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Comment: fix the tax code for the 99.9% (Score 0) 379

by Thud457 (#46757009) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?
The average person shouldn't need to buy some complicated piece of software or hire a witchdoctor to determine their financial obligations to the state. The system is a pitiful mess, and vested interests are working hard to keep it that way. When you appoint me emperor, you can bet I'll fix that up right good.

Comment: moderns EDUCATED STUPID on equality (Score 3, Interesting) 578

by Thud457 (#46726321) Attached to: Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code
It seems like some of the less deep thinkers these days get confused by our societal value of equality.
When the founding fathers said said "all men are created equal", they meant that the government should treat everybody the same out of general fairness.
They didn't mean that Dr J and Albert Einstein have the same attributes.

Anyhow, you most likely won't be successful retraining most coal miners to write code.
But it's not much of a stretch for most coders, particularly brogrammers like Marky Z, to learn to shovel shit.

Comment: what's cable, grandpa? (Score 0) 133

who the hell still pays for cable? cavemen?!
All the smart kids just stream games of throne on their smartphones. HA! You thought you had me there, but see, I didn't say on their itermanets!

The ONLY thing cable has to offer is live events (S P O R T S), and face it, this is slashdot.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen