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Comment: Re:Proprietary shit comes to proprietary platform. (Score 1) 155

by Ksevio (#48027355) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

What's really missing is that ChromeOS is made to be a lightweight almost terminal system with nothing but the basics installed.

The article even mentions that it will be "Streaming" Photoshop from the cloud - which makes more sense for a ChromeOS program:

Today, in partnership with Adobe, we’re welcoming Creative Cloud onto Chromebooks, initially with a streaming version of Photoshop. This will be available first to U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership—so the Photoshop you know and love is now on Chrome OS. No muss, no fuss.

Even though Chrome OS is linux based, this version of Photoshop looks to be web based so it could run on anything that has a modern web browser.

Comment: Re:Striking air traffic controllers fired (Score 1) 221

Which corporation were the air-traffic controllers bargaining with, when Reagan crushed them? Hint: public employees (be they air controllers or policemen) aren't struggling against any corporations — their employers are the taxpayers. They should not be allowed to unionize — and certainly, not strike:

The FAA is the "corporation" in this case. Just because it gets its money from tax payers doesn't mean it can't abuse its employees and doesn't mean the employees don't get human rights.

Really? So, if we get the current abysmal union-membership to, say, above 80%, we'll only have to work one day a week? For 2 hours? Wouldn't that be great!!

Probably so - American workers are much more efficient than in the past which is part of why unemployment is so high. If businesses hired two employees for 30 hours a week rather than one for 60, it'd be much more beneficial to society. Of course there are issues with employee overhead such as health care, but that's just more reason the US needs to meet the level of the rest of the first world countries and provide it.

People — workers — choose to sell their labor on the free market to the willing buyers. Any attempts to make that market not free should be met with the same energetic response Standard Oil and AT&T have encountered, when they tried to become a monopoly.

There are still difference between humans, unions, and corporations. If you think a union is a monopoly on the supply side of labor, then the corporation is a monopoly on the demand side. You also have to remember that monopolies aren't illegal. We have laws against abusive monopolies to protect consumers (people) from abusive corporations. Unions do the same.

Any smart employer addresses basic needs of the workers — in order to keep them happy and thus more productive. No employer is allowed to violate human rights — unions or not...

Unfortunately, short term gains often come first, so many don't even pay employees a livable wage.

Comment: Re:Striking air traffic controllers fired (Score 1) 221

By that logic, the FAA has a monopoly on hiring air traffic controllers, but no one would say that because it's ridiculous. Unions exist because a single employee does not have bargaining power against a corporation. Without them, we'd be working 10 hours a day, 6 days a week with no benefits. People aren't the same as products. They have basic needs and human rights that we prefer them to have.

Comment: Re:Striking air traffic controllers fired (Score 1) 221

by Ksevio (#48009765) Attached to: Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

You mean, when they conspired to cripple the nation's air-transportation — holding the rest of us hostage? Imagine, Verizon turning off all telephones to demand lower taxes — a public employee has an even stronger monopoly power...

That's how strikes work - they cripple their industry as an extreme resort for bargaining purposes. You can make it sound very scary for other situations too, like the time the fast-food workers conspired to cripple the nation's fast-food industry - holding the rest of us hostage!

A comparable situation with phones would be when manual patching was needed if the switchboard operators went on strike to demand better working conditions/pay. Strikes are done by employees against the company, not by companies against the government.

Now the air traffic controllers work on obsolete equipment, get paid very little, have a stressful job with long hours

That must all be Reagan's fault, right, 30 years later.

You are correct. A union would have been able to negotiate better pay and working conditions.

Comment: Re:Corporate taxes (Score 0) 405

The nation is also bigger than any time in history. It's not a good method to use the raw numbers, much better to use GDP or some per capita method. The deficit has been shrinking, we're cutting all our most valuable programs mostly because health care costs are rising and eating up the extra income. Defense obviously plays a big role, but recent cuts have reigned that in.

We basically have two options - get medical costs under control (something the GOP won't touch) or collect more (also something the GOP won't touch).

When the amount collected is less than the amount spent, it's a collecting/spending problem. As much as Republicans want you to think it's only one side that matters, it's basic economics that collecting more will help fix the issue better than collecting less.

Comment: Re:Thanks for the fraud, Turbotax (Score 1) 405

I paid my taxes online (Federal and state), though I did have to type in a few numbers. Looks like they're fairly close to being able to make it automatic, but I found it pretty weird I had to reference a lookup table in a PDF to get a value based on another value on the form.

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