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Comment Re:Kudos (Score 1) 1061

you know, if these guys weren't PHYSICALLY positioning themselves to force people to hear their speech, i might even be able to frame Westboro the way you tried to. But when push comes to shove, i can firmly say i dont think westboro has anything to with "free speech". It has to do with psychic assault, an offense that must be associated with some physical attempt to force people to listen to their free speech that this crosses the line on. If nothing else they should all be sued into the ground for cruelty and assault, if i was meteing out justice.

It's clear that their ability to talk is NOT what's at issue here, it's where they are! Lets not get in the weeds about "speech", when its unusual cruelty arising from a specific targeting, such as people at a funeral. If they were in a field somewhere, this wouldn't matter!

Comment Re:What's good for the goose... (Score 1) 768

...and then they get hit by tariffs. The American economy is too lucrative to ignore. They find ways around paying taxes because they can, not because they have a choice if we did tax them.

And i think businesses should be taxed based on productivity, not amount of money, in any case. If a company spends 100 to make 200, that's one rate, and if a company spends 100 to make 2000, that's different. Economies of scale SHOULD be taxed a high rate because ONLY the existence of a willing society makes it possible.

Comment the interesting bit.. (Score 1) 153

the interesting bit, at the end, is about how this type of thinking makes a cyclic universe seem explainable as a time crystal, which i mean to take as a no-energy gain or loss ground state oscillating between it's states. but it was pretty hard making that sort of assumption, myself. i wonder what they see about that that fits our model so well; perhaps just because we have some math for it, being the universal language, pun intended.

Comment We've already built this, somewhat unexpectedly (Score 1) 128

I have already made a wonderful core for a system like this, in a completely unexpected and terribly useful form, and plan to come out with it shortly! I don't know what our exact strategy for approaching the public is (out of many), so i haven't revealed any details publicly. We are a two person company built around this concept, so we felt it best to complete the thing before we started waving it around (or at least, get close enough to see the end, which is why i can even post this, today).

We would like to talk with people seriously interested in solving this problem (and problems that have not been discussed here yet), and who think as we think. Emailing me through slashdot, for today, would be a way to establish a connection with us (weeds out trolls, if nothing else). We are at the forefront of a new technology.

Comment Re:He didn't answer the accusation.... (Score 1) 117

Dear Tharkkun,

        Although there may be some truth to the network effects of communism you mention (corruption), you're thinking far too paranoid to make good decisions. Even given that the cheating is rampant at upper levels (as they do here in the USA, where lies, damn lies, and statistics made by PR do the job a little more smoothly) they will on the whole require the same precarious balance demanded of any "super power". World war three does not suit them at all and that's not hard to predict; if you toss out national boundaries that disappeared with globalization and financial networks, you'd see the decisions at the "top" you refer to are so thoroughly intertwined that you're really commenting on human nature, not scary chinese Communists bent on total destruction. That concepts getting old and reads without sophistication; Take a chill pill, and post us all in the morning.

Comment Re:Unmanageable (Score 3) 487

truly, it's as if we should choose people to work together who actually have a lttlle in common. In many contracts i held, we didn't even read each others resumes. How can you build a bridge of understanding with a person who "just wants to work" and defines that as having no spark or interest greater than what's for lunch? (or, what's for project - same thing) Talking, and sharing mistakes freely - coming to know each other so as to render help and criticism without fear of reprisal IS work. That's what "professional engagement" means - one are engaged! I consider myself an eccentric coder (oh i do so qualify), but my major gripe wasn''t some big lack of skill - it was lack of professionalism. If people expect treating each other like strangers on the subway will make a better workplace, and if the company only promotes lax, lazy, quiet, and completely unstimulating environment - well, i can understand the divas better then the people that fail to *care*.

Comment It's an art (Score 3, Informative) 487

it's the lack of a single, piercing intellect who is given the power to do their best. You need SINGLE intelligence to coordinate complex maneuvers, and many minds to search out the plain of solutions like hunters of old. Coding is actually quite holistic, occurring in natural stages. Maybe the problem isn't that there too many or too few people; a good software team should be inspirational, allowing the members to spend time for excellence, even if its not obvious (to you, the hiring boss).

No surprise efficiency is an issue in some places; if one builds a "well oiled" machines for it's consistency of action, trouble us not about these tiny changes (in all honesty) that leave managers hoping humans can be better machines. The art you are looking for, and the people, aren't found where that idea lives.

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