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re: Is there an IT Industry wide publication for employment opportunities? If so, might it be - bigblake
Honestly, if you are currently employed and are a coder you are constantly bombarded with headhunter requests. No need to go find them....
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re: Are these good terms for a HELOC? - bigblake
Navy fed has it that you can convert the outstanding balance to a fixed rate equal to the current variable rate after 6 months of drawing. They are in that 4-5% range depending on the LTV and credit score ...
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re: Financial Times 2017 B School rankings - bigblake
Harvard doesn't have enough female students to get the #1 ranking. However, if they got more female students, their avg. salary would only be 77% of what it is now. ...
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re: Financial Times 2017 B School rankings - bigblake
Barely top 50. #successkid...
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re: What's your go to brand for leather dress shoes? - bigblake
For just 1 or 2 pairs: ferragamo "Everyday" dress work shoes: Allen edmonds ...
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re: Would You Give Up Eating At Restaurants To Save $7,000? - bigblake
Are they eating at Chipotle or Chick Fil A or doing a sit down restaurant? If the former, as a couple I would save maybe $5 by eating at home, but I wouldn't have to cook or clean up. Even a family could eat at Chipotle for less than $25 assuming no one got drinks. Really we have to talk about ...
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re: "ICE Agents Now Going To Courthouses To Arrest Undocumented Immigrants" - bigblake
[quote]No. They were expecting to just be granted instant citizenship, including full pardons and full rights because they vote Democrat. [/quote] Illegal Immigrants, you're doing it all wrong. Vote 100% Republican. That way the Republicans want to keep you for your voting behavior and Democ...
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re: USPS experts, how blanked am I? - bigblake
[quote]My wife told me that she would have elected for insurance ... so ... [/quote] Essentially they want you to buy insurance in the event they screw up. What kind of backward idea is that?...
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re: What do you tip at a restaurant? - bigblake
Some states require employers to pay the full minimum wage to waiters. If I'm in one of those states I barely tip. [link=(https://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm)]DOL.gov[/link] Normally though I tip ~17% even and might round up to the nearest dollar if I like them. I absolutely will ne...
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re: What do you tip at a restaurant? - bigblake
[quote]If their employer paid them a decent salary, most of you non-tippers couldn't afford to eat out.[/quote] That logic is horribly flawed. Effectively the price of the meal would increase but the price would be offset by not having to tip. In general tipping is retarded as most people don't...
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re: Lawyer: Racist Note Given To Black Waitress In Virginia Is A Fake - bigblake
Seems like the easiest thing to disprove. Provide the credit card statement for $30.53 instead of the $30.52 that's shown on "her" receipt, though I guess she could have not entered it in (former waiters chime in here). If the receipt is in fact a reprint then that is pretty condemning. Here's ...
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re: What is with CNN and the left's obsession with the inaugural crowd size? - bigblake
I think for a more "moderate" Republican the local Democrats might go to the inauguration just for the experience and not necessarily because they voted for the guy/girl. In their opinion Trump is so divisive and therefore they would never go to his inauguration. I imagine that explains a larg...
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re: What is with CNN and the left's obsession with the inaugural crowd size? - bigblake
I'm sure Trump has more devout followers than Bush had and I'm sure you'd agree. I imagine the reasons for "less" attendance were: 1. Rained 2. Less Democrat attendance in a predominantly Democrat region. (rain amplified this) 3. He wasn't the first black president. I don't think it's becau...
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re: Bernie Sanders just hates wealthy people - bigblake
[quote]she would take all the money from public school education and turn it into for profit charter schools which are no better than public schools, oh wait they do make her friends money [/quote] Dem's nominee: She would take all the money from charter schools and turn it into her public scho...
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re: What should I use to play with over 400 million rows of data? - bigblake
400m rows is a lot. Python is not going to be able to handle that well. There are some parallel processing libraries out there but if you don't know python now there is no way you would know how to use them. Your tablet, desktop, laptop has nothing on corporate servers. The servers are fa...
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re: Cheer me up. Just filed for unemployment for the first time in my 31 years. - bigblake
Getting a job is mainly about using your network. You should be shamelessly reaching out to friends and acquaintances asking for referrals to companies. Emailing a resume to an online ad is pretty rough, and has a much lower success rate. Ask your friends, people at church, your yoga class, neigh...
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re: What's the worst you've ever messed up at work? - bigblake
Was a very new manager at a job that services online and in store. I was a rock star and higher ups let me do whatever I wanted. I decided our website sucked, which it did, and we were getting gouged by our servicer. I got some bids to rebuild the site and upon getting all the contract approvals,...
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re: At Least 10 ‘NATO’ Military Officers Captured by Syrian Special Forces this AM - bigblake
I don't believe this. I guess it's possible for an ex US military officer to be in Syria... However, them being on assignment, by themselves, well after it was known that the city would fall seems really suspect. It's more than likely propaganda to try to tie the West to aiding the rebels....
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re: Most annoying thing about the poverty debate in America/other 1st world nations - bigblake
"Hunger" in the US has essentially been obliterated. Instead of celebrating that fact, they've now switched to "food insecurity". I see many billboards that have stats like "1 in 6 kids face hunger", but that is based on "food insecurity". I view poverty the same way. Poverty in the past was...
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re: Current or Previous Military Transitioning to Civilian Life - bigblake
[quote]Just don't be the chode wearing all your OIF / OEF shite everywhere treating everyone like shite because you have entitled veteran syndrome. [/quote] The only reason I've wanted an OIF/OEF bumper sticker was my thinking that it would help me avoid speeding tickets. In my experience the peop...
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