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Comment Re:What a coincidence! (Score 2, Interesting) 117

What a trash video. He basically says "um have they considered that you'll be going fast and that crashing is bad?"

He's not even consistent - he claims in one breath that any crash would breach the outer walls and that repressurization would be catastrophically fast, and in the next that humans couldn't possibly survive until the tube repressurized and would die nearly instantly from being exposed to vacuum.

He also doesn't really know how anything works and throws in meaningless stats constantly. Like when he compares the mass of the air in the tube about 20 minutes in - irrelevant to anything. It's like saying the water pressure in my shower is somehow increased by the mile of plumbing between me and the water tower.

Comment Re: Question (Score 3, Insightful) 506

Because having more than a subsistence existence is pretty nice, actually. And holding down a job and being rewarded for it also feels nice for your self-esteem (provided that it's not a terrible abusive job).

Please note that basic income does away with the poverty traps of means-based assistance (housing assistance, food stamps). So you'll still have enough money to live on, but you won't have much discretionary income and won't be able to afford the things you like.

Comment Re:All You Can Eat... (Score 1) 421

Verizon's been patiently letting these customers stay in their restaurant for ages. They haven't even been an all-you-can-eat restaurant for like, 3 years now.

Verizon's just now saying "Okay, but you need to start eating like a normal person (and not taking 8 steaks and licking each of them once), or we're going to take away your special privilege and treat you like any other new customer."

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