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Comment Limited Income (Score 1) 272

Even assuming that the Trust Metrics work perfectly, you still have another unbalanced problem: limited income / unlimited resources.

One of the advantages of closed companies is they can choose how many people they are going to pay. In this open company example, what are you going to do if 500+ software developers (or others) decided to sign up and the net income for the year is only $50K?

You would not be to support yourself and forced to find additional income.

Comment See in the clones (Score 1) 399

People please, calm down. Apple has already implemented their contingency plan. Steve 2.0 is being grown in a nutrient rich goo as we speak. Once it is fully grown, they will implant all of his experiences into the clone and the company will continue as usual.

As long as they do not pull the clone out before it is fully developed. That could be bad...

Submission + - Europeans get vacations, Americans get the shaft.

End Program writes: According to this article, American workers are getting the shaft when it comes to vacation time and perks. I also noticed the same sentiment is echoed in the new Michael Moore movie Sicko.

I have been working in the tech industry for almost 10 years now and have not passed the two-week mark for vacation time. I also tried to convince my latest employer to start me with three weeks vacation but to no avail. Has the Slashdot community seen the same stingy attitude while working for American corporations?

Submission + - Google in Colorado safe cracking caper (

JazzLad writes: "It's true. Google can help with anything. Minutes before they opened several locked safes at a "family fun center" in Colorado Springs, a team of masked bandits sat down at a nearby PC and Googled "safe-cracking." "They brought up a site called 'How to Open Safes,'" Colorado Springs detective Chuck Ackerman told The Register."

Submission + - Self-Centered Cultures Narrow Your Viewpoint (

InvisblePinkUnicorn writes: "NewScientist reports on research indicating that people from Western cultures such as the US are particularly challenged in their ability to understand someone else's point of view because they are part of a culture that encourages individualism. In the experiment, Chinese students outperformed their US counterparts when ask to infer another person's perspective. Volunteers had to follow the instructions of a director and move named objects from one compartment to another. But sometimes the researchers placed two objects of the same kind (eg, "wooden block") in the grid. 95% of Chinese students would immediately understand which object to move — the one visible to both them and the director. Their US counterparts, however, did not always catch on — only 35% understood what to do."

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