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Comment Re:No (Score -1, Flamebait) 824

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This isn't about his "private beliefs", it's about his open funding for a hate campaign. The article is deliberately inflammatory, portraying this as being about a CEO's personal beliefs, but it's actually 100% about his actions.

CEOs are major figureheads, and their actions reflect on the businesses they run. You rule yourself out of qualification for certain jobs if you act in certain ways, such as actively supporting discrimination against many of the people you supposedly potentially lead.

And right now we have the usual suspects who've latched on to the fact that many people still hate gays as an excuse to bash homosexuals when they have the audacity to to stand up for themselves, who are proposing that this has something to do with this guy's personal beliefs.

If he'd donated money to a group proposing ending women's suffrage, we wouldn't be having this debate. The guy wouldn't be CEO.

If he'd donated money to a group proposing the re-institution of slavery for any black enfranchised as a consequence of the Civil War, we wouldn't be having this debate. The guy wouldn't be CEO.

But this is "OK", because he wants gays treated abusively?

No fucking way. If the Mozilla Foundation wants him to be a CTO, or a programmer, or a coffee maker, or a team leader, or a division head, or whatever, that's fine. But he's not suitable for the role of CEO. End of story. He's not qualified to lead.

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 824

Are you seriously suggesting there has ever been a time in history where someone's actions have played no role in deciding whether they're qualified for a specific job?

Yes, it was absurd and evil to disqualify communists from being actors or screenwriters. Would it also have been absurd and evil to disqualify someone from being head of the CIA because of past, undisclaimed, material support for the CCCP?

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Comment Re:No (Score -1, Flamebait) 824

This isn't about his "private beliefs", it's about his open funding for a hate campaign. The article is deliberately inflammatory, portraying this as being about a CEO's personal beliefs, but it's actually 100% about his actions.

CEOs are major figureheads, and their actions reflect on the businesses they run. You rule yourself out of qualification for certain jobs if you act in certain ways, such as actively supporting discrimination against many of the people you supposedly potentially lead.

And right now we have the usual suspects who've latched on to the fact that many people still hate gays as an excuse to bash homosexuals when they have the audacity to to stand up for themselves, who are proposing that this has something to do with this guy's personal beliefs.

If he'd donated money to a group proposing ending women's suffrage, we wouldn't be having this debate. The guy wouldn't be CEO.

If he'd donated money to a group proposing the re-institution of slavery for any black enfranchised as a consequence of the Civil War, we wouldn't be having this debate. The guy wouldn't be CEO.

But this is "OK", because he wants gays treated abusively?

No fucking way. If the Mozilla Foundation wants him to be a CTO, or a programmer, or a coffee maker, or a team leader, or a division head, or whatever, that's fine. But he's not suitable for the role of CEO. End of story. He's not qualified to lead.

Comment i think dems will have a better canidate though (Score 1) 35

as much as i would like to see hillary in the oval office, i think another dem will win the primaries. as for the republicans who is gonna vote for those pricks anyways. making it so women and the poor can't vote. you can no longer vote if you ever have changed your last name without certified proof of every marriage, divorce, and your birth. while men only need proof of being born to vote. and then proof of citizen status if not born in the usa.
this is an unfair precident to take away the right to vote from women and the poor. and it's happening in EVERY state with a republican govenor. well at least in wisconsin. i haven't verified if it's everyone or just swing states that got this treatment for the problem of poor people and women who vote, for democrats.

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Comment Re:even easier (Score 1) 106

How is that going to work in a house that has abysmal cell reception? I build a new house and due to the higher grade isolation (I think, it's a guess. May be the floor heating too, that's a lot of water), cell reception is extremely bad. Outside, it's fine. Of course, I didn't know this and my alarm system is GSM based. They had to install the system under the roof, because it the basement it simply wouldn't work.

Comment Re:What happened to the community site? (Score 1) 7

TL;DR it became a shopping site in the Philippines and then went belly-up. True story.

Multiply was sold to some entity overseas. Apparently the shopping had always been there, but we were never really noticed. It was huge in Asia. Anyway, in December 2012, they shut down the social networking part of the site, which seemed really dumb because it turns out that the stores actually used the blog part of the site for their goods and there was actually never any sort of shopping cart system on the site to buy stuff.

So, yeah...the social stuff went away, and now the entire site is defunct because apparently just being a shopping site didn't work out. I think I got that all right.
http://multiply.com/

On the plus side, they did give us a lot of warning and allowed us to export all of our posts into a format that could be imported into blogger, which actually also conserved the comments. I posted my on its own blogger site and sometimes peruse it still for the memories.

Comment Re:One thing's for sure... (Score 1) 870

To fix that problem you're going to have to fix the disparity in wealth, and the tax codes have only ever been a part of that disparity.

Thank you for pointing out the true source of the problems in the industrial sector when it comes to ages, emplyment, and compensation.

The declining fortunes of industrial workers have nothing to do with automation. They have everything to do with the siphoning of wealth from productive industries and workers towards the financial ascendancy and its backers. Wealth has been transfered upwards to the point where there is not enough of it to reward work in the way it was 40 years ago.

If you are not actually producing wealth, by adding value, then the distribution of wealth in society becomes a zero sum game. No level of automation can have an effect on this basic reality. If neither man nor robot is actually making "things", then stagnation becomes inevitable.

Comment Re:Changes but not automation (Score 1) 870

All of these are fundamentally positive changes.

So me having to wait for the shop attendant to come back from the john, or fumble to check out my out groceries, or wait longer for a waiter at a restaurant are all positive changes?

Positive for who exactly? All I see on my end is even more of my time being wasted.

Comment Re:Who'll spit on my burger?! (Score 2) 870

A major grocery chain where I live brought in automated checkout machines. So instead of having by shopping scanned in by a trained professional, I was expected to scan in items myself in a poorly designed working area while a computer with the voice of a calm genteel London accept patiently and repeatedly insisted I scan the items again and again as the queue grew longer and longer behind me.

So, I started going to the shop down the road with people still behind the tills. The food is generally better there too.

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