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Comment Re:Stealth Layoff (Score 1) 303

Wow. You're the kind of employee every company wants!

You would "would make them fire" you and then when you don't get "a severance package" that you deem fair, you "would get a lawyer and start a class action."

I didn't know "bad faith" was something you could sue for damages over. You sound as if a company ever makes a business decision you don't like, they may very well be in legal jeopardy.

Comment Re:Failure is always an option (Score 1) 200

Double sounds like an arbitrary number. Why not 1.5 time? Or triple time? Or, you get to name your rate each time? I'd prefer that. Sometimes you may care more about your time than others. If your daughter is having a big event maybe you need 5x pay to compensate. If your daughter is out of town on a band trip, maybe you are happy with 1.25 times your regular pay.

Comment Re:Theoretically (Score 1) 172

"if there was truly a free market, one of them would have the fucking balls to say "here's 100gb fast-as-we-can-deliver for less than the other guys' 10-25. enjoy!""

Do you think there is no cost to offering 100GB plans? Do you think they are holding back because they don't like you? With that logic, you might as well say the car companies are screwing us by not offering brand new $500 Cadillac. Or Starbucks sells us coffee for $5 that is a penny's worth of water. If you really believe that, but stock in Telcos or whoever and be on the winning side of the equation.

Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 232

"Point me to a cloud backup solution that can handle 16TB over entry-level cablemodem bandwidth"

You are an extreme edge case. 99.99% of people don't have 16TB of data at home and the few that do likely don't have "entry-level cablemodem bandwidth."

Mirror your setup and physically haul it offsite weekly. I highly doubt there would be much lost in a weeks time.

Comment Re:Flying coffins (Score 1) 140

"If I'm flying somewhere I want a human pilot" "and if I'm driving somewhere, I want to be in ultimate control of the vehicle."

You don't trust a vehicle with 20+ sensors that can react 100 times faster to all those concurrent inputs, but you do trust a random cab/bus/train/plane/blimp driver to always make the right call? Those same people who are at fault in 99% of fatal accidents. Those same people who tend to fall asleep, show up at work drunk, have emotional issues, have undisclosed health issues, etc?

Comment Re:Threshold (Score 3, Interesting) 409

Everyone is not creative. Everyone can't write, and most can't well enough that anyone would want to read it. Many can't sing, or draw, or express themselves beyond the level of a 3rd grader.

Does our current "fiat currency" "crash every other year b/c of market greed?" Yes, there are ups and downs in the market, but I wouldn't call it a crash.

And while I agree there needs to be a social safety net, people need to deal with change. This isn't a US problem. It isn't even necessarily a problem. All that said, automation isn't free. You can automate lots of jobs, but it may cost more to automate than it costs to pay someone to do it. Flipping burgers can easily be automated, but currently its cheaper and easier to train a 16yo to do it. They can also make fries, take out the trash, clean tables, and do other tasks. All that can be automated as well, but not cost effectively. Now, if we ever get iRobot humanoid style robots for under $100k, that will be extremely disruptive. That's likely at least a generation or more away though.

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