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Comment: Re:Yes. What about them? (Score 1) 105

by Viol8 (#49822205) Attached to: Cool Tool: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator

Oh get over yourself. The stuff came out of the ground so it can quite easily be buried back in the ground. Or did you think radioactivity appeared as if by magic from unicorns and fairy dust as soon as the uranium was put in the reactor?

And people like you go on about long term pollution, but I bet you don't think twice about the immediate pollution caused by mining to get the ore to build the latest smarttoy you've upgraded to do you? The way things are going they'll be hardly anyone around to care in 100K years time since manking will have nicely wrecked the enviroment anyway.

Comment: Be very, very when careful dating co-workers (Score 3, Insightful) 523

It's pretty much universally frowned upon by management, and if the relationship doesn't work out, both of you are stuck being around each other all day every day for the foreseeable future, which can be pretty horrible. OTOH, I met my wife at my first job out of school (but wisely, she refused to date me while we still worked together).

Comment: A few things (Score 1) 523

1. I would not do the same things second time around, wouldn't be doing full time university and full time work, I would quit the university, do full time not for 5 years as I did but for maybe 4, move onto the contracts then as I did at first, but not do contracts for 10, instead do it for 5 and start my own business 6 years sooner after getting just enough experience anyway.

2. I wouldn't bother buying and fixing and renting/selling properties as I did on the side, that diluted my effort and pulled me back from starting my own real business.

Basically if I could talk to myself 20 years ago, I would tell myself to skip college altogether, work right away (as I basically did anyway, but I did full time studies and full time job, which was unnecessarily difficult). I would make sure to explain to myself how to properly save money from much younger age and tell myself to start the business much earlier.

Comment: Do these companies really hate people so much... (Score 2, Interesting) 220

... that they'll even spend probably billions trying to replace the minimum wage guy at the wheel of the taxi with some automated system that probably won't work as well for decades if ever?

Someone explain this techno nerd obsession with replacing people with robots, I just don't get it.

Comment: Time for the BIOS to be EEPROM again? (Score 3, Insightful) 79

by Viol8 (#49813397) Attached to: Macs Vulnerable To Userland Injected EFI Rootkits

That way it can't be overwritten by software. Or at least require an internal jumper to be set before any writes can happen. Any user updating their BIOS would be fairly experienced so taking the lid off an setting a jumper wouldn't be a problem for them and people who arn't technical could just take it to a store.

Comment: Re:Simplistic (Score 4, Insightful) 348

The ones least likely to be replaced are a) socially prestigious, or b) in jobs that require direct interaction with humans. So lawyers and Doctors are safer then anyone else.

The lion's share of MDs could be replaced by machines. We tend to worship the ground they walk on in the United States but at the end of the day medicine is just a trade, no different than plumbers or electricians, and nurses do the bulk of the work in your typical medical practice. The percentage of truly innovative Doctors is no different than the percentage of truly innovative coders, for most it's just rote memorization and long established best practices.

There are countries that recognize this fact, where MDs are paid less than teachers and society doesn't treat them as Gods walking amongst men. Of course, in fairness to American MDs, Doctors in those nations don't have to deal with crushing malpractice premiums and student loan debt.......

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