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Comment Not really (Score 2) 124

This is a nice sentiment from someone in the industry. However this particularly engineer will have no control over how the technology develops generally. Bean counters will always want to replace the human to save costs and generate a better profit. As such, middle class jobs have been and will continue to evaporate.

Comment The big elephant in the room (Score 4, Interesting) 593

Sorry for being cynical, but they may be trying to take the eyes off an even worse number.

The major thing they left out of their diversity statistics is how many people are over the age of 40. It's pretty clear that ageism is pervasive in the tech sector - and the internet. Last time I mentioned this, there was a serious sneer response to my post saying that "old people" (i.e. people over 40) should be discriminated against, "because they have issues."

There you have it slashdot. You had better be looking over your shoulder! You aren't getting any younger!

Comment Worse than Dilithium crystals (Score 1) 55

Ever notice that original Star Trek for some reason never seemed to have enough or any Dilithium crystals on hand? Our space telescopes seem to have the same exact problem.

Solution, why couldn't these telescopes launch with a few more gyroscopes held in reserve so that when one fails, another one is ready to take its place?

Comment Re:Except, government ISN'T government (Score 1) 338

I love it when some utopian statist poses such a question - "should the government take over X for the benefit of all?" - as if government is a neutral, rational entity that has the best interest of the public at heart.

The very deep problem with your statement is that this is a binary proposition. Currently private companies are unable to offer an affordable and workable 100 Mbit solution. So deductively, that must mean that the other option of government taking over must be what is needed.

I know that such a thing is possible, because the South Koreans have it already - among others.

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