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Comment: Witch hunt version (Score 1) 487

by Kohath (#49563389) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

At least for me, [witchcraft] gives me really bad migraines. Actually, it does it to my wife and daughters as well. And there are studies that show that it may be related to the rise in Alzheimer's.

The [entity] paying for all those studies saying that it's safe is [Satan], who doesn't have the best track record for being honest about what all their chemicals are doing (see honeybee hive death, different proteins in GMO wheat, pesticides, etc.)

Comment: Recorded, broadcast lessons? No way. (Score 2) 327

by Kohath (#49557335) Attached to: The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

No one will listen to recorded, broadcast lessons. They want a live teacher giving a lecture.

They tried that with sports and no one watches sports broadcasts. Everyone goes to a local game instead, even though the local performances aren't as good as the best athletes in the world.

They tried that with dramatic performances, and no one watches movies. Everyone would rather go to a community theater performance.

They tried that with music, and no one listens to pre-recorded music. Everyone would rather listen to a live performance.

Recorded content and broadcasting are a fad.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 67

by Kohath (#49521383) Attached to: USPS Shortlists 'HorseFly' Octocopter Drone Delivery Service

But the backhoe operator is paid a lot more than the shovel operator. Because automation boosted his productivity by 50-100x.

I don't think drones can boost package delivery productivity enough to even pay for the drone itself -- unless the people delivering the packages are artificially overpaid by 5-10x already.

Comment: Re:So about 8' from my front door? (Score 1) 67

by Kohath (#49520877) Attached to: USPS Shortlists 'HorseFly' Octocopter Drone Delivery Service

How much to you think it costs to employ a rural delivery driver? How many packages to you think rural people receive? (Exclude heavy or bulky packages, anything delivered in bad weather, anything that requires a signature, etc.) How much do you think autonomous flying drones (big enough to carry a substantial package) cost?

Think about it. How long will it take the drone to pay for itself?

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.

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