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Comment Re:Or... (Score 0) 233

Also... One GLARING misstep in the article. The data/publications that Dan used for his wage increase idea far predates any of this.

Here's discussion in 2010 on the topic.

So here's the thing... Does a CEO plan to raise everyone's wage and announce it in less than two weeks? How far in advance would someone consider and discuss these things with key people before doing them?

It's reasonable to think the author of this article is drawing too many conclusions for the sake of hot media. I'll close out their adspace and move on now. *sigh*

Comment Or... (Score 4, Insightful) 233

....maybe there are two separate things going on here. One is Dan's pay, and the other is how much they're paying everyone else. How is it that they're conflating the two issues so that one seems like a smoke screen for the other? Is there even a rational connection between the two other than being about pay for people within the company?

Is it possible that Dan wants to get paid a lot, but also wants everyone else to get paid well? Clearly the motivations to pay everyone else well are quite different from the motivations to pay himself lots of money. I think it's more reasonable to consider these as two separate things.

Comment Re:It's a badly written article/summary (Score 1) 484

Those rubber stamps are ridiculous. China and India put out waves of certified idiots. What do you expect when you have a system where the majority of students cheat, and are permitted to do so? There are loads of articles on this topic because the tests and applications and such are so frequently cheated.

Comment Re:Still useful research (Score 1) 224

The thing is, we can already assume that most of the chocolate research will simply tell us that we eat too much of it and it is making us fat. People don't like inconvenient truths, as is found with AGW data. If your job is to basically find out the nitty gritty details about why people should stop doing something they like, you might not have a job for a long time.

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