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Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 3, Informative) 554

Did you even RTFA? That is exactly what they will do. Switch the staff from the "Is the climate warming?" question to "What can we do about it? How can we mitigate the effects?"

From TFA:

Marshall wrote in the memo that climate change is now settled science, and basic research is no longer needed.

“The question has been answered, and the new question is what do we do about it, and how can we find solutions for the climate we will be living with,” he wrote.

CSIRO would now focus on a path where “climate and industry can be partners, now we must walk that path to prove our science.”

Comment Re:Time for unions! (Score 1) 220

H1-B visas are tricky here. You can easily craft a job no one would like to do by just offering a low wage compare to the industry. Then, the employer can justify the need for H1-B visas since no one shown up at hiring interviews. The H1-B visas are mainly used to keep the salaries low. I hope they will soon issue H1-B visas to recruit physicians and see what will happen.

Comment Re:And who trusts Financial "Advisors"? (Score 1) 71

a) you do not know if he or she is not wealthier than one of them (or if he is one of them) b) the listed people had different profit gaining careers which are not necessarily only based on financial trading. For example, Bill Gates started a software company and got a large loan from his parents. c) In a large enough group it is statistical possible that players with the same capabilities, but subjected to a random environment will end with different amounts in the end. d) Also if the average advisor is not better than a random generator then there still can be an advisor or player who is better than average who will earn a fortune. e) To get really rich, you must understand the financial market. but you also need an advantage by having a special insight in the market and most importantly politics (as politics define the rules of the game).

Point a) seriously, this is totally irrelevant everyone on this planet would know if that guy would be wealthier than all these other guys I listed together making is fortune by investing money beating a random number generator on the financial market.

Point b), again irrelevant. I never claimed the mean to accumulate money should be compared to Bill Gates or whoever else. I just mean if you can beat the market every time because he claimed it is possible to do better than a random number generator and it shouldn't be hard, you should then do better than all these guys together.

Point c), did you really read what I wrote or what?

Point d), who cares if an advisor is not better than a random number generator. He claimed it shouldn't be hard to do better than a random number generator.

Point e), he claimed you don't have to understand the market, he claimed it shouldn't be hard to do better than a random number generator for the average investor.

Comment Re:And who trusts Financial "Advisors"? (Score 1) 71

It's not what the poster to which I am replying is saying. He said:

Well, financial advisors have often (not usually, but often) been out performed by random number generators. So it shouldn't be hard to do better than they do.

He then compare these financial advisors to a random number generator and concluded it is not hard to do better. Hence, if it is not hard to do better, suffice to do a little better to accumulate large amounts of money. I repeat, he said it shouldn't be hard. I am just wondering why he isn't wealthier than the wealthiest people living on Earth in that case. He should rush to invest his money accordingly to his scheme doing a bit better than a random number generator to make pile of money..

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