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Comment: Re:well that was sudden (Score 1) 52

by Archangel Michael (#49774895) Attached to: Charter Strikes $56B Deal For Time Warner Cable

What the hell is wrong with the FTC?!

I think you're under the false assumption that Federal Agencies actually do things with the budgets they are given. Oh, sure, every once in a while, they have to justify their existence, but on the main, are just big suck of taxpayer money.

However, in this case, it is government regulations that are causing the government to have to regulate more. Government regulation isn't complete until it has thoroughly broken everything in its path.

Comment: Re:I think they mean.... (Score 1) 52

by Archangel Michael (#49774861) Attached to: Charter Strikes $56B Deal For Time Warner Cable

This has been my proposal for a while now. It would solve, or at least provide choice in "Net Neutrality" issues, like that of Comcast v Netflix.

The problem is that nobody really wants to tackle the FIOS rollout that would be needed to make this work. However, I do believe it would work, and a small municipality, one that is geographically isolated, would be a great case study in how it would work.

The thing I believe most about this scenario is that we'll start to see new products and new services that are currently missing like "a la carte" ordering.

Comment: Lobbying worse than useless (Score 1, Troll) 59

by SuperKendall (#49773105) Attached to: Bats' White-Nose Syndrome May Be Cured

If the resources of the government can be brought to bear ....

Then they will fuck everything up, and burn hundreds of millions of dollars in the process that could have gone into doing something real.

The problem will go unsolved and everyone living around the problem will be a hundred times worse off than they were before.

Comment: Misleading and wrong (Score 1) 340

Coding jobs can be easily outsourced to wherever the going rate for labor is cheapest.

SOME coding jobs can be, but many cannot - there is aways going to be a market for good coders that pays far above minimum wage, and is also vastly more enjoyable than most other jobs.

At the very least we should not steer people away from a career than can be very enjoyable, even if you are right about pay dropping (which I see no sign of for good coders)...

I'm of the opinion that we shouldn't push girls into programming exactly but we should present appealing options for them to learn (like all girl coding camps), just for the sake of more women making a more informed choice as to what to study in college.

Comment: Backwards (Score 2) 340

He's just saying that making the choice to be home-maker should be just as valid for women as any other choice they could make. And he's right; it's not even close currently, as many look down on "homemaker" almost as much as they would "prostitute" or "stripper".

Why should choosing to be a home-maker be a choice any less honorable? And YES that also goes for Men, though if you think about it there's less of a societal stigma for men becoming a house maker than a woman!

Comment: Re:it depends (Score 1) 96

by MrKaos (#49771719) Attached to: Tech Bubble? What Tech Bubble?

I'm convinced that humanity is on the verge of some spectacular innovations

If only the old people died? Am I right?

No, you're not right at all. It's certainly not the message I intend to convey at all. What I'm saying is that the sheer bulk of intrenched capital is the political inertia that has to be overcome.

You start off with 'the previous generation created great things' but then go off on some weirdo tangent that everything has stagnated. That is not true.

Well I'm open to you telling me what radical world changing innovations have occurred from 1965-2015.

You are just being bigoted.

I am not being bigoted. Did you read my comment in full? I said And that's not to say some Baby Boomers aren't capable of 21st century thinking, it's just that there isn't enough of them to make a political difference.

I completely value the wisdom of the older generations and hope that our culture hasn't grown to be so short sighted that it will ignore it.

Comment: Re:How is this tech related? (Score 1) 147

by MrKaos (#49771545) Attached to: EU Drops Plans For Safer Pesticides After Pressure From US

The TPP has serious technology implication in the means of enforcing IP provisions and other areas in addition to environmental issues.

This has nothing to do with TPP. TPP is the "Trans Pacific Partnership". Get out your globe and look at the big blue thing between America and Europe. That is the Atlantic Ocean, not the Pacific. This is about TTIP, not TPP.

From the *second sentence* in the wiki for the TTIP: The American government considers the TTIP a companion agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership..

Seriously is there any reason to be so fucking narky when you haven't even researched the sources of information available from a 30 second google search.

Comment: Re:White Man's Fault (Score 2) 168

If you think about it it only makes sense that fracking in America creates underground pressures which *must* force volcanos to erupt worldwide to alleviate the pressure. Frackers Drilled, Volcanoes Killed!

Look for my paper on this in Science next month. It contains MANY data points which took me ages to fabri---er, collect.

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy