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Jun 9 garumph commented on The Walmart Man Who Would Be Alive Today If Didn't Have a Concealed Weapon.
I don't see a problem here. 3 gun nuts dead with no other injuries.
May 30 garumph commented on Medicare Lifts Ban On Sex Reassignment Surgery.
as a father of a recently outed trans daughter this gives me so much hope.
May 12 garumph commented on In Seattle, 1.3 Single Dudes for Every Single Lady.
and to make matters worse. the more on the technical side you are at Amazon, the fewer females there are.
May 5 garumph commented on What the Seattle Times Gets Wrong About Seattle's Gender Pay Gap.
as someone who is working in the tech field @6 has it spot on. Pay is good here and it is probably 90% male. I am a hiring manager and I have only seen one female apply for my open position and probably 50 males. Sadly she didn't have the basic qualifications to even bring in for an interview.

Getting women into the tech field is the way to equalize salaries.
Feb 21 garumph commented on Hey Slog, How Much Do You Think Microsoft Spends on Its Payroll Each Year?.
also tack on benefits. From my knowledge of the market (but not at Microsoft) I would bet the average comp is around $300k. Most making below that, but enough way above pulling up the average.
Feb 7 garumph commented on Tunnel Machine Is Seriously Fucked.
10 months to design and build isn't that long. Since it is already designed and the tooling should still be available, it shouldn't take too long to build another. I don't imagine it will be easy to replace, but I still will be surprised if it is a massive undertaking. As an engineer you need to design for serviceability. If failure of an element means the machine is stuck, never to move again, you design in a way to service it. Bearings are wear items. Even with lubrication you have to figure there will be wear.
Feb 7 garumph commented on Tunnel Machine Is Seriously Fucked.
@12 do you know for a fact that you can't replace the bearing without removing the machine? That would be majorly stupid. While I'm completely unimpressed with the intelligence of STP, Hitachi is a pretty smart company. I would bet that they have planned on needing to replace the bearings at some point. STP may not have figured it into their cost or schedule (I would bet they didn't). Plus you cannot back it out, even if you take the cutting head off. The rest of the first section is still bigger than the hole with the liners in place.
Feb 7 garumph commented on Tunnel Machine Is Seriously Fucked.
I imagine that the bearings are shot. That is why it overheated. I would be stupid to make the bearings too difficult to replace. Bearings wear out. It should be a planned maintenance. It may be somewhat time consuming, but it shouldn't be a huge issue. Hitachi is a smart company that builds lots of TBMs.
Nov 8, 2013 garumph commented on Does This Work?.
It works for me. But then I don't smoke in the first place.
Sep 23, 2013 garumph commented on Dress Codes? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Dress Codes!.
She and her type can take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut. The no dress code is one of the reasons I really like Seattle. I don't think I've worn long pants more than once or twice in the last couple years. And I'm 50 years old.
 
 

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