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Comment: Re:Read that statement as follows: (Score 1) 369

by nospam007 (#47730081) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

"Well for one, Google and even more with Facebook do not create or generate much of anything. It is all code."

But it lasts forever. My wife's hairdresser does not create or generate much of anything either, but the wife pays him anyway twice a month to do his job, which also cannot be done over the internet.

Comment: Re:If he sold phyiscal copies (Score 2, Interesting) 383

by nospam007 (#47729929) Attached to: 33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

"If he deliberately recorded and actually sold physical or digital copies, I have no sympathy for him. Why would I?"

33 months prison for 'violating' an imaginary right invented by a foreign industry to increase their profits?

What would you say if you got that much prison for drinking out of a puddle after a rain instead of the tap you pay for, just because the water company invented an unlicensed water drinking offense?

Comment: Re:good ideas (Score 1) 61

by nospam007 (#47710745) Attached to: Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition

"The design devotes a whole room to 3D printing, but I agree underground would be better than depleted uranium. Thick layer of martian ground is much easier to get than 2cm thick walls of DU."

No to mention that it's a toxic metal that weights 19.1 g/cm3 , 68.4% denser than lead, to transport that to another planet with rockets is going to be expensive if not impossible.

A single sheet of that 2cm thick shield, 1 meter by 1 meter would weigh 382kg, one third of a ton.

Also it still has 60% of the radioactivity of normal uranium, so you'd need lead to shield the uranium as well to avoid golf war syndrome on the astronauts.

Comment: Re:Funny thing about email (Score 1) 231

by nospam007 (#47694883) Attached to: Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

"I'm not sure in what parallel universe you live, but in my part of europe there sure is overtime, and we are surely not getting paid for it. It's even explicit in the contracts that we do not get paid for overtime."

That clause means there is no overtime, go home instead of trying to make the manager have a good opinion about you.
There is no other possible interpretation, since all those have been declared illegal by the European Court.

Unpaid labor is called 'slavery'.

Comment: Re:Funny thing about email (Score 4, Interesting) 231

by nospam007 (#47694471) Attached to: Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

"You don't have to check it while you are on vacation. You can actually ignore it."

You don't _have_ to, but you can.

This is Europe.
There _is_ no unpaid overtime!
If people check their mail during vacation, they are working, and they have to be paid and their vacation is still due an they can sue the company when they leave (or not) to get payment for the missed holidays or weekends.
Same thing if you get sick or injured during a holiday, the days don't count as holiday but as sick days, even if you stay there at the beach bar with a cast for 4 or 5 weeks. (although you can't drink alcohol, since this can hinder a speedy recovery)
The vacation days are still due.

Also, people with a security/dangerous job have to be alert and cannot have worked _anything_ 8 hours before the shift, if case of an accident or other misfortune, the company would be liable.

"So why delete what could be important communication? Just deal with it when you are back in the office."

If it's really important, the vacation guy is replaced during his absence and the replacement handles the email.
If that's not the case, it's not an important job, even if the tenant thinks it is.

Comment: Re:Niggers. (Score 4) 358

by nospam007 (#47693423) Attached to: Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

"Wasn't there enough information posted and published everywhere in the mass media in Liberia to inform even the dumbest people not to do that at all? I mean, after 1000 people die in a quite horrid way, a bunch of RFSP (Really F****** Stupid People) storms an Ebola Quarantine Center, lets the infected patients flee, steals the medical supplies and probably believes they just fulfilled the will of their ancestors."

Think of it as evolution in action.

People who don't believe in Ebola are removed from the gene pool.

After all is said and done, a hell of a lot more is said than done.