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Comment: Re:Pay, not talent (Score 5, Insightful) 390

by Dragonslicer (#49613965) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

Companies want recent college grads because they know they're willing to work for less, not because they believe them to be more talented.

I think it's more than just accepting lower salary, but also accepting more abuse. A 23-year-old is less likely to have other major commitments (in particular, a family). It's a lot more difficult to force someone to work 60+ hours per week when they have to be home to help take care of the kids.

Comment: Re: I like this guy but... (Score 1) 437

by Dragonslicer (#49589413) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

I just pointed out that neoliberalism is to the left of classical liberalism, and thus is a left wing philosophy. (See the example I gave to the other guy about how it's wrong, generally speaking, to call Democrats communists.) Socialism is a different left wing philosophy. It falls to the left of neoliberalism and the far left of classical liberalism. But the existence of socialists doesn't make liberalism "not a left wing philosophy."

Saying that the Democrats are to the left of the Republicans doesn't make the Democrats "left", it only makes them "less right". There are some politicians who actually are left-wing (Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are two that have been in the news lately; Kucinich was the only one in the 2008 Democratic primaries), but most of the leadership of the Democratic party are not.

Comment: Re: I like this guy but... (Score 3, Insightful) 437

by Dragonslicer (#49588675) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules
No, the Democratic party isn't a left-wing party because overall they aren't really socialist at all, despite what Fox News repeats ad nauseum. Most Democratic politicians like to claim that they are so that they can get some votes, but their actions rarely match their words.

Keep in mind that authoritarianism is an orthogonal concept; you can have right-wing authoritarians (e.g. most current Republican politicians), and you can have left-wing authoritarians (usually what most people think Communism is, such as the USSR). As always, I point people to Political Compass.

Comment: Re:Not sure this is deserved in this case (Score 1) 437

by Dragonslicer (#49586783) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

Libertarianism is about the correct amount of regulation and no more.

Uh, no, "the correct amount of regulation and no more" is what everyone wants, there's just disagreement about how much is "correct". I've never met anyone that wants to create new regulations just for funsies.

Comment: Re: I like this guy but... (Score 2, Insightful) 437

by Dragonslicer (#49586505) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

...I have not voted R or D since 2004, except when Elizabeth Warren ran for Senate.

So, as of this point, neither of the parties is currently Left enough for you?


That's pretty much it. The United States has two major political parties: a right-wing party, and a far right-wing party.

Comment: Re:Fails simple test (Score 1) 256

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.

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge