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Comment: Re:This is silly (Score 1) 622

by TheLink (#48223669) Attached to: Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Automation increases jobs.

Automation does require the displaced employee to get another job. This may require retraining, returning to school to upgrade or acquire a skill set that is marketable. The may require a change of career. Most displaced employees will find other jobs.

Imagine the Chinese, Indian etc workers as robots[1]. Have all the US workers who've lost their jobs to these "robots" experienced the increased number of jobs you mention? Now imagine what happens when Foxconn et all replace those Chinese workers with real robots (as Foxconn is actually doing).

What will these Chinese workers do? Some of them will take your higher end jobs: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetw...
From the article:

And it turns out that the job done in China was above par â" the employee's "code was clean, well written, and submitted in a timely fashion. Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building,"

If the population growth remains at X% and the Earth resource/wealth extraction rate does not increase by much more than X% if robots and automation take some human jobs, there will NOT be replacement jobs that pay out the same amount of wealth. Because in most cases automation is about reducing costs and increasing profits. Furthermore the resource extraction rate cannot continue increasing as long as we are stuck on Earth[2].

See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
tldr; the automobile destroyed the jobs of the horses, there was no increase in replacement jobs that the horses could do.

And that is what will happen to most humans once the robots get good enough.

[1] Many of these workers are actually doing jobs that are "robotic" and could be automated- it's just that they are cheaper and more flexible than current robots and someone else paid for much of the manufacturing).

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment: Re:Social network not enforcing real names.... (Score 1) 253

by cayenne8 (#48217323) Attached to: We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

I felt that way until my child's teacher decided FB was the right way to disseminate information about classroom activities

Wouldn't that discriminate against families, maybe poor ones that don't have an internet connection...maybe not even a computer in the house.

It isn't like the internet/FB is a right....

Comment: Re:So 1 x F35 = 60 million x vaccinations? (Score 1) 110

by cayenne8 (#48217269) Attached to: Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

We could also redirect some of that 85 billion a month going to Wall Street right now.

Are you talking about $$ from private investors into private/public businesses?

Who is it to decide to take money from private individuals and companies in the US???

I don't mind the govt giving money...but I don't see it in the US constitution for the govt to start taking money from its citizens to do this type thing??

Comment: Re:Social network not enforcing real names.... (Score 1) 253

by cayenne8 (#48217201) Attached to: We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

actually I have to disagree. It is so much easier to stay connected to friends that have long moved away and to reconnect with friends that move back. Of course I am older than most people on Slashdot so yes I have friends that moved away 15 years ago and then move back to town that I want to reconnect with. It is makes me feel more connected with my brother that lives 3 hours away to see his posts daily on facebook. I do call and talk with him a couple of times a month but with facebook it is daily. Of course I used to do the same thing with email but email is less popular than it once was.

See...I pretty much email, text, phone daily with my friends around the country...the ones that live near me, I do same and see them personally as much as I want to....and I don't have FB snooping on me and my activities and relationships.

I know I can be tracked with my other methods, but at least I'm not making easy for the corps and govt. to do so.

Comment: Re:No chance (Score 0) 541

by cayenne8 (#48214073) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

It's one thing to be insulted online. It's another altogether to be stalked online.

My original post:

Geez, grow a pair, eh? I mean, it is just words. If some online troll's comments are gonna ruin your day, get ready for the real world in a few years, where no one gives a damn about your self esteem, and you have to grow up, grow a bit thicker skin and get on with your life and fight to succeed.

I'm not talking about real threats of death or harm, but just someone spewing off online or even in person. Life is not all "touchy-feely", unicorns and kittens. Growing up, you learn to deal with idiots, asshole and those who don't like you (Yes, there always will be some that do not like you and are not your friend)....you learn to ignore that, shake it off and stick with the people that do love and care for you and move on through your life.

Seriously, thicken that skin and get on with your life and don't worry what the idiots say. You shouldn't have time for them.

You can see I said I wasn't talking about people actually threatening your life in meatspace from online....

But that brings up another question due to your answer. What exactly is ONLINE stalking? I know what it is in meatspace, someone physically following you, etc. But online? Who gives a shit? That stuff isn't real. If your whole world online is your *real* world, then you have more problems that just some troll giving you a hard time on FB or forums.

If someone is threatening your life in meatspace, from any medium, there are already laws on the books about that.

But for just to your panties in a wad over what an internet troll does or says about you, shows you really need to have a bit thicker skin.

Internet is not real life.

Comment: Re:No chance (Score -1, Troll) 541

by cayenne8 (#48212119) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll
Geez, grow a pair, eh?

I mean, it is just words. If some online troll's comments are gonna ruin your day, get ready for the real world in a few years, where no one gives a damn about your self esteem, and you have to grow up, grow a bit thicker skin and get on with your life and fight to succeed.

I'm not talking about real threats of death or harm, but just someone spewing off online or even in person.

Life is not all "touchy-feely", unicorns and kittens. Growing up, you learn to deal with idiots, asshole and those who don't like you (Yes, there always will be some that do not like you and are not your friend)....you learn to ignore that, shake it off and stick with the people that do love and care for you and move on through your life.

Seriously, thicken that skin and get on with your life and don't worry what the idiots say. You shouldn't have time for them.

Comment: Re:I never ever commented on the SCO issue in any (Score 1) 187

We knew what was going on when you ran your anti-IBM campaign, sometimes even positioning yourself as arguing on behalf of our community. It was a way to lend credence to IBM and MS arguments during the SCO issue. To state otherwise is deceptive, perhaps even self-deceptive.

Florian, you would not be devoting all of this text to explaining yourself if you didn't feel the need to paint your actions in a positive light. That comes from guilt, whether you admit it to yourself or not.

Go write your app, and if you actually get to make any money with it you can give thanks, because it will happen despite what you worked for previously. Keep a low profile otherwise because your credibility is well and truly blown and you can only make things worse. And maybe someday you can really move past this part of your life. But I am not holding out much hope.

Comment: Re:Across Devices? (Score 1) 126

by cayenne8 (#48197203) Attached to: Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

I don't get this.

When I'm watching something I enjoy, either via OTA HD or Netflix, the last thing I'm going to do is "quick! switch to another device!"

Watching a film, documentary or "episode" is much more enjoyable watched in one sitting. If I have to switch to another device I will watch at a later time when my attention isn't split.

Hm....you never watch a movie and have to go to the can?

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