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Onavo Is A Money-Saving, Must-Have App For EVERY iPhone Data User - http://techcrunch.com/2011...
Onavo Is A Money-Saving, Must-Have App For EVERY iPhone Data User
Yeah, does this not bother anyone else? First off, how are they paying for the bandwidth to proxy all of this data? They have to be doing something with your data to pay for this. - Wizetux from Bookmarklet
T-Mobile is challenging Seattle area iPhone users to a unique challenge. Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2011, bring your iPhone into one of our 10 participating stores to take part in a speed challenge. If your iPhone can beat the Galaxy S 4G in two out of three speed tests (download speed), we’ll give you 1,000 bucks. - Wizetux from Bookmarklet
Kevin Fox
RT @zephoria: HOLY SHIT. It looks like Tumblr deleted my account and gave it away. Without notifying me (violating their TOS). ::jaw on floor:: #horrified
Reason #1 why you should own your own web site. - Wizetux
Unless that website is in the cloud, cf. AWSgate. So really everyone should own their own rack space. But what if the martians come and blow up all the data centers? Reason #1 why you should have your own underground fortress, capable of withstanding tactical martian nukes. - Mark Trapp
Reason #1 why you shouldn't use third party sites as sole repositories of your information. I'm not sure whether she's more upset that she lost her URL/username or the data. At least the data should be backed up elsewhere. The URL/username you can fight to get back. - Kevin Fox
lol you don't have to tell her not to trust 3rd parties. - holly #ravingfangirl
See some more irony Mark caught: http://friendfeed.com/itafrom... - Micah
How do you use 1Gbps Internet links? Chattanooga residents find out - http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
How do you use 1Gbps Internet links? Chattanooga residents find out
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"Google is bringing 1Gbps fiber connections to Kansas City, Kansas next year—but what can Kansans expect when the fiber arrives? Chattanooga, Tennesse provides a partial answer." - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
"which launched with a $350 per month price tag" Really??? I know people who complain about spending 20 dollars a month on internet service. I don't think they really expected residents to pay for this. - Wizetux
I'd get it if I had the $ - LANjackal
Facebook Launches ‘Send’ Button For More Selective Sharing, Announces 50 Million ‘Groups’ - http://techcrunch.com/2011...
Facebook Launches ‘Send’ Button For More Selective Sharing, Announces 50 Million ‘Groups’
Hmm, interesting. Facebook becomes Google Buzz. - Wizetux from Bookmarklet
Senator urges lawmakers to give up pay if there’s a shutdown – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs - http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011...
Senator urges lawmakers to give up pay if there’s a shutdown – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
Out of all of the things about shutting down the government, this has to be one of the biggest issues that I have with it: ""While millions of American families will be impacted by a government shutdown...elected officials are the one group who will not be impacted. Just the opposite, in fact: we still get paid," says Manchin, in a letter circulated to fellow lawmakers. "How does that make any sense?"" - Wizetux from Bookmarklet
It is just like politician to make decisions that have absolutly no imact on themselves, but affects millions of people under or around them. - Wizetux
I have come to the conclusion that I am not good at naming programming structures. I tend to want to keep them short so I don't get tired of having to type "superdiscriptiveclassnamebutitisreallylong" every time I want to create one of the structures.
However, seeing how everyone at my job does their coding in Visual Studio with its auto-complete on, they tend to not care and I have seen class names almost 30 characters in length, which I must admit leads to some pretty ugly code. - Wizetux
Jonathan Hardesty
Time Warner Cable is a terrible service. Still no internet.
Time to think about moving to Kansas City, KS. - Wizetux
AJ Batac
No USB port? No problem! :D
I...but...what? Does it actually work? - Squall
saygilar - ufo
I am just going to venture to guess that this setup would not work at all. - Wizetux
I bet there are Linux drivers for such a set up :) - Victor Ganata
@Glen Corollary: Just because you shouldn't, means someone will. - Micah
i am this thing - world-of-disabled.de
liking again. - Big Joe Silenced
YouTube - Doctor Who - Full Length Trailer for New Series 2011 - BBC One - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
YouTube - Doctor Who - Full Length Trailer for New Series 2011 - BBC One
OMG! - Wizetux from Bookmarklet
Amazon.com: Number Slide: Amazon Digital Services: Kindle Store - http://www.amazon.com/dp...
