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Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 2) 485

by Charcharodon (#48427379) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines
I would back you, but then women by the simple virtue of having boobs get paid a heck of a lot more than men as food servers/bar tenders and make an absolute killing in strip clubs, so cry me a river about no skill jobs paying dick all.

There is the simple fact the women tend to gravitate towards professional jobs that are physically comfortable and safe, which tend to pay less. People that work in McDonalds and in Amazon warehouse represent less than a few percent of the total labor market.

At my time at UPS unloading trucks. There were a grand total of 4 women that worked with us out of 100+ people. The other dozen women that worked in the same unit were auditors, where the heaviest thing you had to lift was a clip board and a pencil. In 1989 the truck unloader started at $8 and could get up to $10 after the first year. The auditors made minimum wage, if I remember was around $4 at the time. They might see an extra 50 cents after a year. As soon as the "little girls" are willing to step up and do the hard dirty work, they will get paid more.

Comment: Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (Score 1) 201

by Charcharodon (#48388817) Attached to: Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes
LOL. It is so cute when someone who has never served tries to call out someone who is currently serving in the military, for 20 years btw, and doesn't have a clue how the rank and file feel about the things our government does.

There are those that squealed like teenage girls when the President stopped by for a visit, but then the girls of the finance section are only a danger to you if you are a sugary baked good, the bulk of the rest of us would not tolerate the military turning on the civilian population.

Comment: Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (Score 1) 201

by Charcharodon (#48387519) Attached to: Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes
Who buys their guns from Walmart? I get my guns from the same places as the police (not to mention better quality than what the military uses) from a wonderful place. It's called a gun store. Sure they don't sell bombers and guided missiles, but then if we ever get to that point, there won't be much of a military left for the gov't to use against us, because they are US.

Unlike in the rest of the world, we as civilians have access to just about everything your standard infantryman is issued.

Comment: Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (Score 4, Informative) 201

by Charcharodon (#48385191) Attached to: Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes
You are forgetting about the Pre-pre-amble to the Constitution aka the Declaration of Independence. It has a few things to say about the rule of government and the rights and responsibilities of the people.

"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.......But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

Comment: Good for them. (Score 1) 237

by Charcharodon (#48384473) Attached to: Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?
More power to them. If they can do it cheaper/better (and far cleaner) than public transportation, then fuck public transportation.

Personally I find the obsession to living in cities to be more than a little strange. Right now I'm living on the outskirts of Tampa, which is almost too close for me. Being stuck in DC or NY or San Fran again makes my teeth ache.

The fact that I am out in farm country with a triple digit symmetrical FIOS connection just tells me life is can be very good living even out in the boonies.

Comment: This makes me feel better. (Score 1) 694

by Charcharodon (#48371709) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System
System: Shots fired at XXXX school.
System: 2 shots on floor 1 room 1.
System: 3 shots on floor 1 hallway main
System: 15 shots floor 1 main commons
System: 5 shots floor 2 main stair well
System: 9 shot admin section

Sure helps a lot with those people getting shot doesn't it? Nothing will stop the shooter until the people with guns arrive on the scene.

This is nothing more than security theater. This will prevent nothing and is dubious as to how useful the info will be to the security responders.

Let's not forget this will do nothing to help with people walking around with Molotov cocktails or a bow/cross bow, or a blade, etc.

Arm the teachers, if they don't want to do it, then maybe they are not really serious about the welfare of their students.

Comment: Re: Obviously. (Score 1) 695

So what you are saying when I put a case of beer in the fridge, sometimes it only makes the air in the fridge cold, and other times it only makes the beer cold.

That is amazing. Science is neat!

Or maybe the other thing that is missing from that theory, other than recordable heat, is logic. I personal would like to see math and the recordings on that baloney.

Comment: Re:Oh no (Score 1) 297

by Charcharodon (#48349333) Attached to: Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes
Doctor: "You have a certain kind of microbes in your gut that causes your body to absorb more of what you eat"
Patient: "What should I do?"
Doctor: "Eat less"

It still boils down to the behavior of the individual.

Personally I don't see how this is a bad thing. This is a big boon for feeding the world. The problems are individual and cultural.

You don't want to be fat, eat less and exercise more, that or go see your doctor have him sterilize your digestive track and repopulate it with the "skinny people" poop pill. (They actually do this with pills made of poop, insane.)

Comment: Re:ignorant rubbish (Score 1) 264

by Charcharodon (#48338351) Attached to: We Are Running Out of Sand
*Nobody* should have to pay through taxes for construction in such places. It's a really risky and foolish place to build. For example, any barrier island system is guaranteed to be moving around and be overtopped by storms from time to time on 100-year timescales. It's a nice place to visit, but people who insist on building there should be floating all of the costs on their own.

Welcome to Florida.

If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong. -- Norm Schryer