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Comment: Re:I just don't understand (Score 2) 935

by roman_mir (#48455529) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Quite the opposite, the evidence is overwhelming that the cop acted correctly and shot Brown in self defence as Brown charged at him and wouldn't be stopped by the first few rounds shot at his torso, which hit his hands first as he was running to the cop. The cop was attacked, beaten, Brown tried taking his weapon away from the cop and then the cop came after Brown. Brown turned around and charged at the cop. Multiple witnesses who were scared to come forward due to overwhelming pressure by the black leadership, Obama himself no less was on TV about this (and today as well), and everybody was ready to rip the cop apart. The 7 black witnesses who actually confirmed what the cop was saying saw Brown charging at the cop, he didn't have his hands up, he didn't yell 'don't shoot', all of this 'evidence' came out of the Brown's accomplice, who was with Brown in the store they robbed together just before this incident. In fact this cop was on the way to the store to respond to the emergency call and stopped Brown correctly. He was then attacked, beaten, weapon was almost taken away from him and then he was charged at.

That is what the jury in this case saw and that is why the cop will not go to trial, since there is no reason for it, it's a self defence case like many others that are obvious and there is nothing to charge the guy with.

Comment: Re:Flip Argument (Score 5, Insightful) 935

by roman_mir (#48455501) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

7 witnesses (black) collaborated cop's story. Brown was running at the cop, after beating him and pulling his gun, which then went off in the car. The cop did the correct thing by trying to stop the offender and as the offender charged at him, the cop fired multiple rounds, hitting Brown in the hands and torso, which didn't stop the charge and so the cop finished off the offender by firing into his head. If somebody attacked me (and I am not a cop and never will be) and tried taking my gun away and tried beating me and then charged at me from a distance, I would have shot him as well, would have emptied the entire clip and the colour is absolutely irrelevant.

Comment: Re:Pathetic (Score 1) 935

by roman_mir (#48455481) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

In this case Brown was shot by the cop for attacking the cop, beating the cop, pulling on his gun, which went off in the car, running away, being called to stop and then turning around and charging at the cop with the intent to kill him.

Any normal person would have shot Brown was he black or white or beige.

Comment: The wars of the future (Score 2) 108

by roman_mir (#48454391) Attached to: How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

"The wars of the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea. They will be fought in space, or possibly on top of a very tall mountain. In either case, most of the actual fighting will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots."

Comment: Have standards and force them (Score 1) 175

by roman_mir (#48442911) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?

I started this way as well, here is an advice: have strict standards and do not let anybody violate them. You will have plenty of work to do, do not make mistakes of allowing standards to slip from the start.

Get fresh out of school people, maybe even people without full degree, pay as little as possible, you have no money to throw around, but make sure there is always coffee and food in the house, besg way to keep morale up is to have people who are not feeling hungry.

Get cheap or free stuff from craigs list, you will need computers, monitors, switches, cables, test servers, desks, chairs, some plates, forks, spoons, cups, a microwave, a kettle, a coffee maker, fridge, paper towels, bathroom tissue, buy in bulk from costco.

You need to be proficient enough to write/read code, who else is going to do it at first if not you? You do need standards, would be nice to pick a technology and stick to it, so make your picks. Some code generators would be nice too.

  Prepare some document templates for proposals, design docs, business docs, release docs. It is very useful to have an accountant that knows you and can deal with the payroll,source deductions, etc.

Find clients outside of your country, but if you are an American you will have tough time opening an offshore bank account, which you need...

Good luck, you will need plenty.

PS. May want to consider a couch in the office.
PPS. May want to consider renting a house instead of an office, you can live there and have enough space for work.

Comment: Re: Socialism / fascism at its finest (Score 0) 61

by roman_mir (#48440069) Attached to: Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

Wrong. Apple is not hurting anybody and this is a power grub by government. AFAIC the only people that actually hurt consumers reside in government and the central banks. By the way, governments like to tout inflation as the means to a good economy, for them destruction of money value is never enough, they 'care' about your prices? No, this is socialism/fascism out of control and in a decent society such governments that usurped power to meddle in markets would be summarily dismissed. The fact that it is not happening shows complete disregard to individual rights by the society that is not actually decent.

Comment: Re: Socialism / fascism at its finest (Score 1) 61

by roman_mir (#48440049) Attached to: Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

I don't own a single Apple product could not care less. There is no such thing as being 'guilty' of something that is an illegal and an immoral power grab by the government.

AFAIC this is no different than government throwing people to jail for drug use or sale, prohibition, concentration and labour camps and any other violence governments perpetrate upon people.

