Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:Why does business exist? (Score 4, Insightful) 226

by the eric conspiracy (#47921549) Attached to: New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Unfortunately for you, your well-being is not dependent on just your own efforts and choices. It's also the result of the collective efforts of the society of people around you. Otherwise you could live better in Somalia than you do here.

But you can't. So you are stuck with the distasteful (to you anyway) idea that your welfare depends on having a healthy society to live in. To get that you are going to have to contribute.

Sorry.

Comment: Good Luck With That (Score 3, Interesting) 59

by the eric conspiracy (#47913697) Attached to: Funding Tech For Government, Instead of Tech For Industry

The government-it industrial complex is controlled by the same sort of corrupt relationships that the military-industrial complex. Come in to that situation with new ideas and you will get slapped down by entrenched interests intent on making use of networks of people moving back and forth between government and industry in order to create personal wealth. New ideas and new technologies only rock the boat.

The classic example is the PPACA web site. Hundreds of millions spent on something that would be a 5-10 million dollar project in a sane world.

Comment: Re:Only Apple can't make sapphire work. (Score 1) 201

The problem with sapphire is that it's BRITTLE. Drop it and it will break. It's why steel is better than cast iron.

You aren't likely to drop a checkout scanner. Iphones though are regularly dropped.

The hardness is is great if you are worried ONLY about scratches.

Comment: Re:Atheism offers no values - you have to add them (Score 4, Informative) 866

by the eric conspiracy (#47899069) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

That's incorrect. Rational philosophies and even evolution provide non-theistic justifications for altruism.

It in fact looks now that altruism is a survival trait that is hard wired in the human brain through natural selection.

http://www.newscientist.com/ar...

Comment: Re:Hm. (Score 1) 789

Yes, and what is the alternative? McCain?

DO YOU REALLY THINK HAVING THAT SENILE WAR MONGER WOULD BE BETTER?

If we had elected McCain/Palin we would be in far worse shape. Just call up the recent statements he's been making.

We would be at war in a dozen countries now had we elected him.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)

Working...