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Comment: Re:Creativity is certainly future-proof (Score 3, Insightful) 509

by ZombieBraintrust (#47461161) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
healthcare is going to be offshored. Countries are gearing up for healthcare tourism. You hop on a plane go to a spa and get several procedures done cheap. Once insurance companies get on board you will have no choice in the matter. You will get your choice of doctors from a list outside the country.

Comment: Re:105 megabits per second (Score 1) 401

Upload is what matters. He is married to an internet personality who probably uploads video often. The ability to upload hd video in 1/20 the time is a big benifit. You don't want to wait 20 min to upload a 20 min vid. Not when it can take 1 minutes. The 19 min difference can get your content out before other sites.

Comment: Re:Plumber (Score 4, Insightful) 509

by ZombieBraintrust (#47459607) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
2nd the above. Send her to a trade school. The nature of the work is local. It has some risk of automation but little risk of being offshored. As long as we need water plumbing will be needed. Electrician might be less future proof depending on advances in wireless power. Car repair will see some decline with electric cars. (they have less parts)

Comment: Search Results (Score 1) 242

by ZombieBraintrust (#47442297) Attached to: Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water
Google results are biased based on your old search history and based on the data Google has collected about you. What Google displays for to you is different than what it displays to the parent. You can type in the same terms but Google will order the results based on your history. Parent gets a bunch homeopathy pages. You get a more mainstream result. Google is not a safe way to research an idea. Sometimes your bias is just going to be reinforced.

Comment: Re:They are not a charity (Score 1) 228

by ZombieBraintrust (#47363377) Attached to: The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals.

IRS views charity as something sepperate from religion, the arts(literary), and education. I think they should of applied under literary instead of charity/science/education. They can say their code/tools are works of art for the public good.

Comment: they were not trying to be a charity. (Score 3, Informative) 228

by ZombieBraintrust (#47363347) Attached to: The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US
not quite. They wanted to be a 501 c. this includes non charities:

501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals.

They applied under charity, education, and science. Scientific seems the best bet. By providing source code you could say they are advancing computer science. But it is a stretch. The IRS instead saw Yorba as a provider of free stuff. Free stuff is nice but it isnt' advancing science or education. Free stuff is only charity when it is provided to a disadvantaged group of people according to the IRS. Note that environmental activism does not appear in that list. I don't think planting trees would quilify at all as a non profit. (unless it was done in a disavantaged neighborhood)

Comment: Re:It is Canada's fault! (Score 2) 130

I think that is what they have done. They sent out an email with instructions on how to get the security updates. The method they are using, RSS, gives you control over how you recieve those updates. With the new approach microsoft isn't keeping track of your email address or personal information. They are not using some propietarty bs either. RSS is a standard supported by lots of companies.

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