Comment: Socialism / fascism at its finest (Score 1) 61

by roman_mir (#48440011) Attached to: Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

Total unadulterated nonsense. Apple comes to an agreement with some publishers to prevent Amazon from lowering prices, (or so the case says and I do not have a tendency to trust anything I hear, but lets assume that is thecase here). People still were buying through Apple but there is no monopoly on books, books can be bought in many formats. Apparently the market gave Apple enough profits as a reward for what they do to allow Apple to play hard, you know what? Amazon could easily raise enough money to fight this in the same market. They can find a publisher to work with them, nobody repealed the natural laws of competition yet. And maybe Apple has it right - people that buy their phones can buy books from them at Apple prices and also without having all the facts I am not at all convinced that Amazon was 'in the right' and Apple 'in the wrong', but what I do know is that the governments and the courts usurped this illegal authority with socialist / fascist nonsense like the Sherman act.

Comment: Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 1) 197

by roman_mir (#48438961) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

A fascist? Since you don't know the meaning of the word, maybe you should learn it before trying to apply. Fascism is a socialist system of government allows some operation of private property but introduces huge controls over it in order to gain most of the reward from that operation. Fascism requires business and government to work together.

What happened with the individuals taking over land they saw as unclaimed had nothing to do with governments and companies working together, so your ad hominem fallacy noted.

Comment: Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 1) 197

by roman_mir (#48431277) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

You are not the only person around and not the only person who helped other and no, we should not have 'support systems' if they are based on initiating of violence by government against an individual. It is immoral because it relies on violence against people and bad economic policy as well, because it leads to growth of government power and of the welfare state that eats itself to death.

There is no such thing as 'regulated free market'. Regulated means not a free market and what we have today across the globe is failure socialist/fascist policies that presents itself in the increasing economic downturn, reduction of standard of living for all people, you are pulling everybody down with your edge case based policies. Somalia has nothing to do with free market capitalism, it is a country that had to fight one war after another against the occupying forces.

There can be no compromise, income taxation, business regulation and money printing (inflation) are immoral and are leading towards economic disaster in countries that practice it, while those who are reducing the government pressure are building up their capital and wealth as a result (China as an example).

History has shown us exactly what happens when role of government is reduced - people become free and build the strongest economies in the world. We also know what happens when governments grow in power regardless of the reasons (and they always promise a free lunch for the majority), everybody becomes a slave and a poor slave at that.

Comment: Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 1) 197

by roman_mir (#48428529) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

You are not talking about a free market capitalist economy, you are talking about a monarchy with the aristocrats ruling not based on their utility to the market (profit motive, the most moral way to run an economy) but on their ability to put together enough military to subjugate the population.

Comment: Re:Capitalism does not reward morality (Score 1) 197

by roman_mir (#48428441) Attached to: Is a Moral Compass a Hindrance Or a Help For Startups?

So you helped somebody when they were down, you provided charity. Most people are not born into a vast empty space, they have a family or somebody taking care of them until they are of such age that they can take care of themselves. Parents / relatives / charity / adopted parents.

Again, using edge case scenarios to create policy that destroys freedoms of individuals is setting the society on the path to destruction, to welfare, to fiat currency, to government largess and government pyramid schemes, which are unsustainable by definition. In the long run you end up hurting everybody while pretending that you are moral by using government initiation of violence against individuals and destroying individual freedoms, destroying free market capitalism.

The solutions for edge case scenarios do not need to be provided, they emerge and if they do not it is too bad for a very tiny number of people. Your ideas lead to destruction for vast majority of people and thus they are immoral and dangerous but the mob cannot see beyond its nose, so it loves them.

Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 1) 495

by roman_mir (#48428245) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

In Seattle the average work day for a man is also 13% longer, much fewer men take maternity leave and many more men actually do work long hours at the day's end.

A woman with the same dedication to work as a man in the same exact position with the same experience will make same or more money, since apparently women have more education then men do.

Yahoo! CEOs:
Scott Thompson

Compensation for 2012
Salary $377,240
Bonus $1,500,000
Restricted stock awards $14,047,995
All other compensation $21,164
Option awards $8,333,084
Total Compensation $24,279,483
Stock Ownership for 2012
Number of shares owned 757,788

Marissa Mayers

Mayer's pay from Yahoo has totaled an estimated $214 million.

As a result of the rise in the stock price, Equilar calculates, Ms. Mayerâ(TM)s $56 million package had grown to be worth about $186 million as of the end of last year, after Ms. Mayer forfeited some of the stock for failure to meet some performance requirements. In addition, Ms. Mayer was awarded $12.47 million worth of restricted stock in early 2013 that had grown to $23.7 million by year-end. Add in $4.3 million in cash paid to Ms. Mayer, and the figure rises to about $214 million for 15 months of work.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.