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Comment: Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (Score 1) 415

by ClintJCL (#48303421) Attached to: How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking
If you're already in bed and your bedroom doesn't have room for a nightstand, or only has 2 prong plugs, and you've undressed, and have doors closed for climate control, and must go into a cold room to get it -- pretty damn big difference. Huge. I don't even charge my tablet except at work.

Comment: Re:Nonsense. Again. (Score 2) 432

by ClintJCL (#48244819) Attached to: Black Swan Author: Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin
Declaring "nothing" doesn't make it so. Somehow, they decided that a new word with a new definition must be used. Breeding and genetic modification are not the same thing, as much as you want them to be in order to avoid your own silly cognitive dissonance.

TL;DR: You waived your hands like OP, but it's still not a magic trick.

Comment: Re:Let me get this right (Score 5, Insightful) 839

by ClintJCL (#48161687) Attached to: Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right
Flat tax is bullshit because money's value to an individual is logrithmic, not linear.

Taking 50 percent from Bill Gates reduces his power almost by 0. Taking 50 percent from that single mother? Her kids are homeless. The same tax level is not simply the same for all people. Flat tax is an idea for the rich, by the rich, disguised as an idea for the people, by the people. Like *most* American politics.

Comment: Re:automation + liberal capitalism = disaster (Score 1) 405

Per capita is meaningless. If I create a country where I have a billion dollars, and live with 1,000 who actually owe me money, I can brag that everyone in my country is worth a million dollars. It would be misleading bullshit, like your summary.

Trying to be happy is like trying to build a machine for which the only specification is that it should run noiselessly.