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Comment: Re:Take a bus, sometimes (Score 1) 239

by gl4ss (#49378231) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains

was it like that when growing up?
also, what about the parents brain size?

what kind of poverty are we talking here anyhow? if you have money to feed your kids with overpriced flavored ice just wtf kind of poverty is that compared to europe directly after and during ww2?+??

or is it that if the parents constantly tell their kids that they are poor, then their brains don't grow?

Comment: Re:Isaac Asimov: (Score 1) 87

by gl4ss (#49378019) Attached to: Robots4Us: DARPA's Response To Mounting Robophobia

well the first step would be the magical device in his stories that enabled all that - the positronic brain...

yeah, given that we're not any closer to an AI that would NEED those three laws, who gives a fuck?

killer machines we already have, but they're just more complicated versions of the V2 in principle - they don't make any choices nor do they ponder the choices or have any capability to make a choice.

Comment: Re:Unsealed after Ulbrich conviction (Score 1) 114

by gl4ss (#49377715) Attached to: Silk Road Investigators Charged With Stealing Bitcoin

the investigators were corrupt and TOOK MONEY FROM WHOEVER RAN silk road.

would it really be that hard to try to paint a picture where the said investigators then worked to frame some doofus as being the real operator of silk road? that's what they fucking took bribes for anyways, to not expose the real culprit.

Comment: Re: I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 278

by AK Marc (#49377399) Attached to: Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You
But if I make $100k at 10% tax, and I save 10%, I'm left with $9k. If I'm taxed on spending, not income, then I have $1000 more at the end of the year.

The temporarily embarrassed Millionaires like to think that they'll have millions in savings return income, and so long as they don't spend it, they will make more money.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 278

by AK Marc (#49377355) Attached to: Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You
If income tax was abolished, then the IRS should go with it. The IRS exists solely to administer Income tax. So abolish that, and the IRS is dead. Though the organization that replaces it may share the same name, it won't be the same.

Even if the income tax changes to PAYE, that would eliminate more than half the work of the IRS, even if an income tax still remained. The enforcement arm could be 1/100th of today with PAYE. That changes the IRS fundamentally.

The IRS doesn't need to change. The laws that generate income for the US should be changed. Of course, that would necessarily change the IRS as well.

Comment: Re:Tax something that correlates strongly (Score 1) 278

by AK Marc (#49377265) Attached to: Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You
Fuel tax is so low it doesn't pay for roads, but maybe 1/10th of roads. The most common fuel tax is an excise tax, pennies per gallon, not too bad when it started, but not linked to inflation or fuel cost. So the percent of fuel that went to taxes has steadily dropped to where it might as well be zero.

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 278

by AK Marc (#49377203) Attached to: Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You
The miser is hoarding cash. Not competing to buy the goods you want doesn't make much difference. But taxing spending of the person borrowing a million to spend it, you are taxing money that isn't there from someone who can't afford it. Taxing the production is more "fair" for the average person. Taxing the spending is considered better by those who assert that they live within their means. Tax becomes optional at that point.

Comment: Re:We aready have this (Score 1) 30

by JanneM (#49377095) Attached to: Hand-Drawn and Inkjet Printed Circuits for the Masses (Video)

I solder SMT components by hand as well. Don't even need a microscope; just head-mounted magnifier glasses is plenty. Make sure you have good light and plenty of flux and you're good to go.

But the problem is the board. Sure, if you have a finished design already, and you intend to actually use it in the future, then sending off for a finished PCB is good. But if it's just a hobby, and you're prototyping or just playing around to better understand a particular circuit, then spending a good chunk of money and weeks of time for a board is simply not feasible. You really want to set something up, try it, then tear it down and try the next idea.

With that said, I don't know that this is the answer either. Hand-drawn does not sound precise enough to handle SMT, and a whole separate device just making prototype boards sounds like too much money and space for a hobbyist. Perhaps the answer is desktop mills that become cheap and precise enough that you can use them to cut out boards from copper blanks along with other building tasks. At least that would not be a single-purpose gadget.

Comment: Re:Absolutely (Score 1) 106

by gl4ss (#49377059) Attached to: Why You Should Choose Boring Technology

umm yeah?

no. the article tries to argue that you should choose lotus as your crm, because you already used your innovation tokens on node.js, nginx and amazon s3 and now you have to wait 3 years to choose something else that's innovative - so you're also stuck on using exchange as the mail server for the time being and can just forget about targetting chrome in your product because that's too fucking innovative.

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.