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Comment Re:Genius my ass... (Score 1) 61

i.e.: don't be an introvert

It's hard not to be an introvert if you are one, but even as an introvert you can still work at being somewhat successful in the sort of things (networking, socializing) that come naturally to extroverts. Point is: as an introvert you won't only have to work at being "social" , it is likely something you won't enjoy doing all that much, and thus tempting to put off or ignore completely.

Comment Re:Genius my ass... (Score 1) 61

Even so, creating such a watering hole has value if it helps expand the networks of those entrepreneurs and connect them to investors. It's the one piece of advice I give young introverts (and would have given a younger me): network, because you'll find it useful in pretty much any white collar job, and if it doesn't come naturally, then you can learn with some effort.

But then: "a pedigree that virtually guarantees your ideas will be judged good, investors will take your call, and there will always be another job ahead even better than the one you have". This sounds extremely unhealthy; those investors are setting themselves up for another Theranos or (the way things are looking) Magic Leap.

Comment Re:i think its simpler than we're making it out to (Score 1) 500

And if Hillary was a turd, I'm curious if the dictionary contains a word for Donald.

Calling Clinton a turd shouldn't be construed as an endorsement of Trump, but Clinton is probably the only possible candidate that could have lost to Trump. Of course, the followup to that is that Trump is the only candidate that could result in a close election with Clinton. They're both utterly shit choices.

Comment Re: Obama has no right to do this (Score 2) 500

That's fine, then someone should write up an amendment, get it passed and ratified by 2/3 of the States. Nobody is really a 'proponent' of it, as far as I know, it just hasn't had any real congressional Opponents who weren't only griping about losing elections. It's just not been changed because that's the way it has been, and changing it is hard.

Well, the small or less populated states that would lose their influence (or, as they see it, representation) are proponents of it. Getting 2/3 of the states to ratify such an amendment wouldn't be easy, when it would mean that most of those states would have to accept the presidential choice of California and a few northeastern states every election.

You'd be asking them to ratify an amendment that formalizes their insignificant role of "flyover country".

Comment Re:So do the employees get to write that off? (Score 2) 384

I'm sure Alphabet wrote it off on their taxes. So your present was a donation to charity and a tax break for your parent company.

Well, it's a writeoff either way. Spending money on employees or donating cash to charity, either way it reduces a company's net profit and reduces tax liability.

Comment The Math, aka Big Freaking Deal (Score 1) 37

We have this:

AT&T To Cough Up $88 Million For 'Cramming' Mobile Customer Bills

And this:

Through the FTC's refund program, nearly 2.5 million current ATT customers will receive a credit on their bill within the next 75 days, and more than 300,000 former customers will receive a check.

So, $88000000/(2500000+300000) = $31.43. Thanks guys, I'll try not to spend it all in one place.

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