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Comment: Re:And is this a bad thing? (Score 1) 392

This IS a good thing. The spooks can't afford to break into everybody's house, so they'll need to actually do some work and really assess and prioritize the threats. The economics of strong encryption will protect the privacy of a lot of innocent people.

Comment: It's not your productivity (Score 2) 236

by ZecretZquirrel (#48102287) Attached to: Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated
If you're employed, it's not your productivity, it's not America's productivity. If the means of production (and productivity) are not owned by you, then you don't benefit. If your employer's investment in capital improvements can make the next guy just as productive, it's not about you.

Comment: But what about the Diversity? (Score 1) 387

by ZecretZquirrel (#46133823) Attached to: Should Everybody Learn To Code?
FWIW, I remember this brilliant (to me) math professor who taught me abstract algebra back in the '80s. She carried around Rubik's cube key chain, and would solve it in moments while explaining the group theory behind it. She was in awe of us in CS, and that programming stuff we did--it was just beyond her. The modern cultural cadres in charge tell us that diversity is A Good Thing, to be sought as an end in itself. So why do we all have to be programmers? I'm glad Bohr and Einstein didn't bother with this shit. Or Cézanne and Picasso.

It's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one. -- Phil White