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Comment: Stock market (Score 1) 614

by sxpert (#43662357) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

Companies nowadays only bother about their stock price, everything they do is related to this.

the only location in the company where you have up to date machines is where they handle buying and selling stocks with the money they have in the bank between the time consumers pay for the products, and the time (up to 6 months or so) they pay their providers.

the rest of the company really doesn't matter, as long as it ca keep the flow of money coming in...

Comment: all hail our new found robotic slave (Score 1) 414

by sxpert (#42614247) Attached to: A Humanoid Robot Named "Baxter" Could Revive US Manufacturing

HAH... very nice to know robotic slaves are now cheaper than chinese slaves... BUT

This doesn't solve the problem of how people will pay for the tons of MOAR USELESS PLASTIC SHIT that is going to be unloaded on them at amazon, unless capitalism just gives up, and everything is given out for free

see, there's a finite amount of potential buyers of shit, and, for now, they need money

to buy it. Replacing all those people with robotic slaves will prevent the distribution of money in payment of work done to produce the shit. Nobody will this be able to buy the stuff, and capitalism will thus fall on it's head

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