okay you youngin' let me tell you, nature abhors a vacuum - the one between your ears, and the one that would be made when you elect everyone out, then just put someone worse in there, once you realize the past 1000 years of civilization have not been a mistake. The problem with you anarchists (on this site, even) is you never perceive the simple truth that technology should provide accountablity.. the accountability you'll never get by voting out person after person. Fight the disease, not a stupid symptom!
so freedom is just too free for you, huh? No victim, no crime. how obvious is that (not, to you)?!
you know, if these guys weren't PHYSICALLY positioning themselves to force people to hear their speech, i might even be able to frame Westboro the way you tried to. But when push comes to shove, i can firmly say i dont think westboro has anything to with "free speech". It has to do with psychic assault, an offense that must be associated with some physical attempt to force people to listen to their free speech that this crosses the line on. If nothing else they should all be sued into the ground for cruelty and assault, if i was meteing out justice.
It's clear that their ability to talk is NOT what's at issue here, it's where they are! Lets not get in the weeds about "speech", when its unusual cruelty arising from a specific targeting, such as people at a funeral. If they were in a field somewhere, this wouldn't matter!
...and then they get hit by tariffs. The American economy is too lucrative to ignore. They find ways around paying taxes because they can, not because they have a choice if we did tax them.
And i think businesses should be taxed based on productivity, not amount of money, in any case. If a company spends 100 to make 200, that's one rate, and if a company spends 100 to make 2000, that's different. Economies of scale SHOULD be taxed a high rate because ONLY the existence of a willing society makes it possible.
did you really just say you were dumb enough to buy 1000$ headphones? YOU - yeah you - you're not helping. (and dont give me your bullshit about how there is such a difference. all in your mind, richboy.
yeah seriously "sophisticated EQ" because I know nothing about electronics yeehaw!
oh no, a few stories over years means they have a plot, you elephant you! Thank god for your notice!
"cause humans suck when it comes to fiddly repetitive processes that require an ounce of attention."
which is as it should be, and will fit perfectly with a robotic future. Bring it on.
plus if they revolutionized 3d printing (of some sort and scope, along with a fully programmable transport mechanism to bridge the devices together) it it would only be a matter of time before we didn't need them any more, so, natch.
the interesting bit, at the end, is about how this type of thinking makes a cyclic universe seem explainable as a time crystal, which i mean to take as a no-energy gain or loss ground state oscillating between it's states. but it was pretty hard making that sort of assumption, myself. i wonder what they see about that that fits our model so well; perhaps just because we have some math for it, being the universal language, pun intended.
I agree. Well said.
LOVELY! your work is going to be everywhere, shortly. HTML5 is the future, afterall. You guys rock!
I have already made a wonderful core for a system like this, in a completely unexpected and terribly useful form, and plan to come out with it shortly! I don't know what our exact strategy for approaching the public is (out of many), so i haven't revealed any details publicly. We are a two person company built around this concept, so we felt it best to complete the thing before we started waving it around (or at least, get close enough to see the end, which is why i can even post this, today).
We would like to talk with people seriously interested in solving this problem (and problems that have not been discussed here yet), and who think as we think. Emailing me through slashdot, for today, would be a way to establish a connection with us (weeds out trolls, if nothing else). We are at the forefront of a new technology.
Although there may be some truth to the network effects of communism you mention (corruption), you're thinking far too paranoid to make good decisions. Even given that the cheating is rampant at upper levels (as they do here in the USA, where lies, damn lies, and statistics made by PR do the job a little more smoothly) they will on the whole require the same precarious balance demanded of any "super power". World war three does not suit them at all and that's not hard to predict; if you toss out national boundaries that disappeared with globalization and financial networks, you'd see the decisions at the "top" you refer to are so thoroughly intertwined that you're really commenting on human nature, not scary chinese Communists bent on total destruction. That concepts getting old and reads without sophistication; Take a chill pill, and post us all in the morning.
truly, it's as if we should choose people to work together who actually have a lttlle in common. In many contracts i held, we didn't even read each others resumes. How can you build a bridge of understanding with a person who "just wants to work" and defines that as having no spark or interest greater than what's for lunch? (or, what's for project - same thing) Talking, and sharing mistakes freely - coming to know each other so as to render help and criticism without fear of reprisal IS work. That's what "professional engagement" means - one are engaged! I consider myself an eccentric coder (oh i do so qualify), but my major gripe wasn''t some big lack of skill - it was lack of professionalism. If people expect treating each other like strangers on the subway will make a better workplace, and if the company only promotes lax, lazy, quiet, and completely unstimulating environment - well, i can understand the divas better then the people that fail to *care*.