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Comment: Re:Figures (Score 1) 148

by Teun (#46798915) Attached to: Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms
Thanks for clarifying.

But no, we don't agree.

I did cast a wide net, the adversaries of Israel might or might not be the same as the rogue states.
What they do have in common is a wish to drive Israel back into the sea and they usually consider The West an accomplice of Israel or vice-versa.

Comment: Re:Call me a rock wielding barbarian (Score 1) 114

by Teun (#46797509) Attached to: Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field
The stuff produced for large screen HD is typically done with lenses that by themselves have a great bokeh as it is called, no need to have processing done by Google.

And by consequence you must have endured many instances where this 'isolating of the subject by minimal depth of field' was intended to be part of the scene.

Comment: Re:Figures (Score 1) 148

by Teun (#46797395) Attached to: Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms
It seems you have forgotten or never heard of the fact the allied Arab governments of the Arab states that attacked Israel in 1947-48 ordered Arabs living in what is now Israel to leave their houses and towns so they could kick out the Yews.

You also seem blind for the recurring fact no Arab government wants to admit these well educated Palestinian refugees in their own country.

This all does not make good the illegal settlements the Israeli's continue to build on what effectively is occupied Jordanian and Syrian land.

Comment: Re:Figures (Score 4, Insightful) 148

by Teun (#46794507) Attached to: Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms
I would say there is a slight difference.

The Israelis would use a nuclear bomb as a last resort to keep what they have, a tiny strip of land.

Their adversaries and a few other rogue states and groups are not above using a nuclear bomb to get what they want, a tiny strip of land or even the whole western world.

Comment: Re:Unions (Score 1) 212

by Teun (#46792803) Attached to: California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers
So you feel a union's only tool is calling a strike?

Poor deluded you!

A union's goal is to improve working conditions and remuneration is one of them.
Increasing the number of jobs and their quality are fundamental to the success of the union, both in the eyes of their members and of the employers.

At times a union runs into an unresponsive employer who sabotages the balance between work and rewards, just like that employer they can sabotage the company until it sees the light.

Comment: Re:What tech exists for this? (Score 2) 33

by Teun (#46784927) Attached to: In Mississippi, Gov't Text Messages Are Officially Public Records
I hardly ever text but I do know the texts stay in memory and there are back up programs to transfer them to a PC.

So you simply order users of phones under the scheme to once a week mail the backup to a central database.

Also via the billing info it would be reasonably easy to see if someone has deleted messages.
Put some hefty penalties on non-compliance and you don't even need to call the NSA (or Snowden who might be less bureaucratic) for a copy.

Comment: Re:so? (Score 1) 214

by Teun (#46784515) Attached to: Click Like? You May Have Given Up the Right To Sue
Uh no, not subsidies.

If you want to force down the price of any commodity you should limit or stop demand without directly affecting production.

For a cereal producer I would suggest to market a killer cereal, it would be squarely aimed at the intended consumer group and the chance of wasteful collateral damage would be limited.

Comment: Re:They've got a lot of catching up to do... (Score 1) 431

by Teun (#46743913) Attached to: Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?
The fact companies want 18 y/o with years of experience isn't exactly new, I went through it some 40 years ago :).

I do feel for those spending hugely on education while chances of recovery is a burden on their future, in my opinion their future well-being is not only for personal gains but should benefit all in a society.
Therefore I support the old(er) way where society would enable people to study, it's for a common future were we all benefit.
It obviously does require higher taxes to be levied on those that do put their good education to use.

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so. -- Josh Billings