Amazon.com: Number Slide: Amazon Digital Services: Kindle Store
hmmm, is this real, or just another April Fools joke? - Wizetux from Bookmarklet
I really don't understand how some business sectors feel that the economical status of their sector has nothing to do with the general economy. If people don't have money to spend, they then can't buy your product.
Oh, where can I get some of this "not my" money that I can spend? - Wizetux
Some businesses aren't connected to the general economy and are making money off of transactional activities instead. As long as those transactions continue to exist and grow in number, those companies will continue to do well, regardless of how the consumer economy is going. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
@Cristo, wouldn't it just be easier to let your neighbors buy the product, and then just take that away from them? Oh, wait...I think that is how the government is doing it. - Wizetux
Technically, the more business sectors that are tied to the economic status of the general economy make the general economy that much more vulnerable (to cyclical swings). That said, I know this post is about the financial sector. When I hear that, I think about how much more flexible the financial market has become since the 80s, and all the new possibilities that allows. Also the... more... - Christopher Galtenberg
Putting money in a savings account is still investing. At least people aren't putting their money under their mattresses or buying large immovable piles of stuff that you can't really use for anything. Oh wait. - Victor Ganata
/joins the crowd, *throws hands up - Christopher Galtenberg
Already have it figured out, do you, Cristo? I hear foxes have that ability, too. But after the hens are gone come the hounds. - Melanie Reed
Cryptic cynicism - Christopher Galtenberg
I've been reading stuff about how economies can be modeled like ecologies, so I'm having a hard time imagining sectors of the market that can operate completely in a vacuum. They're ultimately all competing for the same resources: money. The only way I could see it is if the sectors you're talking about aren't centered around money. - Victor Ganata
@Victor, one sector that is not connected with the economy as much is that of needed goods. Such as food, heat, water...you know, all those things you need to live. Those greedy bastards..these should just be free for the betterment of man/women (I don't want to be called sexiest again.) - Wizetux
OK, there's a huge difference between not connected as much and not connected at all. That's all I'm saying. We still buy those things with money. I do anticipate that when the end of the civilization happens, competition over food, water, and shelter will no longer center around money, though. - Victor Ganata
Barnyard economics, Cristo. So many things are self-explanatory. - Melanie Reed
"....because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children." Some things seem hidden that are obvious because of the condition of our mind and our heart, Cristo. - Melanie Reed
I had my 11 year old niece read through the thread, explained it to me, wow, kids these days... very solid on the fundamentals. - Christopher Galtenberg
Environmentalist Monbiot Supports Nuclear Power : NPR - http://www.npr.org/2011...
"Now, in China alone, between 5,000 and 20,000 people every year are killed in industrial accidents in coal mines. And the death rate from coal-fired energy is hundreds, thousands of times greater than the death rate in nuclear." - Wizetux from Bookmarklet
Morton Fox
The Bull Market in Uranium is Over | FINANCIAL SENSE - http://www.financialsense.com/contrib...
The Bull Market in Uranium is Over | FINANCIAL SENSE
"The Public Doesn't Want Nuclear Power "It just is," they said. "It's all over." "But it's possible the reaction to Japan has been exaggerated", I ventured. "Doesn't matter", said one of the girls. "We don't want it. Nobody wants it. We've had enough." Her friend, an American, took over. "It's the same back home. We don't want it. Nobody does. We've heard all the arguments about nuclear being safer than coal and stuff. I know in Japan the earthquakes were outlier events. And at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl and the buildings were old. Doesn't make any difference. Nobody wants it." Another piped up. "Japan's supposed to be the most technologically advanced country on the planet – and they had problems. There are power stations on fault lines. The ocean's contaminated. I don't want to be eating radioactive fish. And how do you get rid of the waste? How do you store waste for a thousand years? Nuclear power is over. Nobody wants it." Irwin looked at me, as if to say, "they may have a point"." - Morton Fox from Bookmarklet
Is the solar the answer or geo-thermal? We need some sort of solution, don't we? - Mathew A. Koeneker
There is no single solution that will answer our need for energy, not unless we want to pump a whole lot more money in to fusion. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Large near earth orbit solar fission reactors...too sci-fi? - Mathew A. Koeneker
Those happen to be two interests of mine: sustainable living and science fiction. :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker
"Watching the outcome of how the earthquake and tsunami affected Japan, one environmentalist says he's convinced that nuclear is better than coal." http://www.npr.org/2011... - Wizetux
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Republicans continue to sell the lie that reducing taxes increases tax revenues.
