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Comment: Re:Make it easier to hire people? (Score 1) 478

by Tablizer (#48644491) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

I'm not stopping anybody from re-examining the various acts.

And your statement of the reason behind the DB act is only an opinion. Further, even if an act was created with questionable intentions, it may sometimes be kept or used for other purposes beyond the original. Thus, original intent alone is not a reason to keep or discard an act.

Comment: Re:Make it easier to hire people? (Score 1) 478

by Tablizer (#48643807) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Robot treatment shouldn't be our baseline for human treatment. If it's pretty obvious that robots will get incrementally better, then it is as somebody else described it: competing directly with robots (and 3rd world labor) will become a "race to the bottom". That's competing with automation, not leveraging it to make our life better.

Comment: Re:I doubt it was North Korea (Score 2) 208

if North Korea was capable of this sort of hack they've got more tempting targets to use that capability on.

Such as? A commercial company is probably a far easier target than a military institution. And maybe some of the military breaches we've heard about were from them. Many breaches are not even made public.

Comment: Re:Make it easier to hire people? (Score 1) 478

by Tablizer (#48642843) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

When I ask conservatives what Federal laws to cut, most of them don't have a clue. The few that bother to research often recommend cutting rules that create health, safety, or pollution risk for workers or customers.

Becoming a 3rd world country to compete with the 3rd world doesn't sound like a good plan to me.

I'm giving you the opportunity to give substantive suggestions here again...

Comment: Please explain (Score 1) 573

by Tablizer (#48626827) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

"the ability to steal gossipy emails from a not-so-great protected computer network [at Sony] is not the same thing as being able to carry out physical, 9/11-style attacks in 18,000 locations simultaneously.

So compromising a not-so-great protected computer network is not the same as compromising a not-so-great protected computer network?

Comment: Re:The issue was raised before. (Score 1) 658

by Tablizer (#48617871) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

information revolution is a disappointment. Jobs get slashed, but there is no increase in the creation of actual wealth or value.

There has been an increase in wealth, but most of it has gone to the top 1%. Trickle-down is not simply not working anymore. Sorry, Republicans, but you have it all wrong. You are applying 1960 economics to the wrong era. Tax the wealthy to fix our rotting infrastructure; then we'll have jobs, consumers, and working roads and pipes.

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