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Comment Re:"Best military science fiction novel ever writt (Score 1) 241

I like Halderman and Heinlen but this nonsense about prime troops in direct contact is sad. Clearly, proxies are what you will use to fight, whether they are remotely controlled or AI's or blockades or cheap meat from some place it doesn't matter. I actually like Ender's Game for that reason even if not done all that well. I hope I didn't spoil anything.

Comment Re:In America (Score 1) 737

"We also have the right to pay a price if we knowing[ly] say false and reckless things that hurt others." WTF! You just made that up.

At the very least it's called satire and it's not illegal and it's OK to make a profit from such speech. In fact, the more outrageous and the more often you say it the better.

Je suis Charlie?

Comment #LivesMatter (Score 1, Insightful) 88

And you wonder why certain groups have basically given up trying to work with the police. I don't condone the violence, in fact I condemn it, but what do you expect when, seemingly, the police (and complicit city councils) don't respect you and repeatedly trample your rights? I would recommend that these groups give up the violence and focus on city hall and all the bastards that we keep electing. Insist on new management and ditch the entrenched LEO leadership, union or actual. Policing is big money and changing that is going to be really hard!

Comment Like Job References? (Score 1) 186

Sounds like the way a lot of people do job references. You can get away with it too as it's real easy to get temporary phone numbers and with contracted out reference checkers it's easy enough to pretend to be multiple people. I've detected this scam a few time for companies that were trying to hire for "commodity" type jobs.

Comment CEO fired and good people ran for the exists (Score 1) 294

FF has gone down hill fast ever since they fired the president of mozilla for giving money to political causes that some people didn't like. Who wants to work in an "open" environment like that? I don't defend his views, I just defend his right to political speech unencumbered by punishment. Employees with half a brain and the ability to think outside the box probably started making plans to leave and that seems to have left a lot of weak people who can't think for themselves. Diversity must have limits!

Comment Re:For variable values of "faster" (Score 1) 337

I agree that we need to keep researching, but I think we need to speed it up and "go like hell" and get off this rock even if the process is a bit dirty. I mean, what do we do when renewables aren't enough or some fast moving rock is on its way to destroy our rock or some idiot does something really stupid with a virus or two. Let's go!

Comment Complete BS! (Score 1) 381

In the real world people work as much as necessary or as much as they want. I'm sure Bill Gates and Warren Buffer work far more than 40 hours/week. It's obvious that, to them, it's worth it. Now, you have to expand you horizons and see that probably a lot of people have decided that their salary is worth the time required even if they aren't billionaires and millionaires. Would they like to work less, hell yeah, but we can't all live in Greece.

"Don't tell me I'm burning the candle at both ends -- tell me where to get more wax!!"