Yep. Dumped all my tech stocks today. This is going to be real ugly. It'll be 10 years before the dust settles.
So suggesting that because industry has given workers better tools and requires them to be less trained, that they deserve more money is pretty asinine.
Suggesting that industry has given workers better tools and requires them to be less trained is asinine. They need training just to use the tools. They're expected to know more today than ever before.
Then factor in the myriad cases where things like unions require that there be 1 guy to pick up the cable, and a 2nd guy to put down the cable, and a 3rd guy to plug in the cable, all when 1 guy could easily have done all three if he were just allowed to do it, and you have split the pay that one person might have made between 3 who are now bitching about how much they make to do a third of a job.
I'm not in love with unions, but worker productivity has increased by orders of magnitude, and you're using a threefold increase in workers as an excuse as to why we don't pay our workers commensurate with their productivity? Your math doesn't work out.
It's not compensation unless you receive it. You don't get to count things like payroll taxes or compliance costs as compensation. Those are expenses. However, those expenses are far less than the increases in productivity, even counting the ones which are compensation. It costs only about 40% on top of a worker's salary for all that stuff. Maybe 50% or even 60% now, let's say. That's still less than one order of magnitude, so it's still a stupid and invalid argument.
Is it really that hard to slap a Metro interface on Firefox? And if so, does that tell us about Metro, or Firefox?
Sure. But then if they want to actually shop for something they have to revert back to normal. A pain in just to avoid seeing something.
How did you get an insightful for this? It's not even vaguely close to true. When is the last time you depended on sponsored advertisements to find a product? Intelligent people shop online by reading articles and reviews first, not by going to the google results for whatever the name of the thing they're looking for might be.
Oh, so you believe we have controlled our government well when it comes to keeping it from killing "brown people" or from making deals with industrialists?
Well, that's something else I didn't say, or even suggest.
What else have you assumed that I said when all I said that was the problem was that we're not controlling our government enough?
Do we blame her by being misled by the study? No. But once the study was refuted and the findings retracted she refused to change her tune. And so we blame her for using her celebrity status to push a dangerously misguided position that is leading to increased deaths and illnesses that would never have happened had she not pushed her cause and refused to change her position when the study was proven false.
Every once in a while I get the urge to try out one of the Metro apps, but I usually get too annoyed and go back to the desktop before it finishes launching. I haven't heard this complaint much, but in my experience the Metro apps are hideously slow to launch, even taking 10s of seconds.
My machine is reasonably fast (Intel i7 with 8GB of RAM) and it's very responsive when using "real" applications.
No vaccination? Forbidden from attending school. Forbidden from visiting a doctor. Forbidden from visiting any public facilities like libraries, train stations, or airports. Forbidden from riding a bus or train or taxi.
So, just to be clear, your goal is to make anti-vaxxers even more withdrawn and untrustful, so that they become even more ignorant and diseased? You know they'll just breed faster and you won't reduce their numbers at all, right? Do you even history, bro?
So we've only failed to control our government in how it kills "brown people" and its inscestuous relationship with "the evil rich". It works perfectly when it comes to benefits programs and entitlements.
That's the opposite of what I said, but keep going. I'll make popcorn.
I'm picturing a fly slamming into a window pane: "This time it'll work and I will fly right through. Ok, this time. No, this time. This time.This timeThis timeThis timeThis time."
You will do better than the fly if you read before replying and take your head out from the warm dark place where you store your prejudices and suppositions.
As long as the ads are marked somehow, a user script will be able to suppress them.
Let me get this straight
you don't want to see ads, so you want to suppress a little yellow box that is warning you that if you follow the link that says you'll be looking at an ad.
English is not your strong suit. I clearly said I would suppress the ads.
It doesn't work that way. Government is not an invalid concept because we have failed to maintain ours. Thinking, how does it work?!?!?!
I suppose the idea of cloning a 43,000-year-old mammoth would be the kind of thing that would attract funding, but from a purely scientific standpoint, wouldn't you start out small and try to clone, say, a dead chicken first, just to see if the process actually worked?
We already know cloning works. Welcome to the 1990s. Sorry about your internet connection.
Ah, so it's better that this worker take a "living wage" from the government, transfering someone else's tax dollars to them, and that job just be eliminated.
It's better that the government not steal our money for the purpose of handing it to rich people, or using it to murder brown people so that those same rich people can profit. And the cost of entitlements to business (which includes nearly every war we've been in, with a couple of obvious exceptions) so far dwarfs the entitlements for the poor as to be laughable, if it weren't so sad.
What do you call workers demanding more pay than can be sustained by the employer, because the employer is not able to sell the goods the worker produces for a value greater than that of the cost of the worker himself?
If the worker is demanding a living wage, then you call that a business which deserves to fail, as there is clearly insufficient demand for its services to keep it operating without resorting to slavery, which is unacceptable.
In any case, this is overwhelmingly not what is happening in big business.