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Comment: Re:ROM (Score 1) 163

by LDAPMAN (#48663607) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

Were talking about MacBooks here, not phones. The screws are normal phillips head. They are tiny but easily removed. Note that you can replace your SSD yourself. You can also replace the battery but they frown on that as they want to make sure they are disposed of properly.

Comment: Re:This is not the problem (Score 1) 688

by LDAPMAN (#48626285) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Not a good thing for whom? For the consumer, increasing supply and the corresponding decrease in price would be a good thing. Your example is exactly the type of market distortion that we should be avoiding! Let each producer make his own decisions about what and how much to produce.

Your taking a very narrow view of "wealth". In the larger view, wealth is the increased availability of more and better goods. Even if a producer makes a bad decision, produces and excess supply and loses money, The overall wealth of society has increased do to those goods being available.

Comment: Re:This is not the problem (Score 1) 688

by LDAPMAN (#48621211) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

What value?!? He's converting grass that is inedible to humans to dairy products that are edible. He is increasing supply and possible lowering the cost to the consumer. He is feeding people. Economics is not a zero sum game. He is either providing a benefit or or he is going out of business. His impact on other dairy farmers is immaterial. He is creating wealth and prosperity....and not just for himself and his investors.

Comment: Re:Hmmmmm. Interesting decision history... (Score 1) 280

by LDAPMAN (#48619673) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

First, I don't throw out resumes solely based on formal education. I use that as just one factor in a fairly complex decision making process to decide who to interview. Second, I do a LOT of interviews. There is no substitute for a face-to-face discussion.

The most important things to me are what problems they have solved in the past and how they solved those problems. What responsibilities they have managed. How they deal with stress and uncertainty. How they learn and how quickly they can become an expert on a new topic. Another key thing I look for is military experience.

Comment: Re:This is not the problem (Score 1) 688

by LDAPMAN (#48619565) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Investment has no real value? Lets say you want be a dairy farmer but you don't have any cows and don't have the money to buy them. I invest in you by providing the funds to establish your herd. Have I provided any value to you? I absolutely have! Would this be good deal for you if that value was realized as a dividend to me? Of course it would. Investment provides real value!

Comment: Re:This is not the problem (Score 1) 688

by LDAPMAN (#48617955) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

And down the rabbit hole we go....

How would you classify dividends and capital gains? In any case your confusing labor with value. Thats the whole point of debate about the Labor Theory of Value. Can all value be equated to labor? It's a complex question and we seem to be on different sides of the issue.

Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other's toes. -- Richard Hamming

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