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Comment: Re:Communism (Score 1) 404

by jayveekay (#47309695) Attached to: San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

The free market would charge market rates for the parking spot. The only way this App can make money is if a person has a financial incentive to hold onto a spot longer than they need it.

Put another way: If the city charged the market rate for every minute that someone was using a parking spot, then that user would have the proper incentive to vacate the spot as soon as they were done using it.

Comment: Good games give players interesting choices (Score 3, Insightful) 111

by jayveekay (#47004735) Attached to: Game Industry Fights Rising Development Costs

Games are about interactive gameplay, not hi-def graphics.
Good games challenge the player with interesting choices, and do not attempt to cover up a void of interesting choices with reams of meaningless dialog in very pretty non-interactive cutscenes and the like.

Comment: Re:Incomplete (Score 1) 338

by jayveekay (#46894951) Attached to: How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

If you tax at 100% interest rate, you'll get no tax revenue, because people will have no incentive to work and/or people will move out of the country to avoid taxes.

I don't want to appear to be arguing in favor of 100% taxes, but I think your statement is not correct. Suppose you had a communal society in which the government confiscated (aka taxed) 100% of your income, but then spent all the money it took in providing you (and your fellow citizens) food, clothing, shelter, etc. In that case you would have an incentive to work even at 100% taxation, because if nobody did anything then everyone would starve and/or freeze to death. Of course something like this was tried by the USSR, it required walls to keep people in, and it eventually failed against better economic systems in place elsewhere in the world.

Anyway, with 100% taxation I think you would still get revenue if all the tax revenue was perceived to be being spent wisely on the taxed.

Comment: Re:Obama = Coward (Score 1, Funny) 206

by jayveekay (#46800259) Attached to: Obama Delays Decision On Keystone Pipeline Yet Again

Worst president of my lifetime. Not even close.

Let me be the first to commend you on your excellent writing skills for someone who is under the age of 6!

One day in your elementary school history class you will learn about the presidents from before you were born, including "The Decider".

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 551

by jayveekay (#46566789) Attached to: Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

During the War of 1812, more than 50 years before the country of Canada was created, British forces raided Washington DC.

Britain at the time was the naval superpower and had just helped defeat Napoleon so had some free troops to play with which made this attack possible. To say that "Canada" burnt down the White House is silly.

Comment: I call BS on Farley (Score 1) 89

by jayveekay (#46457483) Attached to: Volkswagen Chairman: Cars Must Not Become 'Data Monsters'

"'We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing."

What a grandiose statement. Aside from the fact that their data is limited to the car, so they can't possibly know who is mugging someone in a dark alley (which is a law-breaking act), they can't possibly even know who is doing what illegal act within the car. For example:
1. How do they know who is driving the car?
2. How do they know what the state of a traffic signal is at the point in time the car enters an intersection?
3. How do they know that the car failed to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk or an intersection?

Oh, Farley is the VP of *marketing*? I understand now. An engineer wouldn't say anything so dumb.

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