Ah, but who is buying it? - Wizetux
Someone's buying or they wouldn't be selling. And I love how they continue to use Ronald Reagan as the poster boy for the lie, never mind the fact that he signed tax hikes in to law at least 5 times during his tenure as president. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Have you ever looked at the federal tax receipts as a percentage of GDP over the last 40 or so years? It never strays far from about 18%. - Kevin L
That would indeed be an interesting graph to see, Kevin. Particularly if it showed change in actual revenue for comparison as well. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Kevin Fox
Taken by an acquaintance of mine. He just came across this phone booth in a field. - Kevin Fox from Bookmarklet
Well, I guess we now know how things will end for the good Doctor. - Wizetux
It's unintentional art that has a message about our how our culture has evolved over the last couple decades - Becca
Steve and 4 other people
Would love to hear what @codinghorror thinks of this: http://blog.expensify.com/2011... "Why we don't hire .NET programmers." by @expensify
Methinks the author doesn't know much about developing in .net. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
And his attitude will cut him off from hiring some really talented devs. *shrug* - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I have to wonder, when they say .Net programmers, are they really meaning someone who uses Visual Studio 2003+? Because, .Net covers a lot of ground. - Wizetux
Stephen Mack
And now, a story about branded soup aimed at kids.
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Sunday night, I went shopping with my two children, at Safeway. - Stephen Mack
"What do you want for dinner?" I asked. - Stephen Mack
"Soup!" said my eldest, who is five. - Stephen Mack
We made our way to the soup aisle. - Stephen Mack
There were many choices. - Stephen Mack
"What kind of soup?" I asked. - Stephen Mack
"That kind!" my children said, pointing to the chicken noodle soup that had cars and princess shapes. - Stephen Mack
"Hmm," I said to myself. - Stephen Mack
I recalled that my wife told me that these soups were disgusting and very salty. - Stephen Mack
So I looked at the label closely. - Stephen Mack
"Healthy kids," said the label. - Stephen Mack
"Reduced sodium," said the label. - Stephen Mack
I did a quick online search. - Stephen Mack
This press release and blog post about it came up: http://www.fooducate.com/blog... - Stephen Mack
"Cars soup!" said Sammy. - Stephen Mack
"Princess soup!" said Sophie. - Stephen Mack
"All right," said I. - Stephen Mack
The next night, I was making dinner. - Stephen Mack
"We want our soups!" said my children. - Stephen Mack
"Very well," I said. - Stephen Mack
I prepared the soup. - Stephen Mack
I served the soup. - Stephen Mack
They had a few bites. - Stephen Mack
I also served some other food, including meatballs, broccoli, and bread. - Stephen Mack
They ate that, but not really the soup. - Stephen Mack
"Eat your soup or you don't get any dessert," I said. - Stephen Mack
(I should probably not do that. But I repeat everything my parents ever did, unwittingly or not.) - Stephen Mack
They grudgingly ate some more soup. - Stephen Mack
"Two more bites," I said. - Stephen Mack
They each had a bite. They ate very slowly. - Stephen Mack
"Now one more!" I said. - Stephen Mack
They asked if they could eat broccoli instead. - Stephen Mack
"Certainly!" I said. - Stephen Mack
They ate their broccoli without complaint. - Stephen Mack
I gave them dessert. - Stephen Mack
They were happy. - Stephen Mack
"Why didn't you eat your soup?" I asked. - Stephen Mack
"We did!" they said. - Stephen Mack
"But not very much," I said. - Stephen Mack
"Can we have more dessert?" they said. - Stephen Mack
I told them yes and that I would finish their soup. - Stephen Mack
I took a bite of cars soup. - Stephen Mack
It was incredibly salty. - Stephen Mack
"Grr," I said. - Stephen Mack
I was upset. - Stephen Mack
Here I was, buying soup despite being worried about sodium content because the label and the press release told me it was less sodium. - Stephen Mack
But I could TASTE how much salt there was. - Stephen Mack
I wrote an angry e-mail to the Campbell's Soup company. - Stephen Mack
They wrote me back. - Stephen Mack
"We are sorry you did not find the soup to your satisfaction," they wrote. - Stephen Mack
"Enclosed please find a coupon which you can use to try a different variety of soup which may be more to your liking," they wrote. - Stephen Mack
"We do want to make sure that you prepared your soup according to directions," they wrote. - Stephen Mack
Of course I did! I thought. What kind of moron doesn't know how to prepare soup? - Stephen Mack
You just put it in a pot and heat it. - Stephen Mack
