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Comment: Re:We can be certain of one thing (Score 1) 150

by bondsbw (#48265003) Attached to: Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

That was an analogy and was not intended to be identical in every way. The similarity is in the relationship between employee and employer, and the significance of what someone might consider the "main work" when in fact it is not.

Why do I have to explain this?

Comment: Re:We can be certain of one thing (Score 4, Insightful) 150

by bondsbw (#48264139) Attached to: Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

By that logic, the burger flipper at McDonald's should be able to pocket all the money McDonald's brings in.

Don't ignore the fact that the employee's contribution is only a small component to the success of the business. Just because someone comes up with cool superhero drawings doesn't mean he alone also brings those to market, negotiates comic book, movie, TV, and other licensing deals, creates the content and publishes that content, or any of the hundreds of other jobs that go into the production including managing payroll, paying bills, etc.

Comment: Re:We can do that thing you like (Score 2) 229

by bondsbw (#48261777) Attached to: Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

The file system manages data deduplication via garbage collection.

When an optimized file is deleted from the data deduplication-enabled volume, its reparse point is deleted, but its data chunks are not immediately deleted from the chunk store. The data deduplication feature's garbage collection job reclaims the unreferenced chunks.

Comment: Re:It makes you uneasy? (Score 1) 986

by bondsbw (#48242637) Attached to: Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

If a public university were, by law, to refuse this peaceable assembly (which is not an establishment of any religion), they would be in direct violation of the first amendment.

Comment: Re:This is silly (Score 1) 714

by bondsbw (#48223451) Attached to: Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

With a reduced money supply you have greater poverty

Um, no. You have some economic definitions mixed up. This is deflation, not poverty.

But considering that money is steadily inflating as it has for a long time, the money supply is therefore increasing. Thus reality contradicts your position.

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 398

by bondsbw (#48195009) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Let's say that a driver going 60 mph notices the light turn amber 1 ft. from the intersection. According to your statement, they are not supposed to enter the intersection.

This would require a deceleration of approximately 120 g. Not only is this physically impossible for any vehicle (short of hitting a very thick concrete wall), you'll flatten the driver and passengers like pancakes.

Never make anything simple and efficient when a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.