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Comment: Re:Not a Luddite, but... (Score 1) 674

by bjk002 (#45897585) Attached to: The Internet's Network Efficiencies Are Destroying the Middle Class

Theory is not Law. What you subscribe to is Libertarian theories on market forces. They sound great, but are not at all practical to implement. Reality is far more complex and riddled with exceptions that broad Libertarian theories never seem to account for. And when challenged, the usual Libertarian responds with the typical Darwinian propaganda, something I choose to reject on moral grounds. We are neither zebras nor lions. It is not survival of the fittest. We are supposed to have an evolved sensibility and empathy.

Comment: Re:Very Wrong or a Polical Shill - which is it? (Score 1) 121

by bjk002 (#36673948) Attached to: @Whitehouse Hosting Twitter Town Hall On Wednesday

As opposed to a socially regulated, feudal system advocated by the republicans who believe in being ruled by corporate overloads and strict biblical interpretation of how we should live our lives??

You completely misinterpret my intent. I am neither pro-democrat, nor am I pro-republican. Both parties are moving this country toward facism.

I'm worried about both parties, as they are both idealogical, which is useless to me as I do not share either of their ideologies. However, IMO, we are too far right of center at the moment, and moving ever more so in that direction as of late.

I support a "regulated, multi-class, integrated national economic system." - it is the only sensible way to govern a populace, and the only economic system that ever existed in the U.S.

Well I'm not "anti-capitalist", but I'm not purely pro capitalist either. Pure capitalism can justify your harvesting my organs for resale without consent. Pure capitalism has no qualms with you dumping your toxic waste in my back yard.

"Believe in the rule by the Elites" - This goes with both parties. Its a matter of which group do you want to be "ruled" by. God and CEO's or politicians and lawyers.

"Industrial Management by labor Unions" - I still cannot comprehend how anyone has been able to be convinced that unions of workers are a bad thing for workers. I prefer not having to work 20 hour days for not enough money to feed myself.

"Social Darwinism" - Again, This goes with both parties.

Call for a "progressive biomedical model" aka eugenics - Not sure what you are going on about here, but I do support medical advancements and treatments, does that count?

"Seek the mass mobilization of a nation through indoctrination, physical education, and family policy" - pure hyperbole, nothing more to say.

I prefer a nice, central

Comment: So much hostility to the "cloud"... (Score 1) 69

by bjk002 (#36662422) Attached to: NHS Moving To Cloud For Security

...on a tech rag no less. I wonder why? Is it really so difficult to understand that specialists can manage a network system better than a couple Bob's from the local community college?

If you have a web-based app stack and offer that to your employees, what is the difference between your company having a bunch of techies trying to run a shop like Google would, or actually letting Google run it for you?

I can see some reluctance from non-US companies, but for any U.S. based company, what is the difference?

Comment: Re:Never underestimate (Score 1) 332

by bjk002 (#36624084) Attached to: Facebook More Hated Than Banks, Utilities

There are also intrinsic, undeniable benefits for the user, should they CHOOSE to capitalize on them. Tarketed marketing allows a much more direct, personalized experience between a corporation and an individual. Individuals can leverage that relationship for personal benefit. Discount pricing, deal of the week, competitive pricing, all come into play here.

The shills yelling about "ma priviiccyy izz beein loootted, an ma data is beein stollen" fail to recognize the reciprocal relationship between a marketer and a consumer.

And BTW... the decision to buy rests ALWAYS with the consumer. Influence, recommendation, suggestion, etc... on the part of a marketer... yes that is real, but NOT predeterminate of buyer behavior.

Buy a book on marketing and try to understand what you are talking about. I would suggest this one.

Comment: Bullshit! (Score 4, Insightful) 606

by bjk002 (#36213578) Attached to: Professor Questions Sink-Or-Swim Intro To CS Courses

How is CS, true CS, any less of a science than Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology, or any other "ogy" you want to throw out there? Yes, there are many who end up working in the private sector, working for financial services firms developing apps, but how is that any different from the chemist working on drug manufacturing?

Much ground-breaking research has come out of the CS community. What IS science by your definition? Do not be so dismissive of the "science" in CS.

Comment: What you are advocating for... (Score 1) 730

by bjk002 (#36155202) Attached to: Can Computers Be Used To Optimize the US Tax Code?

... can be achieved by predictive analytics software already available. Someone just needs to pipe the tax data into the system. Its really quite trivial to accomplish from a technological perspective. Its the political perspective that stops any such endeavors from happening.

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