"As this is a condensed soup," they wrote, "it is important that you do add a cup of water during preparation," they wrote. - Stephen Mack
I am apparently the kind of moron who doesn't know how to prepare soup. - Stephen Mack
THE END. - Stephen Mack
:) Brilliant. - Anika
*applause* - Rochelle
[Standing O] - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
hahaha, nice - Chieze Okoye
and even with the directions on the can. Although, from the letter, it sounds like you are not the first to mis-prepare the soup - Wizetux
It's true, Wizetux. And I've even bought this type of soup before, and should have known it needed water. But it's been too long since I've done so -- normally my wife shops, but she's out of town. The bright side is that now my kids probably will never ask for this type of soup ever again, and given that it's probably still too salty even when prepared correctly (plus short on actual chicken), that's probably a good thing. - Stephen Mack
I see Stephen remains off the caffeine kick. With proper caffeine, this would not have occurred! - Louis Gray
With proper caffeine, I would have made the soup from scratch! - Stephen Mack
I nearly made the same mistake a few nights ago :D - Shannon - GlassMistress
With proper caffeine, coffee for supper would have sufficed. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Coffee's not just for dinner anymore. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Davis: Crunchy treat! - Stephen Mack
A cautionary tale! - Melly
hah you just made my day so funny :) - Allen Stern
oh dear... - Big Joe Silenced
(Monique, I'm sorry I stole your schtick!) - Stephen Mack
It's cool, I think Robert Scoble stole it from Socrates. - Stephen Mack
I lol'd Stephen. See, I am the opposite kind of moron. I'm the kind of moron that added water to Campbell's Chunky Soup more than once, because the concept of non-condensed canned soup was so foreign to me. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
LolCurtz, during my bachelor days I would have done the same thing as you with the Chunky. (I remember having to go a neighbor's house once to borrow milk to add to a clam chowder can.) But honestly this is the first time I bought canned soup in years. I guess I'm out of practice. I blame the faded gold color they use on the red label for the word "condensed." Or maybe I'm just dense. - Stephen Mack
All that said, most soups are still very high in sodium; but Campbell's soups (even the ones that aren't "low sodium") are generally considerably lower in sodium than a lot of other brands' "low-sodium" varieties. Pick up a can of Campbell's Chunky or "Select" soup and compare the nutritional information to a can of similar Progresso soup. The difference is astounding. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I just thought about this story while I was sitting at my desk and laughed so loud! Good thing I'm working at home today!! - Georgia
Aww, thanks Georgia! - Stephen Mack
What kind of a moron... ;-) - Brian Johns
canned soup is loaded with sodium... I don't personally think you should feed it to kids. but Hey I prepare my own dog food: lol little steamed rice, boiled organic chicken, low fat cottage cheese ... real food is better fuel for your body. - Julie Parker
Oh, FriendFeed, I have been gone for awhile, and I sure do miss you. Now, impart me with some great knowledge.
Ah, but what is the question? - Wizetux
Sorry, my knowledge isn't that great. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alan (Giraffes)
So business mileage is going up from 40p per mile to 45p mile. There has to be a catch somewhere...
Gas has gone up 3x this amount. - Wizetux
Kevin Fox
RT @ashrewdmint: One does not simply SSH into Mordor.
Because you first have to punch a hole through the Black Gates. - Wizetux
Sauron has neither public keys nor fingerprints. - Kevin Fox
Because, if you can't keep track of a ring of power, he probably couldn't keep his private key safe either. - Wizetux
One token ring to rule them all, one token ring to find them, one token ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. - Mark Trapp
Its logic gates are guarded by more than just dorks. There are processes there that do not sleep(9). The great I/O is ever watchful. It is a Barrens waste LAN, riddled with firewalls, bash, and disks. The very Macbook Air you breathe is a poisonous zune. Not with sixty-five thousand, five hundred and thirty-six memes could you do this. It is full of fail. - Stephen Mack
And then there are the daemons. - Private Sanjeev
I suppose one could finger Mordor and take a look at its .plan. - Kevin Fox
YOU SHALL NOT P- oh, sorry, what? You have an encrypted key? Oh, may bad. Please come on through. - Josh Haley
Alexis Ohanian
Fact: Sea otters hold hands whilst sleeping... - http://alexisohanian.com/fact-se...
