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Comment: Change the misconception that welfare is bad. (Score 1) 688

by nbritton (#48621289) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

We're all fucked unless we change are thinking that unemployment and welfare are bad. Whether we're working or not the corporations should have to support us. Tax them to the hilt and eliminate personal income tax. Provide a stipend to all citizens that covers the essentials of living; those who want to earn more money can choose to work.

Comment: Re:Why is it there? (Score 1) 175

by nbritton (#48621059) Attached to: Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Evolution doesn't care if you get ugly, contract cancer and die in your 50s. If this thing doesn't make you less attractive or hurt your chances to make it into your teens and early 20s, evolution doesn't even notice it.

Yes it does care, children need parents to raise and protect them. Furthermore, grandparents can help raise and protect their grandchildren. Both of these increase the odds that their offspring will reproduce.

Comment: Re: Helium and the density of the disc (Score 1) 219

by nbritton (#48590239) Attached to: Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

No, straight Helium is a lower density medium than normal air. This means less atmospheric friction and less driver motor friction while spinning a platter.

Wouldn't it be better to just create a vacuum inside the drive? The vapor pressure of aluminum at 10^-10 torr is 600 C.

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