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Comment: Re:I don't think it'll ever really happen (Score 0, Troll) 335 335

Dear uid 665546

Your intellectual abilities are lacking, Gamergate was a result of rich entitled women, who had nothing better to do but complain about bullshit. Perhaps if they were able to tolerate criticism, without retreating with cries of tears for not being respected, they could actually deal with the 'real world' of meritocracy. Their time is better spent helping you know, the ones where that struggle to find meals, and hoping to god they don't get an insect borne disease. Instead they complain about how harsh reality is in this first class welfare state, and how everyone must bend to a reality which doesn't actually exist.

+ - NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development->

An anonymous reader writes: After ten years of development focused on improving and simplifying Linux networking, NetworkManager 1.0 was released. NetworkManager 1.0 brings many features including a increasingly modernized client library, improved command-line support, a lightweight internal DHCP client, better Bluetooth support, VPN enhancements, WWAN IPv6 support, and other features.
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Comment: Re:False equivalence much? (Score 3, Insightful) 518 518

Considering that china puts people in prison and harvests their organs, for nothing more than their religious affiliation, it seems reasonable that the market will lead to other "externalities".

Al Roth has done great work with market design, and how to get organs to the people that need them most, by matching incompatible donors reciprocally, however this is another chicago-school "free market fixes everything" nonsense.

Considering the "quality adjusted life years" are coming from somewhere, and most dead people can't consent or benefit from a sale, unless of course you put them into indentured servitude first and "collect" assets upon death.

Comment: Self medication (Score 0, Redundant) 382 382

Many people who have psychotic episodes, feel the need to prevent those psychotic episodes, and will be "self medicating" themselves. Its similar to saying that people who take lithium salts are more likely to develop psychosis, while there may certainly be a causation there is no correlation. This is why we have twin studies after all.

Comment: Re:The only solution is workers revolution (Score 4, Interesting) 135 135

Did you even bother to read the definition of capitalism:

a way of organizing an economy so that the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) are owned by individual people and companies rather than by the government

You don't even address the main point, that capitalism inherently produces market failures, for instance what we call externalities. If you think that the failures of socialism is bad, nearly every ecological indicator that we see seems to indicate failure, most of which are borne from a market failure of capitalism.

Furthermore what people refer to as "the third way" or otherwise known as a hybrid of socialism / capitalism IS actually the most stable, as it provides checks and balances to prevent excessive corruption from either the public or private sectors, they are two halves of the same coin the introverted and extroverted locus of economic growth.

Comment: Re:The only solution is workers revolution (Score 1, Offtopic) 135 135

Actually, a central planned economy is not a bad thing, people who argue about the "economic calculation problem", fallaciously think that a distributed network of calculators, are more efficient than a centralized clearing house.

Furthermore our version of capitalism is riddled with market failures, one for instance not recognizing that non humans are also producers and consumers, because they are unable to "vote with their dollars" in our economy.

Comment: Psyops at its finest. (Score 5, Insightful) 216 216

When you get to frame the issue the way you want, you can try to convince the people that it was for their own good. Snowden may likely say show that it was used abused in practice, and the NSA likely wants to say that they prevented a suspected domestic terrorist.

Comment: Space exploration a waste of money (Score 1) 481 481

Using absurd amounts of resources and energy, to go to a place which is environmentally unfriendly, much like going to the bottom of the ocean, something that is best performed cheaply with robots. Beyond having those robots to help us learn things better, the whole idea of "manifest destiny" is utterly absurd at this point in time, we have completely more realistic priorities. We dont need an aerospace (and defense) "bubble" of fake capital, we dont need to be wasting precious minds on this nonsense, and the last people we should be serving is the super rich.

Comment: Re:No, capitalism didn't win (Score 1) 5 5

I love how Roman_mir likes to make the unions into the bogeymen of the GM, GM has been under terrible management for decades now, and was a company run by accountants rather than 'car men'. Not to mention that the japanese companies had far better benefits, and are still very profitable to this day.

When you dissolve a company, you effectively destroy its organizational capital, which takes precious time and energy to rebuild. Furthermore Say's Law is still in effect, and having unemployed persons is worse than the temporary losses to the US economy.

But like those accountants, roman_mir has a similar bias, he can see the cost of everything but the value of nothing. He neither sees the value of a government which can save the life of the economy or business through invasive procedures, nor can he see the value in persons beyond what they represent on a profit and loss ledger.

Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.