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Comment Re:Robots create jobs (Score 1) 319

Yes, the company employing plumbers may bill $150/hr, but that's certainly not what the actual plumber is paid. You seem to be greatly confused about the difference between salary and billed hourly rate. The numbers I threw out were average salaries before taxes. The various costs that you have for doctors are overhead expenses that would be paid by the practice, not out of the doctor's salary.

Admittedly, the salary range for both of these professions is wide, but on average a general practitioner makes double what a plumbers does.

Comment Re:Colleges are not for education (Score 1) 274

It is absolutely a valid question in response to a post that implies that all socially valuable majors will result in you easily paying off student loans.

And how the he'll did I present anything as a binary choice by asking a question. I wasn't presenting or dismissing anything, I was attempting to clarify that the previous poster truly believed that certain majors had no social value.

Comment Re:So.... (Score 2) 222

Nonsense, rolling back the time limit to a more reasonable 20-30 years would still allow creators to extract the vast majority of value from the vast majority of properties. Not that I'm holding my breath or anything. I too refuse to pay for IP that is more that 30 years old.

Comment Re:Cell site records shouldn't be allowed at all. (Score 1) 37

I'm not arguing that cell cite data could create a fairly accurate picture of overall movements, but the post I replied to claimed "precise movements to the second and to within three metres". I don't believe that is possible with nothing but cell site data.

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