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Comment Re:Doesn't depend at all. (Score 2) 540

Sure, creative, knowledgeable and smart people will find jobs in post-automation world. [implied: but the rest won't]

They'll find undertakings that suit them (as will everyone else.) They won't find jobs.

"Go away! Batin'!" - Frito Esq. Idiocracy

Joking aside, I think this anon coward hit the nail on the head:
https://it.slashdot.org/commen...
The good but uncreative people will become self destructive. The sociopaths, bereft of accepted means to prove their superiority, will turn to unacceptable means.

Comment Re:Apple (Score 1) 35

Firefox overeats the RAM (sometimes more than 60%) forcing the machine into a cruel hours-long swap-trashing before eventually killing firefox anyway unless I invoke firefox with a memory limitation. Even with the limit, firefox just crashes when it is exceeded.

Forgot to mention: this happens at *least* once a week, either way. Often twice a week if I have other memory intensive processes running (usually don't).

Comment Re:Apple (Score 1) 35

I have 4GB of RAM on my primary 64 bit workstation. Firefox overeats the RAM (sometimes more than 60%) forcing the machine into a cruel hours-long swap-trashing before eventually killing firefox anyway unless I invoke firefox with a memory limitation. Even with the limit, firefox just crashes when it is exceeded.
I also have 2GB of RAM on my primary 32 bit laptop. Firefox happily uses just 20% of the RAM and never crashes, ever.
Same OS on both (although 64 bit on the 64 bit machine), and nearly identical usage. Firefox 64 bit memory handling seems to still be buggy.

Comment Current societies? Sure. (Score 1) 522

Human kind in general? It will require the death of all life on Earth, and even then, there might be some bunkers in places that will be designed for sustainability in the next 1000 years. Generational bunkers might sound bad, but it's a lot better than generational spaceships. At least you'll have gravity and geothermal, and you're *at* your destination, so no worries about landing.

Comment Re:rofl (Score 5, Insightful) 170

Another possibility is that the Navy thought the 38 licenses were for concurrent use a la network licenses, or were restricted to specific users or hardware tokens, meaning that having the software on 550,000 machines isn't the same as being able to use it on all 550,000 machines at the same time, or by 550,000 users.

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