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  1. Comment on In Georgia’s chaotic primary, as many as 1,000 voters may have cast ballots by mail and in person, secretary of state says in ~news

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    at this point we should all just vote through google forms or twitter polls instead of spending a lot of money on a system that is about as secure and immune to influence as the latter options

    at this point we should all just vote through google forms or twitter polls instead of spending a lot of money on a system that is about as secure and immune to influence as the latter options

  2. Comment on US states seek $2.2 trillion from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma: filings in ~health

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    might as well ask for a gazillian dollars. not even apple has two trillion dollars.

    might as well ask for a gazillian dollars. not even apple has two trillion dollars.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Vanguard is outsourcing recordkeeping work, along with 1,300 of its workforce, to Infosys in ~finance

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    this is what im worried about with the big move to remote work. why hire an American who wants high pay and expensive benefits when you can hire out of India or Eastern Europe for far cheaper?

    this is what im worried about with the big move to remote work. why hire an American who wants high pay and expensive benefits when you can hire out of India or Eastern Europe for far cheaper?

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Thoughts on a management information systems degree? in ~life

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    Interesting. Thanks for your reply.

    Interesting. Thanks for your reply.

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  5. Comment on Thoughts on a management information systems degree? in ~life

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    interesting. there is a lot of analyst roles in my city so that may be something i decide to focus on but i have a year and half or so before i take more focused electives or opt for a minor. as...

    interesting. there is a lot of analyst roles in my city so that may be something i decide to focus on but i have a year and half or so before i take more focused electives or opt for a minor. as an analyst, what tools do you use the most? SQL? R? Excel?

    thanks for replying. i still got a ways to go but its time for me to look for internships and such.

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  6. Thoughts on a management information systems degree?

    i'm currently on the path to receive a BS in business administration management information systems concentration from a four year state school. i was accepted to my major near the end of this...

    i'm currently on the path to receive a BS in business administration management information systems concentration from a four year state school. i was accepted to my major near the end of this spring. my university also has a data analytics minor that i am heavily considering.

    once i am done with summer classes i plan to really dive deeper into excel and ease into learning sql b/c that will help in lots of MIS contexts it seems.

    i read online that MIS is a great degree that can lead into system admin, database admin, network admin, or business/it/system analyst roles. id find any of these careers interesting so at this point in time i feel on the right path. most importantly i just want to a job that will allow me to live a comfortable life, ya know?

    i have never really met anyone that has an MIS degree before so i have no idea what the job market is actually like for degree holders beyond clickbait articles that say how great it is. if you have an mis degree, what is your experience with it and what kind of role are you working? would you recommend this degree to someone else? what skills do you recommend most for hire-ability? id assume this is area specific, but i live in the PNW and live near an area with a strong biz/tech scene and lots of govt opportunities.

    i was recently speaking with some CS majors and they were talking about how MIS is a garbage non-technical degree that isnt good for much. obviously CS is a harder more technical degree that can result in higher salary but i feel they were just trying to put my down for pursuing what they saw as a lesser degree, but nonetheless it put a sense of fear into me about my potential career opportunities.

    i just need some guidance and would like to hear your experience.

    thank you

    7 votes
  7. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    yeah, well that's my personal goal too. still in college currently but I will probably not make enough money to do so for quite a while.

    yeah, well that's my personal goal too. still in college currently but I will probably not make enough money to do so for quite a while.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    my cousin commuted 120 miles by car five days per week for 8 years

    my cousin commuted 120 miles by car five days per week for 8 years

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I really loved Death Stranding. It really is a unique game with really very concepts and a cool game world IMO. By the end, I ended up liking some of the characters quite a bit. Not to mention the...

    I really loved Death Stranding. It really is a unique game with really very concepts and a cool game world IMO. By the end, I ended up liking some of the characters quite a bit. Not to mention the music which is some of the best in any game I've ever played.

