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Comment: Re: Horse Shoe crabs have been fish bait for years (Score 1) 159

by ksheff (#46352507) Attached to: Horseshoe Crabs Are Bled Alive To Create an Unparalleled Biomedical Technology
Then it would make sense for the pharma companies to set up horseshoe crab farms where the crabs are raised specifically for their blood. That would also allow them to know exactly when blood was last collected from a batch of crabs.

Comment: Re:Get Over it FFS (Score 1) 333

by ksheff (#46352229) Attached to: Will Peggy the Programmer Be the New Rosie the Riveter?
Most men don't like to code either and there usually aren't huge lines of people fighting to get into CS departments. Do the high schools still have kids take the ASVAB tests? Are they using those results to encourage kids who have the necessary skills to go into CS? Have they ever surveyed those people later to find out why they did or didn't choose a CS education?

Comment: Re:First blacks, (Score 4, Informative) 917

by ksheff (#46341341) Attached to: Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation

Marriage is irrespective of religion. You can have marriages that never come into contact with any religion. Marriages are fucking contracts. Contract law is certainly part of Federal law.

But the reason that people get so worked up over it is due to it traditionally being a religious ceremony & institution. Make the government only recognize civil unions which is what it is completely free to define and be done with it (which is what México does). I'm surprised this sort of thing where you have secular govt benefits tied to a religious ceremony hasn't resulted in a "separation of church & state" lawsuit.

Comment: Re:First blacks, (Score 0) 917

by ksheff (#46341279) Attached to: Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation
So you have secular government benefits or protections tied to what has historically been a religious institution/ceremony. This seems to me to be a case where the "separation of church and state" principle should be applied. The US should change its laws to be like México: only recognize civil unions and leave marriage to the religions.

Comment: Re:Ain't no body got time for that (Score 1) 606

by ksheff (#46337811) Attached to: 'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

they would increase commute times so people would actually use buses, subways, and other options that are readily available.

They would have to actually have those options first and have them operate on a reasonable schedule. At least the people on the Google buses don't have to worry too much about an 'Epic Beard Man' type situation happening on their trip home.

Comment: Re: It's a status thing (Score 1) 717

by ksheff (#46264341) Attached to: Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

Further, you eliminate the underclass who now have more disposable income to spend.

and their expenses have gone up because everyone else has raised their prices too so . The "but minimum wage in Australia is $15" argument ignores that everything in AU is bloody expensive. That's ok if you're in the mining industry and get a six figure income for a job that can't be exported, but not so good if you're in a manufacturing company trying to compete with other places. Ford, Holden, & Toyota have announced that they're all going to be shutting down plants in the near future because it's just too expensive to operate there.

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