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Comment: Re:work life balance is a myth (Score 1) 710

by reikae (#47313359) Attached to: Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

You don't have to be insanely lucky, just lucky enough to be born in a country with unemployment benefits. You'll have 24 hours each day to tinker with whatever you want. It has its moments, but you're right, it really isn't that great. However, the option is there if you value free time over a lot of things (some of which aren't material, like respect).

Comment: Re:we need a basic income and universal health car (Score 1) 124

It seems to me that unless one is very wealthy, it would be in their best interest not to further the research and construction of these robots. Which is a shame, because this stuff is pretty cool.

This isn't a new problem of course; I suppose similar issues were being discussed whenever significant productivity increasing machines were invented.

Comment: Re:Blizzard Shizzard (Score 1) 252

by reikae (#47063855) Attached to: Blizzard Sues <em>Starcraft II</em> Cheat Creators

Anyone who thinks suing (and winning) for this is even remotely okay is anti-freedom.

I'm not sure I agree with this. Shouldn't an offended* party be allowed the opportunity to settle their grievances in a court of law?


(* even if the offense seems really minor or imaginary to impartial observers)

Comment: Re:IE EIGHT? (Score 1) 134

by reikae (#47063793) Attached to: New IE 8 Zero Day Discovered

Will switching to Macs solve the problem though? I was under the impression that Apple supports old OS X versions for a shorter period than Microsoft supports old versions of Windows. Snow Leopard was released in 2009, XP SP3 in 2008. According to Wikipedia Snow Leopard isn't supported anymore, let alone anything released in 2001 when XP first came out.

With a libre software solution you would have the option to pay someone to backport security fixes so you could run the current versions for a long time, but I guess this would be too expensive to do properly.

Comment: Re:The Future (Score 1) 608

by reikae (#46841711) Attached to: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

Why would the deaths be any different than they currently are? Fewer and fewer babies born each year for whatever reasons would lead to our extinction. Violence isn't necessary nor desirable.

I apologize for being probably very unclear. My thoughts aren't very clear even to myself due to a high fever, but a nice, gentle pop out of existence is what I was thinking of last night when I felt I would be ok with it.

Comment: The Future (Score 1) 608

by reikae (#46837769) Attached to: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

I've usually considered myself a caring person. Reading these discussions has made me reconsider that view, because many posters seem to express actual concern over the future of humans, and whether our species will still be around many thousands, even millions of years from now.

But me, I don't seem to care. I certainly don't wish to expedite the process by harming any fellow humans, but if our species was to go extinct in the relatively near future even (hundreds of years), I would be ok with it. Species go extinct all the time. If we don't get to spread all over the galaxy, that's fine too. We aren't any more or less important than other species. (Or maybe I feel that way merely because my sense of self-worth is very low.)

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