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Comment Re:What about the rights of those injured by firea (Score 1) 1162

Epidemiological research shows that most who survive a first suicide attempt to not re-attempt suicide; this research also shows that the easy availability of guns make that first attempt FAR more deadly than by other methods. Thus, the sheer easy availability of guns makes for more successful (if you want to call it that) first suicide attempts. If some percentage of those first time gun suicide attempts had not had access to a gun they would have had a better chance of survival and (according to the research) gone on to survive long term.

Comment What about the rights of those injured by firearms (Score 3, Insightful) 1162

This has become a regular event in America. We can lay a lot of responsibility for this at the feet of the terrorist NRA and the corrupt legislators they pay off, with both these latter groups little more a bunch of bootlickers to the gun manufacturers. There are more than 300 MILLION guns in this crazy nation - so many that *anyone* who wants to get a gun can get one, one way or another. America is FOURTH in death by gun, after Thailand, Nigeria and Colombia; that's the company we keep. We have more murders by gun than any developed (and many undeveloped) nations. It's a national disgrace. More people have died by gunshot in America than were killed in all our wars! The NRA *actively* lobbies to defeat laws that will keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill persons, and on and on. It's a national disgrace. What about the rights of the 100's of thousands of people that have been murdered by gun in America - what about them?

Comment Uber is breaking the law, period! (Score 5, Insightful) 471

What doesn't Uber understand about municipal codes? Yes, taxi service sucks, but just because I think I want to get to work faster doesn't mean I can break the speed limit. We have laws for a reason; if Uber wants to compete,it has to compete according to the LAW. If it wants to change the law, the ballot is where that should happen. After all, Uber is lining the pockets of politicians now, anyway - to let them help Uber break the law. It's absurd.

Comment H1B subterfuge and race to bottom of wage barrel (Score 1) 132

This is all part of tech's desire to drive tech wages down. Lets assume that in 15 years that 90% of high school graduates know how to code. What will that do to the tech labor pool? It will drive wages down. In the meantime, MSFT (founded by Bill Gates, who stole tech) and Mark Zuckerberg (who has been prolific as a liar) use FWD.US and lobby money to increase the H1B labor pool. Bottom line: this is all about driving business costs DOWN!

Comment Here are LINKS to the TRUTH re: Zuckerberg's Scam (Score 2) 442

FWD.US is a conspiracy created by Mark Zuckerberg to help drive down IT wages in America.

I have no problem with talented immigrants, but American corporations are LYING about the need for those H1B immigrants due to so-called "shortages" of STEM workers in America, and in the offing they are displacing QUALIFIED American workers with those immigrants (in clear violation of the law). Here are some FACTS to counter Zuckerberg's SPIN around his company's (and others, like MSFT, Cisco, Facebook, Google, etc.) cynical attempt to drive down wages. Just look at the recent policy decision to permit H1B spouses to seek work permits in May, 2015 something; that's 150,000 new workers (most of them professionals - and many with IT skills) into an already challenged IT economy. FWD.US is part of a legal conspiracy to drive down tech wages, under cover of the lie that America does not have sufficient STEM talent. Zuckerberg is shilling for his pals, and working against the American IT worker.

FACTS: One of the most respected technology pundits in Silicon Valley has this to say about the H1-B worker problem

Here's an attorney and his consultants teaching corporations how to manipulate foreign-worker immigration law to replace qualified American workers:

H1-B abuse if accompanied by other worker-visa abuse L-1 Visa (H1-B's are only the tip of the iceberg). There are more than 20 categories of foreign worker visas.

Professor Norman Matloff's extremely well documented studies on this problem.

Federal offshoring of website http://www.economicpopulist.or...

How H1-B visa abuse is hurting American tech workers

There is no stem worker crisis in America

Marc Zuckerberg and wealthy tech scions continue to perpetuate this trend


Unemployment is a problem in America, and so are our sticky problems with immigration. Undercover of helping those immigrants who have so long labored in our agricultural sector, the American IT sector has seen fit to use the sentiment to help agricultural workers to create a Landslide of advantage for itself.

H1Bs in Sacramento

Comment Re:Sure-and just how will you view this? (Score 1) 44

There is not sufficient bandwidth in most parts of the world to view these lessons. How does one view these lessons in rural India, China, etc. etc.? There ALREADY EXISTS at least one (maybe more) educational video platform technology that virtually eliminates bandwidth constraints, but those have not been able to get the time of day from the MOOCs, Foundations and companies like MSFT- as the latter have been concentrating on glossy PR and partnerships who have yet to figure out how to reach people who have limited bandwidth constrains. Imagine being able to store 100 hours of video instruction on a 4 Gbyte cell phone SIM card, or transmitting articulated video seamlessly over 56 kbyte. That's what is possible, today - but the company that has build this tech cannot get the time of day. (btw, they are in stealth at the moment)

Comment Re:Brain drain-Meyer will win, no matter what (Score 5, Interesting) 167

At some point, Yahoo will be parted out, sold, or rolled up. Any one of these options will lead to a nice payday for Meyer and Yahoo's biggest investors. That's what this is all about. The same thing happened at hp, and is happening now, at IBM. This is an old story in Silicon Valley - company comes out of the chute like gangbusters; low barriers to entry eventually lead to competition; the company falters; someone is brought in to "save" the company (and paid a LOT of money); the company is parted out or limps along for 10+ years while a succession of "in-people" make a pile of $$$ in options, perks, etc. etc.

Comment Re:One thing for sure (Score 1) 531

Aside from attributing negative qualities to the poster you responded to, you're essentially correct. Ignorance can be corrected; it's not a fault. Stupidity is a fault. That said, most people have no idea what it means to have ASI (artificial super intelligence) made entirely autonomous, self-replicating, self improving, etc. It will be a LONG time before that happens, but it WILL happen. This is why we have to be very careful going forward with AI.

We all like praise, but a hike in our pay is the best kind of ways.