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Comment Re:Not so simple (Score 1) 108

I agree. I'm not even sure if you could call a General Manager and a Director part of "IT". They're management. Yes, they may have worked in the IT department, but they're not really IT. I've seen too many organizations, including my current company, where there are just way too many "Directors", and none of them have a clue, and, personally, I wish we would get rid of some of these "inefficiencies" around the office.

Comment Re:Mmm-mm! (Score 2) 299

Probably a lot more accurate than a person, as long as it's entered correctly. If the order-taker can adjust things like light this, extra that, or hold the mayo, then the robot can also adjust how much they put on. Not that difficult.

Comment Re:Seems perfectly reasonable (Score 1) 1591

That is absolutely not true. Just because the Fed can regulate something, doesn't mean the states can't. Look at alcohol. The Feds regulate alcohol, but also states have their own laws for alcohol. The NY law is actually a great example of how it's supposed to work. More laws should be passed at the state level instead of looking for the federal govt to pass sweeping changes that applies to everybody. This is what is killing our legal system. Maybe the people in NY really want those laws but the people in Georgia or Montana find them completely unreasonable. Well, if we leave it up to the states, then each state can do what it wants. We need to quit looking to the federal govt to pass laws like this.

Comment Re:Viability of ocean mining? (Score 2) 170

Basically, it's just like extracting oil from tar sands. Until very recently it was just not economically viable to get oil that way. However, once the price of oil hit a certain mark, then it was. Ocean mining for minerals is the same way. At the moment, it's not economically viable. At some point in the future, it will be.

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 851

Or you just put all the patients together that have the flu and assign the nurses who didn't get the vaccination to them. They'll all eventually get the flu and can then be moved back to regular rotation. Or you just assign those nurses the crap jobs around the hospital that don't involved patient interaction - scrubbing toilets, doing laundry, data entry, etc....

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