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When you sit down to do something, how many of these projects do you touch?

If the answer is "one", then do a git repo for one. The answer you should ask yourself is "when I look at the git log, which history(ies) would it make sense to see together".

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Wow, it was hard to look past all the offensive crap to get angry at all the logic holes. Let me see if I can keep this PG.

>age 22-30: graduate school, possibly with a bit of work, living on a stipend of $1800 per month >age 30-35: working as a post-doc for $30,000 to $35,000 per year

Actually the median total time to degree is far lower for STEM than it is for other fields. TTD in Physics and Astronomy is 7.0 years compared to 10.2 in the Humanities

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf06312/nsf06312.pdf

>compensation for executives at public companies is reported every year.

Yes, becaues Forbes executive positions are SO much more open to women that academic scientific careers, it makes total sense to compare them.

>Consider taking the same high IQ and work ethic, going into business, and being put on the fast track at a company such as General Electric. Rather than being fired at age 44, this is about the time that she will be handed ever-larger divisions to operate, with ever-larger bonuses and stock options.

A tenured academic has the same chance of being fired as GE employee. Or it's just as easy to be a postdoc as a GE stock-option executive. Yeah right.

> At age 22, the schoolteacher is earning a living wage and can begin making plans to get married and have children.

Because every woman aspires to have babies at 22.

> "I'm not sure if I'll be able to get any job at all.

Note that when a grad student says that, there is ALWAYS an implicit "... on what I would prefer doing".

Unemployment rate for Physics PhDs is just under 10% - this is rough the same for any occupation in the "professional" sector if you consider involuntary part-time workers (not many part time science jobs)

http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/articles/technology/t...

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat21.htm

> A woman who is smart and organized enough to earn a PhD in science would also likely be smart and organized enough to find a higher-income co-parent. What is the profit potential when suing someone earning more than $250,000 per year?

Yes, because (a) women use their career skills in finding husbands and (b) being a physicist and suing a rich ex for alimony are comparable choices - after all, why else would you be marrying? You have to be effing kidding me.

> The most serious concern is that the field that a youngster found fascinating at age 20 will no longer be fascinating after 20 or 25 years.

Yes, because only scientists get bored with their careers. Every person who decided to do advertising sales on the other hand, is still having a blast.

> A lot more men than women choose to do seemingly irrational things such as become petty criminals

Right, guys do science cause they are too dumb to know better. And people become petty criminals as a career choice. And don't forget women don't do anything as pointless as playing video games (I mean ha ha ha, next you're going to tell me that women PLAY videogames, imagine).

Look, the postdoc system ubiquitous in STEM is exploitative. Every person working in science, man or woman, knows this. And it's a perverse outcome of a funding and success model based on citation rate.

But to say women don't go into science because they're too smart for that is the same as saying that African Americans don't go into IT because they too smart want to hang around geeks and carry a pager. It's insulting to everybody concerned and completely and utterly inaccurate.

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The stuff about child support is actively gross and totally incorrect. Median child support in the US is ~$500/mo; vanishingly few people have the kind of money he's talking about.

http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-246.pdf

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That the average person who pursues a job is not very successful economically does not mean that the job is not worth pursuing for someone who is thoughtful and talented. As noted above, if the median child support is only $6000 tax-free dollars per year that suggests that high-income potential fathers are an underutilized resource.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/c... shows that the median computer programmer gets paid $75,000 per year. That doesn't stop thoughtful and talented programmers from earning a lot more (though collusion by employers, e.g., Apple, has interfered with what would have been a market).

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Yeah, this article was terrible - both full of some serious holes in its actual facts, and then dripping with sloppy reasoning.

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Its most serious flaw is the assumption that everyone cares about money as much as he does.

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"Unemployment rate for Physics PhDs is just under 10%" -- that sounds pretty bad if you assume that someone with a physics PhD is smarter than average and has more years of education than average.

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You need to have someone to assign the PR to. Either you need a second contributor on the repo, or you need to be in an organisation with more than one member.

