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Comment: Re:He's good. (Score 2, Interesting) 65

yeah, i despise the plutocracy, the abuse of our political system by corporations, how wall street and bankers are allowed to get away with terrible crimes, etc.

but a bank is a fucking completely normal institution we all need. it just needs to be heavily regulated to function fairly

to call all banks evil and and all bankers evil just makes you out to be a complete moron

good luck with not getting robbed once people find out you stuff your money in your mattress

Comment: Re:Perfection is unattainable. (Score 1) 348

by circletimessquare (#49361145) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

yes, i am familiar with this faulty line of reasoning

the simple response to your logical fallacy is: because grey areas exist doesn't mean black and white don't exist

it might not be possible to draw a hard line on behavior. but there is behavior which is clearly not in a grey area and clearly calls for a judgment against you

this pilot had clear signs of being untrustworthy to fly commercially. it's not fuzzy and unsure

if you don't believe me, wait until a few years when the first verdicts come down in this case. a judge/ jury will decide on his employer/ the govt fucking up. the facts as they appear now show a clear problem that should have precluded him from piloting any plane with people on board

Comment: Re:No it isn't. (Score 1) 50

by circletimessquare (#49361123) Attached to: Notel Media Player Helps North Koreans Skirt Censorship

NK puts its citizens in *concentration camps* for crimes, some petty, some political

*three generations* of prisoners

your granddad looked the wrong way at the wrong way

therefore, you are born in and suffer as a malnourished slave

this isn't a *political disagreement* i have, moron, this is me making an observation of extremely gross human rights abuses, that no other country in today's world approaches, save perhaps in the areas controlled by ISIS and Boko Haram. NK goes far, far beyond any cruelty in the USA and Saudi Arabia, or any other real country

the simple fact is you have no fucking clue what you are talking about

and, again, you lack a sense of proportionality and degree

your knowledge on this topic is deficient

and your judgment is wrong in such a way that tends to suggest a general deficiency, off on more than just geopolitics

you should stop talking about this topic unless you like being laughed at by anyone serious and intelligent

Comment: Re:This too shall pass (Score 4, Insightful) 50

by circletimessquare (#49359495) Attached to: Notel Media Player Helps North Koreans Skirt Censorship

NK bad is several orders of magnitude worse than most countries in the world.

All countries have problems but to talk about those interchangeably with NK's problems is a farcical level of ignorance or intellectual dishonesty about just how bad it is in NK.

You can't say anything intelligent about your world if you have no sense of proportion and degree.

Comment: Re:the law has to be better (Score 1) 348

by circletimessquare (#49356163) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

i agree

so give a financial incentive to self-report. that discretion and confidence will be maintained. that graceful financial transition would be supported. because the company would rather deal with that, much cheaper than a PR fiasco, lawsuits, destroyed equipment, etc

enforce that approach by law even

then you are left with the truly deep in denial types. those who think they can beat their illness, or that continuing in their job is proof they have things under control, until they don't. these are people who might have even been attracted to the job of airplane pilot in the first place, as a proof to themselves they can maintain great responsibility in the face of stress

so the problem becomes one like pedophiles in the priesthood: in some ways, the priesthood attracts well-meaning individuals who think the religious purity will allow them to beat an affliction they know they have. of course, human weakness prevails in the end

or pedophile teachers

or sadistic cops: you know you get a thrill abusing and dominating, so you're attracted to the police force

these are difficult problems

but that doesn't mean we tolerate pedophile priests/ teachers, sadistic police, or mentally ill pilots. it just means it is hard to root them out when they have an incentive to hide

Comment: Re:Possibly that would be counterproductive (Score 0) 348

by circletimessquare (#49356085) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

mental illness is not a matter of a burst blood vessel, you don't understand the topic

and it doesn't matter if they get treatment or not. they cannot be trusted with human lives

although, there should indeed be an amnesty program such that reporting their problem means they don't get immediately fired or otherwise lose income

because then you're right: this is a disincentive to self-report. i don't know, maybe an incentive program to self-report? financially, the company would rather be on the line for gracefully financially transitioning a troubled employee, rather than dealing with the PR, lawsuits, direct costs, etc., of a downed plane. so the company has an incentive to reward the employee for self-reporting, and the company should do that. that should be enforced by law even

but allowing them to keep their position? no, completely unacceptable. if it is shown you have mental health issues, there is no way you should be allowed to be responsible for human lives

Comment: the law has to be better (Score 1) 348

by circletimessquare (#49355503) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

1. doctors and psychologists who do reviews for organizations that have employees with major responsibilities: the military, nuclear plants, airlines, etc, they should be required to inform employers

2. then, employers who have employees they know have mental problems *have* to remove them from job positions where loss of life is easily caused. if that means removing them from the only field they are trained to work in, so be it. time to get a new career in a new field

it's not discrimination. it's safety. there was apparently warnings that mental health evaluators and employers knew that this guy had serious depression. he should simply never have been allowed to continue to be a pilot

is that fair? is it fair 150 people are dead? if you have mental problem, i sympathize. but you should not be trusted with my life

you don't hire asthmatics to do heavy lifting in dusty places, you don't hire albinos to work in the sun, you don't hire amputees for typing jobs. and you don't hire people with mental disorders to fly airplanes

some people have medical conditions which preclude them from certain lines of work. if you have major depression, you should not be allowed to have any job where you can easily cause loss of life. you should not be a commercial pilot. period

it's rather shameful german law does not reflect this, or any other country for that matter. i hope these familes sue. the german government, the airline industry, and Germanwings screwed up, and they need to receive a heavy reprimand on the only terms they understand: financial ones

Comment: Re:finger pointing (Score 1) 382

by circletimessquare (#49353579) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US

you're saying the democrats gave universities more money and this *caused* tuition rates to go up?

do you even try to think about the ignorant propaganda that is fed to you?

university costs have risen at all universities. why have they risen at private ones genius?

you don't understand the topic, nevermind basic cause and effect

and now that republicans are cutting funding, where do you think they will make up income? where do you think bright poor kids with good grades will go to school now? oh right, fuck them, they're daddy doesn't contribute to a PAC

do you see the fucking slashdot topic we're commenting under right now? do you see the problem? do you think countries that have good STEM programs are cutting funding to education? how much do children in those countries pay for higher education? evil "socialist" countries?

braindead republicans, ruining the country

Make it right before you make it faster.