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Comment: Re:yeah, its really people don't want to work (Score 1) 283

Someday we'll have robots doing all the work, and then things will be great (as long as we can share the benefit of that sufficiently)

See you almost got it. you forgot a big capital bold IF before the "as long as we can share it", for some reason that is in parenthesis as if its an after thought, when in fact thats the main point of contention. That big capital bold faced IF is the major point of contention, because as long as capitalism exists, and the workers do not own the robots, that IF statement is going to fail.

Then what follows is that arguing for even the slightest abatement from capitalism will get you flagged as an extremist, terrist, and almost universally opposed and perhaps framed, jailed, reputation ruined by the massive suriallence state which is set up for the exact purpose of maintaining capitalism. So before you talk in big bold tall IF statements, think about how likely the $true condition is, and what would be needed to achievement before you brush it off as trivial.

Comment: Re:But it doesn't work (Score 1) 64

Except Snowden outed himself to give the leaks credibility. otherwise it would have collected dust along with other leaked volumes and no one would have taken it seriously. He knew this, we know this. Thats how this country works. We don't like facts, we like celebrities.

Comment: yeah, its really people don't want to work (Score 1) 283

Typical capitalist horse shit.

Its the generic excuse when they introduce machines that put people out of work, or introduce lower paid non-union labor, or do something else that drags wages down. I for one, am sick of this pseudo-'leftist' language being used to justify driving down the price of labor, and putting people out of work.

Comment: Again, misses the point (Score 1) 685

by davydagger (#49539953) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden
Once again, the article is about snowden, not what he revealed. Can we get back to talking about the real issues, and that is the contents of what snowden revealed, because most of it is pretty damning.

the problem with this country is we don't talk about issues, we talk about people, and who is and isn't a good person, and we don't talk about policy, and what is just policy. Half of it is celebrity culture, and how public relations and the press games reputation by pushing your emotional buttons.

They also use this in dogwhistle politics. For example, niether party is really ended the wars, stopping the mass surviallence, or ending the security state or warrantless wiretaps, but they use the "good guy/bad guy" image to get Americans to swallow otherwise bad policy because it comes from a source they are conditioned to accept.

But again, who cares about snowden, lets instead talk about what he revealed, because he has some pretty hard proof, and its some pretty glaring contradictions between US policy and rhetoric.

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 1) 649

by davydagger (#49527543) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars
to be honest, you are little better. You are still insinuating that the original theorm that tinkering with modern day cars is somehow more dangerous than in previous generations, something which is false. Noted are all the dangerous checmicals and subsystems that existed in cars long before a CPU ever came around.

Comment: Re:Freedom vs security (Score 1) 649

by davydagger (#49527521) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars
again, false. The dichotomy between freedom and saftey is nothing more than police state propaganda to get you into giving up freedoms.

You aren't more safe by giving up your freedoms. You're giving control over your life to someone else. You are in fact less safe, because you assume this other people has good intentions which is almost never the case.

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 1) 649

by davydagger (#49523193) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

What if onboard vehicle computers truthfully are (or soon will become) so complicated - and so integral to the functioning of the vehicle - that an untrained hobbyist screwing with it could cause injury or death?

Thats a pretty strong "what if". In the age of makerbots, audrinos, and people doing all kinds of do it yourself projects, its a very unreasonable assumption.

Besides, since the beginning, cars run on gasoline(nasty cacernogenic high explosive liquid), and use spark plugs(millions of volts), and other dangerous parts, yet people still live.

People have been doing far more dangerous mods like cutting off pollution controls, and running high compression engines that could blow apart for decades.

don't even get me started about the deathtrap 70s erra motorcycle choppers people used to ride.

I see nothing new about today's cars that changes anything.

In fact I generally find cars quite boring.

aka, you don't know what the fuck you are talking about

But I find Slashdot even more boring when nobody attempts to find merit in a contrary opinion...

When everyone is in agreement with a position you don't like its a "circle jerk", but when its with something you do like, its "common sense".

Comment: Re:Protect the children (Score 1) 629

Your observation because one really good moral "based on superstition and mythology" is to help and serve, such as adopting behaviors/norms/laws which reduce poverty and working to alleviate the suffering of Others

There is a stark diffrence between morales based on mutual aid, respect for the human condition, equality, and universal human rights, based on observation based facts, using controlled studies to determine cause and effect, than those based on superstition and mythology.

The fact that we as a nation cannot tell the diffrence is part of the reason why we have such a high poverty rate, such a high incarceration rate, glorify criminals, and criminalize reformers.

The biggest threat to our children is not some creep, pedophile, terrorist, or musician. Its school administrators, politicians, facebook, google, and rouge fire-and-brimestone preachers.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by davydagger (#49462615) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid
Dems do the exact same thing. mainstream politics have next to no credibility. The 2004 elections where a complete shitshow, with the dems doubling down heavy on things like a supposed nazi connection of the Bush family(turned out to be false, it was a smear campaign from the 30s), and conspiracy grade material

meanwhile there was so much low hanging fruit they sort of ignored. They finally got their ducks in a row with Obama in 2008, and Obama won by a landslide because most Americans are fed up with the patriot act, never ending war, the TSA, and the security state.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by davydagger (#49462489) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

If you really need to vote democrat and for a vote woman, it should be noted that Elizabeth Warren is also a woman, also is part of the Democratic party, and is far less of a shitbag.

Oh, and Warren is also an accomplished Politician, and I agree with her on many issues that don't involve gun control, and I widely prefer her to Hillary any day.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten