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      01-06-2019, 06:09 PM   #67
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Depends how good you are and how much exp you have as a Data Scientist( a real one not a noob who took a few Andrew Ng courses and now calls himself a Data Scientist)

You'll probably stand to make about the same as CA salaries.

I hear the tech scene has grown quite a bit in Dallas, but have you actually been there? Lol Texas, flat as a pancake, everything is private land so make sure you like the indoors, and...it's Texas lol.
texas is bigger than many countries, there is plenty of variety in the landscape.

photo at my property in the hill country. doesnt look flat to me...

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Outside of Big Bend and Ft Davis / Guadalupe, Texas is totally flat. The Hill Country is just that, hills. Max elevation is 2,400 ft. They're fun driving roads, but it's still pretty flat compared to what any mountainous state offers.

I just got back from a week in Santa Fe, and all but the last twenty miles of that drive from Dallas is essentially flat lands. Roads in DFW are dreadfully boring, you've certainly got it better down there. Hill Country and the Big Bend area are the only entertaining driving roads we have and they're eight hours drive apart from each other.

Just typing this and I miss Southern California canyon roads.
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      01-06-2019, 07:04 PM   #69
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Weather sucks. Tax sucks. People here canít drive. Food and car scene not so great compared to CA. Traffic not so bad compared to Bay Area. Cops everywhere hiding and ready to give a ticket
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Weather sucks. Tax sucks. People here can’t drive. Food and car scene not so great compared to CA. Traffic not so bad compared to Bay Area. Cops everywhere hiding and ready to give a ticket
What tax do you mean? It cant get any worse from where i live now lol
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Weather sucks. Tax sucks. People here can't drive. Food and car scene not so great compared to CA. Traffic not so bad compared to Bay Area. Cops everywhere hiding and ready to give a ticket
What tax do you mean? It cant get any worse from where i live now lol
10% sales tax sucks.Vehicle licensing is brutal too. Nearly $1000 for the first year on my M2.
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      01-06-2019, 08:33 PM   #72
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Weather sucks. Tax sucks. People here can't drive. Food and car scene not so great compared to CA. Traffic not so bad compared to Bay Area. Cops everywhere hiding and ready to give a ticket
What tax do you mean? It cant get any worse from where i live now lol
10% sales tax sucks.Vehicle licensing is brutal too. Nearly $1000 for the first year on my M2.
Where i live its 11.5% sales tax and we do have income tax which Washington does not have. As far as licensing, i guess you lose and you win somewhere but that does sound a bit too much
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      01-07-2019, 01:38 AM   #73
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Weather sucks. Tax sucks. People here can’t drive. Food and car scene not so great compared to CA. Traffic not so bad compared to Bay Area. Cops everywhere hiding and ready to give a ticket
You could do a LOT worse than Washington when it comes to taxes, c'mon.

And there's a dude in here trying to convince people fucking Boise is cooler than Seattle, you just have to laugh.
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      01-07-2019, 03:47 AM   #74
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Where i live its 11.5% sales tax and we do have income tax which Washington does not have. As far as licensing, i guess you lose and you win somewhere but that does sound a bit too much
We have high Property Tax. They have to get their taxes somewhere.
Also they have every year try to pass something dealing with more taxes. Usually they get voted down whether we need it or not.
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      01-07-2019, 08:26 AM   #75
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If you live in King County you pay a transit tax on your car tabs. My tabs are almost 300 and 200 of that is transit tax. Move to pierce country and you don’t pay the transit tax.
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Just under a week until they shut down 1 of 2 highways that run North / South through the city. Come back next week and see just how stoked us Seattleites who commute in and out of downtown every day are....
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Just under a week until they shut down 1 of 2 highways that run North / South through the city. Come back next week and see just how stoked us Seattleites who commute in and out of downtown every day are....
It will suck that for sure. I work on 5th and James.

I think they are giving a certain time before they start tolling people to us the tunnel.
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It will suck that for sure. I work on 5th and James.

I think they are giving a certain time before they start tolling people to us the tunnel.
4th and Pike here. I feel your pain, brother!

What direction do you come in from? I'm actually pretty lucky in that I have a bus that picks up in front of my house near Greenlake and dumps me off at Husky Stadium. Link from there straight to Westlake. Pretty easy.
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4th and Pike here. I feel your pain, brother!

What direction do you come in from? I'm actually pretty lucky in that I have a bus that picks up in front of my house near Greenlake and dumps me off at Husky Stadium. Link from there straight to Westlake. Pretty easy.
Tukwila

Less then a mile from the light rail station and drops me off on 3rd and James.
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4th and Pike here. I feel your pain, brother!

What direction do you come in from? I'm actually pretty lucky in that I have a bus that picks up in front of my house near Greenlake and dumps me off at Husky Stadium. Link from there straight to Westlake. Pretty easy.
Tukwila

Less then a mile from the light rail station and drops me off on 3rd and James.
Nice! People love to hate on the Link but personally I think it's awesome. Super efficient, fast, and pretty clean compared with Metro busses. Can't wait for the Roosevelt and Northgate extensions to get finished.
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Nice! People love to hate on the Link but personally I think it's awesome. Super efficient, fast, and pretty clean compared with Metro busses. Can't wait for the Roosevelt and Northgate extensions to get finished.
Yeah it get crowded sometimes but itís fast and it runs a lot.
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I live in Wallingford and work in Tukwilla (Boeing Field). If you can swing early/off hours the commuting is pretty nice. I get in to work around 4:45am and my commute is around 20-30 minutes in the morning. In the afternoon I normally shoot up 99 and am home without slowing down at all. Viadoom might put a little crimp in that for a few weeks but afterward I will be tunnel home every day.

As for living here, as others have said, it is spendy. I wouldn't trade the area for anything though. The weather is actually pretty nice compared to other areas in the the US. I don't have to shovel anything and I don't melt in the summer. The views and surrounding areas here are amazing as well!
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I am so glad I don't work down there.. I feel for you guys. Going to be crazy for the next few weeks.
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Thought about this thread when I spotted this car while walking the dogs this weekend.

Seattle: Where the rain never stops and people dont give a f*uck about their cars (or yours). Can you imagine how much care this person will take in not door-dinging your precious BMW when they snuggle up next to you in the parking lot?

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Just under a week until they shut down 1 of 2 highways that run North / South through the city. Come back next week and see just how stoked us Seattleites who commute in and out of downtown every day are....
I was reading about that this morning. You guys are going to have a week of traffic hell. I love the hashtag: #viadoom
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Thought about this thread when I spotted this car while walking the dogs this weekend.

Seattle: Where the rain never stops and people dont give a f*uck about their cars. Can you imagine how much care this person will take in not door-dinging your precious BMW when they snuggle up next to you in the parking lot?

I have to park in a garage when I drive to work and I have had to get out of my car several times and tell the person to get there door off of my car. If you ever see one of our patrol cars look at the front doors. Most of them have door dings that look like someone took a hammer to the length of the door.
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I was reading about that this morning. You guys are going to have a week of traffic hell. I love the hashtag: #viadoom
Try 3 weeks
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I was reading about that this morning. You guys are going to have a week of traffic hell. I love the hashtag: #viadoom
Got my urban assault secret weapon at the ready!:



Lane split to the head of the traffic light - Yes
Bike lane - Yes
Sidewalk - Yes
Alleyways - Yes
Through homeless camps - Yes
Jogging trails - Yes
Over your front lawn - God Damn right

Bring it Viadoom!
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