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Comment: Re:Fails simple test (Score 1) 255

by Dragonslicer (#49538253) Attached to: Wellness App Author Lied About Cancer Diagnosis
Purely for the sake of argument, let's say you can get one person per minute to give you one dollar, and you're at an intersection for two hours during the morning commute and two hours during the evening commute. That's $240 per day, $1200 per week, and $60k per year, without paying any income taxes. Certainly not rich, but doing pretty well.

Comment: Re:It's Just a Euphemism... (Score 1) 194

by Dragonslicer (#49531583) Attached to: Yahoo Called Its Layoffs a "Remix." Don't Do That.

I've seen the gamut, from firing people via text message to inviting them to a "breakfast meeting" and having security box up their stuff while they're in the meeting room (and not giving them breakfast, either).

I don't know if "gamut" is the word you were looking for. Both of those things are pretty crappy ways to fire someone.

Comment: Re:What? Why discriminate? (Score 3, Informative) 700

by Dragonslicer (#49478821) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

Well, the N.F.L., N.H.L., P.G.A. and L.G.P.A are tax exempt http://www.nytimes.com/roomfor...

That's because the leagues themselves are not-for-profit organizations. All of the profit in professional sports goes to the individual teams, who do (or at least should) pay taxes on those profits. Whether or not all of the "business expenses" of the leagues are appropriate is, as with any corporation, of course debatable.

Similarly, most religious organizations do not have any owners or shareholders that get dividend checks at the end of every year. I've witnessed first-hand how difficult it can be just to balance the budget; it's always a struggle between higher membership dues, cutting programs, or trying to organize a major fundraising campaign.

Comment: Re:And watch makers everywhere sighed. (Score 1) 290

If I were a watch maker, let alone a person who repaired watches, I'd be cringing.

Then again, based on the number of almost completely destroyed iPhone screens I see, the Apple Watch could be a huge boon to companies that sell insurance and do screen repairs.

Comment: Re:But we know the Standard Model is incomplete (Score 1) 73

finding out our ideas are completely wrong isn't "interesting", it's a setback.

considering it's a complex set of ideas that potentially describe how the entire universe and everything in it works, isn't "incomplete" or "unfinished" is about the best we can shoot for at this point

I'll just leave this Asimov quote here:

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization. -- Alan Coult

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