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Comment Get a divorce. (Score 1) 842

I know, but here me out before you judge. A windfall would free up my wife to know she wouldn't be working a low-wage job until she's 60+ just to keep the health insurance, and it would free me to not have to give up my dreams due to having to pay alimony.

Money can't buy happiness by itself, but this would free both of us up to do the kind of things that can bring happiness, even if we're not doing those things together.

Comment Re:So people without or unable to have kids get ho (Score 2) 418

"My wife and I aren't sick, but Chuck is. If I work at $company I'm now stuck paying for Chuck's medical bills, via insurance premiums."

"My wife and I don't exercise at the office gym, but Chuck does. If I work at $company I'm now stuck picking up Chuck's work load while he exercises."

"My wife and I bike to work, but Chuck drives. If I work at $company I'm now stuck paying for a parking lot for Chuck, via decreased salary because they had to budget for it."


Comment Powerful enough CPUs? (Score 2) 56

If the CPU in the IoT Device is powerful enough to make offloading actually worthwhile, isn't that CPU way overkill for the IoT Device's primary function?

I can't imagine a lot of companies putting more powerful (that is, more expensive) chips than is necessary to run the device itself.

Comment Why ban? (Score 4, Interesting) 204

Instead of banning them, give people a settable-but-not-clearable checkbox:
- "I won't cheat", if you're caught then you're subject to a ban
- "I might/will cheat", fine, but you can't run multiplayer with others who won't

Heck, go one step simpler- no checkbox, but if you're caught cheating you can only go multiplayer with others who were caught. But the flag clears itself after 'X' amount of "time served".

Comment Re:'Hidden city' explanation (Score 5, Insightful) 126

The airlines don't like this, because if you book NY to LA, they can no longer sell the Chicago to LA seat

What do you mean? They did sell that seat: to me, as part of a trip I paid for, and at the price they thought was fair. If I choose to not use part of what I paid for, well, I still paid for it.

The airline's complaint would be like me going to a restaurant, ordering the steak&potatoes but only eating the steak, and the restaurant complaining this should be illegal because they could've made more money selling the (wasted) potatoes to someone else.

Comment Re:More liberal than libertarian (Score 2) 580

libertarians have a big problem with vaccines

Watch it with the broad brush there, sparky. In the words of Frederic Bastiat:

"every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. ...

Touche, broad brush indeed.

Comment Re:Unions, a case study. (Score 2) 323

Result after unions:
... where the petty minded rulers feel like you slighted them means you will never work as a coder again because other union shops are told not to work with you

What's this have to do with unions? Do non-union industries have some mystical property that makes hiring-managers inherently non-petty?

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