Fact: Sea otters hold hands whilst sleeping...
Posted via email from Soaring on a Pig with Bread Wings - Alexis Ohanian from Posterous
aaaawwwwwwwww - Kenton
probably to prevent themselves from turning over in the water. - Wizetux
Yep. It got me to "awww" out loud. Real talk. - Alexis Ohanian from email
I hate to say it, but I recently found a greeting card that showed a pair of otters sleeping but not holding hands. I didn't know what to do... - Alexis Ohanian from email
Scoble, Alex Scoble
If I knew Linux better I'd probably be employed already.
Then again, it's not something I've ever had a real need to learn better. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
You wouldn't like Linux. There's no central planning, and everyone is free to do whatever the heck they want with their computers. - Kevin L
Um, try to check in a patch Kevin, see how free you are then :-) - Todd Hoff
If freedom is having to do everything through mind-numbing text files, I don't want freedom. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I'm sure you could set up a Linux system to store all its configuration info in a database if you really wanted to :) - Victor Ganata
Having all of the configuration in text files make it so much easier to script everything that you need to do, which gives you more time to play. - Wizetux
If you can mount a USB drive from the command line without Googling how to do it, then you're in excellent shape *nix-wise. - Julian
Heh, I'd have to google that, Julian. The last time I used Linux was when I took a penetration testing class and it's been like 2 years since then. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Don't most Linux distros have automount now, though? - Victor Ganata
Some do, which is how I can call myself a Linux person. - kendrak
If you think that it is all *mind-numbing text files* then stick with windows. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Well, I was making a joke based on the linux stereotype. So many people love that everything in Linux is a text file, I personally couldn't care less. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
@Todd, with *their own* computers, not others'. - Kevin L
But how can we really know which computer is "ours"? - Alex Scrivener from iPhone
As usual there's a reluctance to acknowledge how the whole system is created and maintained. You get to be locally free because of a globally unfree process. - Todd Hoff
How so? - Alex Scrivener from iPhone
Yep, but those mind-numbing text files mean I can configure almost anything in UNIX using Vim. #notaddictedtovim #vimhead #canquitanytime #:q - Morton Fox
Todd, my point is, there's no central planning in FOSS software because you can get the source and modify it to run on your computer however you want. Whether others want to put that executable on their machines or store your version of the source on their servers is up to them. - Kevin L
yep....it's quite possible...." #floss #jobs: Linux Skills Are Hot on Improving IT Hiring Front - PCWorld Business Center" http://ff.im/wPluu - ovigia
How is kernel development not centralized? - Victor Ganata
Heh, my joke has turned into a discussion that I realize will soon be beyond my scope of knowledge. - Kevin L
rsync -ave ssh linux ascoble@ascoble.com: :D - imabonehead
Alex, I recommend learning Redhat Enterprise or CentOS. And here's a pretty good document to learn about security in Linux and it's in line with your CISSP - http://www.puschitz.com/Securin... - imabonehead
BDE, werd. I'm currently working securing Linux and Windows appliances to meet DoD standards. :) - imabonehead
Here's the Redhat Enterprise documentation, http://docs.redhat.com/docs...; and here's the Fedora's - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US... - imabonehead
Do you have any docs on configuration requirements for securing redhat and apache? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Kevin Fox
The most painful asterisk of all... - http://www.amazon.com/gp...
The most painful asterisk of all...
A million dollars to every TiVo owner!* (* Offer not valid to TiVo owners.) - Mark Trapp
I'm glad that I have a Roku box. - Wizetux
I think the key word is "prime". What does that mean? - Chris Topher
Chris, Amazon Prime is a membership service Amazon offers that makes shipping fast and free/cheap. The offer is that you get access to a Netflix Watch Instantly-type service as part of your Amazon Prime membership, unless you have a TiVo. I think. - Mark Trapp
Indeed. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Well the other streaming content from Amazon is still available for TiVo. Just not the Prime selections. I wonder why the differentiation? I'm guessing it's a contract thing with TiVo getting a piece of the pie and not wanting to stream freebies they get nothing back from. - Hookuh Tinypants
My guess is it's just an issue of implementation. - Kevin Fox
But if it's already available on TiVo, then where's the hangup with implementation? You have to link your TiVo to Amazon to be able to use the feature in the first place, so Amazon knows it's me on the other end and knows I"m a prime member. - Hookuh Tinypants
There's a big implementation difference between supporting a service that saves a full show to the drive for viewing within a specified time window and supporting a streaming service that has to handle things like guaranteeing streaming performance even if it means on-the-fly switching to different compression levels to accomodate bandwidth issues. - Kevin Fox
Unfortunately most of the prime video offerings are already available on Netflix streaming. Hopefully Amazon will expand their catalog as they go on. - Noah Belson
I think it's just a matter of time. TiVo seems to be, in my opinion, a slow moving company. They likely couldn't hit Amazon's launch date. Not a big deal to me because until the Amazon collection of streaming titles is larger I won't be cancelling my Netflix. (I read it's around 1/5 of what Netflix has) - Benjamin Golub
I don't know how fragmented it really is: it's pretty much the same as music, with Netflix and Hulu being the iTunes of subscription-based movies and TV, respectively. Yes, there are competitors, but they almost always have a subset of the catalog the big guys have and aren't really useful if you're happy with the big guys. It's just the case that there are large swathes of stuff simply not available anywhere because the MPAA and TV industry don't want to cannibalize their offline money-makers. - Mark Trapp
Kevin Fox
The Twitter at-reply s-p-a-m is just getting out of control. I'd love for Twitter to acknowledge that they're working on the problem.
I spell it out because if I use the actual word without hyphens I get spam from people promoting their software for spamming twitter users. No joke. - Kevin Fox
Ouch. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Build an anti-spam bot that tweets out keywords, then it blocks all of those that respond to the tweet on your normal account. Actually, I am very surprised that no one hasn't already done this and then made it a website for others to sign up, and report spam back to the system. - Wizetux
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Do people really believe that getting a 3rd of your paycheck is a good inducement to not work? #UnemploymentInsurance
Yes, I'd like to get paid barely enough to cover my roof payments. Sign me up for that! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Now, Alex. Everyone knows that unemployed people are just lazy bastards who want to suck off the government teat. We know you'll spend all day watching daytime TV on the 50-in flat screen TV you bought with your food stamps. [/a little sarcasm] - Steven Perez
It cases change at the margin. - Alex Scrivener
most *working* people get a third of their paycheck. - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
I guess I must be doing something right, I keep about 2/3's of my paycheck. - Jeff P. Henderson
I'm fairly certain no one in the U.S. is paying an effective tax rate of 66.7%, even when you count FICA, but I could be wrong. But, yeah, unless you're actually committing fraud and have an alternate source of income, I don't really see how living off of unemployment is supposed to be luxurious. - Victor Ganata
first of all Jeff if you *truly* net 67%, you're lucky. further still, you must not pay (out of that net pay) sales tax, fuel tax, property tax, ... - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
Victor: it's pretty easy to approach 67% if you live in CA or NY and count *all taxes*. - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
Alex, if you have learned that from this experience, you have learned more than most students do in a required government class in high school. - Melanie Reed
Most people have no idea how the country really works,how the programs they vote for or against really work. Frankly, having lived on the front lines of it, with respect and apologies to those who might be offended, I have been scared at the idea that so many people are qualified to vote for some time. - Melanie Reed
+Victor. - Melanie Reed
Shoot, my effective tax rate isn't even 33% and I live in Canada. (yes, yes, this is before sales tax and whatnot.) - Andrew C (✔)
I live in California and even counting sales tax in addition to income tax, I know I'm not paying anywhere near 66.7%. It's expensive to live here but it's not *that* expensive - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Anthony, how about we only give you a third of your current take-home pay, tax that and see how far you go with it. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
That is why so many on unemployment do work under the table, and then don't report it when they file each week. - Wizetux
what Anthony said - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Its funny to see how much people complain about the amount of taxes we pay, yet we are among the lowest taxed "developed" countries in the world. Edit: I dont mean just this post, I mean overall. - Chris Topher
What Anthony said has nothing to do with this thread, since it has nothing to do with what I meant when I wrote the OP. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
You know what, after reading what your wrote for the 5th time(?) I just got it -.- - Chris Topher
I finally got that it meant "Unemployment insurance is 1/3rd of ur paycheck, why would people want this?" - Chris Topher
I have heard of people who are content to live off unemployment until it runs out. Not saying they're very motivated in the first place, but in their cases, it was enabling their laziness. - Kevin L
If getting one's take home pay cut by two thirds enables their laziness, they probably need to seek counseling. Oh wait, except that our healthcare is so messed up that they can't afford to do so. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The question then is if you believe lazy people on unemployment are an aberration or the norm - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Glen, you need some more deductions.... - Jeff P. Henderson
If you are making tens of millions of dollars in earned income (not LTCG) in California then you might have an effective income tax rate of above 50%, not counting sales tax, property tax, etc. But then you need to look at your situation. You are making tens of millions of dollars. In income. Every year. In California. And you are able to keep and spend fives of millions of dollars. In... more... - Jim Norris
What Jim N. just said. And I suspect there's a (deliberate?) conflation of marginal tax rate--the tax on each new dollar earned--and actual tax rate. Also, I'd guess, the same piling-up (that is: you add all the percentages together, even those percentages that nullify others) that can lead you to the "only two people actually do any work" conclusions. [Easy example: If you pay 10%... more... - walt crawford
Lady uses hidden camera on butt to catch lookers · MyNorthwest.com - http://www.mynorthwest.com/...
