kryat

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  1. Companies who only hire people who are employed

    [size=2]Consider the opposite: Would you rather work for an established company that is profitable, has a good org structure, and give its employees decent [/size]benefits[size=2]. Or new start-up whose CEO, who just so happens to also be [/size]their[size=2] CTO and CFO, and has piloted his last four start-up companies into the ground and owes a couple million dollars in back wages, has sketchy [/size]benefit[size=2] package. They are both jobs, and they both want to hire you, but which one would you RATHER work for?[/size][size=2]Its the same thing, just from the other side of the fence.[/size]
  2. So, is this a violation of First Amendment rights?

    I think this thread needs more Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
  3. Quitting programming as a job!

    - Work for a company that has a real QA department - Work on a team that values TDD - Learn to value TDD yourself (if I still programmed the way I did 20 years ago, I would have lost my mind by now) - Work on a team that does not use a waterfall/sequential design process - Enjoy programming for the sake of programming - You should be replaceable, just as your job should be replaceable. Neither party should be doing the other party a favor. and as for number 7: You did get paid right?
  4. Health Insurance for Freelancers

    Quote:Original post by frob Quote:Original post by kryat You must have one hell of an accountant.. Using standard deductions making $55k you should have paid around $8,500. And thats just federal taxes, does not include state and local taxes. Who uses the standard deduction? It's like a tax on being lazy. At the very least, run the numbers both ways and take the better option. I'm not saying that everybody should be using standard deductions, instead I'm using it as a baseline for calculation. I am saying getting your taxable income from $55k down to $20k is a pretty impressive feat.
  5. Health Insurance for Freelancers

    Quote:Original post by ChurchSkiz Also, the US tax system is not cut and dry. Everyone gets thousands of dollars in deductions that aren't taxed and there are credits for lots of stuff as well. Not sure how it works in other countries but if you make $50k here you are not taxed 25% on $50k. When I made $55k I only paid $2600 in total taxes. Which is closer to 5%. You must have one hell of an accountant.. Using standard deductions making $55k you should have paid around $8,500. And thats just federal taxes, does not include state and local taxes. To only pay $2600 in federal taxes, you would have had to get your taxable income down to around $20k a year. [Disclaimer: this is doing the math of filing as single.] [Edit: Even filing jointly your taxable income would have been down around $23k]
  6. IE9 beta: Not as bad as I expected

    one of the first things i noticed is that the new font rendering engine is great.
  7. Placement student nightmares

    Quote:Original post by Antheus Quote:why don't you go tell your boss that it'll take more time because there is more to do and the original estimate of man hours is inaccurate? Students cannot be held accountable or fired. Boss got something for free or cheap. Employees however - they can be fired if they don't complete the work. Wouldn't want to lose your job on grounds of incompetence, would you. That's how business works. I would never want to work at a shop where I was at risk of being fired due to "incompetence" because my manager is a) so out of touch with a project that they are managing and setting deadlines for that they have no clue what a reasonable deadline is and b) doesn't want to hear that the project scope had changed, or accept that either the deadline must slip, the scope must contract, or extra developers must be applied.
  8. Placement student nightmares

    why don't you go tell your boss that it'll take more time because there is more to do and the original estimate of man hours is inaccurate? Or ask if they don't care that its buggy and just fix the art?
  9. Theme behind Google's search page today?

    Quote:Original post by cowsarenotevil I notice that it seems to only work in Chrome. huh? i think your browsers are broken
  10. You know, I've this idea...

    wait.... there are still people actually write non-trivial code without using source control?
  11. You know you've been playing too many video games when...

    After playing too much Left 4 Dead, I almost pushed my girlfriend to the ground in a mall because I heard a series of high pitched beeps coming from a ATM that I mistook for a pipe bomb.
  12. What's the best weapon in a Zombie Outbreak?

    your legs... be ready to run... a lot.
  13. Anyone seen Inception yet?

    It was easily one of the best movies I've seen in a while. Not as mindbending as people seemed to say that it is, and it didn't have a Shyamalan-esque twist ending (which is a good thing). But rather a solid narrative that didn't over explain itself but also didn't leave the viewer wondering "what the [quack] is going on?!" It comes to a natural feeling climax and conclusion. It's one of those movies that is fresh and non-derivative, and doesn't insist upon a sequel. I expect to see some copy-cats next summer.
  14. i did find this gem though: Open Letter from the owner of the Cavs ...written in 20px Comic Sans MS.... for real.
  15. Which font is this?

    The 'e' and 'B' glyphs from Blue Highway are obviously not correct, but the 'i' glyph seems closer. I don't have the actual FWHA Series C, so I can't compare against those exactly. The replica is from the Roadgeek 2005 set.