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Comment Re:Not surprising at all (Score 1) 67 67

People who get into programming for the money are the worst programmers. We don't need more warm bodies.

People that don't pursue a paycheck are destined to starve.

Face it - we have bills to pay. There's plenty of people intelligent enough for CS but they're not taking it because they are smart enough to realize that they have the intelligence and drive to get other jobs that pay much more. Stock analysts and traders, management, etc.

Comment Re:11 rear enders (Score -1) 549 549

Obeying every traffic law guarantees getting in accidents. It might not legally be the robot's fault but they did cause it because they aren't following the rules of the road. Because of that, they flow against the normal progression of traffic and cause disruptions which lead to accidents.

Comment Re:dependent contractors (Score 1) 273 273

That hits on something that the "sharing economy" keeps ignoring - what happens when you can't find work? Most people fail at this model and there isn't somewhere better to go. That common failure combined with variable income means that you can't take loans. No house, no apartment, no car, no investment. Just how long are you going to live in your parent's basement? Prove that this model is economically better before changing law to create a 3rd type of worker that has the worst parts of the other 2.

Comment Re: Good for greece (Score 1) 1307 1307

Every comment that I've read supporting Greece leaving the Euro has fallen into 1 or more categories:
1) Complete lack of economic understanding,
2) Unrelated argument or logic fallacy,
3) Ignoring that, no, it's not going to work out. Numbers don't lie.

The entire situation seems to come down to Greece spending others money then refusing to pay it back. That's theft.

As for the Euro not supporting Greece's tourism economics, can someone go into more depth? The point of group economics is that labor costs will even out - if someone is out of work then they will either work more efficiently or work for less compensation.

Comment Re:This problem needs a technical solution (Score 2, Informative) 268 268

That DC10 was designed to hit geese without sustaining damage. You think a 1 kg drone is going to do anything?

Besides, those retardant drops don't do anything other than provide fertilizer for plant recovery the next year. Fires burn out when they burn out - the guys on the ground and air have little impact. (Note: I worked over 100 major forest and range fires. Only 1 was not caused by logging or over-grazing.)

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten