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Comment: If you are relaxed at work, start worrying (Score 1) 343

by Trip6 (#46968979) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Does Your Job Need To Exist?
Capitalism has a nasty habit of flushing out inefficient organizations, sooner or later. All the worse because we are now on a global scale where virtually every other country suffers a lower standard of living than us - which means they will work for less. If you are relaxed at work or looking for something to do, start worrying.

Comment: A US soldier still decides when to shoot... (Score 1) 182

by Trip6 (#45114883) Attached to: Weaponized Robots Could Take Point In Future Military Ops
We have a rule in the US that a human must make the final call before delivering any ordinance, be it by soldier, drone, or robot. The problem is that many foreign countries that figure this out won't have this moral impediment. Yes, this is worth worrying about...

Comment: /. is a bad place for Apple feature advice (Score 2, Insightful) 262

by Trip6 (#43945189) Attached to: What Features Does iOS 7 Need?
Apple made their mark controlling and simplifying the user experience to achieve broad market appeal. /.ers will inevitably want them to go the other direction and load up the feature set, as all engineers will. Without Jobs, the engineers will get the upper hand and the feature set will expand, thus losing their broad appeal. Unless someone else comes along who can stand up to the engineers, Apple is toast.

Steve Jobs said two years ago that X is brain-damaged and it will be gone in two years. He was half right. -- Dennis Ritchie

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