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Comment Re:idiotic (Score 1) 228

Imagine people with your colour eyes statistically committed more crimes. You try your best to be a good person, to better yourself, to get on in life... But doors keep slamming in your face.

You apply for jobs you are well qualified for, but don't even get an interview. Eventually you find somewhere but they want to pay you less than your graduate friends. And you can't take it anyway, because no one will rent to you.

Would you accept that as fair, or would you want the law changed to stop it? What would you do at that moment?

Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 5, Insightful) 158

I guess he means alternative science.

Every American should be worried about this. Aside from the health damage at a time when healthcare is threatened, and aside from the environmental damage, it's going to make it hard for America to do trade deals and export goods.

Just because Trump thinks it's a Chinese conspiracy, doesn't mean that, for example, the EU will just ignore it. If the US emits more pollution, low tariff trade deals will be impossible.

Comment Re:Half way there (Score 1) 113

This. I see loads of jobs in London, Oxford, Reading and other big cities that pay about the same as I get now, but housing costs are 3-4x as much.

Either we need a massive housing crash, prices down at least 50%, or we need £100k entry level developer salaries.

Until recently they were able to find EU migrants willing to put up with living in a shed, but with Brexit that supply is drying up.

Comment Re:You're outsourcing the jobs! Then you complain! (Score 1) 113

I've noticed in the UK that a lot of jobs are just six month contacts. No stability, no benefits and pay barely above salary level. I guess maybe they were getting EU people to fill those roles, at least before Brexit started.

That said there is a genuine shortage of skills in my field. Diving natives away from the UK certainly won't help.

Comment Re:You were hired to work for THEM (Score 1) 387

I recently did some work on my open source bootloader and open source utility library during work hours. I then used them in a work project. Saved the company a lot of time, paying me to re-implement those things by just making a few improvements and fixes to my existing code.

I do that fairly often. No point re-inventing the wheel and we already use some other GPL/BSD code anyway.

It's part of the value I bring.

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