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Comment: Re:$3500 fine? (Score 5, Interesting) 286

by worldthinker (#48217013) Attached to: Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Automation of jobs even professional level jobs such as medical or legal is inevitable. The long term prospect is that humans will be superfluous to work. Therefore, our society needs to rethink the purpose of an economy and evolve.

Perhaps ideas like a Universal Basic Income become relevant in a future society devoid of meaningful work.

Perhaps automation makes economic scarcity of essential needs a thing of the past.

Perhaps people become free to seek their own happiness instead of toiling for sustenance.

But that would be monstrously scary to objectivist who might think that society must exploit and privatize everything.

Comment: It's coming (Score 1) 240

by worldthinker (#48040753) Attached to: Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

There is a certification process for Electronic Medical Records systems called "Meaningful use". Stage 2 certification requires vendors to be able to exchange information whether or not the doctor or practitioner is a subscriber to that particular system.

Certification is a critical component as to whether an EMR is certified to use for submitting claims to government. Vendors are going to have to get their "stuff" together if they want to remain viable.

http://www.healthit.gov/provid...

Comment: Re:No comments here yet... (Score 1) 471

by worldthinker (#47873821) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

So lets see, Apple doesn't do their own R&D. Well, it is true that most hardware developers integrate components from a variety of sources. But maybe just maybe Apple has significant skin in the game.

What about:
The Apple S1 single chip architecture
haptic subsystem
magsafe charging system (stolen from themselves)
the UI, the UX, the OS all offer innovative features.

Comment: Re:No comments here yet... (Score 1, Insightful) 471

by worldthinker (#47873685) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

So yes "cunt" is a slang term for Vagina, but as far as I know, only females have them. So, if you referred to a nurse with the term "cunt' then by definition you have defined the nurse as having a specific gender. Coupled with the vulgar and derisive term "cunt", I would classify that as misogyny. So... There IS the misogyny...

Comment: Re:Local testing works? (Score 1) 778

You have made 2 failures of logic.

1) You assume most people on welfare were black
2) You assume that people on welfare always stay on welfare

In the 1960's 1970's, millions of poor blacks actually made it into the middle class when they got access to good paying jobs in places like Detroit, Ohio, etc.

Comment: Re:A win for freedom (Score 4, Interesting) 1330

earned benefits are the property of the employee. There were already mechanisms in the ACA that would have shielded an employer from "paying" for abortion. But an employer has no more right to say how an employee uses a benefit as they do their earned money. This decision will not stand the test of time. It will fall in a like manner that the Bowers v. Hardwick case was revisited and overturned decades later with the majority opinion admitting the SCOTUS had been "wrong".

1 Sagan = Billions & Billions

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