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Factoid: At Kitt Peak National Observatory, a working astronomical site, you get more light pollution from the Homeland Security / Border Patrol checkpoints that you do from the nearby city of Tucson.

1,000W bulbs: Just Say No.

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I was in the Santa Ritas last weekend and noticed the same thing. The local interrogation point outshined the city. Our tax dollars at work.

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This is great for before 7AM flights out of SFO / SJC, where public transit is not an option.

So how does one get from Millbrae to SFO if the BART is not running? (asks the occasional visitor)

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SamTrans Route 397. http://www.samtrans.com/schedulesandmaps/timetables/397.html

Catch is you have to pick it up around 4 AM and get to the airport that early, but if you're not flying until 7, maybe you can snooze in the airport for a bit...

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Super shuttle is a popular and econimical option. Or you just call a cab. At that hour it's $35 before tip.

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I used to live down El Camino Real from the Millbrae station. It should be closer to $15-20.

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FYI, bart starts running at 4am, and google maps is pretty good at giving public transit direction in the bay area. the only caveat is to choose when you want to arrive as opposed to depart (duh), and if you plan to drive part way, choose the start to be where you start taking public transit.

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BART starts running at 4 AM - but that's at the terminus, which is Pittsburg for trains going to SFO. The first train doesn't get to the airport until about 5:30.

(I know this from a painful morning where my wife missed a 6 AM flight.)

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UberX is a pretty good option for that, although it's a pretty short fare for the driver.

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It's a $15 (10min) taxi ride from the Milbrae station to the airport arrival terminal of your choice, if you take one of the cabs that's at the taxi stand (which I've used, and never seen empty.)

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But will there be taxis there when the trains aren't running?

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The 192 or the KX also...except maybe those don't start running until later.

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If so, I'd love to know who gives homework like that so I can sign up for the course....

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Yes you can restart the tutorial.

Settings->Site->Show Tour

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So I too have been bitten by this, but I think there some merit in forcing you to make a habit of being in daily touch with your lists. I think you're less likely to cheat if you can't go back to rewrite history.

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Yes there is an app, it is simple enough to allow you to tick off tasks, not much else.

There is an API, and I did see integrations with other to-do systems start to pop up.

http://habitrpg.wikia.co/wiki/App_and_Extension_Integrations

I was quite excited to see a discussion about tying in with Trello.

Code is on guthub.

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Correct link: http://habitrpg.wikia.com/wiki/App_and_Extension_Integration...

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the above link should be for wikia.com it seems.

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At that point, why not just ask them to provide the equivalent of Turbo-Tax on the web and put the code on github? I mean if they are going to compete with software providers, why mess around with PDFs?

The advantage of tax software is not that it does the caculations for you, it is that it leads you through identifying what facts are important to take into consideration - eg. "Did you sell a house this year", "did you move for your job", "did you buy an electric vehicle" and so on.

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> At that point, why not just ask them to provide the equivalent of Turbo-Tax on the web and put the code on github?

Because we are interested in only the algorithm, not any implementation.

Software blurs the line between algorithm and implementation.

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What algorithms are we talking about? The ones that are printed on the tax form? "Subtract box 3 from box 2 and enter it in box 14"? They aren't secret.

The problem people have with tax forms is not the calculations, it is understanding what has to go in the box in the first place. And, for a non-negligible part of the population, enough English literacy to read the form in the first place. Which is why volunteer tax preparation is a thing:

http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-2006/volunteer_aarp_tax...

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Seconding @robzyb. If the algorithm is out there then people and orgs can create their own implementations that help specific populations without having to license code from anyone or waiting for TurboTax or one of the majors to build a product around the algorithm that supports the needs of the specific population in question.

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Also, TurboTax sucks (just try to use it), and I don't really expect the IRS to write anything better. But I do expect people to write open-source frameworks that can parse IRS formulas, and I expect lots of people to try all kinds of innovative ways to wrap the whole thing in a UI.

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