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Comment: Re:Not really about lie detectors per se (Score 1) 245

The government's contention is that Williams had a business whose purpose was to enable people ineligible for certain government jobs to get those jobs through lying and deception.

What was the result when they hooked him up to a lie detector and asked him if this was his intention?

Comment: Re:We're so screwed. (Score 1) 237

The missing piece is to be able to detain, restrict, or eliminate all the suspicious people. The US has lagged a little behind the other Western countries that only recognize collective rights, but once you have demonstrated that surveillance works to identify bad guys, there will be increasing support to do something, and rounding them up won't be a problem.

Comment: Re:An ever bigger torpedo (Score 1) 228

by misexistentialist (#49629591) Attached to: Self-Driving Big Rigs Become a Reality

Each one is a learn as you go, something humans excel at

They think they do, which is why there are plenty of cases of people plowing into road crews, though it's true an automated car might get stuck or refuse to move, impeding road efficiency instead of accepting a certain measure of road worker expendability. Of course if road construction and human flaggers are causing "chaotic" road conditions there is probably room to improve the procedure

Comment: Re:No more "social justice" crap here, please. (Score 1) 301

Trying to prevent sexism or racism or other isms did not used to be considered an evil thing to do, at least not until the last couple of years.

It's that "progressivism" moving always forward, at some point advocates for certain groups start to look simply like opponents of others.

Comment: Re:Furthe proof that men and women think different (Score 1) 634

by misexistentialist (#49568045) Attached to: How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers
Women aren't that irrational

programs aimed at reducing global poverty and inequality

means they are interested in pretending to do engineering to get salaries with zero effort. The male equivalent is probably ill-conceived weapons systems for the government

Comment: Re:Remember Hypatia (Score 0) 494

And they haven't learned that oppressing a gender makes them weak because they're not using all of their "human resources" at their disposal. Imagine if tomorrow women in the US were required to stay home and not have jobs....it would destroy the US economy very quickly.

Instead of doing the very important work of sitting on chairs in government buildings? The secular western countries are utilizing women so well they are all undergoing demographic collapse, which is why they are frantically importing humans produced by religious orders.

Comment: Re:Free speech and trigger warnings, take a pick (Score 1) 114

Eventually the courts will apply "yelling fire in a theater" to more types of speech if that's what society wants. The only question will be whether it is legal for the crowd to beat the speaker to death in self defense, or if it should be left to the authorities.

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