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Comment: Re:Teamsters (Score 1) 184

by jellomizer (#49628663) Attached to: Self-Driving Big Rigs Become a Reality

Not all truck drivers are unionized.

So what will happen would be the non-unionized organizations will be using these to cut costs, if they are more affordable than a unioned shop, the unionized shop will go out of business.

In the past good middle class jobs consisted of skills that just aquired attention, and following a process. This type of stuff computers and robotics excel at. Leaving jobs for humans to focus more around creative skills, or just the fact that our bodies are rather multi-purpose.

We really fail to quantify the value of creativity (So creative jobs rarely get the status it deserves), and manual labor there is always such a large supply of people that it keeps the prices down.


Comment: Re:Here we go again (Score 1) 133

by jellomizer (#49628211) Attached to: Canadian Town Outlaws Online Insults To Police and Officials

Well there is more than that.
Complaints towards an organization are often based on a Generalization. Yes they are good cops, however there may be enough Bad Cops to make a generalization that Cops are bad, and should be avoided.

Sure if you are a good cop, this seems like an insult. But it is a generalization.

Comment: Re:Fascinating (Score 2) 40

by jellomizer (#49623255) Attached to: Extreme Exoplanet Volcanism Possibly Detected On 55 Cancri E

I am going to nitpick... Because Science coverage has been abused by the word Theory.

These are not Theories, but Hypothesis, once you are able to test these idea, then you get the Theory out of it.

Global Warming is a Theory. There have been mountains of test to show its validity.
Health Problems with GMO is a Hypothesis, it is a guess that needs further investigation.

Comment: Re:News? (Score 4, Interesting) 408

by jellomizer (#49621245) Attached to: The Programming Talent Myth

I think it is in terms of observations.
The Rock Stars, the company will go out of its way to try to keep them
The under performers, will just stay at the same place as they have a hard time getting a job elsewhere.
So the organization has the long timers as the Rock Stars or the Under performers.
The middle people will often stay there for a few years and move on. So they are in flux, and that makes it hard for our observations to see the middle ground, as the majority.

Comment: Simple Demand. (Score 5, Insightful) 308

The communities are just following the stupidity of the political view points.
Can we frack in your community? Sure... However we want our water quality (including well water, checked once a month at your expense, for as long as the pumps are active and 10 years after. (This is relatively inexpensive demand). If there is a problem with water quality that has changed sense fracking. Then you need to supply us with clean water for 150 year or until the water quality returns.

If your method is as safe and clean as you state, then you shouldn't have to worry about it.


Comment: You cant win... (Score 4, Insightful) 59

by jellomizer (#49620727) Attached to: The BBC Looks At Rollover Bugs, Past and Approaching

If you reuse code, you get rollover bugs.
If you start over from scratch you get brand new bugs.

Reusing the code, you have a lot of the issue from the past already fixed, so you are not introducing bugs that you had in the past.
Making new code, you can modernise the code set, so you don't run into particular troubled code, and is easier to follow.

Programmers are human beings, they make mistakes, they can't give 110% every day. Even the best of them will often have a stupid bug, that they can't believe that they had slip.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 0) 1055

by jellomizer (#49610003) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

That didn't seem like a trap at all.
Let's put a contest to offend a violent extremest group, and let's place it in Texas, where the kids are taught to shoot a gun before they can read.
I guess they could have been less subtitle. They could have had a jihadist entrance clearly marked with a heavy spiked wall, with visible gears.

Comment: Do guidance counselors help students hack? (Score 0) 245

"He could have very easily come to one of his counselors and asked for help"

Guidance counselors are the biggest wast in the school systems.
Either you are Ivy League material and you are smart enough to deal with the rest of the stuff, or they say you should consider vocational training.
I remember having to show my guidance counselor how I can make my schedule work. Because she just couldn't do it herself.

So if he went for help what are they going do? Not change his grade, at best you can form a relationship, so she may leave with the computer logged in where you change the grade there.

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.