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Comment: Re:Might as well (Score 1) 113

by Dripdry (#49417599) Attached to: Hyundai To Release "Semi-Autonomous" Car This Year

Honestly? Thank heaven. I love my hyundai. it's quiet, safe, and I can drive for 20+ hours at a stretch without falling asleep (less road noise/vibration, methinks).

People who want to rumble around in loud, turbulent metal machines, well, fair enough. I'd rather get from point A to B (and whatever's in between) relaxed and as rested as possible.

Comment: Re:Easy life (Score 2) 208

by Dripdry (#49167465) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

This last bit sounds interesting to me...
I've tried "lifting heavy" in many ways over the last 20 years. It's gotten me a messed up back, messed up shoulder, knee, and feet.

The onyl things that have helped me be in truly good shape are moderate amounts of yoga and rock climbing no more than 3x a week. Everything else has messed up my body royally.

Also, I can't seem to gain muscle mass, no matter what I try.

Maybe I'm just designed to die young :)

Comment: Guilty as charged! (Score 1) 291

by Dripdry (#48851527) Attached to: Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

I had this happen to me, kind of...

I thought for years that I'd cheated on an ex of mine. When someone asked me to recount everything that had happened, I came to that part and realized I'd simply been guilted, shamed, and abused into thinking I'd done something terribly wrong, when I was really just the victim of a person who was being horrible and vicious.

people are pretty pliable.

Comment: Bomb? (Score 1) 288

by Dripdry (#48693037) Attached to: The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

I saw it!

Movie was juvenile, but I actually found it pretty hilarious. Not high-brow funny, and a little stunted sometimes, but I laughed. I'm not sure I need to see the movie again (ok ok, it was pretty low-brow yuks, for sure) but it was a good enough time (I didn't pay to see it, so....)

SPOILERTH:
it could have had a much better ending, with Kim Jong-un faking his death and moving to a different country, or abdicating and becoming a disco dancing star, or something happier than getting blown up, but that's just my 2 cents.

Comment: Re:Increase pay, reduce work week. (Score 1) 628

by Dripdry (#48655297) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Try telling this to my boss. I work in finance and have a CFP.
My boss is *crazy* ambitious. Absolutely bonkers.
She grew up poor and now she is so nuts about being #1 that she works our asses into the ground triple/quadrupel checking work sometimes just to be sure we get a few more dollars of business. There is NO WAY to have more downtime. We could close the office a day per week... that;d be nice.

I say we cap how much money people can make, or severely limit it after a certain point. Once someone hits that cap there's no reason to amass more personal wealth, only work on personal accolades and hiring more quality people who can also come up in the world.

I know it's a hamfisted approach, just throwing this out there if anyone's still reading.

Comment: I know someone who works on this kind of stuff (Score 3, Interesting) 265

by Dripdry (#47420737) Attached to: Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

I know someone who works on this kind of stuff.
He works on theme parks, recently getting hired (within his company) to fix mistakes and problems with them, in Dubai and the surrounding area. His take is repeatedly that they don't know how to do quality-control there. Their projects SOUND amazing, but they skimp on the essentials and end up with disastrous results much of the time. He believes this is a mess waiting to happen, given the area's track record, but isn't involved in the project.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead

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