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Comment: Many managers are incompetent decision makers. (Score 1) 371

by OldHawk777 (#47696593) Attached to: Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

Software, hardware, science, technology, scientist, engineers, troubleshooters ... internal employees are seldom respected as experts by insecure managers; Hence, managers will contract external resources to support their decisions. The managers’ expert outsourcing provides the point for blame-storming and career-building credits.

Comment: Drugs are bad, War is far damn worse! (Score 1) 474

War on drugs causes and sustains:
        Criminal underground economics
                Government corruption financing / bribes.
                Bank crimes of money laundering and tax evasion
                Law enforcement personnel deaths and disabilities
                Low income communities’ exploitation / enslavement
                More ....
        Public health / welfare catastrophes
                Spreads diseases HIV, hepatitis, most STDs ...
                Gang, paramilitary, gun ... violence
                Long-term hospitalizations / care
                More ....
        Political / Cultural inequality, excuses, bigotry
                Excuses for underfunding schools
                Depressed neighborhood economics
                Bad teachers ... few police ... no jobs ....
        Criminal exploitation of citizens ....
        Death of generations ....

Comment: Governor Rick Perry PTL Revisionist Science (Score 1) 2

by OldHawk777 (#47407921) Attached to: President of UT Austin declines chancellor's request to resign

Maybe Ricky and GOP-TP clergy would like some school prayers before meals and classes. Can we get an AMEN for Texas and US. Education with dogma and mythology is all any Texan needs to learn. Why not just cut Texas tax-dollars from the education budget until Texas-clergy and Lord Ricky gets some religious respect and compliance.

Clergy biased government, courts, plutocrats ... rule US all.

+ - President of UT Austin declines chancellor's request to resign-> 2

Submitted by lfp98
lfp98 (740073) writes "President Bill Powers has long been in conflict with Governor Rick Perry over the direction and goals of the University of Texas' flagship Austin campus. This week, news leaked that the Chancellor requested Powers' resignation before this Thursday's meeting of the Regents (who are all Perry appointees), under threat of being fired at that meeting if he did not resign. So far Powers has refused, while expressing an openness to leaving after the end of the current academic year [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/06/bill-powers-ut-resign_n_5562317.html]. Powers is highly regarded by UT students, faculty, alumni [http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/college-sports/texas-longhorns/20140706-alumni-letter-calls-university-of-texas-president-s-forced-resignation-a-travesty.ece] and the larger academic community, but has been criticized by Perry and other conservatives for not being sufficiently focused on providing educational services at the lowest possible cost. Powers' supporters view the forced dismissal as brazen political interference with University governance, primarily for the purpose of allowing Perry to influence the choice of a new president before he leaves office in December [http://chronicle.com/article/As-Fight-Over-U-of-Texas/147535/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en]."
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Comment: Another rather parochial view of the future. (Score 1) 564

Louis Del Monte is rather parochial in estimates that machine intelligence will exceed the world's combined human intelligence by 2045. "Most of the human race will have become cyborgs by the end of this century, is a probability. The allure will be evolution, because “immortality” is demigod hubris and delusion, because all demigods are mortal. Human-machines (cyborgs) will make breakthroughs in science (theoretical) and engineering (applied), most of the human race “MIGHT” have more leisure time, be enslaved a/o dead, and a few or all will have it better. The concern, I'm raising is that cyborgs are human-machines, but silly legacy science-fiction has cyborgs as the future Frankenstein’s monsters unpredictable and dangerous. "Human-machines (cyborgs) are self-conscious and have the capabilities to protect themselves and protect, love, help ... others and evolution. The cyborgs IMO will view us/others in the same way any human does, very naturally. "Humans/Cyborgs are synergistic species that can save the world twice over, and make us humans far better." Appealing roommates to me consider unknowns essential sustenance for synergy and evolution of intelligent species. Fear is a four letter word that is actually obscene to humans/cyborgs.

Comment: Goldman Sachs core business data/info .... (Score 1) 346

by OldHawk777 (#47406511) Attached to: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Goldman Sachs core business data/info ..., looks like they don't own a/o act responsible for the data. Goldman Sachs should be fined for the core-business data breach by their contractor, and rehab their core-business model. Goldman Sachs has become just another brand-name that contracts out their core-business requirements ... much like many others in the .Gov, .Mil, .Com domains. They are in name only an institution without actual substance. IMO

Comment: Economist are not professionals! (Score 1) 305

by OldHawk777 (#47369423) Attached to: How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

Economist/Economics is an Arts/Humanities specialty; So, They economist are not scientist, engineers, doctors ....

In the USA/EU to hold business/economics "professionals" to a code of conduct/ethics/professional legal strictures is like considering a nude picture a misconduct by an artist.

Comment: Monitor MAC IP ... I/O (Score 1) 474

At home, I have a firewall/proxy pass-through (a stealthy honey pot) for all my bits and bytes and scan for criminal and malicious data/bots/.... It is all just for fun, and trusting any Web-Services Providers (WSP) Google...Alibaba, or Internet Access Providers (IAP) ComCast xFinity, Verison FiOS ... is as foolish as trusting any government.

Comment: Shit happens ... then things change IMO. (Score 1) 230

Other industries, if they fail in killing innovation (by law or tricks) and fail to change quick enough, then they are out of business. Global economic complexities would side (IMO) with an eventual (though gradual) chaos cascade of industry and power away from US, EU, CN ... to places, cultures, and laws willing to nurture innovation.

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