Ok, I think if you are a gal, and you don't want guys or girls looking at your butt, then why do you spend so much time at the gym focus on that area? - Wizetux from Bookmarklet
Mary Carmen
"In life you have a choice between two roads. The positive road and the negative road. The positive road will lead to enhanced health, happiness and success and the negative road will lead to misery, anger and failure. Since your bus can't be on two roads at the same time, you must decide which road you want to be on."
"When you complain, you travel down the negative road. So which road are you on?" - Mary Carmen
Negatory all the way, Complaining is all I've got left. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I agree that if you come to a fork in the road, that you should take it. - Joe
Yes there are two paths you can go by but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on. - Jim #teamFFrank
Just don't take the short bus... - CarlC
A fork in the road = cheesecake ahead. And whatever road cheesecake is on, I'm on. And it's obviously the positive road, because how is cheesecake not a good thing? - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
"If you come to a fork in the road, take it." -Yogi Berra - Just another Bubba
positive and negative are all relative. There really is only one road, but just the way that you want to look at the situation. - Wizetux
I'm stuck on the service road. I can't get to the fork. - bentley
Alex Scrivener
No one has emailed me all day. This is nice, but I keep checking to make sure the mail client is actually working.
It's a holiday. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Not for us it isn't. - Alex Scrivener
Wait! I just got an offer of 78% off embroidered shirts from our vendor! I CAN FEEL THE LOVE! - Alex Scrivener
except you only get about 22% of the shirt itself. - Wizetux
That is only a problem is if you don't have my Olympian physique. - Alex Scrivener
Victor Ganata
I'm beginning to think the lesson of the Global Financial Crisis is that if you give already-rich people too much money, they will destroy the economy.
I expect someone to call you a Communist here shortly. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I think anyone who'd call me a Communist has already done so, at least in their mind :D - Victor Ganata
Well, the rich people have all of their money because they have only saved it and never spend it, which does not make a good model for a societies' economy. Someone has to spend money for it to work. - Wizetux
To me, throwing a boatload of money into CDOs and MBSes and buying up high-risk tranches seems like a really loose definition of "saving", unless gambling and winning is also considered "saving". - Victor Ganata
If it is impossible to lose, it isn't gambling. - Alex Scrivener
Shhh... don't anger them. Else they won't trickle down some of that money to us peons. - rønin from Android
True, but just because you rigged the game highly in your favor doesn't mean you still can't lose. I mean, look at Bernie Madoff. - Victor Ganata
Yea, but Bernie Madoff wasn't playing by the rules. - Jeff P. Henderson
I agree, Victor. And once they have destroyed it, they will try and privatise what's left (see http://friendfeed.com/brits-i...) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I definitely don't rule out the possibility that lots more people broke the law than Bernie Madoff. It's just that no one has pressed any charges yet. How much is the SEC's budget being cut by again? - Victor Ganata
So we're going to re-learn this lesson every 80 years? And Victor, part of the reason no one's going to jail is because the system is completely corrupt. See Taibbi: http://www.rollingstone.com/politic... - Andrew C (✔)
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