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Comment: Re:Affirmative Action (Score 1) 529

by vlad30 (#49708905) Attached to: Harvard Hit With Racial Bias Complaint
Came here to say exactly that Harvard is simply recognising what many employers are discovering someone tutored into a high score isn't someone who you really want and this is actually ruining high school and the university entrance system in not just the U.S. but other countries too. Where I am Asians and Indians fill the selective schools and you can watch them when school finishes walk to the tutoring centres that have sprung up nearby en masse

Comment: Re:They don't want workers, they want robots (Score 1) 87

by vlad30 (#49122071) Attached to: Can Tracking Employees Improve Business?
OTOH the lecturer/teacher who gets accused of inappropriate behaviour or the contractor who wants to prove the work was done correctly may want video/location evidence to prove their point of view. Used correctly these can help as cameras are already in workplaces checking on productivity and stupidity, this sounds more helpful to workers in environments they don't control

Comment: Re:A smart phone is rarely convenient (Score 3, Insightful) 248

by vlad30 (#49051041) Attached to: Smart Homes Often Dumb, Never Simple
I have seen smart home implementations work very well when designed into a new home with all the required sensors and switches at all the right places. It is usually the retrofit ones that go poorly as the necessary cabling is to hard to install.

As for controlling it from your smartphone unless you have backup with other switches and remotes it will be difficult for those that are not connected e.g. children

Cool features that could be turned on remotely is heating a spa pool so its hot when you arrive home so yes there are very few items that are worth the long distance remote reguarly most like turning off the lights is used when you forgot to do it at home however a few sensors and that is automated too

Comment: Re:The Cuban Miracle (Score 1) 690

by vlad30 (#49016081) Attached to: Free-As-In-Beer Electricity In Greece?

Care to explain why Cuba is a failure when health care and education are on a much higher level (and much cheaper) than in the USA albeit being under a boycott and other sanctions from the USA the last 70 years?

I don't know, why don't we ask the hundred of thousands of Cubans who fled that paradise and decided to live in Miami instead? Just to be fair and balanced we could also get the opinion of Americans who fled the USA and went to live in Cuba (if you can find one that's not a wanted felon).

Correct me If I'm wrong didn't Castro empty the prisons and send them to Miami and the US just took them in creating a crime wave in Miami and reducing costs for Cuba

Comment: Re:Can't eat what you don't grow (Score 1) 690

by vlad30 (#49016061) Attached to: Free-As-In-Beer Electricity In Greece?
Socialism assumes that we will all work just as hard as the next person however this is not the case most people only work just enough to get by. You can see this with most workers once they have some money to spend it is difficult to get them to come to work. until they run out.

Democracy assumes we are all smart and will vote in the best leader however it fails in that most people are dumb and self-serving and vote in the person with the biggest promise.

Capitalism assumes that all people are smart and work hard and will generate wealth but most people are dumb lazy and self-serving.

In all 3 economic/political systems we didn't let Darwinism to work and eliminate weak, stupid, and lazy

Comment: Re:This thread will be a sewer of misogyny (Score 1) 779

by vlad30 (#48964607) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

Women, for example, may select a career for its monetary benefits, as a way to command their own independence; while men may seek a career for a perception about women being hot under the skirt for doctors, lawyers, and executives. Overwhelmingly, the decision is based in what is interesting.

Interestingly the Chinese economy is reportedly 2% better because of this women in short supply men need to attract them however this is something that has been happening for eons males always tried to show they were bigger, stronger, faster and lately richer or smarter and women wanted these attributes as it would mean their offspring would be protected men could then have their pick, usually the most attractive. Lately women wanting to be independent or increase the quality of male they attract can take steps and go into a career or use the attributes to gain finances until they are attractive to a mate http://fortune.com/2013/02/15/... On the doctors lawyer executive this is for the money just ask any construction worker renovating their houses

Comment: Re:Two Things Only (Score 2) 209

by vlad30 (#48315665) Attached to: What People Want From Smart Homes

I want a home that cooks and cleans. Cooks and cleans. I can take care of the rest.

you know they already invented that, the only payment is you gotta ram your dick into their pussy from time to time.

Basement dwelling slashdotters have that already including laundry and ironing and they shouldn't be doing that second bit to their mum

Comment: Re:So, good news and bad news (Score 1) 172

by vlad30 (#48233373) Attached to: EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030
wish I had mod points but came to say exactly that, it has nothing to do with climate change those words just make some people feel better its all about reducing the imported energy and reducing reliance on what is becoming expensive and unreliable energy supply. The silly part I believe if they said the truth the conservatives would go great idea but the green and left wing would still demand imposible taxes to achieve goals that will come anyway

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