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Comment Re:Modified life plan for this goal.. (Score 3, Interesting) 440

... Fun experiment, ask a lazy person do help you and see how fast they are busy that day. ...

I am most interested in this because I find that lazy people get in the way of real work since you make them look bad if you get anything done. It would be very interesting to have the workplace composed solely of the people that actually wanted to be there.

Comment Re:Must hackers be such dicks about this? (Score 1) 270

... Unless he "agreed" to it in the context of a consent decree, that conversation has no more legal binding than agreeing to "keep your nose clean and stay out of trouble". ...

Might be more rules with the police, but at least with private parties in Colorado a verbal agreement is a legally binding contract.

Comment Re:No, school should not be year-round. (Score 1) 421

Sure. Give them 2-3 weeks a season. 3 months off in the summer currently means that they spend the first month back getting back into the swing of schooling and relearning some of what they've forgotten.

Exactly, because children are simply portable memory storage devices. People forget that if you don't keep plugging them into school then they will discharge information and won't learn anything new.

Comment Re:The US needs a loser-pays legal system (Score 4, Interesting) 136

Have both parties pay into a pool managed by the court, legal bills need to be addressed to the court and each party can only spend half of the pool. Frivolous cases can still be reimbursed as with the current system, but you need to think more carefully about any money you spend since that money also helps your opponent.

Comment Re:Limited outside USA? (Score 1) 222

How about unusable outside the USA? In many stores in Belgium the staff does not even know how swiping works.

Really? I was in Belgium in February and I didn't have a single problem with it. Everyone took one look at me, knew they had an American on their hands, and did everything properly without hassling me one bit.

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