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Comment: Re:Kinda stupid since (Score 2) 382

by Archangel Michael (#49139399) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion

Change "religious right" to "Leftist/Democrats" and I could make the exact same point.

Large groups of people operate on "emotion and ignorance", both left and right. It is PEOPLE who do these things. I mean, have you seen Mark Dice interviews of idiot left wing people?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment: Re: Screw your laws (Score 1) 181

Yes, but the taxi company does have some responsibilities such as making sure the drivers have licenses

Which means exactly what? They have fulfilled a bureaucratic check list of meaningless drivel?

Yeah, that is one of the "there ought to be a law" kind of crap laws that make noise signifying nothing.

Let me put it to you this way, would you know if you got into a taxi that the guy had three accidents last year or none? Rookie Driver or one that has been driving the town for seven years (and knows his way around)? What do you know exactly?

What you know, exactly, is that someone filled out a form somewhere, once upon a time. That is about all you really know, after that it is really a crap shoot. AT LEAST with Uber, you have all the information available, including "customer" reviews. Which is a hell of a lot more relevant.

Comment: Re: Is that really a lot? (Score 1) 241

by Archangel Michael (#49137571) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average

Corporate Greed and Unions are the exact same issue. Both want more than the market can bear, and eventually it all collapses. And government comes in an props up the failing Corporation/Union, often at the same time (think GM).

Why? because we're afraid of allowing failure. YET Failure is a great teacher. Something we keep failing to learn ;)

Comment: Re:Don't ask for advice online. (Score 3, Insightful) 667

Not the worst advice, the collective wisdom of /. is both enlightening and sad ... depending on who you're listening to at the moment.

My advice ...

1) Teach her that nothing of great value is easy. If it is easy people don't value it. Don't take the easy path, just because it is easy. Don't avoid the hard path, simply because an easy path is available. You'll miss out on what everyone else is missing, and will not be better off because of it.

Things that are hard to acquire are the things people tend to value more.

2) Learn all you can about everything that interests you. Once you learn something, there is nobody that can take it from you.

3) Make things. Build something, anything. Make something that is hard (see #1), take the time to do it right. You'll learn something (#2) and you'll have something of value in the end. And when you're done, do it again.

4) Value people over things. Don't get attached to things, get attached to quality people. Things can always be taken away, but nobody can take away a friend. Not time, not distance, not anything.

In the end, there is nothing from this world we can take into the next. The only thing we leave is a bit of ourselves behind, in the lives we have impacted, and the things we have built.

A man is not complete until he is married -- then he is finished.

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