    Maybe you've come across my bridges or structures. Maybe a path I've walked has become a road for you.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Watch Dogs 2 free on PC right now in ~games

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    getting lots of decent free games lately... GTA5 on Epic Store now this. Pretty cool.

    getting lots of decent free games lately... GTA5 on Epic Store now this. Pretty cool.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the latest example of black people being relegated to side stories in games in ~games

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    maybe black teens are more likely to play games, but that doesn't mean they are buying the most. Black people are something like 15% or something of the total US, so while they are more likely to...

    maybe black teens are more likely to play games, but that doesn't mean they are buying the most. Black people are something like 15% or something of the total US, so while they are more likely to play them doesn't mean that there is more of them total.

    no issue at all. id play a game featuring a black main character.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm (expert in infectious disease epidemiology) in ~science

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    to each their own i guess, i could see how some of that might be bothersome to people. if i dont think i like the guest i just wont listen. i dont think he should be "canceled" though, i enjoy his...

    to each their own i guess, i could see how some of that might be bothersome to people. if i dont think i like the guest i just wont listen. i dont think he should be "canceled" though, i enjoy his show especially when scientists or experts come to discuss cool shit like cleaning the ocean or talk about fungus or something.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm (expert in infectious disease epidemiology) in ~science

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    just wondering, what are your problems with joe rogan? he seems alright to me, doesn't seem to have many biases and pretty much gives every guest a fair platform.

    just wondering, what are your problems with joe rogan? he seems alright to me, doesn't seem to have many biases and pretty much gives every guest a fair platform.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on /r/WallStreetBets and how it came to be a force in the stock market in ~finance

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    Definitely one of my favorite subreddits. I bought AMD and Tesla stock based on their memes and I'm up something like 200%.

    Definitely one of my favorite subreddits. I bought AMD and Tesla stock based on their memes and I'm up something like 200%.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on People go to the library twice as often as they go to the movies in ~books

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    typically i just take advantage of the digital rentals and content because the library itself is swarming with homeless people who pretty much live there. Needles on the bathroom floor and creepy...

    typically i just take advantage of the digital rentals and content because the library itself is swarming with homeless people who pretty much live there. Needles on the bathroom floor and creepy guys watch porn (really, no web filters?) on the computers. No thanks.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on How baseball’s tech team built the future of television in ~tech

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    I came across this recently, and as someone who loves both sports and technology I found this article very cool and interesting. I honestly never would've expected a high tier tech team coming...

    I came across this recently, and as someone who loves both sports and technology I found this article very cool and interesting. I honestly never would've expected a high tier tech team coming from a sports league...

    2 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    I'm currently in college but I know I'll hate my major/career, accounting. I generally hate working (whether its school work or a job) and have never really enjoyed it in my life. The "love your...

    I'm currently in college but I know I'll hate my major/career, accounting. I generally hate working (whether its school work or a job) and have never really enjoyed it in my life. The "love your job and you'll never work a day in your life" is BS and encourages people to get things like history degrees that are largely useless. Work a job you hate that pays well so you are comfortable outside of it.

    Work to live, not the other way around. Something like 80% of people hate their jobs, so why would I be any different?

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Copenhagen crowned Europe's healthiest city – factors included things like life expectancy, the percent of GDP allocated to healthcare and the cost of fruit and vegetables in ~health

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    I really wished I live in a country with a small population and a small territory. Just checked and Denmark has a population of like 5.2 million or something very low. Seems like it'd be easier to...

    I really wished I live in a country with a small population and a small territory. Just checked and Denmark has a population of like 5.2 million or something very low. Seems like it'd be easier to do anything. I'd imagine implementing policy or infrastructure that leads to better lifestyles is easier in a country that is x228 smaller and with a population probably less than 2% of the US.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 in ~news

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    I saw articles about two weeks saying is cancer was back, this happened really quick. Fuck cancer. Even $20,000,000,000 couldn’t cure cancer.

    I saw articles about two weeks saying is cancer was back, this happened really quick. Fuck cancer. Even $20,000,000,000 couldn’t cure cancer.

    5 votes