Sooner the better!
Sooner the better!
I think you think this was a targeted attack, but personally I really doubt that. I think it was a target of opportunity seized by some automated bot. Which doesn't mean you should think more kindly of those who released it.
Depends on what he's successful at.
OTOH, I wouldn't believe that 50,000 jobs story, except possibly during the process of construction. Foxconn is the company that's building automated plants in China to avoid high labor costs.
Sorry, but people talk to their phones, their cars, etc. all the time. Hell, they even talk to light switches "Why won't you turn on you stupid switch!".
Or we could just not make people suffer through that out of some vindictive "I did it so you should too" attitude.
That attitude is in your head, not my post.
I get this bullshit a lot. I explain some situation and how I or others found a way out - real world answers actually done. And people come out of the woodwork to complain in the way you did. WTF? Do you object to any useful advice in life? Not every bit of advice will worth for everyone. We get that. But everything that actually worked for someone will be useful for someone else!
Some people can't be functional adults, and obviously need charity, whether physically or mentally disabled. For the rest, yes, they need to find some path to skilled work. We as a society need to make that path easier, but it's clear there will be no unskilled jobs by the end of the century.
There's no voice, only text and data. Reason voice is excluded has to do with archaic regulations as best as I can tell. Things are changing in that regard so it'll probalby change at some point. However right now you get talk to and from the US, Canada, and Mexico. Everywhere else voice is extra charge. Text and data are available in most countries and are included with no extra charge.
I don't know, but I'm working on configuring my phone to use fingerprints, but perma lock the print sensor and require only a passphrase after 5 bad attempts (so just bounce on it with an unregistered finger if in danger of compromise).
Haven't quite gotten there yet, but trying.
Yep. The doors on Star Trek are literally psychic: a character can run through them, let them close, and then lean against them instead of falling over because they re-opened.
Wake me up when there's software that runs on my own local server and can do all that without telling Amazon or Google all about my shopping preferences, schedule, movie preferences, lights, heat, and level of fitness.
Well, when you make hyperbolic claims with no supporting details or evidence, expect skepticism.
And Microsoft was in fact paying people to do the very same with Linux back in the day, when the term "astroturf" was invented and Linux had a similar market share on the desktop to DDG's. Also, Google does all evil things, so I'm sure they're doing this evil thing.
Speaking of which... I use Google Voice VoIP for both my home phone (via an ObiTalk) and my cellphone (via Hangouts, currently). All I really want to know from this article is whether my setup is going to break or not. Unfortunately, it didn't say.
Hate to break it to you but most jobs, by the numbers, require "almost no skills." 40% of US workers are unskilled. Should they all starve to death?
Today many of those jobs do pay a living wage, because "unskilled" is a broad category, and some of those jobs are just hard work. But there also need to be "first jobs", and those don't need to pay a living wage. I don't think Uber counts as that, though, but they still sound less sleazy than taxi companies.
When I was poor and working those sorts of jobs, you made a living by working 60+ hours a week. Because overtime kicked in at 40, no job would ever give you close to 40 hours: mid-30s was the most you could hope for. So you worked 2 jobs, and commuted between them, often with very inconvenient gaps between the jobs. I used to hate the idea of overtime pay, as it destroyed what little time might nave been left most days, and still no one in my circumstance got overtime pay.
It sucked, but you find a way to move to something better.
Why don't you skip a few steps, have the government buy Uber, and then you control their wages directly? I'm sure that will work perfectly.
I mean, since you believe you, the government, are entitled to dictate to everyone how they will live, why not keep it simple, and make them work for you? Then there is no guesswork.
It is better to live rich than to die rich. -- Samuel Johnson