Capitalism has never, in the history of the world, functioned without the strong support of slave (cheap) labor and resource exploitation. The concept of capital is ancient philosophy that our species needs to evolve beyond in order to survive. The alternative, of course, is simply to cull population, but again, that goes against the prime directive of capitalism as fewer sheep are available to produce goods for fewer sheep to consume thus producing profits for a few wolves. -W
Yes and no. While I agree with everything you said, empirical evidence suggests that merely having PowerPoint running in a conference room lowers the collective IQ (which is only ever as high as the individual with the highest IQ) by 5-25 points.
The more we protect people from themselves, the more likely they are to stay in the gene pool and continue to breed, Idiocracy style. I'm all for rules and laws that protect people from others, but we really need to let the stupid people kill themselves off as much as possible, and restrict breeding rights. Seriously, we have plenty of people on this planet, it's time to get stingy. -W
In other words, it's the polar opposite of BSG, which featured character development in lieu of special effects. Yay.
They already took over. They're planning to defend against an apocalypse of free thinkers, but this is mostly laughed at by the mainstream and believed to be in the realm of fiction and hyperbole. -W
It used to be unique, and special, now it's just something that everyone does. Nerds don't like not being unique, even if some wish they could fit in. It's not so much nostalgia as it is loss of identity.
My 11 yo daughter did, because my wife won't let her go through the radiation emitters. She cried for 2 hours. I guess your girlfriend is more used to strangers groping them. -W
The crash is just a ruse and FUD to cover up the fact that they used super-secret teleporters to get in there and murder the guy.
Pardon? Capitalism has never functioned in the history of the world without slavery. True, some countries outlawed slavery, including the US, but migrant workers and outsourcing overseas filled in the gap that slavery left behind. The American economy is only broken if you disagree with the concept of slavery. No one in the US is trying to use paid employees to try and compete with a country that uses prisoners to power their economy. It is AMERICA that is using prisoners in other countries to power ITS OWN economy . . . only because it's illegal to do so within its own borders. Don't kid yourself and think that just because it doesn't happen in your own backyard that it isn't your, or your neighbors, own fault. You wouldn't be able to post on slashdot without this slave/prisoner labor. -W
"Good corporate citizens" are a breed of sheep that needs to become extinct. I can't wait until we have gene-hacking. This is the first species, besides the redundant politician rodent, that needs to have their chromosomes disabled. It's a brave new world, baby! -W
Our population needs a culling. It seems way more socially acceptable to cull the people who can't/won't buy 3D garbage then to cull the stupid people who think the shit hollywood turns out is worth seeing. -W
It's about 1000 core routers. Granted, that's a lot, certainly more then Google adds in a year or two (they use Juniper anyway), but it's not a LOT or even a hard number to imagine. I'm not sure what Cisco's margins are though, so while it's list price for a thousand core routers, I'm sure they'll have to sell several tens of thousands to make up the half billion they blew. -W
For every 1 engineer who figures out how to do something, there are 999 that like to yank their own chains by listing elaborate reasons as to why "it can't be done". It's these 999 that give the rest a bad name, and it's these 999 that are the first to get laid off and the last to get hired. It's easy to say it can't be done. Easy is boring. -W
Gotta love the anarchist spirit in this one, my heart goes out to anyone who gets ethical kudos for having a business based on not paying taxes. Woot!
There are billions of people on this little blue marble. If we keep pandering to the ones who don't take the effort to understand the world around them, we're no better then the homo sheepiens. -W