A New Jersey newspaper once claimed I was ten thousand years old and from another planet. Really. I'm not even half that age.
That was Upper Class Jobs. Lower class jobs are alive, but moribund
I'm in Climate Denial Stage 6. I don't believe anything that causes a tax increase. Any connection between CO2 and more taxes is against my religion.
They approve 99.74% because THERE IS NO OPPOSING COUNSEL! It's a damn rubber stamp!
I offered a smart gun design to S&W and Glock in 1995 that had a fingerprint system and had diamonds in the chamber that marked the bullet with a coded pattern identifying the gun. They both rejected the design with prejudice.
A few years later I started my own gun collection and discovered why. Getting the gun to fire with gloves on, a band-aid, or a clumsy grip are only part of the issues. Like getting into your car with a fingerprint reader in an emergency with a thug chasing you in an ice storm.
Sure you can if it's flying over your place spying on you. I recommend #4 shot.
Based on base rate plus chained CPI, you will be able to bribe the robot and or the automated magistrate. Just another algorithm...Proceeds go to Home for Orphan Robots.
Typical slashdotters arguing about anarchy. The issue is legal remedies if and when they are necessary. Right now, damn few slashdotters can afford to pursue a legal case on ay form of harm from the internet, let alone defend against one. It's become a stomping ground for government and big data lawyers with size 11 feet.
What we need is an internet small claims court, not DMCA.
Ever hear of a place called Singapore?
Gravity and evolution are related. Evolution involves populations climbing peaks in a fitness landscape. You can't climb without gravity.
I tried not believing in gravity...
Ahmedinejad wants to be their next monkey. He qualifies.
The Premiere of the PRC managed to sock away $2 billion in various banks, including the US banks, in violation of anti-corruption laws in China and the US. All the while, the average rural Chin family cannot afford medical care or education and still works for coolie wages in this Communist paradise. Do you think this might be embarrassing to the Communist Party? They are not hacking to fix the problem. They are hacking to find out who squealed.
Regarding the value of gold as a currency vs. "fiat money", please read:
www.snowflakehell.blogspot.com May 23, 2010, "The Decline of Money"
I review books that I have read from Amazon. My reviews are skewed because I only buy books that I'm probably going to like. If I review a piece of crap, I rate it one star, but then I avoid that genre/author. I also write and some of my books are on Amazon. I can do a better job reviewing books in my genre because I understand what makes a good story in that genre. When I buy a book I look at the reviews and the inside random reading. The reviews are actually more useful. I can get an idea of the what the story is about from the reviews, not just a dumb rating.
Real coders prefer a sugar high, or maybe potato chips.