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Comment: Re:Hits Home (Score 2) 210

by e r (#49440799) Attached to: Netflix Algorithm Tells You When Your Best Employee Is About To Leave You
Have you considered the concept of having everyone consume their own productivity? It's literally the workers owning the means of production.

If they want more then they can produce more. If they don't care then let them produce less. All it requires is that we stand by the principle that "if you don't work then you don't eat".

Wait... isn't there a name for this already?

Comment: Re:Mark is the earlier, and more reliable gospel. (Score 1) 1168

by e r (#49375343) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory
You should re-read Mark 12:14: They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.

Jesus had a reputation for being precisely the opposite of what you insinuate. He wasn't the least bit interested in making political points against the Romans. Furthermore, re-read Mark 12:15-17.

Comment: Re:WWJD? (Score 1) 1168

by e r (#49374303) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory

1 Corinthians 6:7 (NIV)

7 The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?
8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters.
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Comment: Re:Not so. (Score 1) 1168

by e r (#49374135) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory

"Give to Caesar that which is Caesar's, and give to God what is God's," is actually a direct challenge to throw the Romans out of Judea, a statement made within the Court of the Gentiles on the temple grounds.

Here's the actual text:

Matthew 22:15-22King James Version (KJV)

15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

The people who were listening to Jesus at the time apparently disagree with you and with Reza Aslan: they took the statement to mean that they should pay their taxes.
So either you're malicious or you should consider reading a little bit before tipping your fedora.

Comment: Re:WWJD? (Score 1) 1168

by e r (#49374015) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory

Nobody is saying you have to celebrate same-sex marriage

They're being forced to participate in the celebration of something they deem deeply abhorrent.

Rather than forcing someone to do something how about we consider this little concept called liberty and NOT force them to do anything. There are, no doubt, other cake shops in the area where the offended gay couple can go to get a cake.

Comment: Re:C++14 != C++98 (Score 1) 407

by e r (#49175483) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Classic OOP Compiled Language: Objective-C Or C++?

Auto is the most braindead addition in history, it causes bugs, loses all the advantages of a typed language, and only needs to exist because they fucked up the STL by not using proper inheritance.

You. Are. Talking. Out. Your. Ignorant. Ass.

Auto SOLVES every single one of those things you're complaining about.

Shut up. Now.

Comment: Re:More liberal than libertarian (Score 1) 580

by e r (#49069745) Attached to: Low Vaccination Rates At Silicon Valley Daycare Facilities
From Wikipedia:

The overall process involves making conjectures (hypotheses), deriving predictions from them as logical consequences, and then carrying out experiments based on those predictions to determine whether the original conjecture was correct

Reproducible / empirical experiments exist or are possible:

  • - vaccines
  • - GMOs

Reproducible/empirical experiments do not exist or are not currently feasible:

  • - the big bang
  • - evolution (not the same as adaptation or micro evolution)
  • - the age of the universe / earth
  • - global warming (that is, whether it's actually a problem not whether it's occurring or not)

So you see, dywolf, it seems like conservatives/libertarians/anyone-else-who-disagrees-with-you-on-these-points is more pro-science than you are. Perhaps, in the future you should beg the question a little less when trying to make yourself sound intelligent.

Comment: Re:The sad part? (Score 1) 577

by e r (#48955451) Attached to: DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Gun Shows Using License Plate Readers
So if you read this:

Police have been informed that a local gang had plans to murder and rape 's wife and family but decided to do something else instead... for now... no word on what the "something else" is.

You wouldn't feel even the slightest bit angry, apprehensive, or afraid? Come on, what's the problem? The gang never actually carried out the plans; it simply had the plans to do so at one point.

How is it any different if our government plans to abuse us but then doesn't... for now?

Comment: Re:A quote (Score 1) 431

by e r (#48927615) Attached to: Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'
Sure, because Rumsfeld would allow free people to defend themselves.

His point was that if Iraq was to be truly free then we would have to take our hands off and let them pedal their own bike without our hands holding them up. Anyone who grows up and moves out of mommy's basement is tacitly agreeing with what Rumsfeld said.

Comment: Re:No way! (Score 2) 514

by e r (#48880595) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration
Everyone is biased. In fact, even your idea that someone shouldn't have preconceived notions is a preconceived (biased) notion. What is important is whether his bias is correct or not. Then the questions which remain are:
1. How do we determine if his bias is correct or not?
2. Who gets to determine if his bias is correct or not?
3. Who gets to hold him accountable for what has been determined to be the correct bias?
4. What will those who're responsible for holding him accountable do if he decides to renege or otherwise fail in upholding what has been determined to be the correct bias?

Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long. -- Howard Kandel