Or redouble their efforts to find/create as many more exploits as possible to capitalize on the guaranteed market created by the government......
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How using facial recognition as a benchmark for computer timescales? It would take billions of cycles for the computer to recognize you (especially out of a database of faces containing a similar number of faces a human would recognize), while a human can do it in fractions of a second. Or how about SLAM/location? Or how about calculation of movement in a changing environment? 1 Sec per CPU cycle seems quite an arbitrarily long time to use to compute any comparisons.
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As I mentioned earlier, the game is free to play and supported by microtransactions. Those tend to have negative connotations amongst gamers, who don't want to be forced to spend real money to be competitive. Fortunately, Grinding Gear Games has done this in a really ethical way. The majority of things you can buy are customization and vanity-related. Non-combat pets, sparkly item effects, dance animations, etc. The only quality of life purchases you can make are for extra stash tabs and extra guild slots. But you already start out with four huge stash tabs. Nothing you can buy affects gameplay. I don't typically care about the vanity stuff, so after I'd played for a while and wanted to send some money their way, just to support them, I couldn't find a single thing I wanted to buy. It was kind of a strange feeling, and the developers deserve recognition for doing microtransactions right.
Or, since corporations are "persons", why not tax them in an analogous fashion?
S-corps are already taxed by dividing their income by the number of shares allotted to each owner, and taxing the corporation's income as actual income on the owner's personal income tax statements. Therefore, these corporations ARE people - or at least a legal representation of a group of actual people - the owners.
I assume you're talking (^H^H^H^H^H^H) complaining about public stock C-corps? Of course, the stockholders hold shares in the company and can vote on board members and policy....and bought their shares with money that was already taxed as personal income....
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That's why I voted against it even though I wouldn't have been taxed.
You fail to see how whether the proposed tax was passed or not it would have absolutely NO IMPACT on the $2 billion in shares he sold?
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Ok, I admit I want one despite the danger. While using it in the manner depicted on Star Wars would be insane, I can think of a number of applications where something like this would be fun and useful."
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Yeah, 'cause artificially limiting the use of available energy sources while not providing any viable alternatives won't deepen the energy crisis.
We need innovative people to come up with viable alternatives, not endlessly complain about the impacts of available options. If someone actually comes up with a feasible, scalable alternative to fossil fuels, the switch to using that idea would just take care of itself due to market forces. The ugly truth is - there's currently no real alternative to switch to and complaining without providing viable alternatives won't change that.
In case of 100% private health care, everybody (even insurance companies!) earns money when someone is sick. In the case of government run health care the government loses money if people are sick.
So where exactly do you think the "government" money goes? Er, to the doctors (and possibly insurers) of course - the ones the government pays to treat the sick people. And where does the government get "it's" money? That's right, the government HAS NO MONEY. It's all the taxpayer's money, paid by the taxpayers (not to be confused with the group consisting of all American citizens). So the doctors still make a profit (via the government), and the people still pay that profit (via taxes), and the government sits in the middle taking money out of the system to fund the shuttling of money around. Adding another party as a paid middleman, and disguising the true cost of healthcare through taxes doesn't (can't) make it any cheaper.