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Comment: Re:Not the first time (Score 2) 103

by plopez (#48898253) Attached to: Brought To You By the Letter R: Microsoft Acquiring Revolution Analytics

"In that respect, sheer size begets evil deeds for some reason."

I have a corporation and so before creating it I studied some aspects of the corporate structure before creating it. That and observation has brought me to the conclusion that there are two factors, at least in the US, which turn corporations into sociopaths:
1) The only real mandate they have is to funnel money to the stockholders, and in this day in age the most powerful stock holders are the CEOs and BODs
2) Avoidance of responsibility is enshrined in the corporate charter model law. Showing that the CEO and BOD are responsible for corporate dysfunction, which often leads to people dying, is nigh on impossible. Esp. when corporate assets can be used to defend the CEO and BOD.

Until that is fixed corporate evil is almost a given.

Comment: And every job is a McJob (Score 1) 263

by plopez (#48868669) Attached to: The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

I dispose of companies when their services are no longer needed. I show the as much loyalty as they show me. Isn't that what Economists say I should be doing? Looking out for my best interest and to heck with everyone else? If every one does this and follows thr princople of "Greed is Good" then the new Garden of Eden will sprout up spontaneously.

Comment: Re:Planet X / Nibiru !!! (Score 3, Interesting) 170

by plopez (#48842511) Attached to: Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

"We've mostly explored one"

Not even close to 'mostly'. The land areas often have areas very little understood, we can't find a crashed airliner in the ocean, we know very little of the crust though some discoveries of extremophiles underground hint at some weird biology and chemistry, and can't even get sol microbes into the lab without killling them. Before we try to understand other planets it might be a good idea to understand Earth first.

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.