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Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score 2) 391

Back in 2008, I only expected Obama to be as bad as Jimmy Carter. He surprised me by having all the badness of Bush (Dubya), Carter, and Nixon.

If Obama completes his two terms, then Richard Nixon should get an apology. Watergate would rank pretty low on the list of scandals if it happened now.

Comment: Re: Hobby Lobby's Minimum Wage (Score 1) 1330

by jigawatt (#47358847) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception
I'll ask the same question I did above. If HL paid minimum and provided the drugs in question (which would be perfectly legal), who would be better off and who would be worse off? Another way of looking at it. Suppose a struggling mom has two job offers: Whole Foods starting at $10/hr (and they pat themselves on the back for it BTW), or HL starting at $14. Assuming WF subsidizes the drugs that HL doesn't, which job would you recommend she take? If you said HL, then you need to start protesting Whole Foods for not caring about their employees as much as HL.

Comment: Hobby Lobby's Minimum Wage (Score 1, Troll) 1330

by jigawatt (#47355519) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception
Hobby Lobby pays a minimum of $14/hr for full time employees. This is $6.75/hr over the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Plan B costs about $50 out of pocket at Walgreens. In this situation, an otherwise minimum wage employee could afford about one Plan B dose per workday on the EXTRA money that Hobby Lobby voluntarily pays them.

Comment: Didn't we see it coming? (Score 4, Insightful) 134

by jigawatt (#45951365) Attached to: I Became a Robot With Google Glass
We've spent all our time worrying about the singularity as if the machines would eventually gain insight and perspective beyond the best humanity has to offer. Much more likely will be that human cognition falls below the level of a mere machine.

In short, the big problem is not that machines are thinking like humans, but that humans are thinking like machines.

Comment: My Body, My Choice, right? (Score 1) 562

by jigawatt (#45729689) Attached to: Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests
If people were intimidated into giving their info unwillingly, yeah that's bad. But the sense I get from a lot of these comments is that people should not be free to sell it for an agreed price at all. Seller beware, for sure, but either "I'm a consenting adult; I can make my own choices!" is true or it's not. Make up your mind.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson