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Comment: Re:Local testing works? (Score 1) 766

by SeaFox (#47498389) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

How about admit to yourself that you are not _supposed_ to be able to support yourself on a minimum wage job?

What is the purpose of having a "minimum wage" to begin with then?

If the jobs that pay this are only supposed to be for people who are co-dependant on others to meet their living expenses (especially shelter and utilities), what is the goal this "minimum" is supposed to be enabling in the people getting paid it?

Comment: Re:Misuse of FOIA (Score 1) 231

by SeaFox (#47444419) Attached to: NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

... the real story is that Snowden, Libtard hero, never even tried to whistleblow.

He's no patriot, he's just a cowardly little shit.

He did something he knew would raise the ire of the government to the point they would want to capture him and torture him, dooming himself to a life on the run for the rest of his days. Yeah, he's a real yellow-belly.

Comment: Re:Windows DLL injection attack vector. (Score 4, Informative) 75

by SeaFox (#47441479) Attached to: Source Code Leaked For Tinba Banking Trojan

Remind me again why a free, "superior" operating system couldn't gain any appreciable market share in the consumer space

Because consumers will generally buy what they're convinced they should by marketing before they get off their butts and actually do research and then make choices. Windows has a major corporation pushing out advertising backing it. Whereas for much of Linux's existence it's coding was a volunteer effort, let alone having paid marketing. Why did Betamax, the superior video cassette tape format, lose to beta? The consumer space was flooded by JVC pushing licensing to anyone, unlike the more restrictive Sony -- gee, kinda like IBM/PC vs Macintosh.

Comment: Re:LEDs (Score 1) 278

by SeaFox (#47440705) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Some bulbs are still incandescents, mostly because I haven't been able to find a satisfactory replacement. These are small chandelier lights (that would need at least 40 watt equivalent output) and the three-way bulbs on the night stand (Cree just released them). Products are available, but both require shipping from the States. I'll wait a little longer before making the complete switch.

Would you be talking about the small-base bulbs used in bedside touch lights?

Comment: Who's at fault for this? (Score 3, Insightful) 231

by SeaFox (#47412811) Attached to: Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

Unfortunately, it seems most people are really bad at wiping their phone of personal data before passing it on to a stranger.

How many people actually have the ability to securely wipe data on their phone to start with, without rooting it? For lots of folks, the "factory reset" option is the only thing they can do on their own, and that likely only deletes prefs and network settings and erases file system directory info. It does not overwrite the bits in the phone's storage to make them unrecoverable.

Comment: Re:If everyone loses their jobs... (Score 1) 530

by SeaFox (#47405031) Attached to: Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

If everyone loses their jobs, who will be able to buy the products?

Everybody's not losing their jobs. Only the poor people who work on the assembly lines will be. As long as the iPhone's target demographic (which is "not poor people") continues to be employed, the money will keep rolling in. Those unemployed SOBs can use cheap single-core Android phones!

Comment: Re:the real question is... (Score 1) 228

by SeaFox (#47366099) Attached to: Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

The whole thing sounds like using a massive amount of expensive technology to replace a very small amount of skill.

Exactly what I think when I see those new Ford commercials with the self-parking Focus.

There's probably ways ovens can be improved for modern times, but adding a bunch of sensors and a flat panel display sounds like a way to make a simple appliance less consumer-repairable.

Comment: Re:One non-disturbing theory (Score 2) 304

by SeaFox (#47357197) Attached to: Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

Actually, the reason that bottled water has an expiration date is that it is mandated to.

Is there a source for that? I assumed the reason water (and everything else food/drug related) has an expiration date now was for legal liability. That way there's only a limited time you can get a company for injury for using an old product (even if it was something inert enough it wouldn't expire). They can just point to the packaging and say "Well, Your Honor. Look, the item was expired and the label says not to use it past the date. The defendant willfully ingested/used it nonetheless..."

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