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Comment: Keep pushing the "living wage" (Score 0) 257

by p51d007 (#49137807) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
crap, and you'll find MORE automation in any business. What's so hard for people to figure out? A business is in business, to MAKE A PROFIT. If wages are forced up on people with little to no skills, the prices of the goods sold has to go up, in order to maintain a profitable business. If people no longer buy your products, or go to a competitor, then what good is a "living wage" going to do if the business closes its door? Low/no skilled workers are just that, they have NO SKILLS....but...but...but....I'm in my 30's/40's/50's and that is the only job I am qualified to do. That's my fault? Perhaps you need to look in the mirror, past your tattoos, piercings, forked tongue, purple hair and evaluate your life as to why, you are an adult, and have absolutely NO JOB skills. Life is hard, you make out of it what you put into it. If your youth was spent playing video games, smoking dope & partying all the time, then don't come crying to me about not having a job other than "burger flipper". The world needs ditch diggers to you know. The sooner the youth, and some adults figure out the big bad world doesn't OWE you a d*mn thing, the better off we all will be.

Comment: By design (Score 0) 579

Google wants more licenses on devices. Carriers, device makers want to sell more devices. So, google doesn't patch an older OS, the carriers & phone makers say the update won't work on their devices, freaking out people and making it easier to sell them a new device...Google, the carriers, the manufacturers win.

Comment: who says they aren't still thinking about it? (Score 0) 313

For the last 60 years, the government has been planning and tweaking this plan. All they need is a massive disaster, war, civil unrest to "allow" the government to implement this. Take away our bill of rights, cancel habeas corpus, and put (illegal according to the constitution) federal police who answer to NO ONE but the government. Local police will be subjugated and if they don't comply, they will be locked up also. Anyone that has been on a watch list, written "subversive" things about the government, all gun owners (why do you think they want EVERY firearm registered) will be rounded up and sent to a (education) camp. The internet as we know it, will go away, all newspapers, radio, television will be strictly regulated, all "news" will be released only after a government censor approves it.

Comment: I'm a law and order kind of a person (Score 0) 291

by p51d007 (#48845669) Attached to: Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime
BUT, investigators use all sorts of psy-ops on people to get them to confess to something. BEFORE any questioning, they must read you your rights (at least in the USA)... The part of "you have the right to remain silent", DO IT! Never answer any questioning until you get an attorney, EVEN if you are 100% innocent. Once your rights are read, and you say something, it is possible for them to build a case. Remember...those people sitting on a jury are the ones that couldn't figure out how to get out of jury duty. Do you want THEM to decide your fate?

Comment: Sometimes I curse technology (Score 0) 102

by p51d007 (#48845635) Attached to: Feds Operated Yet Another Secret Metadata Database Until 2013
We had way more privacy, before the advent of computers. Hey, I started with electronics as a hobby in the very early 70's as a kid, worked on televisions as a teenager, graduated from college with a degree in electronics, spent some time at TI in Houston, built all of my own computers, ham radio operator, so I LOVE technology & gadgets, but, with the advancement of said technology, we've seen a more than proportional drop in our privacy. With governments (at least in the USA, I have no idea about other countries), it is so much easier to ILLEGALLY collect data, but just scooping up EVERYTHING, and running it through server farms (like the huge one out west that takes so much water to keep cool, something the west doesn't have a lot of anyway), and then something pops out, and they will use THAT as a basic to get a warrant to "legally" spy on someone. In the USA, it's to the point that you are guilty, until proven innocent, and you have to exhaust all of your money & time to prove otherwise. Considering the unlimited resources the government has, that is a very hard task. And in some cases, WE are partially to blame. Fire up pretty much any app on a mobile device, because you want to find something, an address, an item, and we willfully "allow app to know your location". This is saved in a database, "for your convenience", so they can push things of interest to you. Oh how nice! All the while, you know good and well, the government is somewhere saving all of this, and using it for whatever means "they" find necessary. I know it would wreck civilization, but sometimes I wonder if the human race would be partially better off if an EMP due to the sun popped over us.

Comment: Not to mention... (Score 0) 122

by p51d007 (#48845353) Attached to: Cuba's Pending Tech Revolution
Car collectors dribbling all over themselves, at the chance to get their hands on some vintage automobiles from the 50's through early 60's. From what I have read, the Cuban's have become pretty creative at making parts from scratch, for cars they cannot get parts for. I'm sure some of them will try to find their way over here, as vintage autobody/mechanics, since if they lifted the hood on a modern car, it would be like having the Wright Brothers, looking at a jet engine of today.

Comment: "Reality channel" (Score 0) 166

by p51d007 (#48745885) Attached to: Finding Genghis Khan's Tomb From Space
That is what I call the former history channel...pickers, pawn, axe men, ice road truckers, all that other "non" reality garbage. ONCE in a great while, that will have an actual HISTORY show, but rarely. I knew the jig was up a few years ago when they started saying "history is made everyday" About the only time I tune to that channel, discovery, learning, is when they rerun an old series or by some miracle have something OTHER than this made up so called reality crap.

Comment: Bifocal (Score 0) 464

by p51d007 (#48722705) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?
I'm in my mid 50's. I started wearing glasses at 8 years old due to "lazy eye". I made it to 44 before I was forced to wear bifocals. My dad had trouble with progressive bifocals, and I heard a lot of people having problems with them. Since I did a lot of work using a computer screen (volunteer 911 operator for over a dozen years) and personal use of a computer, I went with the standard "line" bifocals. Now, in my mid 50's, what works the best for me is I went to the expense of getting a mechanical swing arm, to mount the monitor. When I'm working with the computer, I keep the monitor around 12-14" away from my face and don't have to do the up down neck thing. Plus, to keep me from being "tunnel vision" focused on one spot, I move the monitor arm a few inches every so often to force my eyes to focus for a different focal length. For me anyway, I find the occurrence of headaches after a prolonged time, a lot less.

Comment: Movies are crap (Score 2, Insightful) 400

by p51d007 (#48716471) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
1. Stop producing part 4,5,6 movies. How about something ORIGINAL 2. CGI & special effects won't negate a POOR SCRIPT. 3. Why would I want to pay that much in a theater (or theatre) for something I can watch on Netflix, Hulu, Redbox a month or two later for almost nothing. 4. With the advent of home theaters (or theatres), I can download/buy/torrent/rent the movie, pop my own popcorn, drink whatever I want, not have to drive to see it. Maybe if the movie "industry" would try to fix 1 & 2, more people would go to see what they produce.

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