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Comment: Re:Make it easier to hire people? (Score 1) 623

by drsquare (#48666791) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

A hundred years ago, you could have said the same thing about horses. Industry created more, and safer jobs for horses. Horses that were no longer needed in a cavalry charge could be redeployed to pull a canal barge or an omnibus. Until the internal combustion engine came along and no-one needed horses anymore.

Comment: Re:It increased gamers' average age (Score 1) 101

by drsquare (#48539591) Attached to: The PlayStation Turns 20

Yeah there are no interesting platformers and sidescrollers like Super Mario 3D World, Shovel Knight, Super Meat Boy, no interesting RPGs like Dark Souls or Skyrim, and if you think there are no innovative gameplay mechanics then you must have stopped playing games years ago. I could name a hundred innovative games released in the last five years alone.

Sick of these old farts 'oh it were better in my day'. Yeah better when you had an Atari with 4000 space games that consisted of pressing a button to shoot a pixel at aliens.

Comment: Re:Good. IndieGoGo should do it too (Score 1) 203

by drsquare (#47967413) Attached to: Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

Even if solar roads did work, they offer no advantages, and many disadvantages, over building normal roads and just putting the solar panels in a field.

In your first two examples, there are significant advantages to rocks and asphalt. There are literally no advantages to solar roadways over other ways of doing it.

Comment: Re:Everyone loses (Score 1) 474

by drsquare (#47952463) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

In general, the young are more liberal than the old. Scotland in general is a more liberal country than England, which is becoming increasingly conservative as Cameron continues the job started by Thatcher. A lot of younger Scots would like Scotland to be independent so they can model the country of the socialist Scandinavian countries which are more prosperous than Britain.

As it stands, they're wedded to the economic policies of England, specifically the hyper-conservative South-East which dreams of modelling Britain after America, and selects policy mainly for the benefit of London's finance industry, even at the expense of industry in the rest of the country. A shipyard in Scotland might lose all its foreign orders and shut down because of London's politicians fiddling with the currency, or a Glasgow businessman might be unable to find a premises due to high property costs, deliberately inflated to benefit the banks and promote debt-based consumer spending to benefit the retailers.

I don't really know anything about Quebec, but Canada is a federal country, and doesn't have one province with 5/6ths of the population so the same issues don't apply.

Comment: Re:Everyone loses (Score 4, Interesting) 474

by drsquare (#47947213) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

Healthy growth? Wages plummeting, zero-hours contracts proliferating, real jobs replaced by involuntary 'self employment', debts soaring, bailiffs doing record business, food banks struggling to keep up with demand. If this is healthy growth I'd love to know what you consider unhealthy.

GDP is only of real relevance to economists and politicians. Ireland has a high GDP but its people still have to mass-emigrate because there is no work there.

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