taking much less effort. I've made a similar change on my mobile devices (laptop, phone). I figure every bit helps in reducing/slowing down the degradation of vision.

Comment Re:numbers? (Score 4, Informative) 357

Emery Lehman, highest scorer for the US, on the Men's 5000 meter competitions:

Salt Lake City USA (2013-11-17): 6 min 19.86 sec (personal best)
Sochi Olympics 2014 (2014-02-08): 6 min 29.94 sec

His performance at the Sochi Olympics is 19.18 seconds away from the top scorer.

Jonathan Kuck, second after Lehman for the same competition:

Salt Lake City USA (2013-11-17): 6 min 09.73 sec (personal best)
Sochi Olympics 2014 (2014-02-08): 6 min 31.53 sec

Patrick Meek, third in Sochi Olympics 2014, for the same competition:

Salt Lake City USA (2012-01-21): 6 min 23.89 sec (personal best)
Sochi Olympics 2014 (2014-02-08): 6 min 32.94 sec

Only Jonathan Kuck's personal best beats out the top scorer in this competition. I'll defer to wiser minds in determining whether having a suit give you +5-10 second advantage is "fair" in this competition.

Comment Relatively fast, but depends on the keyboard (Score 1) 240

It depends on the keyboard I'm using.

My preferred keyboard of choice for the last several years is the Kinesis Advantage contoured keyboard. With that, I'm able to sustain 100+ wpm with 99% accuracy. And sometimes I surprise others that I'm able to maintain this while maintaining a conversation with them.

On other keyboards, though, my speed falls dramatically as I can't touch-type as easily.

I also thought I was typing relatively fast, until a friend of mine pointed me to http://www.typeracer.com/. So far, I'm still trying to beat my all-time best of 142 wpm of so long ago.

Comment Password Management Tool + Emergency Docs + Will (Score 1) 402

I have something like this in place:

Use a password management tool (e.g. 1Password) which has your different accounts/credentials.

Prepare a document (e.g. will) that will disclose the password management tool's master password to your next of kin or designated executor.

In addition, I prepared a list of 'emergency documents' that contains all the pertinent info I have (passports, social security numbers, tax documents, etc) in both electronic and paper forms.

It's a convenience for me that I have access to all of this at my finger tips, but I imagine it would be a great convenience / time-saver for what is already a trying and difficult time.

Censorship

Submission + - Google moves censorship from China to Australia (smh.com.au)

mykos writes: Mr Newhouse said Google agreed to take the link down after he filed an official complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission.

"Lo and behold they agreed last night to take down the sites."

Mr Newhouse believes the site would be filtered under the Federal Government's mandatory filter.

"Sites that promote racial vilification would actually fall within that description [illegal sites] and therefore would be filtered."

The Federal Government plans to introduce legislation this year requiring all service providers to ban "refused classification" material.

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