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Comment: Re:IETF next (Score 1) 309

by kamapuaa (#47428329) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

How does that justify posting her nudes? What were you trying to accomplish? You can understand that it comes off as "I disagree with her about something, so here is a personal attack where I post her nudez on the Internet." Very childish and not really part of any argument. It's just being an asshole.

Perhaps anonymity is a good thing. Perhaps tor is great. A mean-spirited personal attack isn't the way to support it. It undermines your argument, because it's tempting to believe that anybody who does such an asshole move must be wrong.

Comment: Re:Good news (Score 3, Insightful) 93

by Maxo-Texas (#47425091) Attached to: Single European Copyright Title On the Horizon

So we really need a new name for when a company regularly avoids so much tax that it makes a profit off the tax system and another one for when it regularly pays zero taxes and shifts all of it's profits to another country while also consuming resources in the host company.

I kinda like parasiticorp for the second one.

The first is probably more "Evil scum back leeching bastards" but that seems too mild.

Comment: Re:IETF next (Score 0) 309

by kamapuaa (#47422543) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

What the fuck? Do you call rape victims sluts and publicly humiliate them? Even if you think her lawsuits are misguided and quixotic, she was clearly wronged, and her lawsuits are a legitimate attempt at getting legal justice. Getting back at her by posting her nudes to a discussion forum shows how juvenile and idiotic many tor supporters are.

If Tor is a great way to distribute stolen nudes, sell drugs, launder money, etc., then perhaps it should be blocked. What's the benefit? China blocks it, it seems to be entirely useful to people who want to get up to no good.

Comment: Re:Slashdot degrades further and further (Score 1) 208

But it's true, right? If a cheap Dell off-the-shelf computer was far better than the current generation, that would definitely show how terrible the current consoles are. Instead, you need to spend maybe $800 minimum, you probably want to build the computer yourself and therefor need to have the time and the knowledge to build the computer yourself and then deal with any potential issues...

It's not really a story that you can do better than a console if you're willing to put in a larger amount of money, time, and expertise.

Comment: Re:The goal of 1st world countries (Score 1) 401

by Maxo-Texas (#47402463) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Right now, 85 people take in the same income as 3.5 billion other human workers.

Extend that trend forward 20 years to world with extensive automation and perhaps 400 people taking in the same income as 7.5 billion other human beings while another 1 billion making "decent" incomes still (the rest of the 3 billionis people being children, disabled, and senior citizens).

For the most part- once the wealth reaches the top- it stops. It doesn't come back down. It's not even spent. It's put into long term bonds. Bonds have to be paid for with taxes. So bonds are really just another way for the wealthiest to extract more income from the rest of society.

How do you run a society without taxing the people who hold all the money?
How do you execute an economy when most of the wealth is all piled up on the opposite side from the consuming part.

In the face of ubiquitous automation, the very concept of money breaks down. Because "money" is just a token representing hours of your life. If no one needs your labor- the hours of your life have no value monetarily.

Which means no food- no entertainment- no medical care-- i.e. nothing to lose.

How do you run a world where 60% of the adult humans have nothing to lose?

North Korea has shown us one way of doing this. The other way is violent bloody revolutions which redistribute the wealth so the game can start over again.

Comment: Re:The goal of 1st world countries (Score 1) 401

by Maxo-Texas (#47398009) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

"So far, neural networks have succeeded in imitating distinct musical styles, but truly original compositions have remained elusive. Miranda is tackling that problem with an orchestra of virtual musicians â" called agents â" that interact to compose original music. "

"The ChaoSynth "soundscapes," often accompanied by Miranda on the piano, have won awards for being "musical" despite the unearthly sound of their individual parts. While pleasing when blended in composition, the everyday sounds fit no known category when isolated. "

Sounds like it still needs work.

Comment: Re:Two sides to every issue (Score 1) 401

by Maxo-Texas (#47397959) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

The thing you need to realize is that they are not rewarded based on your replacement succeeding as well as you.

They are rewarded for saving money. Executive bean counters can literally redefine the goal posts as well and declare success when the project failed by the original criteria.

And finally, they can move on to another job after a fairly short time to take their money saving ideas to the new company.

Comment: Re:Two sides to every issue (Score 2) 401

by Maxo-Texas (#47397945) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Nope, it's a conspiracy.

Go to youtube.

Search for
"avoid hiring americans"
"Immigration attorneys from Cohen & Grigsby explains how they assist employers in running classified ads with the goal of NOT finding any qualified applicants, and the steps they go through to disqualify even the most qualified Americans in order to secure green cards for H-1b workers. "

Lou Dobbs: Law Firm teaches how to avoid hiring Americans
A law firm is teaching corporations how to get around hiring American workers for jobs so they can import foreign workers under the H1-B visa program. Lawrence M. Lebowitz, the marketing director of the Pittsburgh law firm of Cohen & Grigsby, told executives at its Immigration Law Update Seminar how to advertise...


Quote: "Our goal is CLEARLY not to FIND a qualified us workers."

If you had better tools, you could more effectively demonstrate your total incompetence.