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The cultural inability to hide from spouting STEM shortage
By Rin  3 comments, latest 4 days ago:
New Renter says Rin says New Renter says How come hedge fund manager didn't make the list? I think Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall St" has PCed the yahoo writers. Unfortunately, making the kind of...

Passing of young Yale graduate is not an inspiration for ppl
By Rin  6 comments, latest 1 week ago:
Rin says Quigley says People go to Ivy League schools so they can get hedge fund jobs and corporate lawyer jobs and high business jobs after college. That's what those schools are for. Yes, now...

My plan to restore science & engineering in America
By Rin  93 comments, latest 1 week ago:
Rin says A bit dated but some nice rants on how engineering sucks as a career ... http://tripleperiod.blogspot.c

I'd like to call BS on Anderson Cooper's lack of Vandy inheritance
By Rin  6 comments, latest 2 weeks ago:
drew_eckhardt says Anderson Cooper reportedly earns $11M/year from CNN, and was still earning seven figures before his move there in 2007 which supposedly doubled his salary from $2M to $4M. The guy has enough money...

STEM shortage myth
By Rin  16 comments, latest 3 weeks ago:
adarmiento says Rin says Corporate America, are the liars who're putting out these shortage myths, so that they can justify the offshoring and the H1-B program, while lowering salaries for everyone across the board. Very...

Why do ppl promote the lie, 'Money Doesn't Bring Happiness' ?
By Rin  186 comments, latest 1 month ago:
Rin says New Renter says I'd be willing to bet most people would be hard pressed to tell the difference in a double blind taste test between Johnnie Walker red, black, double black, gold or...

Article: What's Causing Our Millennials to Fail at Becoming Adults?
By Rin  126 comments, latest 1 month ago:
Rin says Call it Crazy says Like I said, chicken!!! Sticks & Stones, plus, the good General's got my back. Call it Crazy says That's a given..... But boy can they text!!! I suspect that...

How colleges are finding tomorrow's prodigies
By Rin  15 comments, latest 1 month ago:
Rin says corntrollio says As impressive as it is, the reality is that the student body at Stuy isn't as unique and special as it used to be before. It's hard to gather from this...

Is it time to declare San Francisco, an overrated city?
By Rin  71 comments, latest 1 month ago:
Mick Russom says I've been to Japan recently for many weeks, its tough there, but much cleaner and lower crime and a lot of work - but here in Berne Switzerland , very expensive to...

Novartis to layoff 4K and then, perhaps offshore those jobs
By Rin  10 comments, latest 2 months ago:
Rin says Rin says And then, the recruiter will say ... "Sorry, you need 4 years of separation technology experience. Go back to school." And then, the hiring managers go to the press and exclaim,...

Was 1984, too early?
By Rin  posted 2 months ago:
This famous SuperBowl ad for the Macintosh, was this bizarre American century notion against the notion of conformity and all that gala ... My question is whether or not this ad was premature? Perhaps today,...

Finally, a rich guy decides to become a scientist
By Rin  13 comments, latest 3 months ago:
Rin says SoftShell says Now he is in a rush to develop a cure for whoever is the diseased, using his money and brainpower to bypass government hurdles. Isn't this obvious to all? Well, I...

Yuck, a pro-management consulting career article!
By Rin  12 comments, latest 4 months ago:
Rin says Ok, here are the MBA-ology programs touting some entrepreneurial genius. http://online.wsj.com/news/art Here's an excerpt ... 'Yet the true sign of success may not be success at all—B-schools may do best when providing students...

Was it possible for both JFK's and RFK's killers to be lone gunmen?
By Rin  18 comments, latest 5 months ago:
thomaswong.1986 says HydroCabron says (as already demonstrated by the failure of the Bush cuts to generate anything but more inequality) you might want to qualify what are these inequalities are... does it mean more free...

Should one shed tears for Ballmer's departure from Microsoft?
By Rin  13 comments, latest 5 months ago:
Rin says Dan8267 says MS seems to have gotten this idea with the laptop/desktop vs server distinction, but doesn't realize that tablets aren't laptops and smart phones aren't tablets. Form factor matters; it affects how...

The rich are back & now, in the loan forgiveness act
By Rin  posted 5 months ago:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ Here's an excerpt: "But what if a wealthy investor promised to finance their venture in exchange for a slice of their future earnings? That’s the basic concept behind Upstart, a website that connects brilliant...

Mainstream talk about hedge fund salaries. Again, why STEM?
By Rin  6 comments, latest 5 months ago:
Rin says From the PhD thread, to help connect the dots on R&D and education in general. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11 === The article was an interesting re-iteration of a long hold viewpoint, however, it bored me with...

Another article on wasted graduate degrees
By Rin  6 comments, latest 6 months ago:
Quigley says I'm going to go weld something.

Enough on scientist threads, don't go into science if you're not already rich
By Rin  85 comments, latest 7 months ago:
Rin says Ok, the following article isn't STEM. And although it's an extreme case, with a hint of muckraking, it does point at the plight of academics these days ... http://news.yahoo.com/adjunct- This person should have...

Robots/AI future, we need a full blown welfare state but not state socialism
By Rin  58 comments, latest 7 months ago:
freak80 says Rin says I didn't create the world around me but now that I've arrived, I'm gravely concerned about the decades ahead. But the Baby Boomers say it's all our fault for not working...

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