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Comment Re:Breakin' the law, breakin' the law (Score 1) 410

I am imaging some kind of "self test" occurring during launch, and after in the air, before responding to commands, where all instruments are checked for reasonable measurement, and some type of physics test is done near the ground and the air, to confirm the drone is not carrying anything (Such as drugs, weapons, hazardous devices, or other stowaways, such as extra electronics mounted to it), And failure of a test forces limited movement and gradual automatic descent.

And I imagine anyone with nefarious intent (or anyone who doesn't want to deal with that BS) will just build a quad-copter from easily sourced components and a programmable flight controller.

Comment Re:Is the gig economy a good thing? (Score 1) 367

The labor rules "employers" are subject to, make employee choice next to impossible to allow. You cannot as an employer allow someone to work 10 hours one week then 45 the next if you are obligated to provide them with health insurance, and sick pay.

Where in the US are employers required to provide sick pay or health insurance, other than federal contractors? And sick leave for workers with flexible hours is simple. You accrue a set fraction of a hour for each hour worked. A similar compensation could be worked out for health insurance as well.

Comment Re: Not everyone lives alone (Score 1) 229

They already charge more for a internet connection without a cable video package. It would literally cost me $3 more to add basic cable to my account. They could try actually being transparent and charge a connection fee (like any other utility) but they are only as transparent in their billing as they are required to be by law.

Comment Re:Robots create jobs (Score 1) 319

Yes, the company employing plumbers may bill $150/hr, but that's certainly not what the actual plumber is paid. You seem to be greatly confused about the difference between salary and billed hourly rate. The numbers I threw out were average salaries before taxes. The various costs that you have for doctors are overhead expenses that would be paid by the practice, not out of the doctor's salary.

Admittedly, the salary range for both of these professions is wide, but on average a general practitioner makes double what a plumbers does.

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