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Comment: Re:Transparency in Government is good! (Score 1) 334

voting only changes something when the electorate is educated and voters take their voting duty seriously

A good first step towards achieving this is ensuring that higher education is available for everyone with the required aptitude in a society. Increase in the cost of education coupled with stagnant wages has ensured that a good education is only viable for a relatively small elite and people willing to live a life of indentured servitude after finishing up your degree.

Though I'll probably be branded a commie or socialist for even suggesting this by some.

Comment: Re:that happens, but 11 failing quarters in a row (Score 5, Insightful) 331

by Kabukiwookie (#48976499) Attached to: Massive Layoff Underway At IBM

The management responsible for these layoffs don't care that much if they're out of a job. Every C-level manager only has to work 1 year after which they could afford never to have to work a day in their life.

People below that... not so much.

When Carly was CEO at HP, she had a 4 million dollar salary and at some point she gave herself a 16 million dollar bonus for saving lots of money (almost all HP employees waived 1 day's worth of salary at Carly's request just a few month's before she gave herself that bonus).

The current HP CEO on the other hand already has a 16 million dollar salary package. If HP goes tits up tomorrow, she's really not going to lose any sleep over it.

Comment: Re:comment (Score 1) 206

by Kabukiwookie (#48841285) Attached to: 19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks
Only during the embargo the estimate was the 500,000 children died in Iraq, because of it. Madeline Albright thought it was totally 'worth it' though. I presume you know how to use Google if you don't believe me, then come back to me and tell me the estimate of 150,000 people killed during a much more violent period is too high.

Comment: Re:comment (Score 1) 206

by Kabukiwookie (#48841241) Attached to: 19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

You're coming up with too many inconvenient facts that take the steam out of his arguments.

Cold fjord is quite likely working in psy-ops and the only reason he puts in his signature is because it's supposed to rile up people, which is convenient to further his cause, while I sure that he's the type of person who would have favoured 'freedom fries' over 'french fries' not too long ago.

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

by Kabukiwookie (#48648367) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

If there is no demand for a product, it will not sell.

The fact that there is no product (yet) that will meet a demand, doesn't mean that demand does not exist.

There's a huge demand for VTOL flying cars that are fast, safe, cheap and reliable; unfortunately, there's nobody that can supply to that demand. If someone does come up with a flying car, be sure that person will make a killing, Not because that person 'created' demand, but because there already is a demand that is unfulfilled

An optimist believes we live in the best world possible; a pessimist fears this is true.